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Ex-Tennis Australia director fined in Seven rights case

Former Tennis Australia director Harold Mitchell has been fined A$90,000 (€54,721/$63,903), but cleared to continue acting as a company director, in a Federal Court ruling on his role in a contentious broadcast rights deal for the Australian Open.

The ruling issued today (Wednesday) comes a year after the Federal Court opened a civil trial against Mitchell and fellow former Tennis Australia director Steve Healy. The court heard that Mitchell impeded bids for the domestic rights to the Australian Open in an effort to force through a deal with commercial free-to-air broadcaster Seven.

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