James Packer’s controlled Consolidated Media Holdings Limited (ASX:CMJ)
claims it's not considering selling its 25 per cent interest in pay TV operator Foxtel.
The statement comes one day after reports emerged News Corp (ASX:NWS)
and Seven West Media Limited (ASX:SWM)
are eyeing the stake for a price tag of as much as $1 billion.
Consolidated Media has today revealed it has had preliminary discussions concerning a possible control proposal, but the company says these talks did not result in an offer and that it is not considering a sale of its Foxtel interest.
Foxtel’s other major shareholders include News Corporation with a 25 per cent interest and Telstra Corporation Limited (ASX:TLS)
, with a 50 per cent interest.
Consolidated Media Holdings posted a net profit of $42.1 million in the first half of the 2012 financial year.