Murdoch Moves Into Ticketing

The digital media arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Ltd. has acquired Australian online ticketing group Moshtix for "several million dollars," according to media reports.

Moshtix, set up in 2003 by Hamish Petrie, is the third-largest ticketing group in Australia – behind Ticketek and Ticketmaster.

Petrie will remain with Moshtix to oversee its national expansion.

Moshtix has 170 accounts with promoters and venues in Sydney and Melbourne.