Why Liberty Halted Its 'Forward' Pass
- Malone sez Rupe can relax. Goldsmith, Jill // Daily Variety;11/10/2004, Vol. 285 Issue 29, p1
The article presents information related to the purchase of News Corp. voting stock by Liberty Media Corp Ltd. Liberty's CEO Robert Bennett said his company considers itself an ally of News Corp. and the Murdoch family and has no hostile intentions. Liberty bought a 9% voting stake of News Corp....
- Liberty, News tighten ties. Doman, Matthew // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;10/03/2000, Vol. 365 Issue 3, p106
Focuses on the stock swap of Liberty Media Corp. with News Corp. as of October 3, 2000. Value of the deal; Sale of the Gemstar stocks of Liberty Media.
- Malone Not Keen on 'Cash-Rich Split-Off' Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;4/4/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 14, p114
Focuses on the preference of Liberty Media Corp. John Malone not to dispose of the company's 17 percent stake in News Corp. in a cash-rich split-off. Plans of Malone for the stake; Implication of the plan of Malone for Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp.
- Liberty Out of DirecTV Hunt? Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;3/31/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 13, p2
Liberty Media Corp. has effectively dropped out of the bidding for direct-broadcast satellite powerhouse DirecTV Inc., after it announced a deal that would require it to purchase up to $500 million in News Corp. stock within the next six months as of March 2003. According to the deal, if Liberty...
- Liberty Acquires Voting Stake in News Corp. Higgins, John M. // Broadcasting & Cable;1/26/2004, Vol. 134 Issue 4, p12
Reports on the acquisition of some of the voting stock of News Corp. by Liberty Media in January 2004. Percentage of the stake acquired; Amount invested by Liberty Media on the deal; Speculation on the move.
- Every vote counts. Szalai, Georg // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;1/27/2004, Vol. 382 Issue 16, p43
Wall Street observers seem to enjoy analyzing John Malone, owner of Liberty Media Corp., and his latest investments and strategic moves just as much as he seems to enjoy keeping people guessing. This article focuses on last week's disclosure from Liberty Media that it has for the first time...
- Liberty, News Corp. Size Up Swap. Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;6/19/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 25, p3
Reports on a deal involving the exchange of television stations in the U.S. owned by News Corp. with the 18% voting rights of Liberty Media Corp. in the company. Ownership of the licenses for the stations by News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch; Views of UBS media analyst Aryeh Bourkoff on the...
- Murdoch, Malone Talks Deciphered. // Broadcasting & Cable;9/18/2006, Vol. 136 Issue 37, p2
This article reports that Liberty Media is involved in talks about trading its stake in News Corp. for the company's interest in DirecTV. CNBC reporter David Farber was the first to reveal the discussions between Rupert Murdoch and Liberty Media's John Malone, who has already amassed 19% of News...
- News without Rupert. Rennie, Philip // BRW;8/25/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 33, p85
Reports on the performance of News Corp. Ltd. in the Australian indices. Decline in its share price; Concern about the presence of Liberty Media Corp. as its shareholder; Speculation about a successor to founder Rupert Murdoch.