Short Stop for FSN Channels

Umstead, R. Thomas; Moss, Linda; Reynolds, Mike
December 2006
Multichannel News;12/18/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 50, p8
The article reports that Liberty Media Corp. will acquire several regional networks of Fox Sports Net (FSN) in the U.S. Liberty will acquire the networks when it swaps its $11 billion stake in News Corp. for 39% ownership of DirecTV satellite service to lessen tax burden. The FSN regional networks will become a part of the regional sports business that will be headed by Comcast programming group president Jeff Shell.


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