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- THIS WEEK'S MEDIA NEWS AT A GLANCE. // Media Week;3/4/2008, Issue 1152, p6
This section offers media news briefs as of March 2008. A Â£5.6 billion deal has been completed by News Corp. to sell its stake in the U.S. satellite pay-TV provider, DirecTV, to Liberty Media. Moneysupermarket.com is planning to expand in the U.S. after its profit increased in its first...
- Liberty Backs Likely Murdoch Bid For DirecTV, Pumps In $500M. Higgins, John M. // Broadcasting & Cable;3/31/2003, Vol. 133 Issue 13, p4
Reports that media company Liberty Media Corp. will invest 500 million dollars in media company News Corp. strengthening Liberty's bid for control of media company DirecTV Inc. parent of Hughes Electronics. Emphasis of Liberty on programming assets; Principal targets of Liberty.
- VOTING WITH HIS WALLET. Goldsmith, Jill // Variety;1/26/2004, Vol. 393 Issue 10, p5
Reports on speculations over the plan of John Malone to acquire voting shares in News Corp., and sell assets of Liberty Media as of January 26, 2004. Assumptions concerning Malone's plan for the sold assets of Liberty Media; Comments from media analyst Richard Greenfield regarding the potential...
- SWITCHING CHANNELS. Hayes, Dade // Daily Variety;2/28/2008, Vol. 298 Issue 38, p3
The article reports on the completion by News Corp. and Liberty Media of a long-awaited swap that hands DirecTV to John Malone and gives Rupert Murdoch greater control of his own stock in 2008. The effective buyback of shares involves the trading by Liberty of its 16% stake in News Corp. for a...
- Murdoch-Malone deal is glimpse at the future. Mermigas, Diane // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;9/19/2006, Vol. 396 Issue 10, p10
The article focuses on the plans of Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp. Ltd., to control DirecTV Group Inc. to compete with Liberty Media Corp. Murdoch has shown interest in using News Corp.'s 38% controlling interest in DirecTV to recover Liberty's 19% voting interest in News Corp., which could...
- Newspapers gaining in value after billions offered for WSJ. Klein, Ed // Hudson Valley Business Journal;5/28/2007, Vol. 18 Issue 22, p10
The article reports on the $5 billion offer of News Corp.'s owner Rupert Murdoch to acquire "The Wall Street Journal" which resulted to the increase in value on newspaper properties in the U.S. The News Corp. is planning to set up a television or Internet Business Channel of which they will use...
- Malone, Murdoch Eye U.K. Programmer. Farrell, Mike // Multichannel News;9/12/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 38, p50
Presents news briefs on the media industry in the U.S. as of September 12, 2005. Participation of media companies Liberty Media Corp. and News Corp. in the bidding for Flextech Television, programming arm of cable operator Telewest Global Inc. in Great Britain; Percentage of an increase in...
- Fox, Liberty eye baseball first. Flint, Joe; Peers, Martin // Variety;11/6/95, Vol. 361 Issue 1, p86
Reports on projects and ventures planned by the alliance between News Corp. and Liberty Media. Cable package for Major League Baseball; Other sports services in Asia, Latin America and Australia.
- Liberty Looking at Deals That Give It Control. Neel, K.C. // Cable World (10427228);1/13/2003, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p6
Reports on the plan of Liberty Media to join News Corp. in a bid to control DirecTV. Plan of Liberty to buy Vivendi Universal Entertainment; Percentage of Liberty's stake at QVC; Loss of its minority investments in Teligent and ICG Communications in 2002.