“Watershed Moment” as U.K. Approves $44B Virgin Media, O2 Merger
Britain’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has given its final approval of the planned 50:50 joint venture, to be created in a merger valued at (31.4 billion pounds) $44 billion, between Liberty Global’s cable operator Virgin Media and Telefonica’s mobile firm O2. The CMA cleared the transaction without remedies Thursday. That means that “all regulatory […]
Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries’ 2020 Pay Falls to $44.9 Million
The head of John Malone's international cable giant, which owns Virgin Media, earned $123.2 million in 2019, mostly from stock awards.
Charter CEO Tom Rutledge’s Pay Rises to $38.8 Million in 2020
The exec's compensation at the U.S. cable and Internet giant rose sharply from $8.74 million in 2019.
John Malone Talks “Dying” Cinemas, “Overpriced” Netflix and Disney
Media mogul John Malone discussed "dying" cinema operators, the "really tough" studio business, as well as "overpriced" Netflix and Disney. The Liberty Media chairman also recalled trying to buy Netflix as chair of DirecTV and discussed how he has coped with the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Liberty Global to Acquire Switzerland’s Sunrise for $7.4 Billion
John Malone's Liberty Global agreed to acquire Swiss pay TV and telecom firm Sunrise Communications in a $7.4 billion all-cash public tender offer.
All3Media’s Little Dot Studios Acquires Streaming Platform History Hit
Production powerhouse All3Media's digital content firm Little Dot Studios has acquired streaming platform History Hit, co-founded by British historian and TV personality Dan Snow, to form "an integrated history network" across advertising and subscription VOD and other businesses.
Liberty Global’s U.K. Cable Giant Virgin Media to Merge With Mobile Firm O2
John Malone’s Liberty Global has agreed to merge its U.K. cable operator Virgin Media with Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2.
Lionsgate Chairman Buys More Stock in Studio
Lionsgate chairman Mark Rachesky has taken advantage of a weak company stock price to acquire additional shares in the Hollywood studio.
Liberty Global Loses 25,500 Subscribers, CEO Comments on Univision Bid Report
John Malone's international cable operator Liberty Global Group on Thursday reported mostly lower financials for the fourth quarter, but said it lost slightly fewer subscribers than in the year-ago period.
Netflix, Liberty Global Strike New Multiyear Deal
Netflix and John Malone's European cable giant Liberty Global have extended their integration deal for several years.
John Malone’s Liberty Global Eyeing Bid for Univision
John Malone's international cable operator Liberty Global is eyeing a possible bid for Univision Communications, the Spanish-language media giant that put itself up for sale in 2019, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
After Unloading Lionsgate Stock, Where’s John Malone Placing His Bets?
As Liberty mogul John Malone offloads his sagging Lionsgate stock, Wall Street sees a potential prelude to a bigger deal.