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Topic: Liberty Media

John Malone Maps Out Succession Plan

Cable pioneer offers rights of first refusal to Discovery, Liberty Global CEOs

In what would appear to be a succession-planning move, John Malone has offered Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav the right of first refusal to buy his voting stakes in the…

David Zaslav Will Run Discovery Communications Through 2019

More stock options, more years for unscripted Svengali

David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Communications, will continue in that role through 2019, the cable conglomerate announced today. “David has done a superb job," said Liberty Media's John Malone,…

Will Regulators Put the Kibosh on Cable Consolidation?

Charter and Comcast may compete to buy Time Warner Cable

Comcast is looking seriously at acquiring Time Warner Cable, multiple reports said earlier today, prompting rapid fluctuations in TWC's stock price, which spiked 9 percent to $132.16 a share this…

Time Warner Cable Boss Glenn Britt to Retire

COO Robert Marcus takes the reins on Jan. 1

The rumors have been flying around since last winter, but Time Warner Cable on Thursday finally made it official, announcing that chairman and CEO Glenn Britt would retire when his…

Malone’s Liberty Media Snaps Up Charter Stake

Cable pioneer formerly known as “Darth Vader” locks in $2.6 billion deal

The cable pioneer who Al Gore once referred to as “Darth Vader” has fired up the tractor beam, as John Malone’s Liberty Media has snared a significant stake in Charter…

Liberty Takeover of Virgin Media U.K. Again Pits Malone Against Murdoch

U.K. media expect a wave of marketing from Virgin to catch up to Sky

London ad sources expect a European marketing onslaught from a combined Liberty Global-Virgin Media company after Liberty founder John Malone announced the cable giant’s $16 billion agreed takeover of the…

Liberty Media Buys Stake in Barnes & Noble

Media giant avoids full buyout

Liberty Media said it would purchase a stake in Barnes & Noble for $204 million. The media giant was seen as a potential savior for the bookseller that went up…

Burkle's Barnes & Noble Investment a Big Mistake, Says 'N.Y. Post'

The billionaire missed out on a recent stock surge

Ron Burkle's made a major blunder with his recent Barnes & Noble investment, says the New York Post. According to a regulatory filing, the billionaire investor dropped $11 million on…

John Malone Explains Barnes & Noble Bid

Liberty Media chairman cites Sirius experience, future of the Nook

John Malone, the chairman of Liberty Media, explained why his company made a buyout bid for Barnes & Noble valuing it at $1 billion. The decision came down to Liberty's…

Barnes & Noble Gets Buyout Offer

Bookseller mulls takeover

Barnes & Noble announced it received a buyout offer from Liberty Media. The deal would value the struggling bookseller at $1 billion. Liberty Media has its fingers in many media pots,…

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