Liberty Media


Formula 1 teams with ISG to launch in-play betting

Formula 1 has struck a far-reaching sponsorship and data rights commercial partnership with Interregional Sports Group (ISG) to create a new F1 betting offering, enabling the development of all new in-play betting markets during Grands Prix. Under the deal, ISG will have the right to sub-license Betting Partnership Rights to select betting brands around the […]

Whistle Sports raises US$28m in funding

Whistle Sports has raised more than US$28 million as part of an ongoing Series D funding round, which is being led by investment company and Eleven Sports founder, Aser. Aser’s investment forms part of a wider collaboration between Whistle Sports and its subsidiaries, including Eleven Sports, that is designed to help accelerate Whistle’s international expansion. […]

A+E adds ex-Fox exec to run History Japan

A+E Networks has appointed former Fox and Liberty Media exec John Flanagan as general manager of The History Channel Japan Corp (THCJ). Flanagan replaces Asia Ireton, who has held the role since 2013. Flanagan comes from London-based gift card retailer Blackhawk Networks, where he was president and representative director of Japan and South Korea. However, […]

Ecclestone replaced as Liberty Media completes F1 takeover

Liberty Media has completed its US$8 billion takeover of Formula 1 and appointed Chase Carey as CEO, replacing longstanding F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. After some 40 years in charge of the sport Ecclestone now becomes ‘chairman emeritus’ and will be available as “a source of advice” for the F1 board. Carey, who also serves as […]

Liberty Media confirms US$4.4bn Formula 1 deal

Liberty Media has confirmed that it is buying the Formula1 motor sports business for US$4.4 billion. The deal gives F1 an enterprise value of US$8.0 and will see Liberty buy an initial minority stake of 18.7%, which it will up to 100% subject to antitrust and competition approvals in various countries. Liberty is buying the […]

Report: Liberty Media gears up to take F1 rights

Liberty Media is reportedly close to taking control of Formula One, buying ownership of the sport from controlling stakeholder CVC Capital. According to a report by German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, the US$8.5 billion (€7.6 billion) deal is set to go ahead this week with Liberty Media due to pay the first of two […]

Report: Lionsgate restarts Starz talks

Lionsgate Entertainment is reportedly back in talks to buy US premium cable channel Starz. The pair was previously linked in late-2014, and came closer together last year when Starz’s main shareholder, John Malone, bought 3.4% of Lionsgate through his Liberty Global cable group. Bloomberg has now reported that talks over Lionsgate acquiring the Outlander network […]

Intelsat reportedly looking to sell assets

Satellite operator is exploring a sale of some of its assets and has approached rival Eutelsat and Liberty Media to gauge interest, according to a Financial Times report. The article, which cites people familiar with the matter, claims that Intelsat is mulling the sale of some of its assets in order to pay off a […]

Scripps invests in YouTube food network Tastemade

Scripps Networks Interactive has led a US$25 million round of Series C funding in US YouTube channel and digital food network Tastemade.  Participation in the round also came from Liberty Media, Comcast Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Raine Ventures. California-based Tastemade makes millennial-targeted, food-related content that appears in more than a dozen languages across sites like […]