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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 […]

Liberty Media to spin-off cable assets

Liberty Media is to spin-off its cable assets into a separate publicly-traded business. The company has announced the creation of Liberty Broadband, which will house Liberty’s 26.4% stake in US cable company Charter Communications, a minority shareholding in Time Warner Cable and mobile unit True Position Technologies. This follows a complex Charter agreement to acquire […]

Buffett takes stake in Liberty Global

US investor Warren Buffett investment vehicle Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a stake in Liberty Global, a regulatory filing has revealed. According to Berkshire Hathaway’s fourth quarter 13F filing, Buffett’s investment company acquired about 2.95 million shares valued at that time at US$262 million (€191 million). At the same time, Berkshire revealed that it had reduced […]

Liberty buys 12.65% Ziggo stake

Liberty Global has paid roughly €632.5 million for a 12.65% stake in the Netherlands’ largest cable operator Ziggo.  Through the deal, Liberty has acquired 25.3 million Ziggo shares from Barclays Capital Securities for €25.00 per share, giving it an almost 13% stake based on the shares outstanding as of December 31, 2012. Commenting this morning, […]

Liberty Media eyes Charter Communications deal

John Malone’s Liberty Media is reportedly close to acquiring a 25% stake in US cable company Charter Communications.  According to a Wall Street Journal report, Liberty Media is due to pay around US$2.5 billion (€1.93 billion) and is expected to acquire the stake from a group of private equity firms, including Apollo Global Management and […]