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    1. August 21, 2014

      US TV takeovers threaten UK creative economy, says C4 chief

      US takeovers of British television companies are threatening the UK’s creative economy, a leading industry figure has...

    2. July 18, 2014

      Letter from Lex: 21st century fox

      Of course he had to get involved. Could Rupert Murdoch, one of the media sector’s most enthusiastic dealmakers, really sit...

    1. July 17, 2014

      CVC to extract further $360m from Formula One

      CVC Capital Partners will extract a further $360m from Formula One under the terms of a debt refinancing deal that will...

    2. July 17, 2014

      Liberty Global buys £481m stake in ITV

      Liberty Global has paid £481m for a minority stake in British broadcaster ITV, adding to the prospects of media dealmaking...

    3. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2014

      Valiant Valeant

      Bill Ackman, founder and showman in chief of Pershing Square is adding a new string to his bow on Monday morning as co-host...

    4. May 8, 2014

      Liberty Global and Discovery agree £550m deal for UK’s All3media

      John Malone has intensified his push into Europe’s television markets, with his Liberty Global cable group, together with...

    5. April 26, 2014

      Comcast and Charter poised to agree $20bn cable subscriber deal

      Comcast and Charter Communications are close to agreeing an intricate deal that would reshape the US pay-TV market and draw...

    6. April 18, 2014

      Comcast and Time Warner in talks to sell subscribers to Charter

      Comcast and Time Warner Cable have entered negotiations to hive off cable assets worth up to $20bn in a deal with Charter...

    7. April 6, 2014

      Ecclestone seeks to regain grip on F1

      Bernie Ecclestone has said he would like to regain control of F1 in partnership with leading teams such as Ferrari, even as...

    8. April 3, 2014

      Barnes & Noble: an open book

      Who will be the ultimate saviour of embattled bookseller Barnes & Noble? Not John Malone, who has just closed the book. On...

    9. April 3, 2014

      Barnes & Noble tumbles as Liberty cuts stake

      Shares in Barnes & Noble tumbled on Thursday after the company revealed Liberty Media, which at one point held 16.7 per cent...

    10. March 20, 2014

      Don’t expect Malone the ‘cable cowboy’ to ride into the sunset

      When Comcast delivered its surprise bid for Time Warner Cable last month, most observers assumed it would knock the...

    11. March 13, 2014

      Malone chooses rights issue over Sirius deal

      John Malone’s Liberty Media has dropped its bid to buy a minority stake in Sirius XM, the satellite radio operator, in...

    12. February 19, 2014

      US ‘Cable Cowboy’ John Malone begins succession planning

      John Malone, the US billionaire dubbed the “Cable Cowboy”, has begun planning his succession at Discovery Communications and...

    13. February 14, 2014

      Letter from Lex: expectation management

      Readers, Cast your mind back to last weekend. Predictions for the week ahead might have gone something like this: Charter...

    14. February 13, 2014

      Time Warner/Comcast: bizarre love triangle

      There are no permanent allies, just permanent interests – as Charter Communications investor John Malone has just been...

    15. February 3, 2014

      John Malone in talks with CVC over F1 stake

      US cable billionaire John Malone has approached the principal shareholder in Formula One about buying a stake in the motor...

    16. January 28, 2014

      Liberty Global in talks to buy Spanish TV and telecoms group Ono

      Liberty Global, the company owned by US cable entrepreneur John Malone, is considering a €7bn bid for Spanish TV, broadband...

    17. January 23, 2014

      Shareholder urges TWC to talk to Charter

      One of Time Warner Cable’s largest shareholders has written to the company urging it to engage with Charter Communications...

    18. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2014

      A hug for Time Warner. A long, slow, boring, bear hug, that is...

      Oh my. Monday, 13 of January. Turning out to be a proper Merger Monday. Well, maybe. Late on Monday, John Malone-backed...

    19. December 12, 2013

      Liberty Global/Ziggo: cable extension

      Energy and persistence conquer all things, claimed Benjamin Franklin. John Malone, boss of international cable group Liberty...

    20. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE It’s all been about QE: Paul reports from Citi’s European Credit Conference, where the...

    21. November 22, 2013

      SoftBank: hello Mr Loeb

      Make way on Mount Rushmore for Steve Jobs, David Tepper, John Malone and Masayoshi Son. Dan Loeb, the US activist investor,...

    22. October 31, 2013

      Time Warner Cable: house on fire

      High-speed internet has been a firewall for US cable companies, protecting subscriber numbers as TV customers cut the cord....

    23. October 16, 2013

      Ziggo rejects takeover offer by John Malone’s Liberty Global

      John Malone’s European buying spree of cable assets was dealt a blow after Dutch operator Ziggo said on Wednesday it had...

    24. September 2, 2013

      Decade of Vodafone-Verizon talks sealed with a hotel handshake

      A decade of on-off negotiations between Vodafone and Verizon Communications came to a head two months ago when their two...

    25. August 6, 2013

      Pay-television market likely to face further consolidation

      Investors in cable and satellite companies on both sides of the Atlantic are betting on another round of consolidation in...

    26. August 1, 2013

      Time Warner Cable’s weak results raise talk of consolidation

      Time Warner Cable reported weaker than expected second-quarter results on Thursday, increasing the likelihood of further...

    27. July 19, 2013

      Sun Valley: the ultimate dress-down showcase

      It’s been almost a week but I am still processing the succession of outfits that appeared on the great and good at the...

    28. July 1, 2013

      Liberty Media: pain and cable

      Go big or go home – that’s how John Malone rolls. But even by his titanic standards his pursuit of Time Warner Cable is...

    29. June 19, 2013

      Liberty Global plans to put assets on the table in bid for Kabel

      Liberty Global is confident of structuring a €7.5bn bid for Kabel Deutschland that can overcome regulatory opposition and...

    30. June 17, 2013

      Liberty Global enters bidding race for Kabel Deutschland

      Liberty Global, the European cable group controlled by John Malone, has entered the bidding for Kabel Deutschland, with a...

    31. May 8, 2013

      Lombard: Sainsbury gives a solid performance in a fragile sector

      Food retailing is a tough and challenging business. And that’s just for investors. Of the three major quoted grocers, Tesco...

    32. April 17, 2013

      Inside Business: Media moguls learn from takeover mistakes

      Charlie Ergen’s $25.5bn attempt to break up Softbank’s bid for Sprint Nextel this week is a reminder that the animal spirits...

    33. April 4, 2013

      Discovery sees western Europe as new EM

      Western Europe is “the new emerging market”, Discovery Communications declared on Thursday as the US media group behind...

    34. March 31, 2013

      TripAdvisor rails at Google incursion

      TripAdvisor has come a long way since 1999, when Steve Kaufer – its founder and now chief executive – had a Eureka moment...

    35. March 20, 2013

      US heartland offers visions of cable’s future

      It is 600 miles from Olathe, Kansas, to Englewood, Colorado, and both towns can seem a million miles from the media hubs of...

    36. March 19, 2013

      Liberty Media in $2.6bn cable ‘pipes’ bet

      John Malone, once known as the king of US cable, has made a $2.6bn bet that the “pipes” owned by cable companies will...

    37. February 14, 2013

      Baar necessities for JPM’s Gulati

      Relocation is so popular with hedgies and daytime TV that a collision is inevitable*: Amanda Lamb: Welcome to Escape from...

    38. February 10, 2013

      Equity and debt markets reawaken M&A

      Over the past week, the world of mergers and acquisitions has exploded back into life. Michael Dell’s planned $24bn buyout...

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