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      August 2, 2016

      Discovery Communications rises as profits jump 43%

      Shares in Discovery Communications jumped 7 per cent after the owner of television channels including TLC and Animal...

    2. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Lions Gate nears $3bn deal for US cable channel

      Lions Gates Entertainment, the movie studio behind Twilight, Mad Men and Orange is the New Black, is close to acquiring...

    1. June 6, 2016

      Inside McKinsey’s private hedge fund

      In 2012 a group of elite hedge fund managers were about to see a complicated trade finally pay off. Funds run by...

    2. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Activist urges Pandora to consider sale, shares jump

      Pandora shares are streaming higher on news that activist investor Corvex Management — the largest shareholder in the...

    3. May 16, 2016

      Liberty Global completes £3.5bn deal for CWC

      Liberty Global has completed the £3.5bn acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications, marking the end of one of the...

    4. May 10, 2016

      Liberty Global open to takeover of Telefónica’s O2 unit

      Liberty Global would consider a takeover of Telefónica’s O2 in the UK as a long-running deal to sell the business to...

    5. February 18, 2016

      Discovery joins victims of TV disruption

      Discovery Communications shares fell sharply after the owner of television channels including TLC, Animal Planet and...

    6. February 16, 2016

      Liberty Global sees mobile future in Europe

      After spending the past 20 years building Europe’s biggest cable group, Liberty Global increasingly sees its future in...

    7. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      BBC secures Olympics rights from Discovery

      Do not adjust your set – the BBC will show the 2022 Winter Olympics and 2024 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal to...

    8. December 21, 2015

      Dealmakers claim 2015 boom is different

      After a record-shattering year for global dealmaking, there is more to come.  That is the overwhelming message from top...

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      December 16, 2015

      #techFT - Vodafone giving Liberty a bell

      Vodafone and Liberty ought to be able to work something out together in Europe, the EU is introducing strict data...

    10. December 15, 2015

      Vodafone leaves door ajar to striking a deal with Liberty Global

      When Vittorio Colao sold Vodafone’s $130bn stake in a US mobile business three years ago, the joke was that the massive...

    11. November 24, 2015

      Liberty Global sees potential for more growth in Europe

      John Malone, the “cable cowboy”, lassoed another blockbuster deal this month when his Liberty Global agreed a $5.4bn...

    12. November 16, 2015

      John Malone steers Liberty to £5.4bn CWC deal

      John Malone’s Liberty Global has agreed a £5.4bn acquisition of Cable & Wireless Communications to expand its telecoms...

    13. November 12, 2015

      John Malone: give him Liberty

      Chess moves rarely make sense until four or five subsequent ones have been executed. By that time, checkmate often...

    14. November 10, 2015

      John Malone doubles stake in Mad Men studio Lions Gate

      John Malone has doubled his stake in Lions Gate Entertainment, with Discovery Communications also investing in the...

    15. September 28, 2015

      Vodafone/Liberty Global: cents for sensibility

      In a Jane Austen novel, what is not said often counts more than what is; comedy and tragedy arise from the...

    16. September 28, 2015

      Vodafone’s talks with Liberty Global over tie-up collapse

      Talks between Vodafone and Liberty Global about a merger of European businesses have ended after several months....

    17. June 29, 2015

      Discovery pays €1.3bn for rights to Olympics in Europe

      Discovery Communications, the owner of Eurosport, has paid €1.3bn for the near-exclusive rights to broadcast the...

    18. June 23, 2015

      Liberty Global in talks to buy Ireland’s TV3

      John Malone’s cable group Liberty Global is in exclusive talks to acquire Irish broadcaster TV3, according to people...

    19. June 5, 2015

      Vodafone and Liberty: swap shop

      The fruit in the jar is not a banana. It is a fruit salad. In May, Liberty Global chairman John Malone compared...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 5th June, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:10 on 5 Jun 2015. Participants in this session were: Bryce Elder BEYeah, late,...

    21. FT Alphaville

      June 5, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Lloyds reaches £117m PPI settlement

      Lloyds has reached a PPI settlement and is withholding bonuses from executives, Vodafone is talking to Liberty Global...

    22. May 29, 2015

      Week in Review, May 30

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Ex-UBS trader at centre of vast...

    23. May 26, 2015

      Charter’s deal for Time Warner Cable is classic John Malone

      The cable cowboy always gets his man. A year ago, John Malone’s dreams of acquiring Time Warner Cable were in tatters...

    24. May 26, 2015

      Regulators await Charter’s $90bn plan for scale in cable

      Charter Communications unveiled a $90bn-plus plan to become the second-biggest US cable operator on Tuesday, even as...

    25. May 26, 2015

      Charter/Time Warner Cable: cowboy up

      Good things come to those who wait. And to those with deep pockets. Sixteen months ago, Charter Communications offered...

    26. May 26, 2015

      Vodafone resumes work on potential IPO of India division

      Vodafone has resumed work to assess whether to proceed with an initial public offering of its Indian business after the...

    27. May 25, 2015

      Charter/Time Warner Cable: everything is possible

      This is where capital markets are in mid-2015. One company is about to bid for another that has well over twice the...

    28. May 25, 2015

      Time Warner Cable battle highlights industry upheaval

      The battle over Time Warner Cable, the second-largest US cable television operator, reflects the profound change...

    29. May 24, 2015

      John Malone locked in battle with Altice for Time Warner Cable

      John Malone, the US cable tycoon, is locked in a $48bn battle for control of Time Warner Cable, the second-largest US...

    30. May 21, 2015

      Liberty Global’s John Malone signals shift in tone on Vodafone

      Even billionaires have household problems, and for John Malone, they appear to involve extracting awkward fruit from...

    31. May 20, 2015

      Altice: great white hope

      Are the seas of media big enough for two sharks such as Patrick Drahi, the chairman of cable and telecom group Altice,...

    32. May 20, 2015

      Liberty Global chairman Malone views Vodafone as a ‘great fit’

      Shares in Vodafone came close to hitting their highest level in a year after John Malone, chairman of cable group...

    33. May 20, 2015

      Altice pushes into US with deal for cable group Suddenlink

      Altice, the acquisitive European cable and mobile group controlled by Patrick Drahi, has agreed to buy 70 per cent of...

    34. May 19, 2015

      Altice in talks to enter US cable market

      Altice, the European cable and mobile group, is in advanced discussions to acquire Suddenlink Communications, the...

    35. May 6, 2015

      US cable television: how big is too big?

      It is better to deal from strength than weakness; and often better still not to deal at all. Early last year, Time...

    36. April 24, 2015

      Comcast opponents hail open internet victory

      Comcast officially withdrew its $45bn offer for Time Warner Cable as the US justice department suggested it would have...

    37. April 20, 2015

      Liberty Global agrees €1.3bn deal to buy Base

      Liberty Global has agreed to acquire a mobile operator for the first time, paying €1.33bn for Belgium’s third-largest...

    38. March 31, 2015

      Charter/ Bright House: harmonic convergence

      Despite resilient corporate debt markets, paying in stock is suddenly fashionable for big deals. Last week Warren...

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