| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:32 PM
John Malone's Liberty Media Corp. has paid Comcast Corp. $417 million in cash to buy back shares in Liberty Media that Comcast held.
Comcast's interest in Liberty dates back to the Philadelphia-based cable company's sale 10 years ago of its stake in...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before sending a check to Detroit.
The Skinny: Although I consider D.C. home, I was actually born and spent my early youth drinking pop (what you folks call soda) in Detroit and am saddened by Motor City's filing for bankruptcy. At...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Cable pioneer John Malone, chairman of Liberty Media, hasn't been shy about advocating for more consolidation in the pay-TV space.
Last week, at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Malone suggested that satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before asking for Fridays off in the summer.
The Skinny: Wouldn't it be great if we got Fridays off in July and August? Let's get a bill passed! In the meantime, Friday's headlines include the weekend box-office preview and reviews...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.
The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....
| Jun 28, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Shares of U.S. cable companies rose at the end of the week on continued talk that media mogul John Malone is pushing to orchestrate a deal between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable's stock advanced 3.9% to $112.48 at the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:16 AM
After the coffee. Before reassessing my priorities.
The Skinny: I'm going to try to take a quick look at CNN's new morning show (which aired at 3 a.m out here) so I can at least see the opening. Monday's headlines include the incredible performance...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:43 AM
A new distribution platform is emerging and no one knows what to make of it. The established players are wary of it and see it as more foe than friend. Others are afraid of losing their shirt by investing in it. Sound familiar?
But this isn't the...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Media mogul John Malone's Liberty Global Plc has completed its acquisition of British pay-TV operator Virgin Media in a stock and cash deal valued at $24 billion, the company said Friday.
The acquisition, which was announced in February, puts...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:20 AM
After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun.
The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
| May 8, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Having been stymied by the Federal Communications Commission last week in its gambit to take over Sirius XM Radio Inc., Liberty Media revealed its next move on Tuesday — bumping up its stake in the company to 45.2% from 40%....