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Liberty Media Corp (LMCA)

  • Jan. 9, 2013, 7:34 PM
    Liberty Media (LMCA) has been awarded a €765M ($999M) judgment in its lawsuit against Vivendi SA (VIVHY.PK). The case stems from Vivendi’s 2001 purchase of LMCA’s stake in USA Networks. A jury awarded the damages, agreeing with Liberty Media’s claim that Paris-based Vivendi misled it about a liquidity crisis at the company, artificially inflating the value of its shares, which it used to make the purchase.
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  • Jan. 8, 2013, 10:46 AM
    An early termination notice from the FTC indicates the agency doesn't have a problem with a proposed move by Liberty Media (LMCA -0.9%) to spin off its Starz premium movie channel into an independent company. The spinoff could happen as early as January 8th and is structured to be a tax-free transaction for investors.
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  • Jan. 3, 2013, 5:26 PM
    Liberty Media (LMCA) has won FCC approval to obtain de jure control of Sirius XM (SIRI). Liberty, which currently has a 49.8% stake in the satellite radio provider, says it expects to gain control of Sirius within the next 60 days. SIRI +1.3% AH.
  • Dec. 31, 2012, 4:54 PM
    Live Nation (LYV +3.7%) chairman Irving Azoff has resigned and sold 1.7M shares in the company to Liberty Media (LMCA +1.7%). "My job here is done," says Azoff, whose sale raises Liberty's stake in the concert production/ticketing firm to 26.4%. Live Nation plans to announce a new chairman before its next board meeting, a source tells Bloomberg.
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  • Dec. 21, 2012, 10:43 AM
    DirecTV (DTV -1.5%) launches a streaming service which allows customers to watch Starz or Encore on Internet-connected devices. It's a nice move for Starz as it looks to pick up the slack from its break with Netflix.
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  • Dec. 14, 2012, 7:20 AM
    Liberty Media (LMCA) starts the process of shopping premium channel Starz to media companies, according to the New York Post. Potential buyers: Time Warner (TWX), CBS (CBS), News Corp. (NWS), Viacom (VIA).
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  • Dec. 7, 2012, 10:33 AM
    Six of one, a half dozen of the other: Maxim says investors can buy either Sirius Radio XM (SIRI -0.2%) or Liberty Media (LMCA +0.2%) to benefit from the juiced-up returns SIRI will soon be churning out. While a Sirius buy is a pure-play approach, nibbling on Liberty shares is a way to diversify the investment across other media assets.
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  • Dec. 6, 2012, 8:26 AM
    Shares of Liberty Media (LMCA) are on watch after Sirius XM Radio slices off a nice chunk of cash for investors with a special dividend and launches a new stock repurchase program. With 49.8% of SIRI in its back pocket, Liberty is just waiting for a FCC approval before pulling the final trigger.
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  • Dec. 5, 2012, 12:06 PM
    Liberty Media (LMCA +0.1%) plans to spin off Starz as planned and then allow the cable channel to entertain offers, according to a WSJ report. Some early analysis on the impact of the Netflix-Disney deal pointed to the potential of Liberty calling off the spinoff. Though shares of LMCA slipped after the Netflix announcement, the damage could have been worse if the company signed off on the Disney content extension at a price reported to be 50% higher than what Starz is paying right now.
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  • Dec. 4, 2012, 2:24 PM
    Shares of Liberty Media (LMCA -5%) slump after the Netflix-Disney deal is announced. Traders are betting the partnership will be negative for LMCA property Starz.
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  • Dec. 2, 2012, 3:22 PM
    Barron's takes a liking to Liberty Media (LMCA), citing the upcoming Starz spinoff which could unlock sum-of-parts value, and its huge stake in Sirius XM (SIRI). Analysts think SIRI could reach $3.50 within a year (+28%), and say LMCA has 20% upside.
  • Nov. 7, 2012, 3:22 PM
    The period of time during which a protest against Liberty Media's (LMCA -3.2%) planned acquisition of Sirius XM Radio (SIRI -3.7%) could be filed with regulators passes with only one objection actually recorded. Barring any problems with the FCC, the long-awaited takeover could be official in a matter of weeks. With that hurdle cleared, next on tap will be finding a CEO ready to take on the next chapter of Sirius.
  • Nov. 5, 2012, 11:49 AM
    ADT (ADT +1.6%) might be on the radar of Liberty Media (LMCA -1.6%), according to Citigroup's Jason Bazinet. The analyst sees the company fitting the LMCA acquisition profile due to its steady cash flow and line of businesses that dip into the media/technology space. Shares of ADT are up 15.6% since the company spun off from Tyco.
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  • Oct. 25, 2012, 3:35 PM
    Sirius XM Radio (SIRI -3.1%) spikes lower with news out Apple will enter its space with an Internet radio servive. The company that will soon be pulling the reins with Sirius, Liberty Media (LMCA -1%), is also tilting lower.
  • Oct. 24, 2012, 6:51 AM
    The board of Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) forms a search committee to find a replacement for the outgoing Mel Karmazin. The quick readthrough by RBC Capital analyst David Bank of the retirement of Karmazin is that the Sirius could take on more debt and increase its leverage, the game plan Liberty Media's John Malone (LMCA) used with DirecTV.
  • Oct. 10, 2012, 11:21 AM
    Shares of Barnes & Noble (BKS +3.3%) poke out a gain with the firm's execs slated to speak at Liberty Media's (LMCA -0.5%) annual investor meeting (webcast) later today. With Liberty Media still holding close to 17% of BKS, a bit of buzz is floating around that something could be unveiled at the affair.
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Company Description
Liberty Media Corporation through its subsidiaries owns interest in media, communication and entertainment businesses. The Company operates in North America.
Sector: Services
Country: United States