Liberty Global reaches deal to acquire Ziggo in the Netherlands

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Media giant Liberty Global has agreed to buy Dutch service provider Ziggo in a tentative cash and stock deal, the company said.

SiriusXM to consider Liberty Media takeover

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. satellite radio service SiriusXM said it would consider an all-stock offer from Liberty Media Corp. that would give Liberty full control of SiriusXM.

Malone may bid on Britain's Virgin Media

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. cable mogul John Malone may bid $23 billion for Britain's Virgin Media Inc., trumping a private-equity firm's $10 billion offer, a report said Monday.

News Corp., Liberty Media near swap deal

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Liberty Media Corp. is preparing to give its 19-percent voting stake in News Corp. back to the U.S. media giant in exchange for cash and stock.

Liberty's Malone backs cable-movie studio

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. cable television giant Liberty Media has formed a production company that will create content for the Starz cable movie channels.

Liberty Media may get DirecTV

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- News Corp., the New York media giant, is talking with Liberty Media Corp. about an asset swap to get News Corp. out of the satellite TV business.

News Corp. ally comes to Murdoch's support

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A Saudi prince raised his voting stake Tuesday in News Corp., apparently to help chairman Rupert Murdoch resist a hostile takeover bid.

Delta pilots accept big pay cut

ATLANTA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Delta Air Lines pilots overwhelmingly approved a one-third cut in their pay to keep the beleaguered U.S. carrier from bankruptcy.

Delta pilots call pay offer a 'gouge'

ATLANTA, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A U.S. pilots' union chief is calling Delta airlines' latest cost-cutting pay concession request excessive and exploitative.

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Liberty group to lop off some assets

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- Liberty Media Corp. Chairman John Malone says the media giant is planning to spin off its overseas operations, estimated at $5 billion.

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John C. Malone (born March 7, 1941) is the current chairman of Liberty Media and CEO of Discovery Holding Company. He was the interim CEO of Liberty Media until succeeded by former Oracle CFO Greg Maffei.

Malone was born in Milford, Connecticut. He graduated with the class of 1959 from Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. He was a Phi Beta Kappa and merit scholar at Yale University where he obtained a B.A. in Electrical Engineering and Economics in 1963. He also received a Master of Science in Industrial Management from Johns Hopkins University in 1964 and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Johns Hopkins in 1967. Malone was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCI. Previous to that, from 1973 to 1996, Dr. Malone served as President and CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Bank of New York, the Cato Institute, Expedia and the Colorado Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Additionally, Dr. Malone is Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. and Chairman of Liberty Global, Inc., and the DirecTV Group.

Malone began his career in 1963 at Bell Telephone Laboratories/AT&T in economic planning and research and development. In 1968, he joined McKinsey & Company and in 1970 he became Group Vice President at General Instrument Corporation (GI). He was later named President of Jerrold Electronics, a GI subsidiary.

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