Global Showbiz Briefs: Liberty Global Buying Dutch Cabler Ziggo; Epic Pictures Selling ‘Louder Than Words’ At EFM; More

By | Monday January 27, 2014 @ 9:05pm PST

Liberty Global Set To Acquire Dutch Cabler Ziggo
John Malone’s Liberty Global plans to expand its European cable holdings with an agreement to pay $9.4B in cash and stock for DZiggoutch cable operator Ziggo. If regulators approve the deal, then Liberty — which already owns 28.5% of Ziggo — will merge it with UPC, another cable company it owns there. “Our combined operations will reach over 90% of all Dutch households, allowing us to compete more effectively with the other national telecommunications and satellite platforms in the Netherlands, and at the same time generate significant revenue and operating efficiencies,” says Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Read More »

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Sundance: Steven Spielberg Here To See Jake Paltrow’s ‘Young Ones’ Debut

By | Saturday January 18, 2014 @ 8:29pm PST
Mike Fleming

Isn’t this the week that indie filmmakers take the stage in Park City? paltHours after Christopher Nolan came to accept Slamdance’s Founder’s Award, I’m told  Steven Spielberg just sat down at the Eccles Theater for the premiere of … Read More »

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