John Malone

Liberty Media Corporation

Malone has been a cable legend since he first ran Tele-Communications Inc. back in the early 1970s. Besides being there at the founding of many channels, such as Discovery, his influence has put most of them on the map and his forceful business skills willed cable into becoming a key consumer medium for entertainment and news. Malone began his career in 1963 at Bell Telephone Laboratories, joined McKinsey & Company in 1968 and in 1970 he became Group Vice President at General Instrument. He is not shy about expressing his opinions either (see the pattern?).

Posts With John Malone

Why Your Cable Bill Won’t Get Smaller When Big TV Gets Bigger

For now, at least.


Malone Urges Cable-Programming Ventures

Liberty chairman John Malone called for the cable industry to work together to compete with the Netflixes of the world.


Cable TV Boss’s Vision: Just Two Industry Players

Tom Rutledge, the chief executive of cable operator Charter Communications Inc., was on vacation in the Caribbean in February when he got an unexpected phone call. Cable tycoon John Malone was on the line.


Liberty’s Strategy Too Far Ahead of Its Time

Pay-TV looks ripe for some tie-ups. And Liberty Media wants to be the one to cable it all together.


Vodafone Launches Bid for Kabel Deutschland

Vodafone Group PLC Monday launched a formal €7.7 billion ($10.1 billion) cash offer for Germany’s biggest cable operator Kabel Deutschland Holding AG,signaling its ambitions to grow in Europe again with its biggest acquisition there in more than a decade and laying down a challenge to John Malone’s international cable company Liberty Global Inc.


Liberty Media Close to Buying 25 Percent of Charter

John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. is nearing a deal to buy 25 percent of Charter Communications Inc. for close to $2.5 billion, say people familiar with the situation.


Liberty Global to Acquire Virgin Media

John Malone’s international cable business Liberty Global Inc. has agreed to acquire U.K. cable-television and Internet provider Virgin Media Inc. for $16 billion, in a deal that may create a stronger rival to market leader British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC.


Liberty Interactive Buys Control of TripAdvisor

John Malone’s Liberty Interactive Corp. is buying most of Barry Diller’s stake in TripAdvisor Inc. for about $300 million, in a deal that gives the investment company control of the travel-information Web site.


Karmazin Plans Exit as Liberty Gets Sirius

Mel Karmazin resigned as chief executive of Sirius XM Radio Inc., throwing in the towel after an extended battle with John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. over control of the satellite-radio broadcaster.


Liberty Says Nook Inspired B&N Bid

Liberty Media Corp. executives laid out their rationale for their surprise bid for Barnes & Noble Inc., touting the potential of the bookseller’s Nook e-reader and the vast network of retail stores it can use to promote it.