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Old 21-05-2018, 18:11   #256
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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BT is selling all its EE masts too.
What masts are they going to use then?
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Old 21-05-2018, 18:42   #257
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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...Yes, agree. Plus to add further confusion into the mix, BT is selling all its EE masts too. But I think the tech will be less relevant as lines will, and are being blurred, between telcos, cable cos and sat cos.


Again, another exxample of a article contradicitng itself.

At the top of the article it says they are, "to seek a new chief operating officer with a view to promotion to the top job next year." And then the exact opposite at the bottom of the article. What are we to make of that?
WHAT????

Where the hell have you got that nonsense from?

If anything they are building more masts not selling them. That is just about the biggest load of bollox I have read on here.

Why would a network sell their masts?
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Old 21-05-2018, 22:06   #258
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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What masts are they going to use then?
It's just a rumour that they will sell and lease them back the same way as companies might build an office then sell it to a property company and rent it back. This could free up money for investment in other areas.
However, apparently the masts whilst on EE's balance sheet are committed to a joint venture with Three so it may not even be possible even if BT wanted to do it. #financialengineering
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Virgin Media acquires Dungarvan cable television company.

https://www.businessworld.ie/news-fr...ny-570883.html
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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Virgin Media acquires Dungarvan cable television company.

https://www.businessworld.ie/news-fr...ny-570883.html
We are on an look out for the full list of channels for Casey Cablevision so we can work out what may close when Virgin Media Ireland take the keys.

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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

A precursor to another round of speed doubling, perhaps?
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

It would not surprise me if they announced something in the Autumn..
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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It would not surprise me if they announced something in the Autumn..
Maybe when the price rise announcement is made?
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Maybe when the price rise announcement is made?
Yes no doubt that will be coming soon..
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

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WHAT????

Where the hell have you got that nonsense from?

If anything they are building more masts not selling them. That is just about the biggest load of bollox I have read on here.

Why would a network sell their masts?
Sorry, bit late coming back to this nonsense and bollox as you put it....

Here's the link to the premium Telegraph article I got the story from:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...band-upgrades/

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What masts are they going to use then?
The same ones, presumably.

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Discovery get international gold PGA rights:

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Discovery Inc., owner of cable channels including HGTV and Animal Planet, agreed to pay $2 billion for long-term international TV rights to the PGA Tour, part of the media company’s push to become a global force in live sports.

The 12-year deal, which begins next year, includes TV and online rights to the U.S.-based men’s golf circuit and the development of a Netflix-like video service. It covers more than 140 tournaments a year, including about 40 PGA Tour events.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...nternationally
Lionsgate buys talent agency:

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Lionsgate has taken a majority stake in management-production powerhouse 3 Arts Entertainment, a deal that reflects in the entertainment industry’s push to marry premium content providers with global distribution assets.

https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/li...nt-1202825107/
Reminder: John Malone de facto controls both companies.
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

Interesting case: Virgin Media sues Durham council over its charges for allowing it to lay fibre
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Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media’s chief executive, said: “We are disappointed to be taking this action against a Council with whom we initially had a good working relationship. By demanding money for land access Durham County Council is now putting up a broadband blockade to thousands of homes and businesses across the county.”
He accused the Durham County Council of “holding this fibre rollout to ransom” and added: “Durham has no basis for imposing any kind of a land levy in these circumstances and its attitude runs counter to that we have faced from more forward-thinking councils.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business...fibre-rollout/
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Re: John Malone/Liberty/VM General News Thread

I just posted in the Comcast thread, but relevant for here too.

The AT&T Time Warner merger was cleared by a American judge last night which will now pave the way for the next wave off mergers.

As well as the battle for Fox, I expect John Malone to be at the centre of the next batch of mergers involving his various interests from Discovery, Charter, Lionsgate and others.

The CBS/Viacom remerger is delayed at the moment, but once that gets sorted out, as I've said before, I would not be surprised if John Malone merges some of his companies in with them and probably include Verizon too.

I said this in post 6 of this thread:
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As I said in my original thread, once he's recreated his US cable empire, which he's now done. Then at some point he'll go for a US mobile company. Then, merge Starz and Lionsgate together (he already now owns a share of Lionsgate) and possibly buy someone like Scripps, or AMC Networks. THen merge all of that with Liberty Global and Vodafone if he can.

I would not be surprised if he then sold the lot to someone like Apple or Google.
Since that post, Lionsgate now own Starz and Discovery now own Scripps. So, although things are not going as quickly as I originally thought they would, it's still on course.
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