August 25, 1995
Barry Diller, architect of the Fox television network and former chairman of QVC, is seeking control of Silver King Communications in order to launch a new television network, according to a New York Times report published today. Silver King, the sixth-largest station group in the United States, is the owner of 12 UHF stations serving eight of the largest television markets, including Los Angeles and New York.
January 8, 2003 |
Diller to Davis: Fat chance. The squabble over Vivendi Universal turned ugly Tuesday when media mogul Barry Diller lashed out at his longtime foe, oil tycoon Marvin Davis. Diller is co-chief executive of Vivendi's U.S. entertainment operation. Davis wants to buy the unit -- and then oust Diller. Speaking at a Salomon Smith Barney conference in La Quinta, Diller acknowledged that one possibility is for "that fat Marvin Davis or some other more reputable player" to buy the operation.
November 15, 2003 |
Al Gore's plan to launch an MTV-style cable news network for young adults appears to have hit a snag, courtesy of media mogul Barry Diller. The former vice president's confidants on the project have been spreading the word that they are just a couple of weeks away from formally announcing their venture. But Diller seems to have complicated their efforts to acquire the tiny cable channel, News World International.
May 6, 2013 |
A lawsuit to stop lawsuits? That's the latest twist in the fight between Aereo, a start-up company that streams broadcast TV signals over the Internet, and the networks trying to put it out of business. Aereo recently announced that it would expand its service -- currently only available in New York City -- to Boston. CBS, one of the companies that has sued Aereo in New York for copyright theft, promptly said it would sue in Boston as well. "Stealing our signal will be found to be illegal in Boston, just as it will be everywhere else," a CBS spokesman tweeted.
May 14, 2004 |
Barry Diller, who controls Internet commerce company InterActiveCorp, sold his personal stake in Vivendi Universal Entertainment for $275 million after Vivendi Universal exercised a call right. Paris-based Vivendi, which completed the sale of its U.S. media assets to General Electric Co.'s NBC on Wednesday, bought Diller's 1.5% stake, Vivendi Chief Operating Officer Jean-Bernard Levy said. InterActiveCorp will keep its 5.
September 2, 1992 |
Two prominent entertainment industry figures, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Barry Diller, will join the board of directors of AIDS Project Los Angeles--a move that is seen as strengthening the AIDS service agency's already strong ties to Hollywood. Katzenberg is chairman of Walt Disney Studios and Diller is the former chairman of Fox Inc., who left the studio in February. "The two bring a number of qualities to the board," said APLA Chief Executive Officer Leonard H.
January 30, 2008 |
IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller shot back Tuesday at Liberty Media Corp. Chief Executive John Malone, saying it was "preposterous" that Malone's lawyers had filed court papers to remove him from the board in an effort to gain control of the company. "Liberty does not control IAC," IAC said in a statement. New York-based IAC owns such brands as Ask.com, Match.com, Evite, Citysearch, Ticketmaster and LendingTree.
August 26, 1999 |
USA Networks Inc. Chairman Barry Diller filed to sell 130,000 more shares of the cable TV programming and electronic-retailing company in the last week, bringing the total he has filed to sell this month to 480,000. Diller filed to sell shares four times this month as USA Networks' stock has traded near an all-time high, according to Washington Service, an organization that tracks sales and purchases of stock by company executives. At Wednesday's closing price on Nasdaq of $44.
May 3, 2004 |
Vivendi Universal's suit to force media mogul Barry Diller to get out of the way of a deal with NBC is scheduled to go to trial this week in a Delaware court. Vice Chancellor Stephen Lamb, the judge overseeing the case, granted Vivendi's request to expedite the matter, which it says must be resolved before Vivendi's U.S. unit, which includes the Universal movie and TV studios, can be bought by NBC. If the trial is to take two days, it will be held Thursday and Friday.
May 2, 2006 |
Entertainment mogul Barry Diller, who is the chairman and chief executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and chairman of Expedia Inc., realized a combined $464 million from exercising stock options of both companies last year.