March 10, 2012 |
Steven Cohen, the hedge-fund billionaire bidding to buy the Dodgers, received a private tour of the team's spring home on Saturday. Cohen flew to the Phoenix area in advance of Monday's meetings between Dodgers bidders and a committee of Major League Baseball owners. Cohen is widely considered one of three favorites to buy the team, along with St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke and a group led by Magic Johnson and veteran baseball executive Stan Kasten. Cohen has an estimated net worth of $8.3 billion and Kroenke an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion, according to Forbes.
February 27, 2012
Michael Heisley and Tony Ressler were eliminated from the Dodgers bidding on Monday, leaving seven parties in contention to buy the team, according to multiple people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, Beverly Hills-based real estate developer Alan Casden and a group led by Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney remain in the bidding. The other four: Magic Johnson and veteran baseball executive Stan Kasten; Connecticut investor Steven Cohen and longtime Los Angeles agent Arn Tellem; New York media executive Leo Hindery in partnership with Tom Barrack, chairman of Santa Monica-based Colony Capital; and Jared Kushner, owner and publisher of the New York Observer and son-in-law of Donald Trump.
February 8, 2012 |
The bidding on the Dodgers has moved into the second round, with 11 parties cleared to advance in the process. With various bid groups discussing mergers and/or trying to acquire additional financing, and with the investment bank handling the sale receptive to substantial offers even at this late date, the list below is subject to change. The lineup of Dodgers bidders, as of Wednesday: Magic Johnson/Stan Kasten: Could soon be joined by richest man in L.A., Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.
February 8, 1997 |
Leo J. Hindery Jr., general partner and chief executive of InterMedia Partners, was named president of Tele-Communications Inc., the nation's largest cable TV operator. John Malone, chairman, CEO and current president of TCI, said the chief executive of each TCI business unit would report to Hindery. Malone had been expected to bring in a respected cable executive in an effort to restore the profitability of the Englewood, Colo.-based company.
January 5, 1999 |
In a move that could reduce shareholder opposition to its upcoming cable acquisition, AT&T Corp. has dropped a plan to combine its residential long-distance and new cable businesses into a tracking stock that would trade separately from the parent company, according to analysts. The move comes as AT&T seeks shareholder approval of its $48-billion purchase of Tele-Communications Inc., the cable-TV giant.
April 24, 1998 |
The two largest U.S. cable TV companies, Tele-Communications Inc. and Time Warner Inc., reassured Congress that they'll offer the same quality digital pictures that many broadcast TV stations will begin airing later this year. "We want to make sure that we're passing through the same quality" picture that the broadcasters are initially airing, Joseph Collins, chief executive of Time Warner cable, told the House telecommunications subcommittee.
March 24, 2002 |
There are 25 televisions at Rockwell's American Restaurant, every one of them devoted to sports, but Derek Jeter's first home run of the spring was nowhere to be seen. Like 3 million other households and businesses in the New York metropolitan area, Rockwell's is a Cablevision customer. And Cablevision, so far, is refusing to carry YES, the Yankees' new cable network, and the 130 games it will show this season.
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October 2, 1986
Chronicle Publishing of San Francisco said Wednesday it has agreed to buy Storer Communications' cable television operations in Agoura and Ventura County. Chronicle, the parent of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, said it will purchase Miami-based Storer's cable operations in Agoura, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, affecting 56,000 subscribers.
March 19, 2012 |
Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney were reinstated to the Dodgers bidding Monday, leaving five parties in contention to buy the team. The decision was disclosed by two people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to comment. The Gold/Disney bid had been rejected last week by a committee of Major League Baseball owners, amid concerns over the structure of an offer that included private equity financing to back the launch of a regional sports network.
March 19, 2012 |
Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney were reinstated to the Dodgers bidding on Monday, leaving five parties in contention to buy the team. The decision was disclosed by two people familiar with the sale process but not authorized to comment. The Gold/Disney bid had been rejected last week by a committee of Major League Baseball owners, amid concerns over the structure of an offer that included private equity financing to back the launch of a regional sports network.