The Gemstar Deal

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Liberty Media gets:

  • 486 million News Corp. shares, increasing stake to 18 percent.
  • 5.76 percent of Sky Global Networks Inc.

News Corp. gets:

  • 21 percent of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. stock.
  • $500 million in cash from Liberty.
  • Liberty's share of satellite assets such as Sky Latin America.

Gemstar-TV Guide gets:

  • Access to News Corp. satellite properties with 9.6 million subscribers worldwide.
  • Possible access to another 10 million DirecTV Inc. subscribers, if News Corp. acquires the DBS provider.

Sources: Company reports.

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