Liberty, Malone Eyeing Telewest

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Microsoft Corp. disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that
it offered to sell its 23.7 percent stake in Telewest Communications plc to
Liberty Media Corp.'s Liberty International unit for about $330 million.

Liberty already holds a 25 percent stake in Telewest, so chairman John Malone
could take over the U.K.-based MSO if Liberty adds Microsoft's stake.

Malone took over another European MSO, United Pan-Europe Communications N.V.,
last year.

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