DAVID GREENE, HOST:
NPR's business news starts with a big cable buyout.
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GREENE: Liberty Global is the cable company owned by American media mogul John Malone. Malone is about to have a much broader reach. His company already operates in 14 countries. And now Liberty Global has reached a deal to buy the British cable company Virgin Media for about $16 billion.
This means Liberty Global will compete with Rupert Murdoch's British Sky Broadcasting, known as BSkyB. Liberty Global maybe going more global but its headquarters will remain in Colorado. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.