Potential Buyers Of Starz, Dick Clark Productions: The Buzz
Who will buy premium cable channel Starz now that Liberty Media has reportedly put it on the market as a separate entity? Jeanine Poggi provides an analysis of the channel's pros and cons with analysts' help, along with a rundown of a short list of potential buyers.
"Comcast is the most likely acquirer," according to one analyst, but don't rule out News Corp., Viacom, Time Warner or Netflix (which is still a long shot).
In other acquisition buzz, "CBS is considering a bid for Dick Clark Productions and would join other bidders including 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest, who have until August 31 to make offers," writes Ronald Grover.