Docket Number: 
MB Docket 07-18

News Corporation (“News Corp.”), The DIRECTV Group, Inc. and Liberty Media Corporation (“Liberty Media”) (collectively, “Applicants”) have submitted a consolidated application to the Commission seeking consent to transfer control of various Commission licenses and authorizations held by The DIRECTV Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively “DIRECTV”) from News Corp. to Liberty Media, pursuant to Section 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934. As a result of the transaction, News Corp. will divest its ownership interest in DIRECTV and Liberty Media will divest its interest in News Corp. Under the proposed transaction, Liberty Media will swap its 16.3 percent equity stake in News Corp. in return for 100 percent of the capital stock of a subsidiary of News Corp. that will hold News Corp.’s 38.4 percent ownership interest in DIRECTV, and News Corp.’s 100 percent interest in three regional sports networks serving Denver, Pittsburgh, and Seattle, as well as cash. See the Public Notice for more information...

Timeline

Day 369 - February 25, 2008

Public Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodOppositionsOppositionsOppositionsRepliesReplies

Orders & Public Notices

3/7/08
Erratum

2/25/08
FCC Approves Transfer of Control of DirecTV to Liberty Media Subject to Conditions.
Erratum (3/7/08): Word | Acrobat
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

7/20/07
Supplemental Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

7/10/07
Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

6/22/07
Request for Information sent to Liberty Global
[ 1 | 2 ]

6/22/07
Request for Information sent to Discovery Holding Company
[ 1 | 2 ]

6/15/07
Request for Information sent to News Corporation
[ 1 | 2 ]

6/15/07
Request for Information sent to Liberty Media
[ 1 | 2 ]

6/15/07
Request for Information filed by Federal Communications Commission.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

5/21/07
Letter to Applicants from Chief, Media Bureau Regarding Filing of Documents Under Protective Order

5/21/07
Protective Order: Word | Acrobat

2/21/07
News Corp., The DIRECTV Group, and Liberty Media Corp. Seek Approval to Transfer Control of FCC Authorizations and Licenses; Pleading Cycle Established.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

6/30/09
Letter - Direct TV

6/8/09
Notice of Firm Name Change, filed by Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

2/25/09
Redacted Letter, filed by The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

2/19/09
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

3/18/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by The DirecTV Group, Inc.

11/24/08
Letter, filed by DIRECTV, Inc.

6/11/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Discovery Communications Inc.

6/10/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Discovery Communications, Inc.

3/13/08
Notice of Consummation, filed by Liberty Media Corporation

3/4/08
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

3/3/08
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality, filed by News Corporation.
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/3/08
Acknowledgment of Confidentiality, filed Liberty Media Corporation

2/25/08
Letter, filed by United Communications Corporation

2/22/08
Reply Letter, filed by DIRECTV Group

2/20/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by National Association of Broadcasters

2/19/08
Comment, filed by National Association of Broadcasters

2/19/08
Letter, filed by WealthTV

2/19/08
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by DIRECTV, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

2/13/08
Amendment, filed Serafina Holdings Limited

2/13/08
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by National Association of Broadcasters.
[ 1 | 2 ]

2/13/08
Comment to DirecTV Proposal of January 30, 2008, filed by North Dakota Broadcasters

2/6/08
Reply to WealthTV Letter of December 2007, filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

2/1/08
Comments, filed by Broadband Service Providers Association.
[ 1 | 2 ]

1/30/08
Letter, filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

1/29/08
Response to December 21, 2007 letter of The DIRECTV Group, filed by WealthTV

12/17/08
Response to Request for Information, filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

12/13/08
Comment, filed by WealthTV

12/6/08
Comment, filed by Indiana Broadcasters Association

12/6/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by HDNet, LLC

12/6/08
Letter, filed by North Dakota Broadcasters

12/4/07
Letter of Comment, filed by Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters

11/30/07
Letter of Comment, filed by The Kansas Association of Broadcasters

1/11/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed Liberty Media Corporation, and DirecTV Group, Inc.

1/9/08
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

1/8/08
Letter, filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

1/4/08
Response to Request for Information, filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

1/2/08
Response to Media Bureau’s Request for Information, filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

12/28/07
Response to Request for Information, filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

12/21/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Liberty Media Corporation, DirecTV Group, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

12/20/07
Letter, filed by The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

12/20/07
Response to Request for Information, filed by Liberty Global, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

12/17/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Liberty Media Corporation, DirecTV Group, Inc.

12/17/07
Response to Request for Information, filed by Liberty Media Corporation.
[ 1 |2 ]

12/17/07
Response to Request for Information, filed by Discovery Holding Company.
[ 1 | 2 ]

12/13/07
Response to Request for Information, filed by Liberty Global, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 ]

11/30/07
Comments filed by Tennessee Association of Broadcasters

11/30/07
Comments filed by Texas Association of Broadcasters

11/19/07
Response to Request for Information, filed by The DIRECTV Group

11/16/07
Errata to November 15, 2007 Ex Parte Letter, filed by HDNet LLC

11/15/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by HDNet LLC

11/14/07
Erratum to November 9th Revised Version of October 22, 2007 Privilege Log, filed by The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

11/13/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by HDNet LLC

11/9/07
Revised Version of Redacted Privilege Log filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

11/6/07
Letter filed by DirecTV Group Inc.

11/2/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Discovery Holding Company

11/1/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation

10/29/07
Comment filed by Judith Zaffarini, State Senator, District 21 Texas

10/29/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation

10/29/07
Letter filed by North Dakota Broadcasters

10/26/07
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality filed by EchoStar Satellite L.L.C.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 ]

10/25/07
Response to the Minot Broadcasters Letter, filed by DIRECTV Group Inc.

10/24/07
Response to Request for Information filed by DIRECTV Group Inc.
[ 1 | 2 ]

10/23/07
Comment filed by Representative Mary Gaskill, District #93 Iowa

10/23/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Discovery Holding Company

10/23/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

10/23/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

10/15/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by The DirecTV Group, Inc., Liberty Media Corporation

10/12/07
Redacted Materials in Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

10/5/07
Response to Request for Information, filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 1 ]

10/1/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Discovery Holding Company
[ 1 | 2 ]

10/1/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation

9/20/07
Redacted Documents filed in Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

9/14/07
Response to Request for Information filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

9/6/07
Acknowledgments of Confidentiality filed by Liberty Media Corp.

9/4/07
Response to Request for Information filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

8/31/07
Letter filed by Chief, Media Bureau
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 ]

8/23/07
Letter from DIRECTV, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 ]

8/20/07
Consolidated Comments on Responses filed by The North Dakota Broadcasters

8/16/07
Response to July 26, 2007 letter of EchoStar Satellite, L.L.C., filed by News Corporation

8/16/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Discovery Holding Company
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 ]

8/15/07
Resubmitted Documents of August 14, 2007 filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

8/14/07
Amended Redacted Documents of August 3, 2007, filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

8/10/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation

8/9/07
Redacted Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

8/6/07
Amended Documents to June 15, 2007 Response to Request for Information filed by The DirecTV Group

8/6/07
Redacted Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

8/3/07
Redacted Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

8/2/07
Redacted Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global Inc.

8/1/07
Redacted Materials in Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

7/31/07
Redacted Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

7/31/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation.

7/30/07
Redacted Materials in Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

7/27/07
Redacted Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

7/26/07
Redacted Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Global, Inc.

7/26/07
Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by EchoStar Satellite
[ 1 | 2 ]

7/20/07
Applicants' Responses to Information Requests.

7/16/07
Reply to Request for Information filed by Discovery Holding Company

7/13/07
Reply to Request for Information filed by News Corporation, The DIRECTV Group, Inc., Liberty Media Corporation.

7/10/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

7/9/07
Reply Pending to Response to Request for Information filed by News Corporation, DIRECTV Group, Inc.

7/9/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Holme Roberts & Owen LLP.

7/9/07
Response to Request for Enhanced Confidential Treatment filed by Liberty Media Corporation, Discovery Holding Company, News Corporation.

7/6/07
Confidential Treatment to Response to Request for Information filed by News Corporation

7/6/07
Response to Request for Information filed by News Corporation, DIRECTV Group, Inc.

7/3/07
Updated Response to June 25, 2007 Request for Information filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

7/3/07
Response to Request for Information filed by

7/3/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

6/29/07
Letter filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc., News Corporation, Liberty Media Corporation

6/29/07
Response to Request for Information filed b DIRECTV, Inc.

6/28/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

6/25/07
Response to Request for Information filed by DIRECTV Group, Inc.

6/21/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation

6/21/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

6/20/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Liberty Media Corporation, News Corporation, The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

6/6/07
Withdraw Petition to Deny filed by Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN)

6/6/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Discovery Communications, Inc.

5/29/07
Response to Request for Information filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

5/29/07
Response to Request for Information filed by Liberty Media Corporation

5/23/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by E-Copernicus, Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc.

5/23/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc., E-Copernicus, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, ASPIRA Association

5/23/07
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc., E-Copernicus, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, ASPIRA Association
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

5/23/07
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc., Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA), Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, ASPIRA Association
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

5/7/07
Comment filed by Senator Byron Dorgan and Senator Kent Conrad, United States Senate

4/30/07
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by American Cable Association (ACA)
[ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

4/27/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Liberty Media Corp., News Corp., DirecTV

4/26/07
Consolidated Transaction with CBS Corporation filed by Liberty Media Corp.

4/20/07
Response to April 6, 2007 Reply Comments of Massillon Cable TV, Inc., filed by News Corp.

4/19/07
Comments filed by RCN Telecom Services, Inc.

4/17/07
Reply filed by North Dakota Broadcasters

4/11/07
Comments filed by Nebraska Broadcasters Association

4/10/07
Response filed by The Maine Association of Broadcasters

4/9/07
Opposition To Petitions To Deny filed by Discovery Communications, Inc.

4/9/07
Reply Comments filed by American Cable Association

4/9/07
Consolidated Opposition To Petitions To Deny and Response To Comments filed by Liberty Media Corporation

4/9/07
Comments filed by Michigan Association of Broadcasters

4/9/07
Opposition and Reply Comments filed by News Corporation

4/9/07
Response filed by Ohio Association of Broadcasters and Virginia Association of Broadcasters

4/9/07
Consolidated Opposition To Petitions To Deny and Response To Comments filed by DirecTV Group, Inc.

4/9/07
Response filed by The National Association of Broadcasters

4/9/07
Comments filed by The Mississippi Association of Broadcasters

4/6/07
Reply Comments filed by Massillon Cable TV, Inc.

3/28/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communications filed by EchoStar Satellite
[ 1 | 2 ]

3/23/07
Petition to Deny filed by Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc.

3/23/07
Petition To Deny filed by EchoStar Satellite, Inc.

3/23/07
Comments filed by RCN Telecom Services, Inc.

3/23/07
Comments On Consolidated Application for Authority To Transfer Control filed by The National Cable Television Cooperative, Inc.

3/23/07
Comments filed by National Association of Broadcasters

3/23/07
Comments filed by Consumers Union, Consumer Federation of American, Free Press, Media Access Project

3/23/07
Comments filed by American Cable Association

3/22/07
Petition to Deny the Application filed by the North Dakota Broadcasters

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FCC Approves Transfer of Control of DirecTV to Liberty Media Subject to Conditions.
Erratum (3/7/08): Word | Acrobat
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
News Release: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat

Contacts: 
Royce Sherlock
FCC
(202) 418-2330
William Beckwith
FCC
(202) 418-0134
Mary Diamond
Press Inquiries
(202) 418-2388
General Information: 

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).