For purposes of the summary below, “Old Liberty” refers to Liberty Media Corporation (including its predecessors) which changed its name to Liberty Interactive Corporation on September 22, 2011. “New Liberty” refers to Liberty CapStarz, Inc. which changed its name to Liberty Media Corporation on September 22, 2011.
May 18, 2016
Liberty Interactive completed its $2.4 billion investment in Liberty Broadband Corporation upon the closing of the merger of legacy Charter Communications, Inc. and Time Warner Cable and the concurrent acquisition of Bright House Networks.
October 3, 2014
Liberty Interactive Corporation reattributed from the Liberty Interactive Group to the Liberty Ventures Group its digital commerce companies, and $1 billion in cash, in exchange for shares of Liberty Ventures common stock. Following the reattribution, the Liberty Interactive Group will now be referred to as the QVC Group.
August 27, 2014
The Liberty Ventures Group tracking stock completes the spin-off of its controlling interest in TripAdvisor Inc. and the BuySeasons business into a new asset backed stock; Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA/B)
March 28, 1991
Old Liberty trades publicly for the first time on NASDAQ under the symbols LBTYA and LBTYB.
August 4, 1994
Old Liberty merges with Tele-Communications, Inc.
August 10, 1995
Tele-Communications, Inc. issues Liberty Media Group tracking stock to stockholders. The tracking stock trades on NASDAQ under the same symbols LBTYA and LBTYB.
November 19, 1998
Tele-Communications International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINTA/B) merges with Liberty Media Group.
March 9, 1999
TCI Ventures, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCIVA/B) merges with Liberty Media Group.
March 9, 1999
Tele-Communications, Inc. and AT&T merge. As a result, Liberty Media Group becomes a tracking stock of AT&T. Liberty Media Group tracking stock begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols LMG.A and LMG.B.
August 10, 2001
Old Liberty splits from AT&T and begins trading as a separate company on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols LMC.A and LMC.B.
January 1, 2002
Old Liberty Series A common stock begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol L. Old Liberty Series B common stock continues to trade under the symbol LMC.B.
July 1, 2003
Old Liberty and Ascent Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGIA) (formerly known as Liberty Livewire Corporation) merge.
November 12, 2003
Old Liberty and Liberty Satellite & Technology, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LSTTA/B) merge.
June 7, 2004
Old Liberty completes the spin-off of its international businesses into a separately traded company, Liberty Media International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LBTYA/B). The stock of Liberty Media International, Inc. is distributed to existing Old Liberty stockholders as a dividend.
July 21, 2005
Old Liberty completes the spin-off of its ownership in Ascent Media Group, Inc. and Discovery Communications, Inc. into a separately traded company, Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA/B). The stock of Discovery Holding Company is distributed to existing Old Liberty stockholders as a dividend.
May 9, 2006
Old Liberty completes its restructuring and issues two new tracking stocks, Liberty Capital Group and Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ: LCAPA/B and LINTA/B, respectively).
March 4, 2008
Old Liberty completes its reclassification of the Liberty Capital Group tracking stock and issues a new tracking stock for the Liberty Entertainment Group (NASDAQ: LMDIA/B).
November 20, 2009
Old Liberty completes the split-off of Liberty Entertainment, Inc. and business combination with DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV). The remaining businesses, assets and liabilities not held by Liberty Entertainment, Inc. remain with Old Liberty and are redesignated as the Liberty Starz Group (NASDAQ: LSTZA/B).
September 23, 2011
Old Liberty completes the split-off of New Liberty, which held the businesses, assets and liabilities formerly attributed to Old Liberty’s Liberty Capital Group and Liberty Starz Group.
August 10, 2012
Old Liberty issues a new tracking stock, Liberty Ventures Group (NASDAQ: LVNTA/B), and makes conforming changes to its existing Liberty Interactive common stock (Liberty Interactive Group) (NASDAQ: LINTA/B).
With respect to transactions after September 23, 2011 related to New Liberty, please see New Liberty’s website at libertymedia.com.