FTC/DOJ OK With Liberty/All3Media

Liberty has gotten a clean bill of antitrust health for its proposed purchase of international production company All3Media for close to a billion dollars.  

That came in a notice of early termination from the Federal Trade Commission, which means that the feds have completed their Hart Scott Rodino antitrust review of the deal without finding any reason to condition or file suit against it.  

All3Media's shows include Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Undercover Boss, Skins and Cash Cab New York and about 8,000 hours of library content. 

Story originally appeared on Multichannel.com.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.