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CBS Agrees to Purchase 50% of TV Guide

Channel will remain 'entertainment focused' 3/26/2013 04:46:02 PM Eastern

CBS made it official late Tuesday, announcing a deal to
acquire a 50% interest in TV Guide, parent of cable network TVGN and the
TVGuide.com website.

Deadline.com first reported March 22 that CBS was close to a
deal. CBS will purchase the 50% interest from JP Morgan's One Equity Partners
for an undisclosed sum. Deadline and other news outlets had earlier reported
the stake could sell for about $100 million.

Movie studio Lionsgate, which owns the other half of TV
Guide, first purchased the network and web site in 2009 for $240 million. 
It sold
a 50% interest to One Equity
later that year for about $120 million.

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