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21st Century Fox upped its stake in YES Network, raising its ownership to 80% from the current 49% it acquired in '12. The deal is expected to close by the end of 1Q, pending regulatory and other approvals. YES pres/CEO Tracy Dolgin will remain in his role after the acquisition. Yankee Global Enterprises will continue to hold the remaining 20% stake. The deal will make YES Network a consolidated entity of 21st Century Fox. — Liberty Global agreed to acquire the remaining interest in Dutch cable op Ziggo in a $13.7bln cash and stock deal set to close in the 2nd half of '14. The company already owns 28.5% of Ziggo. Liberty will combine its Dutch unit, UPC Netherlands, with Ziggo, reaching a combined 7mln homes.

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