Hogan Lovells advises Liberty Global on disposal of Chellomedia to AMC Networks

Hogan Lovells has advised Liberty Global on the disposal of its international content division Chellomedia to AMC Networks for $1bn (£620,000). The deal was announced on 28 October 2013.

Liberty Global will retain its Dutch premium channel business, which consists of its Film1 and Sport1 channels.

Hogan Lovells previously advised Chellomedia on the acquisition of MGM Networks from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in August 2012; and Liberty Global on the European competition, pensions and employee share plan aspects of its $24bn takeover of Virgin Media in February 2013.

The team advising Liberty Global was led by corporate partner Alan Greenough and corporate of counsel Keith Woodhouse.