Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Basis Of Presentation Purchase Price Allocation (Tables)

Basis Of Presentation Purchase Price Allocation (Tables) (SIRIUS XM [Member])
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
SIRIUS XM [Member]
Business Acquisition, Pro Forma Information, Nonrecurring Adjustment [Line Items]  
Schedule of Purchase Price Allocation [Table Text Block]
On January 18, 2013, Liberty settled a block transaction with a financial institution taking possession of an additional 50 million common shares of SIRIUS XM Radio, Inc. ("SIRIUS XM"), for cash consideration of approximately $161 million, as well as converting its remaining SIRIUS XM Convertible Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B-1, par value $0.001 per share, into 1,293,509,076 shares of SIRIUS XM Common Stock. As a result of these two transactions Liberty holds more than 50% of the common stock of SIRIUS XM entitled to vote on any matter, including the election of directors. Following the transactions, Liberty designated and SIRIUS XM's board of directors appointed certain directors and Liberty effectively controls the board as of January 18, 2013. This resulted in the application of purchase accounting and the consolidation of SIRIUS XM in the first quarter of 2013. Liberty recorded a gain in the three months ended March 31, 2013 of approximately $7.5 billion associated with the application of purchase accounting based on the difference between fair value and the carrying value of the ownership interest Liberty had in SIRIUS XM prior to the acquisition of the controlling interest. The fair value of our ownership interest previously held ($10,215 million) and the fair value of the initial noncontrolling interest ($10,286 million) was determined based on the trading price (level 1) of SIRIUS XM on the last trading day prior to the acquisition of the controlling interest. Additionally, the noncontrolling interest includes the fair value of SIRIUS XM's fully vested options (level 2), the fair value of warrants outstanding (level 2) and the intrinsic value of a beneficial conversion feature accounted for in purchase accounting. Following the transaction date SIRIUS XM is a consolidated subsidiary with just less than a 50% noncontrolling interest accounted for in equity and the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
Initial purchase price allocation for SIRIUS XM is as follows (amounts in millions):
Fair value of SIRIUS XM equity interests

Fair value of SIRIUS XM debt securities

Noncontrolling interest


Cash and cash equivalents


Property, plant and equipment


FCC Licenses


Intangible assets subject to amortization

Other assets

Deferred revenue
Deferred income tax liabilities, net
Other liabilities assumed

The initial purchase price allocation is subject to change upon receipt of the final valuation analysis for SIRIUS XM. The primary balances still subject to analysis are the property, plant and equipment, deferred revenue and other liabilities. Goodwill is calculated as the excess of the consideration transferred over the identifiable net assets acquired and represents the future economic benefits expected to arise from other intangible assets acquired that do not qualify for separate recognition, including assembled workforce and noncontractual relationships. SIRIUS XM applied purchase accounting for the acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. in 2008 and has entered into many of its operating agreements at market rates in recent years, therefore, the carrying value of the identifiable net assets are reflected at amounts near their fair value. Accordingly, a large percentage of Liberty's purchase price was allocated to goodwill.