Investments In Affiliates Accounted For Using The Equity Method
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
|Investments in Affiliates Accounted for Using the Equity Method|
|Investments In Affiliates Accounted For Using The Equity Method||
Liberty has various investments accounted for using the equity method. The following table includes the Company's carrying amount and percentage ownership of the more significant investments in affiliates at March 31, 2016 and the carrying amount at December 31, 2015:
The following table presents the Company's share of earnings (losses) of affiliates:
SIRIUS XM Canada
SIRIUS XM has entered into agreements to provide SIRIUS XM Canada with the right to offer SIRIUS XM satellite radio service in Canada. The various license and services agreements with SIRIUS XM Canada will expire in 2017 and 2020. SIRIUS XM receives a percentage based royalty of 10% and 15% for certain types of subscription revenue earned by SIRIUS XM Canada for the distribution of Sirius and XM platforms, respectively, royalties for activation fees and premium services and reimbursement for other charges. At March 31, 2016, SIRIUS XM has approximately $3 million and $10 million in current and noncurrent related party liabilities, respectively, related to these agreements described above with SIRIUS XM Canada which are recorded in current and noncurrent other liabilities, respectively, in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet. Additionally, SIRIUS XM has approximately $5 million in current related party assets at March 31, 2016 due to activation fees and programming and chipset costs for which SIRIUS XM Canada reimburses SIRIUS XM that are recorded in other current assets in the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet. SIRIUS XM recorded approximately $10 million and $14 million in revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively, associated with these various agreements in the other revenue line in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. SIRIUS XM Canada declared dividends to SIRIUS XM of $4 million during each of the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015.
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef