With many different take overs and acquisitions recently, it is easy to forget who actually owns what. To my surprise, there was not an easy to view diagram which shows all the different connections.
As a result, I thought it was worth putting together a handy diagram to show the relationships:
The above shows that control lays in the indirect hands of a select few people. Mike Zoi is an unrecognisable name to myself, but appears to be a key figure as the Pitpass link below shows.
The diagram has been sourced using information from the following links:
– Formula E secures minority investments from Liberty Global and Discovery Communications (March 2015, Formula E website)
– Motorsport Network – About
– Discovery Communication agrees to take full control of Eurosport (July 2015, Discovery Communications)
– Liberty Media: Who are Formula 1’s new owners? (September 2016, BBC News)
– Zak Brown joins McLaren as Executive Director (November 2016, Sky Sports)
– Liberty Global to buy Virgin Media for $23.3bn (February 2013, BBC News)
– Liberty Global and Discovery Communications Renew Long-Term, Comprehensive Distribution Partnership (August 2016, Discovery Communications)
– Motorsport Network buys Autosport (October 2016, Pitpass.com)
– Chase Carey key to F1 digital media success, says Zak Brown (September 2016, Motorsport.com)
– US media firm Liberty Media to buy Formula 1 (September 2016, BBC News)
– Rupert Murdoch’s Fox makes Sky bid five years after hacking scandal (December 2016, The Guardian)
This is a second version, there may be parts that I’ve missed off. I’ve omitted anything without an indirect connection to motor sport. If anyone does find any additional links, please add a link to the source in the comment and I’ll produce further iterations.
Version 2 updated on Sunday 8th January 2017 at 19:00.