Sun Valley is always about deal makers and deal maestros. Liberty Media's John Malone, who made a late arrival on Wednesday, knows a thing or two about how to do a deal.
Even though he arrived later than most, it hasn't taken him long to start generating buzz about plans to expand his cable empire. Sources tell me he spent his afternoon in meetings with a range of cable-related companies, as he looks for ways to snap up more cable assets.
Sources tell me that he is still very much interested in buying Time Warner Cable, despite the fact that the cable giant's CEO Glenn Britt has rebuffed him. I'm told by sources that the company just doesn't see how selling to Liberty would benefit its shareholders.