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Malone seen pursuing ITV, mobile networks after Vodafone

LONDON _ Liberty Global and Vodafone may have ended their talks over a tie-up, but Liberty's billionaire chairman, John Malone, probably won't halt dealmaking in Europe anytime soon. Liberty Global has spent more than $51 billion expanding in Europe over the past decade and analysts predict the company will buy more content assets, possibly making a bid for all of ITV Plc, a U.K. production house of which it owns 9.9 percent. Malone may also look for smaller deals for mobile-phone companies, after buying his first European wireless company, Belgium's Base, earlier this year, analyst said. "Always with John Malone we're going to see deals,'' said Amy...