Table: Dance of the Moguls

Here's how Vivendi Universal Chairman Messier might choreograph his deals:

JEAN-MARIE MESSIER

Would give up Vivendi's (V ) 43% ownership of USA Networks Inc. in exchange for full control of USA Networks' entertainment properties.

BARRY DILLER

Current USA Networks (USAI ) chairman would get full control of other USA properties such as Ticketmaster (TMCS ), as well as a cash bonus.

JOHN MALONE

Cable mogul's European holdings would swap programming with Vivendi's European pay-TV unit Canal+. Malone might even buy Vivendi's 22% stake in British pay-TV operator BSkyB, though that's a long shot because of regulatory hurdles.

Data: BusinessWeek

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