Barry Diller is an American businessman and Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia Group. Diller created the Fox Broadcasting Company and USA Broadcasting; he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1994.
Diller served for 10 years as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation starting in 1974. From October 1984 to April 1992, Diller held the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 20th Century Fox, where he launched the Fox network.
In 1997, Diller acquired the assets of Silver King Broadcasting, the collective group of over-the-air TV stations owned by then Bud Paxson’s Home Shopping Network as well as the Home Shopping Network itself. Along with this acquisition, Diller also purchased the rights to the USA Network. Diller eventually sold the TV assets to Univision; The USA Network and its assets were later sold off to Vivendi while Diller retained the assets of the Home Shopping Network and the subsequent Internet assets he acquired later to bolster the HSN Online stable that later became IAC/InterActiveCorp.