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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
Looks like this deal is back in a slightly modified form. If it goes through, then Disney gets the bulk of 21st Century Fox, but Disney would avoid antitrust problems by not acquiring Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, FS1, and FS2.

I think the only detail here that wasn't in the previously-reported proposal is that Disney would acquire Fox's regional sports channels as part of the deal.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/05/disney-a...urces.html
Quote:The deal contemplates the sale of Fox's Nat Geo, Star, regional sports networks, movie studios and stakes in Sky and Hulu, among other properties. What would remain at Fox includes its news and business news divisions, broadcast network and Fox sports.

The enterprise value of the Fox assets in the Disney deal is seen as above $60 billion, according to sources. Current Fox shareholders would get one share of the Fox company that remains after the movie and television assets are sold plus shares of Disney in a fixed exchange ratio.
12-05-2017 11:14 AM
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All Big 12 third tier rights owned by Fox are going to ESPN.
12-05-2017 11:16 AM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
The Fox RSN all own the non-UT Big 12 tier 3 rights. So with the LHN, ESPN would own all Big 12 tier 3 rights. Probably wouldn't change the equation much, wrt a conference network as other than owning all tier 3 right under one roof, the other hurdles to a conference network still remain for the Big 12.
12-05-2017 11:19 AM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
(12-05-2017 11:14 AM)Wedge Wrote:  Looks like this deal is back in a slightly modified form. If it goes through, then Disney gets the bulk of 21st Century Fox, but Disney would avoid antitrust problems by not acquiring Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, FS1, and FS2.

I think the only detail here that wasn't in the previously-reported proposal is that Disney would acquire Fox's regional sports channels as part of the deal.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/05/disney-a...urces.html
Quote:The deal contemplates the sale of Fox's Nat Geo, Star, regional sports networks, movie studios and stakes in Sky and Hulu, among other properties. What would remain at Fox includes its news and business news divisions, broadcast network and Fox sports.

The enterprise value of the Fox assets in the Disney deal is seen as above $60 billion, according to sources. Current Fox shareholders would get one share of the Fox company that remains after the movie and television assets are sold plus shares of Disney in a fixed exchange ratio.

The regionals are gold mines. MLB teams dominate the local ratings on the RSNs. Very important for streaming. Look now for ESPN Midwest, ESPN South, ESPN North, ESPN West, ESPN Florida, etc.
12-05-2017 11:23 AM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
(12-05-2017 11:19 AM)Frog in the Kitchen Sink Wrote:  The Fox RSN all own the non-UT Big 12 tier 3 rights. So with the LHN, ESPN would own all Big 12 tier 3 rights. Probably wouldn't change the equation much, wrt a conference network as other than owning all tier 3 right under one roof, the other hurdles to a conference network still remain for the Big 12.

KU's third tier rights aren't through FOX RSNs.
12-05-2017 11:24 AM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
(12-05-2017 11:24 AM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  
(12-05-2017 11:19 AM)Frog in the Kitchen Sink Wrote:  The Fox RSN all own the non-UT Big 12 tier 3 rights. So with the LHN, ESPN would own all Big 12 tier 3 rights. Probably wouldn't change the equation much, wrt a conference network as other than owning all tier 3 right under one roof, the other hurdles to a conference network still remain for the Big 12.

KU's third tier rights aren't through FOX RSNs.

Owned by ESPN.
12-05-2017 11:28 AM
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Does this mean ESPN will now own Oklahoma's Tier 3 rights? What does that mean in terms of possible future realignment for OU?
12-05-2017 11:29 AM
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(12-05-2017 11:29 AM)Hokie Mark Wrote:  Does this mean ESPN will now own Oklahoma's Tier 3 rights? What does that mean in terms of possible future realignment for OU?

I really don't think it means much. These third tier rights just happen to be part of the deal.
12-05-2017 11:36 AM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
(12-05-2017 11:14 AM)Wedge Wrote:  Looks like this deal is back in a slightly modified form. If it goes through, then Disney gets the bulk of 21st Century Fox, but Disney would avoid antitrust problems by not acquiring Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, FS1, and FS2.

I think the only detail here that wasn't in the previously-reported proposal is that Disney would acquire Fox's regional sports channels as part of the deal.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/05/disney-a...urces.html
Quote:The deal contemplates the sale of Fox's Nat Geo, Star, regional sports networks, movie studios and stakes in Sky and Hulu, among other properties. What would remain at Fox includes its news and business news divisions, broadcast network and Fox sports.

The enterprise value of the Fox assets in the Disney deal is seen as above $60 billion, according to sources. Current Fox shareholders would get one share of the Fox company that remains after the movie and television assets are sold plus shares of Disney in a fixed exchange ratio.

Wow - that's legitimately surprising that Fox would part with those RSNs. Those make a TON of money (and are likely more valuable on a per subscriber basis than FS1/FS2). It also gives ESPN even more levarage going forward when it can combine access to the mothership with access to those RSNs. Most relevant to this particular board: what happens to Fox's share of BTN? Is that considered to be the Fox Sports portion to be retained by Fox or would it be included with the RSNs? Imagine if that comes into the ESPN fold (which would give them the Big Ten Network in addition to the SEC and ACC).
12-05-2017 11:46 AM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
(12-05-2017 11:46 AM)Frank the Tank Wrote:  ...Most relevant to this particular board: what happens to Fox's share of BTN? Is that considered to be the Fox Sports portion to be retained by Fox or would it be included with the RSNs? Imagine if that comes into the ESPN fold (which would give them the Big Ten Network in addition to the SEC and ACC).

That's a GREAT point, Frank! I didn't even think to ask that question, but it could be huge for college sports...
12-05-2017 11:56 AM
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