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Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
Would spin off FOX, Fox sports, Fox Business, and Fox News to avoid anti trust issues. Not sure what that does for future media contracts with Fox if they are a stand alone company.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/06/21st-cen...urces.html
11-06-2017 07:29 PM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
(11-06-2017 07:29 PM)otown Wrote:  Would spin off FOX, Fox sports, Fox Business, and Fox News to avoid anti trust issues. Not sure what that does for future media contracts with Fox if they are a stand alone company.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/06/21st-cen...urces.html

They are looking to enhance production studios in the wake of leaving Netflix. Still as you noted spinning off the News, Business, and Sports would advantage all of their other holdings depending upon the buyers. But it looks to me like those entities would remain as a group and under the current owners. The excerpt did note that it might help them focus funding that would help them compete. Still, the studios have been a money maker by cooperating with Disney for the Star Wars movies etc.

If it goes through it will be interesting to see how it affects the other aspects of FOX that aren't being purchased.
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11-06-2017 07:44 PM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
I think they just want to get the Marvel characters back.
11-06-2017 08:03 PM
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(11-06-2017 08:03 PM)uakronkid Wrote:  I think they just want to get the Marvel characters back.

Pretty sure Disney already owns them lol
11-06-2017 08:10 PM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
This could be a big shot of cash for FOX. Could be good for college sports.

Disney has a pretty extensive production facilities. I think they are more interested in the library and franchises.
11-06-2017 08:20 PM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
Move #2 after this one - AT&T buying the rest of the FOX networks and sports group which would create the perfect mix with them buying Time Warner.
11-06-2017 08:54 PM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
(11-06-2017 08:54 PM)MissouriStateBears Wrote:  Move #2 after this one - AT&T buying the rest of the FOX networks and sports group which would create the perfect mix with them buying Time Warner.

Better buy both stocks then?
11-06-2017 10:41 PM
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RE: Disney buying 21st Century Fox??
(11-06-2017 08:10 PM)otown Wrote:  
(11-06-2017 08:03 PM)uakronkid Wrote:  I think they just want to get the Marvel characters back.

Pretty sure Disney already owns them lol

Fox has the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four spheres of the Marvel Universe. Sony has Spider-Man.
11-06-2017 11:07 PM
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This is huge just in the amount of comic book properties alone.
11-06-2017 11:57 PM
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Apparently also passing on Fox OTA network and the local stations for anti-trust reasons.

It's the studios future output and libraries they really want. If they pull off the deal, their direct to consumer streaming service could be a real blockbuster. The entire Marvel line-up but for Spiderman, Star Wars (wonder if we see a Star Wars universe series as bait to gain subscribers), a huge amount of sports inventory.
11-07-2017 12:01 AM
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