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(11-13-2017 03:36 AM)DawgNBama Wrote:  I think I know what Disney-ESPN/ABC is up to now. Yes, cord-cutting is gradually affecting cable tv, but not at the speed we think it is. All of these ESPN layoffs, in the name of "cord-cutting " are nothing more than a red herring for what is really going on at ESPN. Part of why ESPN is screaming about cord-cutting so much is that they're trying to get all of the pro-leagues to lower their rights value as well as college sports leagues. Thus, we can conclude that ESPN is saving $$'s, but for what reason?? Disney's bid to try to take over FOX provides the answer, IMO. Not only does Disney want FOX for its movies, it wants it for its sports league rights also!! ESPN is trying to build a coast to coast sports broadcasting monopoly. It doesn't just want the SEC & the ACC, it wants all of the Big Ten and PAC 12 too, not to mention the valuable programs in the Big 12 for college sports.

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Fox wanted to buy Time/Warner a few years ago as a merger, but could not get it. The issue with Fox/Time-Warner/Trump/AT&T seems to be a revenge for Newscorp to forced them to sell CNN to weaken Time-Warner and AT&T. NewsCorp wanted TNT, TBS, HBO, TruTV, HLN, CNN, etc.Maybe so that Newscorp will shut CNN and HLN down?

I do not know why Rupert want to sell off the entertainment side when he wanted to get a share of the Game of Thrones's ratings?
11-14-2017 01:55 AM
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My theory is AT&T will acquire the FOX broadcasting and sports division after the Time Warner sale with CNN and few other assets being sold off.
11-14-2017 01:00 PM
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(11-14-2017 01:55 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  Fox wanted to buy Time/Warner a few years ago as a merger, but could not get it. The issue with Fox/Time-Warner/Trump/AT&T seems to be a revenge for Newscorp to forced them to sell CNN to weaken Time-Warner and AT&T. NewsCorp wanted TNT, TBS, HBO, TruTV, HLN, CNN, etc.Maybe so that Newscorp will shut CNN and HLN down?

I do not know why Rupert want to sell off the entertainment side when he wanted to get a share of the Game of Thrones's ratings?

Again, from the original article, the Murdoch's thinking seems to be that the Fox empire is not big enough on its own. Buying TimeWarner would have made FoxTimeWarner a big enough player to be competitive with Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook. That didn't work out, so next best thing is selling Fox--either keeping a stake in a new, merged Fox-Disney or just taking the money and running.

It's like jaywalking on a busy two-way street, and being halfway across. You can finish crossing, or you can run back to the sidewalk you started from. But you can't stand still.
11-14-2017 02:29 PM
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(11-14-2017 02:29 PM)johnbragg Wrote:  
(11-14-2017 01:55 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  Fox wanted to buy Time/Warner a few years ago as a merger, but could not get it. The issue with Fox/Time-Warner/Trump/AT&T seems to be a revenge for Newscorp to forced them to sell CNN to weaken Time-Warner and AT&T. NewsCorp wanted TNT, TBS, HBO, TruTV, HLN, CNN, etc.Maybe so that Newscorp will shut CNN and HLN down?

I do not know why Rupert want to sell off the entertainment side when he wanted to get a share of the Game of Thrones's ratings?

Again, from the original article, the Murdoch's thinking seems to be that the Fox empire is not big enough on its own. Buying TimeWarner would have made FoxTimeWarner a big enough player to be competitive with Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook. That didn't work out, so next best thing is selling Fox--either keeping a stake in a new, merged Fox-Disney or just taking the money and running.

It's like jaywalking on a busy two-way street, and being halfway across. You can finish crossing, or you can run back to the sidewalk you started from. But you can't stand still.


These companies are way too powerful already. I would love to see anti-trust against these companies so that they are broken down to smaller companies. As for cable companies? I would love to see anti-trust against them. I would like to see Cox, Altice, Charter, Comcast and others fight for costumers in the same town for service. It might help bring down the bills. Having only Suddenlink as the main cable provider really hurt. I did not like the guys behind Charter did when they bought Cox cable in certain areas, and dropped channels and added channels people do not want. Cox Cable did not raise the prices on us the way Suddenlink did.
11-14-2017 05:38 PM
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