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Comcast, Disney in Fox chase

Jun 18, 2018
A federal court’s historic decision to let AT&T and Time Warner merge has unleashed other deal talks among giant companies. Just a day after the decision, Comcast renewed its bid for 21st Century Fox assets — a $65 billion offer. Compare that to Disney’s bid of $52.4 billion. Fox now has two eager suitors – both […]

What the AT&T ruling means for mergers and acquisitions

Jun 13, 2018
Yesterday … a judge cleared AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Today… Comcast bid $65 billion in cash for 21st Century Fox assets, which Disney is already trying to buy. Coincidence? I think not. The AT&T decision was closely watched for the implications it could have on other deals. So, more to come? Click […]

Media powerhouses go after big ad dollars for the upcoming TV season

May 8, 2018
Two of the big media companies are reporting earnings this week. The Walt Disney Co. reports after the close of the bell today and 21st Century Fox’s earnings report is expected tomorrow . That means plenty of talk about Disney’s recent box office successes and its pending acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets. But next week, […]

Disney-Fox deal makes CEO succession tougher

Dec 14, 2017
The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy most of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets in a $52 billion deal that will reshape the media landscape. If the megamerger goes through, the already huge Disney will become an even bigger Hollywood player and digital streaming competitor. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger was set to […]

Disney announces deal with Fox

Dec 14, 2017
A look at the ways Disney will now have an advantage in the streaming landscape.

Why would the Murdochs want to sell part of 21st Century Fox?

Nov 8, 2017
There have been reports this week that the Murdoch family is talking with Disney about selling the entertainment division of 21st Century Fox. It would be a big deal for Disney, and it would also mean a big change for Fox. Sarah Ellison wrote in Vanity Fair about the rumored deal and how the complicated […]
The potential deal would leave the Murdoch family still in possession of Fox News. 
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