Disney buy's 21st Century Fox for $52bn

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Found 14th Dec 2017
Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn (£39bn).

The deal includes Fox's 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced.

Fox's remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, will form a new company.

The deal ends more than half a century of media expansion by Fox owner Rupert Murdoch, who is 86 years old.

He turned a single Australian newspaper he inherited from his father at the age of 21 into one of the world's largest news and film empires.

Mr Murdoch will still retain control of News Corp, the news publishing group which split away from 21st Century Fox in 2013 and which owns the Times and the Sun newspapers.

Disney's purchase will add to its huge back catalogue, with high-grossing films such as the original Star Wars movie, the Marvel superhero pictures, Avatar and Deadpool, as well as TV hits including The Simpsons.

Mr Iger said that Disney was "incredibly excited" about the acquisition, and that it was an "opportunity to expand iconic franchises".

(Source: BBC)
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The Simpsons predicted it 20 years ago...

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Avengers VS X-men movie incoming!
The creation of a new Hollywood juggernaut combining Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox would change the balance of power between traditional media and internet streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, who would become more reliant on a single company for television shows and movies if the merger is completed.

Together, a combined Disney and Fox would own 19 per cent of the most popular TV shows available on Netflix in the US, making it the second-largest provider of content to the streaming service after CBS, according to YipitData, which collects and analyses web data for institutional investors.

Their joint share would exceed that of Netflix’s own original series, adding greater urgency to the Silicon Valley company’s multibillion-dollar investment in TV and movie commissioning.

The streaming company produces or commissions 15 per cent of TV shows ranked in IMDB’s top 500, according to YipitData research, compared with 12 per cent from Fox and 7 per cent from Disney.
Bad news for the future of streaming platforms.
deleted5795914th Dec 2017

Im betting right now its Secret Wars for Avengers 4, Only problem is Fox …Im betting right now its Secret Wars for Avengers 4, Only problem is Fox dont own Fantastic Four rights still but I suspect would be easy for Disney to get rights to use them.. well easier than Spiderman, and they got them.


I'd love to see the house of M or even messiah complex made into movies.
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The Simpsons predicted it 20 years ago...

32739194-51EOo.jpg
deleted5795914th Dec 2017

Im betting right now its Secret Wars for Avengers 4, Only problem is Fox …Im betting right now its Secret Wars for Avengers 4, Only problem is Fox dont own Fantastic Four rights still but I suspect would be easy for Disney to get rights to use them.. well easier than Spiderman, and they got them.



I thought Fox did own the FF rights?

Good news for my Disney shares either way.
I hope this won’t lead to Deadpool being watered down.
Wonder if we could see the x men come to the recent MvC infinite game?
Let's hope the ridiculous cancellation of release on a lot of FOX shows on Blu Ray will now be reversed.
What happens to Now TV?
F.D1 h, 36 m ago

The Simpsons predicted it 20 years ago...[Image]


Not just that but this one in 2000
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And all these other ones.The Simpsons
Planet earth, CEO Disney
Whats more interesting is the relaxing of Net Neutrality - different providers of content may not run to each home (in US) at the same speed. We may expect this to spread to UK at some point

savetheinternet.com/net…now
davewave33 m ago

Whats more interesting is the relaxing of Net Neutrality - different …Whats more interesting is the relaxing of Net Neutrality - different providers of content may not run to each home (in US) at the same speed. We may expect this to spread to UK at some pointhttps://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now


It will but after Brexit.
teh.arn11 m ago

It will but after Brexit.


yeah also Israel's fault.
davewave1 h, 19 m ago

yeah also Israel's fault.


Not sure why you always bring Israel into things.....
Disney have been working with Fox to create Pandora in Animal Kingdom Disney World so it kind of already happened behind closed doors.
Terrible news. Disney water down everything. e.g. the last Star wars farce
zworld56 m ago

Terrible news. Disney water down everything. e.g. the last Star wars farce


The latest Star Wars wasn't great imo, but to say they water everything down is ridiculous....
teh.arn1 h, 25 m ago

The latest Star Wars wasn't great imo, but to say they water everything …The latest Star Wars wasn't great imo, but to say they water everything down is ridiculous....



No, it's not.
They had all the Zack & Cody moments where one person starts a sentence and another person ends it or both say the same line at the same time. There are endless other watered down Disneyfied moments.
deleted5795914th Dec 2017

Depends, Not for Disneys streaming platforms per se, Disney also has the …Depends, Not for Disneys streaming platforms per se, Disney also has the best Digital Movie Distribution service replacing VUDU.. Competition is healthy, this will cause Amazon & Netflix to step things up.



Competition is great but not when there is this degree of vertical integration. What you'll see is greater fragmentation so rather than spending £10 on Netflix for say 70% of the available content, you'll need to pay £10 each Netflix, Amazon, Disney, Warners etc. to get that same content.

The same thing happened with the Premier League. They wanted competition so instead of one subscription fee to Sky, you now need one with Sky AND BT to access the same content (and BT's is lower quality in my opinion).
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