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21st Century Fox takeover over Sky bid

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CI
cityprod West Country (West) Spotlight
This is becoming a hostile takeover attempt. I'm not liking any of this at all. In terms of the film studios, the merger with Disney still makes more sense, because Disney own Marvel and Fox still has the film rights to certain Marvel properties, such as the X-Men & Deadpool. There are no similar synergies between Universal and Fox.

As for TV, I think there may be more issues with Comcast owning Fox International Channels, than there are with Disney.

It all feels like two billionaires fighting over who's going to fill up their golden piggy bank first.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
New Conditions to be imposed

These undertakings are offered on improved terms and will include:

a commitment from Disney to operate and maintain a Sky News branded news service for 15 years rather than 10 years
a restriction on Disney from selling Sky News for 15 years without the consent of the Secretary of State
an extension of the funding commitment from 21st Century Fox from 10 years to 15 years
an increase in the total funds available to Sky News, to at least £100m per year, with operating costs protected in real terms
a formal commitment from Disney to preserve the editorial independence of Sky News

| see here …….. | GOV.UK/GOVERNMENT | 19-Jun-2018 @ 15:38 |
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
New Offer from Disney exceeding Comcast's made today ....

| see here …….. | THEWALTDISNEYCOMPANY.COM | 20-Jun-2018 @ 14:52 [b]|
RK
Rkolsen World News
Fox agrees to Disney’s increased offer.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/fox-disney-announce-new-deal-1529496937
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.
MO
Mouseboy33
BREAKING NEWS - Disney gets govt approval to take over 21Century FOX


I'm here to give you something to talk about! You're Welcome.
https://youtu.be/1g18oiI2WIU
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Key US Ratings Agency Moody's is lobbying for a two way deal with Comcast taking Sky and Disney taking the rest of 21CF that is on offer

| more details …….. | VARIETY.COM | 30-Jun-2018 @ 21:30 |
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A former member
Money grabbing gits....
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Hey, that would work. Comcast can also take Fox Sports, since Disney aren't allowed to have that. Disney would still get the 20th Century Fox studio, which was probably their primary target.
WH
whoiam989 World News
JAS84 posted:
Hey, that would work. Comcast can also take Fox Sports, since Disney aren't allowed to have that. Disney would still get the 20th Century Fox studio, which was probably their primary target.

To be fair, it's the American regional Fox Sports channels that Disney is not allowed to take over, and the national Fox Sports operations are retained by the Murdochs anyway.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Point still stands - Comcast can take those channels for their NBC Sports portfolio.

11 days later

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Higher. higher



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A former member
I would rather have disney get it. Mind you He'll get alot for his 39% wouldn't he?

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