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21st Century Fox Sell itself to Disney

Broadcast Network/News and Stations cant be bought by Disney (November 2017)

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DA
Dave Founding member
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42370822

Quote:
Mr Purvis says, ABC News is safe because it makes money.
"The way that networks look at their news programmes is that they look at the cost compared with advertising revenues within those programmes," he says.
"By that measure, ABC News is profitable. Good Morning America is the leading breakfast programme in the US. There's no way Disney would shut that down."
Sky News, of course, does not enjoy that kind of status. But Mr Purvis says Disney would have to balance that against other factors, including the "political kudos" that owning Sky News would give it in the UK.
"We don't know the outcome of that kind of consideration," he says
RK
Rkolsen
One of the first things that popped into my head after Comcast would be a better fit (given how many Fox movies and shows are adult oriented)


How would Comcast have been a better fit? You realise one of Disney's main motives for the take over is to widen its range of content in order to build a killer Netflix rival?

True. It’s just a feeling. I never cared for the adult Disney fare where a lot of it seems to be safe.
BR
Brekkie
I think there would still be major competition considerations with ITV and Sky coming together in anyway - and arguably without the influence of Murdoch it may be even less likely to happen.
IS
Inspector Sands
I doubt they'd want to. If they've just bought Fox and as a consequence gained Sky they're going to have enough on their plate without taking over another broadcaster. There'll be some level of integration of Disney's current UK operations into Fox and Sky's (depending on how much of Sky ends up owned by the mouse) to do first

They won't have the appetite or even possibly the money for ITV, and Sky is a much bigger money spinner with much more potential than any other broadcaster here
CY
cyberdude
Anyone else hoping we'll get Disney/ABC shows faster here after all this?
NG
noggin Founding member
One of the first things that popped into my head after Comcast would be a better fit (given how many Fox movies and shows are adult oriented) is if the Sky channels would reformat to 720p?


Don't see that happening. The 720p boat has long since sailed. It's now really only considered for IP streaming here - where 720/25p and 720/50p are widely used for catch-up TV services - though I suspect we'll start seeing 1080/50p from the BBC iPlayer, as it was listed as an HEVC MPEG-DASH streaming profile along with their 2160/25p and 50p profiles listed in the UHD HDR Blue Planet II beta test.

Sky did pretty extensive user testing before chosing 1080i. 1080i beat 720p at the point Sky did their testing. (Screens have got bigger and de-interlacers have got better so the resolution win for 1080i - particularly on 24/25p native stuff is well worth having).

Given that anyone shooting 24p stuff (i.e. most scripted drama and sit com) in the US will be shooting 1080/24p or 2160/24p these days - there is no reason to downgrade Sky's channels to 720/50p from 1080/50i.

The next move will be from 1080i to 2160p I suspect.
London Lite and UKnews gave kudos
RK
Rkolsen
One of the first things that popped into my head after Comcast would be a better fit (given how many Fox movies and shows are adult oriented) is if the Sky channels would reformat to 720p?


Don't see that happening. The 720p boat has long since sailed. It's now really only considered for IP streaming here - where 720/25p and 720/50p are widely used for catch-up TV services - though I suspect we'll start seeing 1080/50p from the BBC iPlayer, as it was listed as an HEVC MPEG-DASH streaming profile along with their 2160/25p and 50p profiles listed in the UHD HDR Blue Planet II beta test.

Sky did pretty extensive user testing before chosing 1080i. 1080i beat 720p at the point Sky did their testing. (Screens have got bigger and de-interlacers have got better so the resolution win for 1080i - particularly on 24/25p native stuff is well worth having).

Given that anyone shooting 24p stuff (i.e. most scripted drama and sit com) in the US will be shooting 1080/24p or 2160/24p these days - there is no reason to downgrade Sky's channels to 720/50p from 1080/50i.

The next move will be from 1080i to 2160p I suspect.

I brought it up because in the past few years they have built brand new facilities and two new channels from the ground up all based on 720p spec in mind. If you look at renting any of their NYC or LA studios that have production facilities in house you'll see that they are only capable of outputting 720p. In many of the studios you will see that the cameras are only capable of 720p
JA
JAS84
Anyone else hoping we'll get Disney/ABC shows faster here after all this?
They already can't get much faster without airing same day as in the US. Sky 1 just finished airing the Marvel's Inhumans series, for example.
:-(
A former member
Whats going to happpen to the Fox channel? Could that be merged into Sky one? and a new ABC channel appearing?
IS
Inspector Sands
If they still keep the Fox name, and I'd have thought they will, there's no reason anything will happen to the Fox channel. No reason why they can't have Sky, ABC and Fox channels in the UK, all owned by the same company

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