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Fox-Disney: Now Get Ready for the Power Struggle

By January 23, 2018No Comments
Disney has acquired a large piece of 21st Century Fox for $62B.

The deal combines 2 of Hollywood’s 6 major film studios under one roof.

Verizon and Comcast were also pursuing the deal.

Below is how the deal compares to past Hollywood mergers:

The remaining Fox company will be spun off with assets including:
1)
Fox News
2) Fox Business cable news networks
3) FS1 cable sports channel
4) The Big Ten Network
5) 28 local TV stations
6) Fox broadcast network.

More. Disney’s Fox acquisition means the end of Hulu as we know it

Updated Hulu ownership:
1) Disney: 60%
2) Comcast: 30%
3) Time Warner: 10%

More. For Disney’s Iger, a Bold Move That Will Define His Legacy

Michael Beach

Michael Beach

Michael Beach is the Chief Executive Officer of Cross Screen Media, a media analytics and software company that enables marketers to plan, activate, and measure CTV and linear TV at the local level. Michael is also the founder and editor of State of the Screens, a weekly newsletter focused on video advertising that is a must-read for thought leaders in the advertising industry. He has appeared in such publications as PBS Frontline, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Axios, CNBC and Bloomberg, and on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.