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At a town hall meeting on the Fox lot on Wednesday, the executives finally announced a date for the closing of the Disney deal to acquire 21st Century Fox: January 1, 2019. We’ve known for ages it would be some time in 2019, but it had always been assumed to have been later in the… read more

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It seems that the Department of Justice thinks it may be time to reexamine a Supreme Court ruling that ended studio ownership of theaters. In 1948 the DoJ brought a case against ‘block booking’ by studios. This was a practice that required a theater to show a certain number of B-films in order to get… read more


No one has been quite sure how the purchase of 21st Century Fox by Disney would play out, but it’s looking as though it may go smoothly. Writing an op-ed for the Washington Times, Department of Justice antitrust chief Makan Delrahim said it’s “a victory for American consumers.” He went on to add, it “should be heralded… read more

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It appears that what Mickey Mouse wants, Mickey Mouse plans to get. Even if that means spending way more money than he originally planned to. Disney has been in the process of buying 21st Century Fox for $52.4B for some time now. Then Comcast decided to spoil the party by offering $65B in an all-cash transaction.… read more

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It seems that Comcast is a bit more than serious about scooping up 21st Century Fox. While it seemed as though the merger with Disney was a done deal, Comcast finally made its formal offer for the Murdoch owned company, putting in a big of $65B. Currently, Fox has a meeting on the books for… read more

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If everything goes according to plan, the Disney and 21st Century Fox deal could wrap up by Summer 2019. But there are still hurdles to go. First announced in December 2017, estimates placed the deal being wrapped up in 12 to 18 months. Some analysts found this timeline conservative, but it seems it may have… read more

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Will Hollywood learn a lesson? Probably not. Remember all of those flops in 2017 that I talked about? Well, it was even worse than that list suggested. The total number of tickets sold in the U.S. in 2017 came to 1.239 billion, which seems healthy, but that is the lowest movie attendance since 1992 which… read more


Disney announced on Thursday its intentions to buy numerous assets from 21st Century Fox, but that doesn’t mean it’s definitely happening. After numerous rumors, Disney and 21st Century Fox made their deal official on Thursday morning. Listening into the investor’s call shortly after the announcement, Disney execs stated they expected it to close within 12… read more

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Comcast has apparently pulled up stakes and has left Disney alone to in the run to purchase 21st Century Fox. According to sources speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Comcast has pulled out of the talks due to Disney returning to the table and regulatory concerns. The feeling is a Comcast/Fox deal would have been… read more

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From the land of “who didn’t see this coming?” Warner Brothers is less than happy with the way Justice League is playing out. When you end up spending a rumored $300M on a film, you expect it to do well. When it comes in at only $570.3M three weeks into release, it’s time to start… read more

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It seems that things have sped up considerably when it comes to Fox and Disney. According to sources speaking with CNBC, discussions between Fox and Disney have advanced and there could be an announcement as soon as next week. The sale, should it happen, would encompass Nat Geo, Star, regional sports networks, movie studios and… read more

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We’re going to need a scorecard at this point to keep track of the talks. It seems that Disney and Fox are in talks again to purchase chunks of the company latter. Comcast is said to also be in the mix, but Disney is appearing to be the favored party at this point. According to… read more

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