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Disney agrees to sell factual channels to win EU approval for Fox takeover

Wednesday 7 November 2018 | 10:51 CET | News
The European Commission has approved Disney's planned takeover of 21st Century Fox with the condition that the companies divest several factual channels. These are the channels History, H2, Crime & Investigation, Blaze and Lifetime, which are controlled by A+E Television Networks, a joint venture between Disney and Hearst. The Commission said the concession would resolve its concerns about reduced competition on the market for wholesale supply of TV channels following the merger. 

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: 21st Century Fox / Disney / European Commission / Sony / Warner Bros
Countries: Europe
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