0
Broadband

Disney re-engages talks with 21st Century Fox - report

Monday 4 December 2017 | 14:57 CET | News
Disney is reportedly back in talks to acquire most of Fox's film and television assets, plus some from Comcast, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The discussions are for 21st Century Fox movie and TV studio, international assets such as Fox's 39 percent stake in UK satellite TV provider Sky and India's Star TV, along with some US cable networks. Fox News, the Fox broadcast network and sports network FS1 aren't expected to be sold in any transaction, the people said. Rupert Murdoch and his family, who hold 39 percent of 21st Century Fox's voting shares,

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Comcast / Hulu / Sky / Sony / Verizon Communications
Countries: United States / World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

UK gives conditional approval to Sky's takeover by Fox, says Comcast's bid presents no problems

Published 05 Jun 2018 15:43 CET | United Kingdom
In an official statement to Parliament, UK Culture Secretary Matt Hancock said he would not block the takeover of Sky, owner of ...

Comcast abandons bid for 21st Century Fox assets

Published 12 Dec 2017 09:03 CET | United States
Comcast has abandoned a possible bid for assets of 21st Century Fox, leaving Walt Disney Co as the only potential buyer. ...

Comcast targeting Sky control in Fox deal - report

Published 07 Dec 2017 09:21 CET | United States
Comcast is targeting full control of UK satellite TV provider Sky in its battle with Walt Disney for Fox's film and television ...

Fox Networks launches National Geographic VoD in Europe, Africa in 2018

Published 06 Dec 2017 12:08 CET | World
Fox Networks Group will launch a National Geographic on-demand service in Europe and Africa in the New Year, the head of its ...

Disney weer aan onderhandelingstafel over Fox-onderdelen

Published 04 Dec 2017 16:16 CET | United States
Disney is naar verluidt weer in gesprek over de aankoop van de film- en tv-assets van Fox plus enkele van Comcast. Dat schrijft ...

Comcast, Verizon show interest in Fox ops as Disney talks cool - report

Published 17 Nov 2017 09:58 CET | United States
Comcast and Verizon Communications have both expressed interest in buying parts of 21st Century Fox, Bloomberg said, saying the ...

Fox talks to Disney on sale of most of company - report

Published 07 Nov 2017 08:38 CET | United States
21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Disney, people familiar with the situation told CNBC. The ...