November 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm #178093
note this is in talks for now though.November 6, 2017 at 5:09 pm #178096
This includes Mainly the studio and entertainment properties of Fox going to Disney. Note Fox Owned Stations and Fox News are not included in this deal.November 6, 2017 at 6:21 pm #178101
I could see a scenario where Fox’s cable sports assets also get sold to Disney and get folded into the ESPN Networks Group.
This way, ESPN could pay less for the national cable rights to some sports properties since they’d eliminate a competitor.
But for this to work, Fox’s broadcast network would likely have to partner with a cable sports programmer for “joint ventures” where Fox’s broadcast network and a cable sports network would share events.
But Washington might shoot down such a scenario since ESPN might become even more powerful in sports that D.C. might say “No!”.November 8, 2017 at 10:14 am #178145
Here is the real reason why Fox sold some of its divisions to Disney and its to get Sky News in the UK in that deal.November 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm #178441
Now Comcast NBC has been named to get certain divisions of Fox.December 6, 2017 at 8:45 am #178911
here is an updateDecember 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm #178957December 14, 2017 at 11:45 pm #179092
Update on Disney getting the divisions of Fox. Note Fox News and Fox O&O divisions are not going to Disney.December 17, 2017 at 12:57 pm #179137
Update on the Disney ABC/ Fox deal.December 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm #179142
Also Sky Network in the UK is also part of the deal to go to Disney.
Movies including Brave and Wreck-It Ralph will have their UK TV premiere on new channel Sky Movies Disney, as part of a new multi-year film output deal between BSkyB and the Hollywood studio.
Sky Movies Disney will launch on 28 March as a new addition to Sky’s pay-TV film channels lineup, replacing Disney Cinemagic.
Other animated titles from Disney and Pixar, including Tinker Bell: Secrets of the Wings and upcoming releases Oz: The Great and Powerful, Monsters University and The Lone Ranger, will also have their first UK TV showing on Sky Movies Disney.
The deal also gives Sky access to Disney films for its video on demand services Sky Go, Now TV and On Demand.
Sky declined to reveal the length of its new Disney deal. But in the face of increased competition for Hollywood movie rights from US VOD service Netflix, which launched in the UK in early 2012, Sky has now renewed exclusive pay-TV deals with four out of the six major studios – Disney, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros – since September.
As part of the deal the Sky Movies channels will have the UK TV premieres of future releases by Lucasfilm, recently acquired by Disney, including new Star Wars films; and Marvel titles including Avengers Assemble and Iron Man 3.December 18, 2017 at 11:29 am #179211January 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm #179685
Here is an update in the Fox/Disney deal.January 23, 2018 at 1:16 pm #179922
Here is an update on the Fox/Sky Deal.February 2, 2018 at 3:28 pm #180157February 12, 2018 at 10:53 am #181260
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