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Now Fox is in talks to sell its shares in sky due to the Disney Deal negotiations.
Here is another update on the talks.
Update Sinclair is rumored to get the regional Fox Sports Net Channels like Fox Sports West in Los Angeles.
Update Disney and Fox are Under antitrust Scrutiny over how it will sell regional Sports Networks like Fox Sports West.
The Disney divestment from RSN is still in talks for now.
Update New Fox is named to get the RSN’s from Disney.
Another Rumor is out on who will bid on the Fox Sports RSN’s as a result of the Fox/Disney talks.
2 Updates on the Disney/Fox Talks
Channing Dungey Exits ABC and the Disney Fox talks has an approval in China.
Update Amazon is named as a candidate to get the local editions of Fox SPorts Net.
Here is an update on the Disney/ Fox talks over its RSN’s
The MLB is named as a candidate to get some of the Fox Sports Regional affiliates.
Another talk in the long running Disney/Fox negotiations over where the Fox Sports Local editions are going and talks of a spinoff are at play here.
MLB named as a candidate to get Local Fox Sports outlets.
Fox and Netflix named in an executive poaching dispute. This lawsuit may affect the outcome of the Disney/Fox talks
UPDATED 6:15 PM PT with Fox statement) Fox and Netflix’s long legal dust-up over the streamer’s snatching of two executives almost three years ago is heating up as the former attempts to get the upcoming trial pushed back and the sparring latter wants to draw Rupert Murdoch’s New Fox and almost every other studio in town into the damning action.
“No longer content — or able — to lock in the stars, Fox seeks to lock into place for years at a time the innumerable marketing, accounting, production, and other business executives who conduct its daily business, using onerous, one-sided contract terms and baseless threats,” declares the Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP represented Reed Hastings run streamer in a filing today (read it here). “But in doing so, Fox has indisputably violated long-standing California public policy that protects employee mobility and prizes free and fair competition, including competition for skilled and talented employees providing business services,” Netflix adds, calling Fox’s claims of unfair competition “fundamentally flawed, exposing the unfair, abusive, and anticompetitive conduct Fox uses to hold its employees hostage.”
“This motion boils down to a single legal issue for the court to decide: Should Fox be permitted to use the UCL (unfair competition claim) to obtain injunctive relief against Netflix broader than any it could legally obtain against its employees themselves?” asks the lightly redacted 19-page motion. “Based on undisputed facts, the answer is an resounding ‘no.’”
“Employees at Fox have every right to the security and protections of their employment contracts, and Netflix has no right to interfere with them,” a Fox spokesperson said Friday “Netflix’s claims have no legal basis, and we are confident Netflix will be held accountable in our lawsuit” the company added. The plan inside the House of Rupert is that Fox are likely to file their own summary judgement this weekend too.
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