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Old 12-06-2017, 11:02 PM   #21
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Seems to be getting closer. We shall see...
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:39 AM   #22
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https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/wal...llion-stock-2/

Wow, 52.4 billion for the Century 21 Fox assists. The highlights of the press release include:

-Acquisition complements and enhances The Walt Disney Company’s ability to provide consumers around the world with more appealing content and entertainment options

-Transaction to include 21st Century Fox’s film and television studios, cable entertainment networks and international TV businesses

-Popular entertainment properties including X-Men, Avatar, The Simpsons, FX Networks and National Geographic to join Disney’s portfolio

-Expands Disney’s direct-to-consumer offerings with addition of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment content, capabilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia; Hulu stake becomes a controlling interest

-Addition of extensive international properties, including Star in India and Fox’s 39% ownership of Sky across Europe, enhances Disney’s position as a truly global entertainment company with world-class offerings in key regions

-Robert A. Iger to remain Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company through 2021
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:42 AM   #23
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Just a reminder that the deal doesn't include Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 or the Big Ten Network.
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Disney will be an even bigger bully. Not good news for the competition.

I wonder if the Murdoch camp will wind up with any clout at Disney.
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Official statement from Disney: https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/wal...billion-stock/
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CNBC is calling Iger the King of Hollywood...now. The dominant producers of content are now one. And now Rupert doesn't have to deal with his bothersome sons.
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Wait, does this mean Disney now owns the Simpsons?

Very excited about the Marvel possibilities. Pretty certain Marvel Studios can do justice to the Fantastic Four franchise and its assortment of cosmic super-villians.
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:23 PM   #28
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Wait, does this mean Disney now owns the Simpsons?
Once the purchase closes after all regulatory approvals are given, yes.
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Wait, does this mean Disney now owns the Simpsons?
heh, so this means Universal will have both Simpsons and Marvel in its parks, but those rights are going to be owned now by Disney. Slowly... very slowly... Disney is going to own Universal Parks!

I am oddly most excited about them owning the Avatar franchise... it feels right now that I've seen "Avatarland."
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heh, so this means Universal will have both Simpsons and Marvel in its parks, but those rights are going to be owned now by Disney. Slowly... very slowly... Disney is going to own Universal Parks!

I am oddly most excited about them owning the Avatar franchise... it feels right now that I've seen "Avatarland."
This is why Uni is replacing things with content they own, or would never be sold (Amblin, HP, Nintendo)
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