There still hated, and they'll be hated by the UK as well.
The United States isn't the world. Comcast is only hated in the US.
Oh I know, but it's gonna be hilarious to read the horror stories! What can I say, I enjoy laughing at people and their miserable experiences. I can feel it already, "Hi, thank you for calling Sky, a Comcast company, please wait while we transfer you to the first of the 50 million idiots you'll be dealing with today! Don't worry, your time is important to us. The estimated wait time to speak to the next available representative is currently 8 hours. Please stay on the line, and experience the Future of Awesome!"Oi, us Brit’s didn’t choose Comcast for SKY
I was happy with anyone else taking over
Next time we will get an update is the first week of November when they release last quarters earnings. We have had some reports of an approval from Brazil, and the European Union is suppose to meet on the merger this month (Memory is telling me October 18th). They could green light the merger, or decide to look into it in more detail for 90 days..... With the sale and closing of the sale of the Sky stake, (which fits into the Disney strategy) to Comcast, there isn’t a big overlap of any antitrust issues in Europe.... The other countries are all a mystery and with China and the US at loggerheads on trade, an argument could be made that China may hold it up for political reasons.....https://screenrant.com/disney-fox-deal-close-2018/
Spurred by something said in a Deadline article. Does anyone have any knowledge on this? Perhaps anything on where it stands in terms of the international regulatory approvals?
My IRL experiences with mergers, is that this doesn’t begin until all regulatory issues are resolved and we are closing in on closing.
Could be.....The consent order is really just an exchange of one debt instrument guaranteed by 21CF with another guaranteed by NewDisney. Within the 8K it states that NewDisney expects the merger to close in the first half of 2019, but that is probably a worst case estimate.My IRL experiences with mergers, is that this doesn’t begin until all regulatory issues are resolved and we are closing in on closing.
I didn’t think we were quite that far. I wonder if they will wrap this up now within the next 30-60 days?
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has sought additional reassurances from cable company Comcast over the editorial independence of the Sky News television channel following the U.S. group's takeover of broadcaster Sky.Oi, us Brit’s didn’t choose Comcast for SKY
I was happy with anyone else taking over
It looks like Disney is going to slowly release these positions, I wonder if they plan to go division by division or just as contacts are completed.BOB IGER has formally announced the long-expected appointment of 21cF execs Peter Rice, Dana Walden, John Landgraf, etc to positions at Disney …. As expected, Peter Rice will take over all Disney TV, replacing Ben Sherwood, who plans to leave the company
The Fox execs also reportedly come with star salaries. Word is that on average, Fox’s TV executives are paid at least 20% more than their Disney counterparts, and none of those drafted to join Disney are said to be taking a pay cut. Disney is known for its lower base salaries, though the company is said to be making up for that with compensation packages that include stock and bonuses.
Still, the disparity may trigger title and salary bump requests for incumbent Disney TV executives, and I hear the abundance of high-level titles in today’s release did not go unnoticed on the Disney lot.
https://deadline.com/2018/10/disney-fox-deal-tv-executives-analysis-culture-clash-1202473873/The slew of CEO titles at Fox versus only one for Iger at Disney reflects the way those companies operate: At Disney, there is a strong corporate oversight, with Iger intimately involved in the work and decision-making of all departments. Meanwhile, Fox’s units have enjoyed autonomy in creative decisions, so inevitably there will be some adjustment as they join Disney.
There is also the issue of content vs. distribution. Disney had made the launch of its upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer service, as well as the recently launched ESPN+ sports streaming platform, a top priority. There was a discussion following Disney’s March reorganization, when the company put all of its direct-to-consumer platforms, including Disney’s interest in Hulu, under Mayer, about its strategy of separating program development from distribution and linear content from digital. While there was much speculation over the past few months that some of the incoming Fox execs could get some oversight of streaming platforms, including Hulu, today’s announcement confirms that they will work on the traditional media side of the Disney’s portfolio.