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News Disney and Fox come to terms -- announcement soon; huge IP acquisition

Kadmos1

New Member
An FB lady friend wrote this article for early last Feb. on why those big company unions are bad. She even mentions Fox News namesake William Fox several times. newsweek.com/why-media-mega-mergers-wont-benefit-you-and-me-799667

I seriously doubt Fox boss Murdoch and Disney boss Iger paid attention to history seeing as how William's Fox attempt at a media buy-out/merger was a factor in his media downfall.Fox

It is nearing the end of the Fox Empire through 20th Century Fox as we know it. Mr. Fox, Roy, Walt, and Ub Iwerks (third co-founder of the Disney Company) would probably be ashamed at such a pending union. Through its predecessors, 20th Century Fox has over 103 years of movie studio existence. Heck, it is the 3rd oldest major American movie company after Universal and Paramount, respectively. So I hope Brazil says "no". Just because it looks like Brazil might say "yes", that doesn't necessarily mean they will make a decision that says "yes".
 
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An FB lady friend wrote this article for early last Feb. on why those big company unions are bad. She even mentions Fox News namesake William Fox several times. newsweek.com/why-media-mega-mergers-wont-benefit-you-and-me-799667

I seriously doubt Fox boss Murdoch and Disney boss Iger paid attention to history seeing as how William's Fox attempt at a media buy-out/merger was a factor in his media downfall.Fox

It is nearing the end of the Fox Empire through 20th Century Fox as we know it. Mr. Fox, Roy, Walt, and Ub Iwerks (third co-founder of the Disney Company) would probably be ashamed at such a pending union. Through its predecessors, 20th Century Fox has over 103 years of movie studio existence. Heck, it is the 3rd oldest major American movie company after Universal and Paramount, respectively. So I hope Brazil says "no". Just because it looks like Brazil might say "yes", that doesn't necessarily mean they will make a decision that says "yes".
Trolling.
 

seascape

Well-Known Member
I am mad that there is a government shutdown because of our goofball president Trump. I wonder like even when the Disney Fox closes at the end of this month after getting remaining regulatory approval from Brazil and Mexico if the government shutdown is still ongoing will it affect the Disney Fox merger closure since they have to also sell off the Fox regional sports network to satisfy the US DOJ?
Like Barthollmr4 said this has nothing to do with the government shut down. As for your views on
Trump they ate political and have no place on this thread. If you want to post your views on him post them on the politics section and not here
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
So, what's left of Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is going to be just "Fox."

So, what will Disney call the Fox entertainment assets they are getting?
 

HauntedMansionFLA

Well-Known Member
So, what's left of Murdoch's 21st Century Fox is going to be just "Fox."

So, what will Disney call the Fox entertainment assets they are getting?
Who will be in charge? Iger or Murdoch? It will be fun to watch the power struggle and large egos in play once the ink dries on the contract.
 

mikejs78

Premium Member
Who will be in charge? Iger or Murdoch? It will be fun to watch the power struggle and large egos in play once the ink dries on the contract.
Well, Iger is CEO and the Murdoch's will collectively own 6% of New Disney. But, no Murdoch will be part of the company, and I'm not sure if anyone will be getting a board seat from this. So the Murdoch's will have influence, but not enough to dictate.
 

bartholomr4

Well-Known Member
Two events for the "New Fox" yesterday! (Source SEC.Gov)

The New Fox purchased 6,022,258 Shares of Roku

The New FOX Filed registration Form 10, with the SEC, basically becoming an active Corporation, and Registering the New Securities (Both a Class A and Class B Common Share). The shares will be listed on the NASDAQ. The Form is dated January 7th, but states It is subject to adjustment and completion.
 
Since this is a family-friendly forum I can not spew out profanity, but I am happy that Brazil is set to approve soon, but dang Mexico please at least before Brazil approve it with conditions, so it can meet the end of January deadline.
 

Rodan75

Well-Known Member
Since this is a family-friendly forum I can not spew out profanity, but I am happy that Brazil is set to approve soon, but dang Mexico please at least before Brazil approve it with conditions, so it can meet the end of January deadline.
I suspect that Disney already knows what is happening with Mexico and that is why so much of the paperwork is in motion now.
 

bartholomr4

Well-Known Member
https://www.elespectador.com/economia/luz-verde-para-que-walt-disney-y-21st-century-fox-se-integren-en-colombia-articulo-833298

Green light for Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox to integrate in Colombia
Economy
10 Jan 2019 - 1:29 PM

The Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) announced its decision to authorize the integration of these two companies in the country, which in the national territory are listed as The Walt Disney Company Colombia SA . and Fox Channels Colombia LTDA . As announced by this entity, the agreement also stipulated that Disney can keep the film and television studios of its acquisition, as well as the respective cable entertainment networks and international television companies. With the endorsement given by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, The Walt Disney Company will be able to acquire 21st Century Fox, in addition to its film and television studios, among others.

Disney's intentions to stay with 21st Century Fox , had an important milestone in July last year when the shareholders of the first approved this purchase. Beyond commercial intentions, the legal impact that one of these acquisitions can represent, such as the endangerment of free competition to other companies present in the market, leaves several rungs to climb. In Colombia, an advance was recorded this morning.
 

brodie999

Active Member
This means that Mexico will most likely approve since Colombia a fellow Spanish speaking Latin American country approved it.
And Brazil will approve the deal since Colombia shares the northwest of America with Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. Not only that, but it shares its limits with the Dominican Republic too. Brazil and Mexico are likely the only regulatory approvals left since all the other countries approved it in secret quietness.
 
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