Tag Archives: 21st Century Fox

SEC Documents Reveal Why Murdoch and 21st Century Fox Chose Disney Over Comcast

In December it was announced that The Walt Disney Company was in the process of acquiring most of 21st Century Fox for a reported $52.4 billion. As part of the acquisition, it was revealed that Comcast had a rejected bid that was 16 percent higher than Disney’s. In documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Fox Searchlight Adds TV Division to Their Portfolio

In the midst of the Walt Disney Company’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Fox Searchlight has just announced that they will be launching a television division with David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield at the helm. Greenbaum and Greenfield have been in high demand since the Oscar success of The Shape Of Water and Three […]

The Walt Disney Company Makes an Offer to Purchase Sky News

The Walt Disney Company has made an offer to buy Sky News in an effort to help Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. win over U.K. regulators who are reportedly concerned about potential regulatory issues. Disney has expressed interest in the acquisition of Sky News regardless of whether or not their takeover of most of […]

Fox President Dismisses Comcast Bidding Rumors, Calls Them ‘Speculation Palooza’

Despite rumors that Comcast might try and break up the acquisition deal between Disney and 21st Century Fox, it looks like any attempts are likely going nowhere. According to a report by Variety, 21st Century Fox President Peter Rice said the reports that Comcast would break up the deal are “speculation-palooza.” Speaking at Recode’s Code […]

21st Century Fox Talent Talk with Disney CEO Over Acquisition Concerns

In mid-December, The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox announced they had “entered into a definitive agreement” in which Disney would acquire 21st Century Fox. Since that announcement, some 21st Century Fox producers, screenwriters, and executives have become concerned on what the future will hold. Would their edgier properties become “Disney-fied”? Screenwriter for shows […]

Democrats Concerned About the Disney and 21st Century Fox Deal

According to Recode.com, several Democratic leaders in the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress are calling for a hearing about Disney’s purchase of 21st Century Fox. Some members are concerned that with this purchase Disney will disproportionately control the entertainment market. Senator Amy Klobuchar, a member of the leading antitrust oversight committee, has stated, […]

Should Anastasia Be Coronated as a Disney Princess?

When the 1997 animated film Anastasia was released in theaters by 20th Century Fox Animation, it was immediately mistaken by many viewers as a Walt Disney Animation Studios film. The film is a retelling of the life of the Grand Duchess Anastasia. The animation style and storytelling were very similar to Disney animation, as the […]

BREAKING: Disney Acquires Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Iger to Remain CEO Through 2021

As we expected, The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) have officially announced this morning that they have “entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion […]

Disney-Fox Deal Could Finalize This Week

According to reports from CNBC and Variety Magazine, Disney and Fox could be striking a $60 billion deal as early as Thursday, December 14th. The Walt Disney Company would acquire Twenty-First Century Fox’s film and TV studios in this pact. While Disney would obtain major sports and entertainment assets, Fox would retain Fox News, the […]

Twenty-First Century Fox CEO Suggested as Replacement for Iger During Purchase Talks

The potential purchase deal between The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox just got even more interesting as Fox CEO James Murdoch is now being mentioned as a possible successor to Disney CEO Bog Iger. Earlier today, it was reported that the two companies are moving closer to a deal, with an agreement possible […]