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Fox Corporation Buys Ad-Supported Tubi Streaming Platform for $440 Million

Wednesday March 18, 2020 3:48 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Fox Corporation has bought streaming platform Tubi, an ad-supported service that hosts over 20,000 movies and television shows (via Variety). The $440 million acquisition represents the media conglomerate's first major move in the streaming market. Fox will inherit 25 million Tubi users and a veritable catalog of content, including movies and shows from over 250 content partners including...

Disney Completes $71.3 Billion Acquisition of 21st Century Fox

Wednesday March 20, 2019 5:09 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
After first confirming its plan to acquire certain parts of 21st Century Fox in December 2017, today The Walt Disney Company has officially closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox (via The Hollywood Reporter). The deal had to go through various regulatory and antitrust reviews, and Disney saw a bit of competition with Comcast for Fox's assets throughout 2018. Now, Disney owns 20th...

Shareholders Approve Disney's $71.3B Acquisition of Fox as Deal Enters Final Stages

Friday July 27, 2018 8:13 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
One week after Comcast officially bowed out of the bidding war for 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets by ceding to Disney, shareholders of both Fox and Disney have today approved Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition offer for Fox (via The Wall Street Journal). At two separate gatherings this morning in Manhattan, both company's shareholders were said to have "voiced their support" for the...

Comcast Bows Out of Competition for Fox, CEO Congratulates Disney as Bidding War Ends

Thursday July 19, 2018 6:57 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
After a summer of back-and-forth bids between Comcast and Disney for select entertainment assets owned by 21st Century Fox, Comcast today confirmed that it is bowing out of the bidding war for Fox. The company says the move is to instead focus on acquiring European satellite TV provider Sky, another much-sought-after entertainment company that is seeing interest from the likes of Comcast, Fox,...

Disney's Acquisition of Fox Approved, but Must Sell Off 22 Regional Fox Sports Networks

Wednesday June 27, 2018 10:19 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
After months of scrutiny in an ongoing antitrust case, the United States Department of Justice today granted The Walt Disney Company approval to acquire 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for $71.3 billion, on one new condition: Disney must divest 22 regional sports networks owned by Fox to an "acceptable" buyer. Removing these networks from the acquisition "would resolve the competitive...

Disney Outbids Comcast for Fox's Assets With $71.3 Billion Cash and Stock Deal

Wednesday June 20, 2018 6:14 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Company today announced a new deal that increases the value of Disney's original December 2017 offer from $28 a share at $52.4 billion to $38 a share at $71.3 billion, with a new cash component. This agreement "is superior to the proposal" from Comcast made earlier this month, according to an unnamed representative speaking for Fox (via The Wall Street Journal)...

Comcast Outbids Disney for Fox's Assets With $65 Billion All-Cash Offer

Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:30 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Just a day after a U.S. District Judge approved the upcoming merger between AT&T and Time Warner, Comcast has submitted a bid for 21st Century Fox's TV and film assets, reports CNBC. Comcast has presented Fox with an all-cash offer at $35 per share for a total of $65 billion, which beats out Disney's stock-based $52.4 billion deal. 21st Century Fox has already moved forward on a deal with...

21st Century Fox CEO Says Apple Still Just 'Dabbling' in Original TV Content

Wednesday May 30, 2018 7:31 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
In early 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook described the company's plans for original TV content on Apple Music as placing a "toe in the water" for its television ambitions at the time. Eventually, Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke debuted on the service, but since then frequent reports have indicated Apple is now "completely all in" on original content, shifting from reality TV programs on Apple...

Comcast Confirms Plans to Outbid Disney for Fox's Assets With 'Superior' All-Cash Offer

Wednesday May 23, 2018 7:50 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Last December, The Walt Disney Company outlined plans to acquire 21st Century Fox and a collection of its subsidiaries for $52.4 billion in stock. Those plans have been under regulatory scrutiny for months and have yet to be finalized, and now Comcast has confirmed it is in "advanced stages" of sending Fox a "superior" all-cash offer in hopes of besting Disney's all-share offer (via Bloomberg). ...

The Walt Disney Company to Acquire 21st Century Fox Assets Resulting in Majority Control Over Hulu

Thursday December 14, 2017 4:06 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
Following weeks of news coverage about the potential acquisition of certain Fox assets by The Walt Disney Company, today the confirmation of that acquisition has come from Disney with a press release detailing the specific parts of Fox that will now merge into Disney. Notably, Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox, including Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television Studios and Fox-related cable...

Fox Now iOS and tvOS Apps Updated With Combined Content From FX, FXX, and Nat Geo

Friday June 9, 2017 5:53 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Fox Networks Group this week announced that Fox Now, its main app for streaming shows like Empire and Prison Break, has gained additional content from the company's other networks, including FX, FXX, and National Geographic (via Variety). The update arrives first on iOS and tvOS and will continue to roll out on other devices throughout the year. In total, around 500 hours of TV shows will now...

Fox's 'Movie of the Day' App Offering Discounted Titles Expands to Apple TV

Monday February 13, 2017 5:20 pm PST by Juli Clover
20th Century Fox today announced that its popular Movie of the Day app is expanding to the Apple TV ahead of Valentine's Day, giving Apple TV users an opportunity to get iTunes movie titles at a discounted price. The app offers a different movie each day at prices that are generally more affordable than other online sources. Each deal is available for 24 hours. Tomorrow's movie, Kingsman: ...

FOX Sports GO Now Available on Apple TV

Friday August 26, 2016 6:47 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
FOX Sports GO has officially launched on the fourth-generation Apple TV. The app, previewed by Apple at WWDC 2016, has a split-screen interface that enables sports fans to watch up to four games at once, be it four MLB games or a combination of baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. The app provides live streams of Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Deportes, and Fox...

Apple Enlists Networks to Negotiate With Local Affiliates in Streaming TV Talks

Tuesday July 14, 2015 6:40 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple's discussions with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox for its much-rumored streaming TV service are gaining momentum, according to the New York Post. The report claims that Apple has enlisted networks to negotiate with local TV stations on their behalf, and the networks are said to be close to securing those rights with affiliate groups such as Tribune and Sinclair. Networks are reportedly telling...