Fox to sell film and TV assets to Disney

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    stubie Full Member

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    berbatrick Full Member Scout

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    short thread
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    Minimalist New Member

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    Disney is like the blob. Absorbing everything and anything.
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    George Owen LEAVE THE SFW THREAD ALONE!!1!

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    feck anti Monopoly laws, who need those.

    The more "too big to fail" companies, the better.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    senorgregster Last Newbie Standing

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    I guess RVN and Rooney were just ahead of their time
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    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42353545

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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    Will any good come of this?
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    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    I'm totally intrigued. One mega-empire purchasing another.
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    Could this mean that Deadpool and Wolverine are going to appear in future Marvel films??
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    Xmen, ff and avengers will now get to mingle in future films.
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    Comic book universes will merge. I don't think it's good to have every IP hoarded by the same company though. And we've lost a major movie studio.
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    So this means Deadpool will be watered down after their next release?
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    Hopefully Disney keeps Fox as a separate movie studio. Take the comic stuff but damn fox had some amazing movie IP's that I hope have a chance to live on.
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    Not sure what it's like right now but I read a few month ago that Democracts want to make anti-trust reform one of their flagship policies in the coming years.
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    spontaneus1 Hamster, damn!

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    Would hope with it making so much at the box office they would leave well enough alone, but you never know with movie studios.
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    berbatrick Full Member Scout

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    Yes, I believe it was Warren and a few others leading that fight, and they put it on paper in that better deal platform.

    Not sure if it's a vote-winner, but it's something they need to do if they get power.
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    Am still confused by this tangling of Sky, Fox and Disney.

    Can someone draw it out for me, re: who owns what etc?
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    Disney will now own Sky including Sky Sports *and* have a relationship with BT, which broadcasts ESPN under licence.
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    As in the whole of Sky is now owned by Disney?
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    Finally, the X-Men we deserve.
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    This is so damn awesome, the Marvel Cinematic universe is about to get a whole lot bigger.
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    are the marvel netflix shows produced by marvel studios?
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    Feckers better keep Gotham going.
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    Biggest take over ever?
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    Couple of observations:

    1. Doesn't include Fox News unfortunately.

    2. Disney obviously wants Fox's catalog to help it expand its existing library to start its online streaming service. A bit late if you ask me since Netflix are light years ahead of them. It would be a bit like Ford buying Chrysler's electric car division in preparation to rival Tesla. A bit late.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    I think marvel-disney probably wont be to do much with the DC-warner bros show
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

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    No, the majority stake isn't owned by Fox/Disney.
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    Nope a load of pharmaceuticals dwarf even this deal
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    Randall Flagg Worst of the best

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    But basically every Disney and fox property will now be taken off Netflix.

    I think their service will end up becoming extremely popular when it’s launched

    Who now owns/runs Fox News and Fox Sports?
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    Mudorch still owns the news division.

    As for Disney, I doubt they will hurt Netflix much since the latter are so far ahead of them. Netflix is investing something like $15billion in original programming so the Disney stuff getting pulled won't be a game changer for them.
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    Just went on wiki. Pfizer's had it in for Astrazeneca, 3 attempts at wiping them out in 2014 for over 100 bn.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Disney have been actively putting their harder comic book content on Netflix, and then did a deal with netflix to put their films on their in the first place. Although Disney is now taking it off again.

    I guess Disney only has one chance to build something that rivals Netflix.
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    A huge chunk of that (upwards of 90%) is going towards underwhelming projects. Direct-to-video level stuff. They're in the indie film/TV markets buying up projects that no one else gives a shit about and overpaying for 'big' projects like the Scorscese/Deniro pic that, again, the studios don't really care about losing.

    For the most part think about that 'huge spending' as them buying the mindless rom-coms and Steven Seagal action movies that studios used to put out as filler. Except they're buying ALL of them.
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    Going to take over the world like Skynet