Walt Disney Co.’s proposed $52.4 billion acquisition of the bulk of 21st Century Fox will test whether the emergence of Silicon Valley rivals in media has made regulators more open to approving a deal that could have been an uphill battle just a few years ago.
Walt Co. is close to a deal to acquire a large piece of Inc., people familiar with the situation say, in a pact that could help the entertainment giant accelerate its ambitions in streaming media, shore up its television business and grab hold of lucrative movie franchises. The deal, expected to be announced Thursday, would value the assets is acquiring at $60 billion, including debt.
By selling the bulk of his entertainment assets to Walt Disney Co., media titan Rupert Murdoch is making a calculation about changing winds in the media industry, while doubling down on news and sports. 21st Century Fox agreed to sell its film and television studio, international distribution assets and some cable networks to Disney for $52.4 billion.
@farhip@nytimes Good. I was worried they'd exorcise his smoking habit. Still don't buy Hanks playing Bradlee. John Slattery would have been my choice. Has the build and look. Plus he played Bradlee's son in Spotlight which would make for great trivia.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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