Walt Disney buys Murdoch's Fox for $52bn

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    1. muppetman

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      Prices will rocket then on subscription based,and Disney never give anything away...so say goodbye to reduced subscription costs,it will be a case of pay our prices or don't have our products!! Rupert Murdoch is a very very savvy business man,he's certainly not getting any younger and is selling at the right time for him....he knows his own company's have faced a real challenge over the last few years.
       
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      I'm glad if it helps disney I mean why wouldn't you want to give them all of your money ?
       
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      And because in pretty much any other administration, this takeover wouldn't be allowed to go through.
       
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      As someone who enjoys the Marvel films, this deal makes a lot of sense - although I think I would have preferred Fox to sell the Marvel and Star Wars licences only. I would still have liked Fox to retain some licences and continue to make its own films. I do however wonder how Disney will handle Deadpool and any potential more 'adult' orientated characters - like Logan - although Wolverines arc seems complete.

      If Disney do use the licences they have acquired as a way to move more into catering to the Adult sector only, it could well be a good acquisition. My fear is that they may well be toned down to appeal to a family or at least to a teen+ market. The acquisition also includes American Horror Story

      There are of course a lot of licenses that would be a good fit for their Disney theme parks. Avatar and Simpsons - even the Planet of the Apes should fit well alongside Star Wars and Mickey Mouse and their other iconic characters.

      Now Disney just need to get Spider-Man and associated characters to complete the Marvel catalogue.
       
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      A small non important point in what will probably be, when the deal is fully ratified, the biggest motion picture studio and entertainment company on the planet.

      Will that mean that the 20th Century Fox logo will go when it comes to possibly re-releasing the original three Star War films as with the prequels on disc or possibly a re-release in the cinemas as Disney will own them. With the latest Star War films the Disney trademark isn't shown just the Lucasfilm logo. When Fox was involved it was their logo as well as the Lucasfilm one? Will that go though.... hmm just a thought.
       
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      Reminder that The Simpsons predicted the 20th Century Fox and Disney merger back in Season 10.

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      At least now when we go to see a 20th Century Fox film or buy one of their blu-rays we're no longer giving the money to Murdoch and his spawn.
       
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      Afraid not.. They're likely to end up owning 5% of Disney, so will still make money out of it anyway.
       
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      Wonder if because Disney own ESPN that they will try and be get the rights bought back from BT to have exclusively on SKY
       
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      Is it shares or cash or both, one report mentioned 480m Disney shares making Murdock the 2nd largest share holder of the new Disney Fox company? another that the figure is $66b (hacks.. they print anything. . )
       
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      It’s all in shares, value is about $66 billion before also taking on the $13 billion debt
       
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      Now I can't go to see Disney either!
       
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      This is really sad news. As much as I want to believe the "Disney also bought Miramax and they made great R rated films" argument, Disney also closed and sold off Miramax in the same year as releasing No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood, two of the best films of the century and films which made a fair chunk of profit.

      Given the current plan is for Disney to use the Fox catalogue for its streaming service, it's going to be weird having the likes of Gone Girl and Fight Club under the Disney banner.
       
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      I think Disney have realised that selling Miramax was a bad idea and that now in today's world, you need a much wider range of content to complete with the likes of Netflix and being the people who own and distribute is a major plus.

      All their more adult films will probably be released under Fox
       
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      Thanks, that was the ft

      So what's Disney worth (excluding the Fox deal)
       
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      $150 billion I believe ($91 billion in assets and the rest in shareholder stocks) and with Fox that goes up to about $175 billion.

      May not be 100% on those numbers but I think it's about that
       
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