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Old 17-11-2017, 00:28   #1
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Comcast (Universal, NBC) looks at Fox merger

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Comcast has approached Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to explore a potential combination between the two media companies a week after it emerged that Fox had held similar talks with Walt Disney.
Mr Murdoch’s willingness to engage in discussions with potential acquirers signals that he is considering a break-up of the media empire that took him decades to assemble, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Old 17-11-2017, 06:24   #2
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Re: Comcast (Universal, NBC) looks at Fox merger

Now Verizon is showing interest in acquiring parts of Fox
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...tv-film-assets

The Comcast and Verizon initiatives are seen as a reaction to the proposed AT&T-Warner deal which itself is seen as a reaction to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Comcast does have a pre-existing content company (NBC Universal) but Verizon doesn't.

Comcast has its roots in cable TV whilst Verizon and AT&T are the equivalents of BT in America ie traditional telephony, IPTV and mobile businesses.

Interesting times and adds another dimension to the Sky-Fox ongoing situation.
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Old 17-11-2017, 10:44   #3
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Re: Comcast (Universal, NBC) looks at Fox merger

The Comcast deal makes perfect sense it would allow Comcast to take control of Hulu and launch it globally whilst giving it a large subscriber base in Europe. It also gives it control of a lot more content.
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Re: Comcast (Universal, NBC) looks at Fox merger

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The Comcast deal makes perfect sense it would allow Comcast to take control of Hulu and launch it globally whilst giving it a large subscriber base in Europe. It also gives it control of a lot more content.
Joint ventures like Hulu and UKTV normally have a change of control clause in them. So no guarantee that it would allow Comcast to take control of Hulu; the other owner Disney may get first refusal to buy Fox's shares if Fox changed hands.
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Re: Comcast (Universal, NBC) looks at Fox merger

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Joint ventures like Hulu and UKTV normally have a change of control clause in them. So no guarantee that it would allow Comcast to take control of Hulu; the other owner Disney may get first refusal to buy Fox's shares if Fox changed hands.
You better notify CNBC of that then
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/16/comc...sets-hulu.html
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Re: Comcast (Universal, NBC) looks at Fox merger

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Now Verizon is showing interest in acquiring parts of Fox
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...tv-film-assets

The Comcast and Verizon initiatives are seen as a reaction to the proposed AT&T-Warner deal which itself is seen as a reaction to Netflix and Amazon Prime. Comcast does have a pre-existing content company (NBC Universal) but Verizon doesn't.

Comcast has its roots in cable TV whilst Verizon and AT&T are the equivalents of BT in America ie traditional telephony, IPTV and mobile businesses.

Interesting times and adds another dimension to the Sky-Fox ongoing situation.
Verizon are also a cable tv/broadband company. It's the service my friend in the USA uses which i use.
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Re: Comcast (Universal, NBC) looks at Fox merger

Disney and FOX are rumoured to be back in talks.
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Re: Comcast (Universal, NBC) looks at Fox merger

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http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/sh...php?t=33705815

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