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Bob Iger Calls Disney’s Acquisition of Fox ‘Extraordinary and Historic’

At 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time tomorrow, March 20, 2019, Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox will become effective. With 21st Century Fox’s iconic collection of businesses and franchises, Disney says it will be able to provide more appealing high-quality content and entertainment options to meet growing consumer demand; increase its international footprint; and expand its …

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Corey Stoll and Brian d’Arcy James Join Spielberg’s West Side Story

Steven Spielberg has added two stage and screen actors to the cast of his new adaptation of West Side Story. Corey Stoll will take on the role of Lieutenant Schrank, the New York City detective charged with quelling civic unrest in his racially-torn precinct. Brian d’Arcy James will play Sergeant Krupke, a veteran cop whose …

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21st Century Fox Acquisition by Disney to Be Official at 12:02 a.m. ET

At 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2019, the 21st Century Fox acquisition by The Walt Disney Company will be complete. 21st Century Fox has separated the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into the newly-listed company Fox Corporation. Fox Corporation announced that …

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Disney Acquisition of 21st Century Fox to Close on March 20

The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox announced today that they expect Disney’s 21st Century Fox acquisition to become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2019. Combining with Disney are 21st Century Fox’s critically-acclaimed film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together offer diverse …

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Comcast Beats 21st Century Fox in Auction Battle for Sky

Comcast Corporation announced today that the company has prevailed with the highest offer price in the auction to acquire Sky with an offer bid of £17.28 per Sky share, beating 21st Century Fox’s (with backer Disney) bid of £15.67 per share. Both companies were bidding for 61% control of Sky, as 21st Century Fox already owns 39% …

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21st Century Fox and Disney Shareholders Approve $71.3 Billion Deal

21st Century Fox and Disney announced today that, at separate special meetings today, stockholders of the two companies approved all proposals related to Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The proposals included the adoption by 21st Century Fox stockholders of the merger agreement with Disney and the distribution merger agreement for the spin-off of new Fox. …

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Comcast Officially Drops Out of Bidding War for 21st Century Fox

Comcast Corporation today issued the following statement regarding its pursuit of the assets 21st Century Fox has agreed to sell to The Walt Disney Company: “Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on our recommended offer for Sky.”  For information on Comcast’s acquisition …

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DOJ Clears Disney Acquisition of 21st Century Fox

The Walt Disney Company announced today that the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared the pending acquisition by Disney of 21st Century Fox. The DOJ has entered into a consent decree with Disney and 21st Century Fox that allows the acquisition to proceed, while requiring the sale of the Fox …

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