Disney buys 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion in stock

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  1. RandomMe

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    I don't know how many films does a major studio release, all that I know is that, of all the films released by Disney in a year, there are usually two blockbusters.
     
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    WB had three this year with Lego Batman, Wonder Woman, and It.

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  3. Hanshotfirst1138

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    You mean Disney essentially becoming the Weyland-Utani corporation? But yeah, I heard that this could cost over 10,000 jobs. Needless to say, that’s more than a little sad.
     
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  4. RegularCapital

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    The UK market is well developed in terms of SVOD services. There's NOW TV it's owned by Sky which is part owned by FOX, which offers a near full pay-TV experience covering the popular channels, on-demand movies and live sport.

    Disney's SVOD service - DisneyLife is already available in major European countries, it launched in late 2015. I subscribed to the service when it launched here, same for Netflix UK.
     
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  7. PF9

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    By buying Fox, Disney will own the UK rights to the 1994 movie Nobody's Fool, a film which in the US was the last Paramount release to use the Paramount Communications byline (internationally that honor went to I.Q.); The Brady Bunch Movie was the first with the Viacom byline.

    http://bbfc.co.uk/releases/nobodys-fool-1995
     
  8. Dudley

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    Disney is planning to revive the Buena Vista brand to release an M Night Shamalamawa Movie in 2019.
    It got me thinking that maybe Disney will rename the merged company as Buena Vista. All Fox branded content that will be acquired could change its name to that, while Disney keeps their name on everything family friendly.


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    Problem with that is Fox News and local channel Fox will continue to exist unless they themselves change their name.
     
  10. Rick Jones

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    Fox has been such a big studio for so long, I think it would be in their benefit to keep that branding going.

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    I thought that said film was going to be a Touchstone one.
     
  12. PF9

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    How about putting the movie under Fox?
     
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    Yes but there are former subsidiaries of Virgin that still keep the name even after being bought like Virgin Records and Virgin Media.

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  14. PF9

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    Here's another trade I thought of.

    NBCUniversal has ancillary rights to two Rankin-Bass Xmas specials that currently air on CBS.

    NBC currently broadcasts This Is Us, a show Disney will own through buying 20th Century Fox.

    And ESPN, a division of Disney, has the cable rights to The Masters, a golf tournament that has aired its later rounds on CBS for decades.

    Here's the trade that could be worked out:
    NBC gives This Is Us to Disney (ABC), who gives cable rights to The Masters to CBS (CBS Sports Network), who then gives the broadcast rights to the Rankin-Bass specials to NBC.

    Everyone gets something they want.
     
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    Only time will tell. Touchstone is not abandoned, a film is to be released in 2019 under said brand, but the merger might change the labels.
     
  16. Dudley

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    Touchstone is a label. Disney’s film distribution company is called Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It was originally titled Buena Vista Film Distribution.


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  17. AdrenalineRush1996

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    I'm not sure This Is Us will move to ABC once the deal is finalised and let me point you out that ABC has produced shows that air on a different network, for example: Criminal Minds, which airs on CBS.

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    The plan for Blue Sky is to keep it under Fox, which goes against my wish of making Fox a brand for PG-13 and up films exclusively. It would be a better fit under the main Disney label.
     
  19. RandomMe

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    There also used to be House, by NBCUniversal, which aired on FOX (though NBC wanted to air it at first).
     
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    I know how Family Guy can regain its edge. A theatrical movie. I could see that happening with this merger coming. A theatrical movie wouldn't be subject to network standards and practices. Which means Seth MacFarlane could pretty much do whatever he wants.
     

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