Disney (or Comcast?) buys 21st Century Fox for $71.3 billion in stock?

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I don't know how it's like in the UK, but in most of Europe, there is no competition when it comes to streaming services. Netflix doesn't have any proper competitor.

Amazon Prime recently launched, but its main audience is just 6 countries. (UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg)

Hulu is not a thing here.

HBO Go is only available on selected providers and it's way more expensive and way less extensive than Netflix. Honestly everyone here just pays for Netflix and watches HBO shows illegally.

I know Disney said there streaming service won't come to Europe, but now I have hope that they will eventually change their mind.
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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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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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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I thought that said film was going to be a Touchstone one.
 

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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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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.
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.
 

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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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