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  • While Fox retains FS1, FS2, and the Big Ten Network, Disney is gaining control of all of Fox's regional sports networks as well.
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  • This does not strike me as a smart merger. Legacy media is dying. 55 billion is a lot for a dying industry, even one with the scope and reach of Fox. If you look at all of Disney's other media holdings, none of them are doing well.

    I'm not a fan of this move, but I'm not much of a fan of Disney either, so meh. This strikes me as another AOL/Time Warner fiasco.
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  • SmokinHawk wrote:This does not strike me as a smart merger. Legacy media is dying. 55 billion is a lot for a dying industry, even one with the scope and reach of Fox. If you look at all of Disney's other media holdings, none of them are doing well.

    I'm not a fan of this move, but I'm not much of a fan of Disney either, so meh. This strikes me as another AOL/Time Warner fiasco.


    I'd wager that this is a way for Disney to invest in getting more titles for their streaming service. This will give them the ability to open the streaming service now with a wide array of titles in the library and they will be able to provide more original content as well.
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  • kidhawk wrote:
    SmokinHawk wrote:This does not strike me as a smart merger. Legacy media is dying. 55 billion is a lot for a dying industry, even one with the scope and reach of Fox. If you look at all of Disney's other media holdings, none of them are doing well.

    I'm not a fan of this move, but I'm not much of a fan of Disney either, so meh. This strikes me as another AOL/Time Warner fiasco.


    I'd wager that this is a way for Disney to invest in getting more titles for their streaming service. This will give them the ability to open the streaming service now with a wide array of titles in the library and they will be able to provide more original content as well.


    The potential for merging Fox's media portfolio with their own had occurred to me, even still it's tough for me to see them digging out of this hole. Streaming services have razor thin margins due to capital costs on the content delivery infrastructure. I can see them gaining a lot of benefit from this merger, but it's hard for me to see $55 billion worth.
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  • SmokinHawk wrote:
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    SmokinHawk wrote:This does not strike me as a smart merger. Legacy media is dying. 55 billion is a lot for a dying industry, even one with the scope and reach of Fox. If you look at all of Disney's other media holdings, none of them are doing well.

    I'm not a fan of this move, but I'm not much of a fan of Disney either, so meh. This strikes me as another AOL/Time Warner fiasco.


    I'd wager that this is a way for Disney to invest in getting more titles for their streaming service. This will give them the ability to open the streaming service now with a wide array of titles in the library and they will be able to provide more original content as well.


    The potential for merging Fox's media portfolio with their own had occurred to me, even still it's tough for me to see them digging out of this hole. Streaming services have razor thin margins due to capital costs on the content delivery infrastructure. I can see them gaining a lot of benefit from this merger, but it's hard for me to see $55 billion worth.

    This deal gives Disney 60% ownership of Hulu. They can now just turn that into their Disney-branded streaming service instead of building one from scratch.
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  • Disney also now officially owns all of Star Wars. Fox had the rights to Empire, Jedi, and the prequels through 2019, and owned the original Star Wars in perpetuity. Theoretically, if we're ever going to see the original cuts in high def, now would be the time.
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  • If anyone hasn’t seen Ryan Reynolds comments about this on Twitter, have a look!
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  • Maulbert wrote:Disney also now officially owns all of Star Wars. Fox had the rights to Empire, Jedi, and the prequels through 2019, and owned the original Star Wars in perpetuity. Theoretically, if we're ever going to see the original cuts in high def, now would be the time.


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  • Short term, not a lot of green...long term....a Hell of a LOT of green. There are still a lot of oldies like me that view over the air tv.
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  • My main concern with this is the ability to tell actual comic book stories, which are often rated R. They're successful for a reason.
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  • It kinda sucks, because competition is good....but at least the entertainment industry by nature will always have to be competitive. Disney will need to hire good people to produce their content, or they will suffer, regardless of how much market share they have. So really, I don't care too much either way about this.

    Lots of talk about The Simpsons now being owned by Disney....but why? The Simpsons are yesterdays news. The best of The Simpsons is waaaaay in the past. If anything, maybe Disney can make them good again. But let's be honest, it's time for The Simpsons to be done.
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  • It's time for the Simpsons to end.
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