Disney's acquisitions include 21st Century Fox's film production businesses, including 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Family, and Fox Animation; Fox's television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions, and Fox21; FX Networks; National Geographic Partners; Fox Networks Group International; Star India; and Fox's interests in Hulu, Tata Sky, and Endemol Shine Group.
Disney is also acquiring US$19.8 billion of cash and assuming approximately US$19.2 billion of Fox debt as part of the deal. Fox Corp.is a new stand-alone company that comprises of the assets Disney didn't buy.
Although the Fox deal will help Disney in its direct to consumer business, the cost of launching Disney+ is expected to impact the company's financials next year. It has said it plans to keep operating Hulu for general programming, with its own Disney Plus service offering more family-focused fare.
A major factor for this ambitious buyout is in response to the rapidly-changing media landscape, where online streaming is becoming the dominant consumer format.
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs on travel to OH at the White House in Washington , U.S., March 20, 2019. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, President Trump appeared to signal openness to full release of the Mueller report.
In the works since the last months of 2017, the market shaking deal wrapped up by Disney CEO Bob Iger and now Disney's largest shareholder Rupert Murdoch saw Fox 2.0 name former House Speaker Paul Ryan to its board yesterday as the organization prepared for its new and leaner life as an "independent public company".
The merger will additionally result in the likely loss of thousands of jobs as Disney consolidates the two companies.
The site shows off a new banner featuring Disney stalwarts Star Wars, Toy Story, Captain Marvel and Frozen, alongside Fox properties The Shape of Water, Avatar, The Simpsons, Deadpool and more. The transition could see potential X-Men films developed by Fox lost by the wayside, including an X-23 spinoff of the successful Hugh Jackman-starring Logan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Along with the estimated 4,000-10,000 layoffs of Fox employees, Disney's near-monopolistic dominance in cinema will likely put further pressure on consumers, theatre chains, and smaller film studios like Sony, Paramount, and Lionsgate. Although internet providers like AT&T and Comcast directly control their customers' access to the internet in a way that Amazon, YouTube and Netflix do not, they still face threats as those streaming services gain in popularity. For now, Blue Sky's future remains a big question mark. As you know, Disney has never been short on ambition.
"I wish I could tell you that the hardest part is behind us; that closing the deal was the finish line, rather than just the next milestone", he wrote, in a letter obtained by CNBC. "Combining Disney's and 21st Century Fox's wealth of creative content and proven talent creates the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era", he added.