The deal also brings Marvel characters such as X-Men and The Avengers under one roof, where they’ll stand alongside Disney icon Mikey Mouse.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Disney is buying the Murdoch family's Fox movie and television studios and some cable and international TV businesses for about $52.4 billion, as the home of Mickey Mouse tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business.Disney's all-stock deal for 21st Century Fox gives it the studios behind Avatar, "The Simpsons" and "Modern Family," though Murdoch will keep the Fox News Channel, the Fox television network and other U.S. television businesses. Disney is getting Fox's regional sports networks, including the Yes Network showing the New York Yankees. Fox is also selling to Disney its substantial overseas operations. Fox is hoping to acquire the remainder of Sky before the deal closes, giving Disney full control.Not everyone thinks this is a good bet by Disney, though. Rich Greenfield, a longtime Disney critic, thinks the deal is a bad idea that ties Disney to older TV-distribution systems – cable and satellite TV – rather than helping it look toward the future.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE