Déjà vu — Disney and 21st Century Fox acquisition talks near deal

As we’ve seen, the Trump Administration’s DOJ seems hellbent on upholding antitrust laws…

By RUSSELL BERGER

Roughly a month ago we found out that there were talks between 21st Century Fox and Disney, which would see the latter acquiring [nearly] everything of the former except for its news, sports and broadcast networks. This is huge talks since we’ve seen the rise of AT&T attempting to acquire Time Warner, which [if successful] on both ends would be a colossal shift to the media outlet landscape.

Though, talks on the two acquisitions had come to a screeching halt for both. For Time Warner/AT&T being that the Department of Justice filed suit to block the merger, while 21st Century Fox/Disney talks were reported to have stalled. Continue reading “Déjà vu — Disney and 21st Century Fox acquisition talks near deal”

AT&T out: Will Disney fill in the buyer role of Time Warner?

At the least, it seems that [Disney purchasing Time Warner] would be a win/win.

By RUSSELL BERGER

A little more than a year ago (October 2016) it was announced that AT&T and Time Warner had come to an agreement that would see the former purchase the latter for $85.4B. This sent a shock wave through multiple communities, one especially being the DC Comics community as it wasn’t sure what this would mean for it. We’ve since seen stories break about the possible merger of [mega-power] Disney and a 21st Century Fox “merger” that sent similar shock waves, but as soon as that was on the table it was gone. It appears that this is now the case with Time Warner/AT&T. Continue reading “AT&T out: Will Disney fill in the buyer role of Time Warner?”