Disney, Fox Deal Announcement Expected Thursday

Disney-Fox deal would be a media and entertainment earthquake

Disney-Fox deal would be a media and entertainment earthquake

The deal, valuing the Fox assets at about $60 billion (€51 billion) including debt, could be announced as early as Thursday, according to people briefed on the negotiations. We'll keep you posted.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Comcast reportedly dropped its bid for Fox on Monday, with Disney now being the sole suitor.

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Amazingly, Thompson still rallied to get into a playoff with So Yeon Ryu but lost out on a second major championship victory. Pagel explained that other scheduled changes to take effect in 2019 were created to do away with "unnecessary penalties".

News of the potential acquisition made waves throughout the entertainment and finance industries just last month.

WSJ's report offers a clearer look at exactly what Disney would potentially acquiring. However, it was Comcast that was being considered by the Fox studios. The U.K. -based Sky TV may also be included. As would the aforementioned FX and FXX. Also, Disney plans to separate the broadcast Fox network from its parent supplier, Fox.

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Meanwhile, Stallone will reprise his beloved Rocky Balboa character in Creed II , which he has written, with Michael B. Sylvester Stallone took to Instagram this week to announce that he will not be directing the upcoming CREED 2 .

Among the final details still being hammered out on Tuesday were total price to be paid by Disney and the future of James Murdoch, Fox's chief executive who has been mooted for a senior role in the combined group, which would end 20 years working for his father Rupert. Disney is quickly cornering the movie blockbuster market with its Marvel and Lucasfilm brands. Therefore, should the Disney deal go through, one would assume that Disney and Marvel would hold the distribution rights to Fantastic Four movies, but not the production rights - in effect, a reverse of The Incredible Hulk situation with Universal. Still, there will be legions of comic book movie fans now who are excited at the prospect of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four existing under the same umbrella as the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, putting the prospects of huge crossovers on the horizon.

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Soga, 58, had already returned to Japan two years before with a group of other abductees. "You don't say no to North Korea". In Japan Jenkins spent his time working in a gift shop and also wrote a book about the time he spent in North Korea.

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