Tag Archives: Disney

DAZN could buy Fox Sports Brazil

Sports OTT DAZN, soon to be launched in Brazil, could be one of the  possible candidates to buy Fox Sports in the country, according to Brazilian journalists Eduardo Ohata (Yahoo) and Mauricio Lima (Veja magazine). Fox Sports sale was an Economic Defense Administrative Councils (CADE) decision,  which approved the merger between Fox and Disney but [...]

Disney to buy Fox officially

Early this Wednesday, March 20th, The Walt Disney Company officially acquired 20th Century Fox, in an agreement valued at USD 71,300 million. The merger between the two companies took place after sailing their sports networks in Mexico and Brazil, as ordered by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) and the Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE). It [...]

Disney and Fox present arguments to the FNE for not selling Fox Sports Chile

Chilean National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) could decide in the coming days on the sale of Fox Sports in the country. On August 31st, 2018, Disney -represented by lawyer Claudio Lizana, and Fox by lawyer Ignacio Larraín-, provided information to the entity, suggesting that the operation does not represent risks to make free market competition [...]

New TV addressable advertising standard to be deployed in 2020

Disney, Turner, NBC, CBS and Discovery, together with Smart TVs company Vizio, formed the  Open Addressable Ready Project (OAR), a partnership for the development and deployment of a new standard for addressable advertising on Smart TVs. Full deployment is planned for the beginning of 2020. We all recognize the most important goal of this initiative [...]

IFT approves Disney-Fox merger in Mexico with its sports channels sale

Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) approved the agreement between Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox entertainment assets for USD 71 billion, with the condition that both companies agree to sell Fox Sports channels and programming rights in Mexico. Information was given by newspaper El Financiero, which mentions two people with knowledge of the situation. Disney expects [...]

La Tercera reports Fox Sports Chile possible sale

Chilean newspaper La Tercera reported that Fox Sports Chile could be put on sale because the order to get rid of assets in Brazil was coordinated by the Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) together with the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE of Chile) , which developed a legal process to analyze the scope of Disney-Fox [...]

Disney+ includes all Disney films

Disney+, OTT to be launched at the end of the year, will include all titles produced by Disney throughout its history in its catalog, as confirmed by Bob Iger, CEO of the company, during the annual shareholders meeting that took place last week. Disney+ will put together what we call our catalog products, movies and [...]

IFT to decide on Disney-Fox merger next Monday

Telecommunications Federal Institute postponed for Monday, March 11th the discussion on Disney-Fox merger, valued at USD 713 billion, after both companies have sent a series of measures that they had committed to follow to eliminate competition risks and, that way, get the Mexican regulators approval on the operation. IFT had initially agreed to deal  with [...]

Disney plans to acquire 70% Hulu

As reported by Variety, Disney is having active conversations with AT&T to buy Warner Medias 10% that is owns in Hulu since 2016. In November 2018, when Warner Media announced its plans to launch its OTT, AT&T executives confirmed to be interested in sailing that 10%, valued at USD 930 million. If the acquisition is [...]

Disney must sell Fox Sports in Brazil to merge with Fox

Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) decided to deny Disney the possibility of keeping Fox Sports in Brazil and ordered it to sell it. The entity believes that coexistence between Fox Sports and ESPN would create a monopoly in the country. With Fox Sports sale by Disney, any other media group would be able to acquire [...]