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Argentine Government suggests to cancel Disney-Fox merger in the country

According to several specialized websites in Argentina, a judgment from the countrys Comision Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia (CNDC) recommended the Secretaria de Comercio to cancel the Disney-Fox merger in Argentina. The main reason is that, according to the CNDC, it is estimated that the operation may restrict or distort competition, so it advises [...]

IFT grants new deadline to sell Fox Sports in Mexico until December 4th

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) officially reported last Monday that it had granted a new deadline for the sale of Fox Sports México, one of the requirements that the regulator had established to approve the Disney-Fox merger, officially concluded in March 2019.  Initially, the IFT had given Disney a six-months period to find a buyer [...]

Disney rebrands its TV studios after merging with Fox

As part of the Fox acquisition, Disney announced it will be rebranding its TV studios. This way, 20th Century Fox Television becomes 20th Television; Fox 21 Television Studios will now become Touchstone Television; and ABC Studios and ABC Signature will merge as ABC Signature. As reported by the specialized website Variety, the removal of the [...]

IFT grants new deadline for Disney to sell Fox Sports in Mexico

Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) officially reported this Wednesday, August 4th, that it has granted a new deadline for Disney to sell Fox Sports operations in the country, according to what the Mexican regulator established to approve the merger between The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox, which took place in March 2019. The [...]

Fox Sports directs its sale in Mexico

As reported by the Mexican website Mediotiempo, Fox Sports would already have a buyer in Mexico. The channels sale  in the country is one of the requirements imposed on The Walt Disney Company by the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) to approve Disney-Fox merger, which took place in March last year.  According to information given by [...]

Disney shares sports TV rights between ESPN and Fox Sports in Brazil after merger with Fox

After, last May, the Brazilian Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) approved Disney-Fox merger in the country without selling Fox Sports Brazil as a requirement, ESPN and Fox Sports began to share some football leagues TV rights, which has recently resumed their professional activities after being canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Initially, ESPN began airing [...]

Brazil approves Disney-Fox merger

The Brazilian Economic Defense Administrative Council (CADE) today approved the acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox by The Walt Disney Company. The transaction was made by running a Concentration Control Agreement (ACC). The approval was granted without the requirement to sell Fox Sports in the country. In late 2019, taking into account that there were no [...]

Telefonica to sue Millicom for not acquiring its operations in Costa Rica

Telefonica announced that it will file a lawsuit against Millicom International Cellular (which operates in Latin America under the Tigo brand). According to the Spanish company, the decision is due to the fact that Tigo left the agreement to acquire its share capital in Costa Rica unfinished. This was confirmed in Madrid, in a document [...]

Disney to broadcast a special program due to Coronavirus on all its channels in Latin America

After confirming the launch of Disney+ in Latin America for this year, Disney announced that this Thursday, April 16th, it will broadcast a special program for all Latin America, simultaneously through all its TV channels, radios and digital platforms. As officially reported by Disney, the initiative is from Radio Disney and is titled Separados pero [...]

IFT cancels Fox Sports sale in Mexico for three months

The Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) granted The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox a three-month suspension of the divestment period to sell Fox Sports in Mexico. The selling order is one of the requirements imposed on March 11th, 2019 to authorize the Disney-Fox merger. The period granted for the process expires on May 1st [...]