Breaking up the Murdoch empire: Who gets what

phys.org | 6/13/2018 | Staff
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A large part of the Fox entertainment empire is up for sale, though Fox News Channel and other U.S. television businesses are staying with the family of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday, topping an offer Disney made in December.

Look - Businesses - Walt - Disney - Co

Here's a look at what the businesses would look like should either The Walt Disney Co. or Comcast Corp. prevail in their bids.

The buyer gets the Fox movie business, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000. Fox held rights to some Marvel characters; if Disney prevails, Marvel's X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool would reunite with other Marvel characters already under Disney's roof. The winning suitor also will get the "Avatar" franchise; sequels are expected.

Terms - Television - Production - Buyer - Twentieth

In terms of television production, the buyer gets Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21, with shows including "The Simpsons," ''This Is Us" and "Modern Family."

The winning company will get at least a 39 percent stake in European satellite-TV and broadcaster Sky. Fox is hoping to acquire the remainder of Sky before any deal closes. The winner will also get Star India, a major media company with dozens of sports and entertainment channels.

Part - Deal - Fox - Stake - Hulu

Also part of the deal is Fox's 30 percent stake in Hulu. The winner will have a controlling 60 percent stake in the streaming company, with the loser owning 30 percent and Time Warner the remaining 10 percent.

Before the sale, Fox will spin...
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