Disney Buys FOX/21st Century:but to sell off FOX sports, bad for Big East?

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Disney Buys FOX/21st Century:but to sell off FOX sports, bad for Big East?

Postby Xavier2005 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:22 pm

Disney is spending over $70 billion to buy out all of FOX/21st Century etc. but but they promise to sell off all Fox regional sports/maybe more. Since Disney already owns ESPN and ABC etc they do not need FOX sports.....this may may be bad for FOX Sports and or the Big East.?????
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Re: Disney Buys FOX/21st Century:but to sell off FOX sports, bad for Big East?

Postby Pierre Dracot » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:35 pm

Xavier2005 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:22 pm
Disney is spending over $70 billion to buy out all of FOX/21st Century etc. but but they promise to sell off all Fox regional sports/maybe more. Since Disney already owns ESPN and ABC etc they do not need FOX sports.....this may may be bad for FOX Sports and or the Big East.?????
How could it be bad?-- Are they not required to fulfill their contractual obligations?
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Re: Disney Buys FOX/21st Century:but to sell off FOX sports, bad for Big East?

Postby kyzrex » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:12 am

Comcast has put in a bid as well, and they would be able to keep all of Fox intact. Disney would have 90 Days to find a buyer for all 22 of the regional sports groups or no deal. In addition, the deal would still have to be approved by stock holders from both companies. Still a ways to go on this one.

BUT....assuming that the deal does get done and they are able to find a buyer or buyers for the sports......until we see who that is and how it would all be set up, it’s way to early to tell just how this effects the Big East.
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Re: Disney Buys FOX/21st Century:but to sell off FOX sports, bad for Big East?

Postby Shadow » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:14 am

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Re: Disney Buys FOX/21st Century:but to sell off FOX sports, bad for Big East?

Postby Shadow » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:01 am

After reading material pertaining to this impending sale I started thinking about the schedule.
It must be a difficult task to plan a TV schedule not knowing who, when, where and how it will be broadcast. :roll:
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Re: Disney Buys FOX/21st Century:but to sell off FOX sports, bad for Big East?

Postby edgecliff hall » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:20 am

Thanks, Shadow, for showing us the Variety story re/this rather complex matter. Looks like Big East games will continue to receive TV coverage.
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Re: Disney Buys FOX/21st Century:but to sell off FOX sports, bad for Big East?

Postby kellernr85XU » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:52 pm

i doubt this affects the big east deal at all. if anything it gives them more money to put into FS1 and FS2. Those 2 channels arent going anywhere

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