21st Century Fox

Comcast, Sony May Pursue Fox Buy

Following reports of Walt Disney’s interest in businesses owned by 21st Century Fox, more media communications companies -- Comcast Corp., Verizon …

Televisions

Why there's so much anxiety in the media business right now

In every corner of the media business right now, something is up for sale. What's going on?<p>The answer: At a time of tremendous change in media consumption, big companies are trying to get bigger and upstarts are trying to survive. Many decisions are really just reactions to Google and Facebook's …

Business

21st Century Fox Shares Soar on Report of Comcast Acquisition Overture

Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox about acquiring key assets including its movie and TV studio and selected cable networks, according to a …

Rupert Murdoch

Comcast in hunt for considerable stake in 21st Century Fox

Telecom conglomerate Comcast has approached Fox, expressing substantial interest in the media company and select properties.<p>Comcast's interest …

Walt Disney Company

Recode Daily: It’s suddenly sale season for digital media companies

Plus, this week it’s Comcast that wants to buy part of 21st Century Fox, Williams-Sonoma buys an AR startup for its shopping experiences, and wearable books.<p><b>It’s sale season for digital media companies:</b> Univision is selling a minority stake in the Gawker Media sites it bought via bankruptcy auction …

Rupert Murdoch

Comcast in Talks With 21st Century Fox About Acquiring Entertainment Assets

21st Century Fox has some assets that are apparently very attractive to rival media companies these days.<p>Ten days after CNBC reported that 21CF and …

Advertising Industry

21st Century Fox: content to sell

Rupert Murdoch, friend of Donald Trump and father of Fox News, has always had a keen sense of the political and financial winds. His beloved Sun …

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch's Fortune Jumps $600 Million Amid Talk Of Selling Some 21st Century Fox Assets

Selling off media assets at Fox got a thumbs up from the stock market on Friday morning. After media reports that 21st Century Fox is in talks with Comcast to sell its movie studio and other assets, the company’s share price jumped Thursday and through 2pm ET Friday, boosting chairman Rupert …

Business

'The Murdochs as we know them are now almost a thing of the past': Author Michael Wolff

With the latest news that Comcast has expressed an interest in acquiring some of 21st Century Fox's assets, it's now very clear that "Fox has put …

Rupert Murdoch

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, TSLA, FOXA, GPS)

Here is what you need to know.<p><b>Tax reform passes the House.</b> By a vote of 227-205, mostly along party lines, the House passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.<p><b>A $423 billion investor explains why tech stocks aren't overpriced.</b> Measures of valuation like the cyclically adjusted price-earnings …

Business

X-Men in the MCU is looking unlikely as Fox gets new merger bidder besides Disney

The saga continues...<p>There's been another development in that Disney-20th Century Fox story, but sadly it's not making an <i>X-Men</i> crossover into the MCU …

Walt Disney Company

MoviePass launches a one-year subscription plan for $89.95

12:10 PM ET, November 17, 2017<p><b>Axios raises $20M to fund newsroom expansion, plans to increase staffing to 150 by the end of 2018</b> — The 10-month-old …

Pete Cashmore

Why Splunk, Inc. Stock Skyrocketed Today

The operational-intelligence leader just crushed estimates, raised guidance, and offered an encouraging look at next year.<p>What happened<p>Shares of</b> …

Stocks

The media today: ‘Winter is here for digital media’

<b>On a day</b> in which a sitting US Senator was accused of sexual assault and the White House hosted its first press briefing after a marathon foreign …

Journalism

Netflix the new king: Predators circle Murdoch in US consolidation frenzy

If you are wondering what's at the core of this flurry of merger activity in the US media market – just think Netflix.<p>Who would have thought a …

U.S. Department of Justice

Sony Also Inquiring About 21st Century Fox Assets

The studio owned by the Japanese conglomerate has reached out to its Murdoch-controlled competitor to see which assets it might be willing to part …

Rupert Murdoch

Comcast reportedly courting 21st Century Fox

Murdoch-owned media company’s share price shoots up after the news was first reported by CNBC<p>Cable and media giant Comcast has reportedly approached 21st Century Fox about a possible acquisition, a move that comes after Disney was also reported to be circling Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.<p>21st …

Rupert Murdoch

US stocks slip, Treasuries rise as investors mull tax reform prospects

Wall Street stocks were in the red again on Friday, setting the S&P 500 up for its second straight week of declines as investors consider tax reform …

Walt Disney Company

What you need to know on Wall Street today

<i>Welcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox.</i><p>If you spend any time on Twitter and follow any media industry people, you'll often come away dizzy, and fairly certain …

Business

Comcast gets on 21st Century Fox's tail in takeover bid battle

A bid battle for 21st Century Fox, including its 39% stake in Sky, looks set to break out in America.

Comcast Is a Breakout Stock to Watch in the Bidding War for Fox

21st Century Fox (FOXA) is the belle of the ball in the media business this fall -- Disney (DIS) , Verizon (VZ) and Comcast (CMCSA) are reportedly …

Tech Industry

Morning Movers: A Retail Wonderland!

Stocks were set for a mixed open after gaining on Thursday.<p><b>S&P 500</b> futures have fallen 0.2%, while <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> futures have slipped …

Markets

Fast Europe Open: Mario Draghi in Frankfurt

NBCUniversal owner Comcast and US telecoms group Verizon have separately approached Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to explore potential …

Economy

Fox’s Dana Walden Joins Hulu Board | Deadline

Dana Walden, Chairman & CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s Board of Directors. She succeeds Randy Freer, former president and COO of Fox …

TV

Why Comcast, Verizon and Disney Should—and Shouldn’t—Try to Acquire Fox

The “For Sale” sign is out at 21st Century Fox, and several of the biggest media companies are lining up to speak with executive chairman Rupert …

Televisions

Comcast and Verizon are interested in buying some 21st Century Fox assets

The telecommunications giant has expressed interest in acquiring many of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox assets, sources told <i>Reuters</i>. <b>The assets Comcast are interested in include the Fox movie and TV studios, the FX and National Geographic television channels, and the Star television network in</b> …

Rupert Murdoch

Fox hunt; Tesla unveils Roadster; TransCanada trouble

<b>1. Fox hunt:</b> Shares in Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox (FOX) surged in extended trading after it became clear the media giant has multiple suitors.<p>Comcast (CMCSA) and Verizon (VZ, Tech30) have both held discussions about acquiring most of the company, according to sources familiar with the …

Markets

The FCC paves way for greater media consolidation as it repeals 'stale' broadcast ownership rules

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), led by chairman Ajit Pai, has repealed a series of broadcast ownership regulations that could pave …

Internet

Murdoch's 21st Century Fox in deal talks with Comcast: report

The Murdoch family led 21st Century Fox has reportedly been approached by Comcast about a possible sale of some of Fox's key entertainment assets.<p>The …

Walt Disney Company

Comcast wants Fox’s international biz but it’ll have to wait for AT&T-Time Warner approval first

The cable media behemoth really wants Fox’s Sky and Star businesses. Trump is still a factor.<p>Last week, we heard Disney was talking to 21st Century Fox about a Big Media Deal. This week, it’s Comcast and Fox.<p>Of course, it makes sense Comcast would want to buy parts of Fox, Rupert Murdoch’s media …

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