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Disney And Fox Could Close A Deal As Soon As Next Week

06 December 2017

Back in 1998, Disney shelved plans to establish a West Coast RSN after two of the franchises it had hoped to lure from Fox Sports West elected to renew their carriage agreements.

The Fantastic Four was never done right by Fox, so it's likely Disney/Marvel will reboot the characters to make them more likeable.

The addition of Fox's TV assets and global exposure would be attractive to Disney as it gears itself up to take on players such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Netflix with its forthcoming direct-to-consumer offering.

In September the media secretary, Karen Bradley, asked the regulator to examine whether Murdoch had a genuine commitment to broadcasting standards following concerns about the running of his U.S. Fox News network.

James Murdoch is the younger son of 21 Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch.

Disney is close to a deal with 21st Century Fox, CNBC reported Tuesday.

Disney intends to buy all media production (television and studio) assets for a reported $60 billion or more, while Fox will retain most sports and all news assets, according to CNBC.

The news has us salivating at the possibilities of an X-men/Avengers crossover and having mutants in the Marvel tv shows would be pretty damn cool.

At present, Disney now own the rights to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fox own the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises. This means the new Star Wars films could include the iconic John Williams scores.

It's believed that a decision could come to a head within the next week or so, but until that happens, we'll keep you posted as this situation develops.

Disney And Fox Could Close A Deal As Soon As Next Week