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Disney Fox Acquisition Solidified With $71.4 Billion Deal

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Comcast's current $65-billion cash offer for Fox - along with the potential Sky deal - was already expected to push its debt load to $170-billion, according to Moody's Investors Service.

The tie-up "is an extremely compelling proposition for consumers that will allow us to create even more appealing high quality content, expand our direct to consumer offerings, an global presence and deliver more exciting and personalized entertainment experiences to meet the growing demands of consumers worldwide", Iger told a conference call.

'We remain convinced that the combination of 21CF's iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney's will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world, ' he said in a statement.

It's another blow to Comcast's efforts to obtain the same assets Disney seeks.

The collar on the stock consideration will ensure that 21st Century Fox shareholders will receive a number of Disney shares equal to $38 in value if the average Disney stock price at closing is between $93.53 and $114.32.

In a conference call with Wall Street analysts earlier this morning Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger, spoke on the importance of closing the Disney/Fox deal to the company and its consumers. AT&T just bought Time Warner for $81 billion, after a federal judge rejected the government's antitrust concerns.

However, despite this praise, Fox's board has stated that it retains the rights to weigh competing bids.

Putin and Russia get their 1st win at the World Cup
Saudi Arabia's tournament on the other hand, may be effectively over. "As for our strategy, we must change", Pizzi closed. I think the moneyline is far too much in favor of a mediocre Russian team, which is largely due to it being the host team.

Disney is now offering a reported $71.3 billion, which will give Fox shareholders the option to take their payment in the form of cash or stock, up to a 50-50 level.

Iger said Disney has been working with regulators in the US and around the world and has "made a lot of progress" toward obtaining approvals.

It appears that Disney will indeed buy 21st Century FOX, as the company has raised its initial offer to more than $71 billion - after Comcast came in and outbid them. It's not a one-to-one split: Roughly every four Fox shares would get you one Disney share. Disney is the parent company of 6abc.

The $800 million Weitz Value Fund owned 550,000 Comcast Class A shares and 450,000 Twenty-First Century Fox Class A shares at the end of March. Both companies had been scheduled to hold shareholder meetings on the previously announced transaction on July 10.

The Disney-Comcast contest will determine who controls much of Rupert Murdoch's empire, including Fox's movie and TV studios, television networks such as FX, and multichannel providers like Star India and Sky Plc.

The 21st Century Fox logo is displayed outside the News Corporation building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 15, 2018.

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