OH GOD NO

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/06/21st-century-fox-has-been-holding-talks-to-sell-most-of-company-to-disney-sources.html
21st Century Fox has been holding talks to sell most of the company to Walt Disney Co., leaving behind a media company tightly focused on news and sports, according to people familiar with the situation.

The talks have taken place over the last few weeks and there is no certainty they will lead to a deal. The two sides are not currently talking at this very moment, but given the on again, off again nature of the talks, they could be revisited.

For Disney, the opportunity to take control of another movie studio and significant TV production assets as it readies a direct-to-consumer entertainment streaming offering is attractive as is Fox's significant exposure to international markets, such as the U.K., Germany and Italy — both through its networks and 39 percent ownership of Sky. Disney recently announced it will pull all of its movies from the Netflix platform and will establish two direct-to-consumer offerings: one for sports and one including its key franchises such as "Star Wars" and Marvel.

In addition to the movie studio, TV production and international assets such as Star and Sky, Disney would also add entertainment networks such as FX and National Geographic.

TALKS ENDED for now

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Walt Disney Co. held talks to buy most of 21st Century Fox Inc., which would have given the entertainment giant control of another studio and TV production assets, CNBC said, citing people familiar with the situation.

The two sides aren’t talking now and the negotiations, which took place over the last few weeks, may not lead to a deal, CNBC said.

Disney wouldn’t acquire all of Fox, but instead add cable networks such as FX and National Geographic, as well as assets outside the U.S. including the Star cable network in India and a stake in the Sky satellite service in Europe, CNBC said. Disney isn’t interested in Fox’s broadcast network, Fox News, local broadcast affiliates or sports programming, the network said.
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