Last year it was reported that Disney’s acquisition of Fox was approved by regulators, meaning that it was well on its path to officially being completed. The good news for those who have been watching out for this, you’ll be pleased and very excited to learn that Disney’s deal to acquire Fox is officially done.
Recently it was confirmed that Deadpool 3 is in development. However with Disney on the cusp of acquiring Fox’s assets, there is a good chance that by the time the movie is released, it should fall under Disney’s banner. However therein lies the question of whether or not, especially with Disney’s penchant for family-friendly movies, will Deadpool 3 maintain its R-rating?
The implications of a successful Disney and Fox acquisition is huge and could have a massive impact on the entertainment industry as a whole, but looking at things from a micro perspective, namely the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are probably many comic book fans out there who would love to see the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises given the MCU treatment.
The problem that many customers who live outside of the US find is that accessing certain media is not available in their region. A good example was Netflix who for the longest time ever was limited in terms of availability, until the company decided to expand itself to international markets.
Given the rise in popularity of superhero movies lately, we’re sure that many were excited when Disney announced their plans to acquire Fox. The deal would also see some Marvel licenses returned to Disney, namely the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool, where Disney had previously confirmed that they will be folded into the MCU.
When it comes to predicting what people will or will not like, a lot of that is still being figured out through surveys, focus groups, and market research. However in the future it could be done a lot faster thanks to the use of AI, and one of the companies leading those efforts is Fox who has developed an AI that can predict movie audiences based on its trailer.
For the past few months we have been hearing about Disney’s attempt to acquire Fox. At some point it looked like the deal could have fallen apart as Comcast threw in a bid of their own, which Disney later countered. Turns out that the new figure offered by Disney was good enough because shareholders of both Disney and Fox have since approved the merger.
For a moment it felt like Disney’s attempt to acquire Fox could be in jeopardy when Comcast threw in a bid of their own. However it seems that Disney really wants Fox when they countered with a substantially higher bid, and while all of this sounds good, there is the question of whether or not it will be approved by the US Department of Justice.
For a moment it almost felt like Disney’s bid for Fox was almost a done-deal, but recently we have been hearing that Comcast wants in on the action and has actually made a bid of $65 billion for the company. This is versus the $52 billion that Disney had initially offered, meaning that Comcast is willing to pay $13 billion more.
Ads can be annoying when you’re watching TV shows. This is because they interrupt the flow of the show, which is also why platforms like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu are gaining steam quickly due to their lack of ads in their shows. However companies such as Fox need to make money, and they think they might have figured out a way to do so.
As some of you guys might have heard, several TV shows were cancelled by their networks in the recent month or so. However quite a few of them were “saved”, such as comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine which was picked up by NBC after Fox had cancelled it, and The Expanse which was saved by Amazon after Syfy decided not to renew it.
It’s starting to look like the rumors of a Disney acquisition of Fox is starting to peak because according to the latest report from CNBC, it seems that the deal could be announced as soon as this Thursday, which is tomorrow. This is in line with CNBC’s earlier report last week which suggested that Disney was closing in on the deal.
When it comes to consuming video content online, there are many ways one could go about it. You could purchase a movie/TV show via platforms like iTunes, you could also rent movies to watch temporarily, or you could purchase a subscription to a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu where you can watch as much as you want.
[MWC 2017] Sometimes there are certain parts in town where the reception isn’t as good, or say you’re traveling outstation and your internet connection isn’t quite as stable or strong as you would like. This means that downloading apps, music, videos, and so on will be slower than usual or it might not even be possible.