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On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest story: Disney’s deal to purchase some of 21st Century Fox’s most valuable assets.
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After weeks of speculation, Disney (DIS - Free Report) made its acquisition of 21st Century Fox (FOXA - Free Report) assets official on Thursday. The media behemoth will shell out more than $52 billion in stock for some of Fox’s TV and movie entities, as well as its share of Hulu and its regional sports networks.
Ramifications of the deal will be felt throughout every corner of the media world. Disney will be able to united Fox’s lingering Marvel characters with the rest of its Marvel Cinematic Universe, and its planned over-the-top streaming service just got significantly more competitive.
As if that wasn’t enough to scare Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) , Disney also now owns a controlling stake in Hulu, one of the most exciting video streaming companies in the world. Disney also doubled down on its live sports programming, acquiring the likes of Sky Sports and Fox Sports Regional Networks.
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