Quote of the Day

"There'll be a sharing of product so we can infuse ESPN national with some more local content and infuse the local regional sports networks with more national content. The result of both will be better for the consumer than it is today."
-- Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger, on how the company will use the 22 RSNs that are part of its $52.4B deal with Fox. ("Squawk On The Street," CNBC, 12/14)
Thursday December 14, 2017 Vol. 24 — No. 68 Print This Issue

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  • Welcome To Tomorrowland

    Iger noted the acquisition will provide more content for ESPN's new OTT service

    Disney today formally announced it will purchase several properties of 21st Century Fox for $52.4B, which could be a "game-changing deal in the entertainment history," according to ABC's Rebecca Jarvis. Jarvis: "The new combined company will include Fox' movie and TV studios and cable networks." Jarvis noted Fox News, Fox Business and the Fox Sports division were not part of the deal, and those assets "they will be offered to existing Fox shareholders in a new company." Disney Chair & CEO Bob Iger said the deal "gives us a much larger international footprint and it enables us to use cutting-edge technology to reach consumers in far more compelling ways and we know how important that is in today's world." He added, "We're going ...

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  • No Place For It

    Goodell says league will launch investigation over NFL Net harassment allegations.

  • All On The Same Page

    ESPN talent gather to discuss net's future, social media.

  • It's Online, So It Must Be True

    The debate over the Redskins name is back after a coordinated launch of fake news stories.

  • Keep The Catfish Coming

    Bridgestone to keep name on Nashville arena through '25.

  • Middle Of The Fairway

    LPGA '18 schedule features record $68.75M in total purses.

  • Referee's Decision

    ESPN removes Teddy Atlas from calling fights after recent comments.

  • Honor The Call

    Baseball HOF names Bob Costas as this year's Ford Frick Award winner.

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