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Source: Disney Deal For Fox Assets Coming As Soon As This Week

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 11 / 17

Disney "may announce a deal as soon as this week to acquire a large piece" of 21st Century Fox assets, according to a source. The source added that the Murdoch trust "would end up with a small stake in Disney in the transaction." 21st Century Fox would "remain independent at least initially, ...

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Daily Digit....

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