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Disney's Acquisition Of Fox' RSNs Through New Deal Will Likely Raise Regulatory Concerns

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 15 / 17

Thursday's announcement that Disney will purchase several properties of 21st Century Fox is "likely to raise thorny regulatory concerns at a time when the Justice Department has been putting media mergers under the microscope," according to James & Peltz of the L.A. TIMES. Disney, which own...

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