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I heard about it not too long ago, so I don't know too much about what or who will be affected by the merger of AT&T with Time Warner, who owns Hanna-Barbara, DC, what's left of Midway Games, etc.

Is this, alongside Comcast possibly buying 20th Century Fox, and a corporate dumbass as president of the United States, a sign that we're living in a corporate dystopia? Or is it not nearly as bad as some are making it out to be?



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Didn't Disney already buy Fox, or just their movie division?



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spurgeonryan said:
Didn't Disney already buy Fox, or just their movie division?

Nope, they made a bid for it... so basically they are in a bidding war with Comcast.  I would much rather Disney end up with Fox than Comcast... so hopefully they come back with a stronger bid since Comcast’s current bid is about 10 billion more than Disney’s...



spurgeonryan said:
Didn't Disney already buy Fox, or just their movie division?

Not yet. Disney put in a bid for Fox but shareholders have not approved yet. Comcast has put in a higher bid for Fox's assets to further complicate things. 



    

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gergroy said:
spurgeonryan said:
Didn't Disney already buy Fox, or just their movie division?

Nope, they made a bid for it... so basically they are in a bidding war with Comcast.  I would much rather Disney end up with Fox than Comcast... so hopefully they come back with a stronger bid since Comcast’s current bid is about 10 billion more than Disney’s...

I love Disney, but Disney owning Fox is dangerous. As a netflix shareholder, Disney+Fox would have enough titles to be a real threat to netflix (if they created their own streaming platform). 



    

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MoHasanie said:
gergroy said:

Nope, they made a bid for it... so basically they are in a bidding war with Comcast.  I would much rather Disney end up with Fox than Comcast... so hopefully they come back with a stronger bid since Comcast’s current bid is about 10 billion more than Disney’s...

I love Disney, but Disney owning Fox is dangerous. As a netflix shareholder, Disney+Fox would have enough titles to be a real threat to netflix (if they created their own streaming platform). 

Disney has their won steaming platform launching next year. That's why they want Fox. Comic fans are focused on the Marvel aspect but that's just a small bonus. That said, Disney getting Fox is the lesser of two evils. People don't realize how large Comcast is. They are larger than Disney. It's bad enough that AT&T, Comcast, and other cable companies are going to put the screws to us soon thanks the lack of net neutrality.



gergroy said:
spurgeonryan said:
Didn't Disney already buy Fox, or just their movie division?

Nope, they made a bid for it... so basically they are in a bidding war with Comcast.  I would much rather Disney end up with Fox than Comcast... so hopefully they come back with a stronger bid since Comcast’s current bid is about 10 billion more than Disney’s...

Jesus! Well Disney knows from the Star wars buy how fast they can make their money back. So outbidding Comcast can't be too tough of decision for them.



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spurgeonryan said:
gergroy said:

Nope, they made a bid for it... so basically they are in a bidding war with Comcast.  I would much rather Disney end up with Fox than Comcast... so hopefully they come back with a stronger bid since Comcast’s current bid is about 10 billion more than Disney’s...

Jesus! Well Disney knows from the Star wars buy how fast they can make their money back. So outbidding Comcast can't be too tough of decision for them.

Disney has a net worth of 98 Billion dollars. Comcast essentially bid 2/3rds of Disney's overall worth. It's not a given that Disney will win this.



Darc Requiem said:
MoHasanie said:

I love Disney, but Disney owning Fox is dangerous. As a netflix shareholder, Disney+Fox would have enough titles to be a real threat to netflix (if they created their own streaming platform). 

Disney has their won steaming platform launching next year. That's why they want Fox. Comic fans are focused on the Marvel aspect but that's just a small bonus. That said, Disney getting Fox is the lesser of two evils. People don't realize how large Comcast is. They are larger than Disney. It's bad enough that AT&T, Comcast, and other cable companies are going to put the screws to us soon thanks the lack of net neutrality.

As a netflix shareholder, I'm more worried about Disney! 



    

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MoHasanie said:
Darc Requiem said:

Disney has their won steaming platform launching next year. That's why they want Fox. Comic fans are focused on the Marvel aspect but that's just a small bonus. That said, Disney getting Fox is the lesser of two evils. People don't realize how large Comcast is. They are larger than Disney. It's bad enough that AT&T, Comcast, and other cable companies are going to put the screws to us soon thanks the lack of net neutrality.

As a netflix shareholder, I'm more worried about Disney! 

As someone who gives a shit about our basic rights and freedoms online I'm more worried about Comcast. At least Disney isn't responsible for destroying net neutrality.