Disney/Fox: Mega-merger

Disney to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion in Historic Hollywood Merger

The deal between Disney and 21st Century Fox marks a historic union of Hollywood heavyweights and a bid by Disney to bolster its core TV and film businesses against an onslaught of new competitors in the content arena.

By Cynthia Littleton and Brian Steinberg

Fantastic Four, X-Men Can Team With Avengers Thanks to Fox, Disney Deal

Disney’s $52.4 billion agreement to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets is good news for fanboys and fangirls.

By Brent Lang

Disney-Fox Deal Lands at Uncertain Time for Antitrust Enforcement

The rationale behind The Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of Fox’s major content assets is that it’s necessary to bulk up in the new landscape, where competition is coming not just from Hollywood rivals but Silicon Valley.

By Ted Johnson

Disney-Fox Will Be Global Powerhouse, Especially in Asia and Europe

Disney’s hookup with 21st Century Fox will create not just an American behemoth but a global one, with powerful film and television assets throughout Asia and Europe in particular.

By Patrick Frater and Stewart Clarke

“We’re honored and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building, and we’re excited about this extraordinary opportunity to significantly increase our portfolio of well-loved franchises and branded content to greatly enhance our growing direct-to-consumer offerings."

Hulu’s Future: What Disney-Fox Deal Means for TV-Streaming Venture

Nothing will change immediately at Hulu in the wake of Disney’s $52 billion deal with 21st Century Fox.

By Todd Spangler

Disney-Fox Deal: Bob Iger on Management Plans, Direct-to-Consumer Focus and Staying Through 2021

Disney’s interest in 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets is all about building up its direct-to-consumer streaming capabilities.

By Cynthia Littleton

Disney-Fox Deal: Media Stocks Rise After Megadeal Announcement

Media investors reacted Thursday to the blockbuster Disney-21st Century Fox deal, with stocks of big media companies rising in early trading as Wall Street processed the implications of the $54.2 billion pact.

By Todd Spangler

Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio’s 102-Year History

William Fox couldn’t have imagined that his modest film company would get bulked up by merging with 20th Century, produce some of the highest-grossing movies of all time, and become a global empire.

By Tim Gray and Pat Saperstein

Disney Agrees to $2.5 Billion Breakup Fee if Regulators Block 21st Century Fox Deal

Disney has committed to pay a $2.5 billion breakup fee to 21st Century Fox if its $52.4 billion deal to buy most of Fox’s film and TV assets is blocked by federal regulators.

By Cynthia Littleton

Fox Will Be Lean After Disney Deal, But Will It Be Mean?

The pending acquisition of the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s assets by the Walt Disney Co. turns the latter into a content giant the likes of which has never been seen.

By Daniel Holloway

Fox’s Regional Sports Outlets Could Serve as Balm for Disney’s ESPN

One of the most lucrative pieces of Disney’s Fox haul is the latter’s passel of regional sports networks — cable networks devoted to coverage of the games and matches in particular markets, rather than the nation or world at large.

By Brian Steinberg

Disney-Fox: Ryan Reynolds, James Gunn and More React to Mega-Merger

Disney and 21st Century Fox’s mega-merger was the talk of Tinseltown and Twitter on Thursday.

By Matt Fernandez

Disney-Fox Deal: Bob Iger, Rupert Murdoch Find Common Ground as Their Mogul Paths Diverge

For Bob Iger, the acquisition of key 21st Century Fox assets is a final mega deal that advances his priorities for his stewardship of the Walt Disney Co.

By Cynthia Littleton

Why the Fox-Disney Deal Could Be Bad for Movies

Disney is poised to swallow up Fox’s film and television assets, a move that will dramatically reshape the landscape of Hollywood, while making it increasingly difficult for producers and directors to find a home for movies that don’t fit into a comic book box or fantasy mold.

By Brent Lang and Ricardo Lopez

Disney-Fox Aftermath: A Roaring Mouse Could Force Rivals to Get Bigger

The Walt Disney Company, stocked to the gills with ESPN, the ABC television network, the Pixar studio, and the Marvel superhero franchise, was already a giant. Now it has turned into a behemoth — and rivals across a number of spaces could feel new pressure to compete.

By Brian Steinberg

Fox Founder Rupert Murdoch Insists Disney Deal Is Not a ‘Retreat’

Rupert Murdoch spent decades cobbling together a media empire and on Thursday, the octogenarian mogul announced plans to sell his film studio and much of his entertainment assets to Disney in a $52.4 billion mega-deal.

By Brent Lang

International Players React to Fox-Disney Deal With Envy, Fear

Admiration, uncertainty, and downright fear rippled through entertainment circles far beyond American shores in response to the historic hookup between two already major global players, Disney and 21st Century Fox.

By Variety Staff

Consumer Watchdog, Anti-Trust Experts Warn of Higher Prices From Disney-Fox Merger

Consumers can expect to pay more for streaming subscriptions if regulators give the greenlight to the proposed $52.4-billion merger of Disney and Fox, a consumer advocacy group and anti-trust law experts warned Thursday.

By Ricardo Lopez

The Disney, Fox Deal Just Set Off a Studio Arms Race

Disney’s $52.4 billion purchase of Fox is sending shockwaves throughout the movie business, with many industry observers believing that the marriage between the two iconic companies could inspire a fresh round of media mergers.

By Brent Lang

What Disney Bought: A Billion-Dollar Breakdown of Assets

Now that the megadeal is done and the smoke has cleared, there’s a price tag that can be put on each asset moving from Fox to Disney.

By Andrew Wallenstein

Nine Decades of Vintage Hollywood on the 20th Century Fox Lot

As Disney acquires Fox and prepares to lease the studio lot for seven years, here's a look back at the history of the storied lot.

By Variety Staff

A Look at the Best 21st Century Fox Properties

With the Disney-Fox merger, here are the 21st Century Fox properties that could team up with Disney ones.

By Variety Staff