Here's what Disney is acquiring in its blockbuster deal with 21st Century Fox
By Los Angeles Times Staff
Dec 14, 2017 | 4:30 AM
The bold bet by Disney will transform Hollywood, but how the two companies will merge is a big question.
Walt Disney Co. has finalized its plan to buy much of the media assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox. When completed the $71.3-billion stock deal will create an entertainment powerhouse and transform the Hollywood landscape. Here is a breakdown of what Disney will acquire:
Enterprise value for the Fox assets: $67.9 billion
20th Century Fox Movie and Television Studio
Valuation: $13.3 billion
Movies: “Avatar,” original “Star Wars,” “Deadpool,” “X-Men,” “Ice Age,” “Ferdinand”
Television shows: “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “This Is Us,” “Modern Family,” “Homeland,” “Empire,” “X-Files”
Fox Regional Sports Networks: 22 regional cable channels
Valuation: $22.4 billion
TV channels: Prime Ticket, Fox Sports West, Fox Sports San Diego, YES Network, among others
Domestic cable channels
Valuation: $8.7 billion
TV channels: FX and FXX, with such shows as “American Horror Story,” “Fargo” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia." National Geographic Channels have such shows as “Genius,” “The Long Road Home” and “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.”
Fox Networks Group International cable channels
Valuation: $13.7 billion
TV channels: Star India, headquartered in Mumbai, includes dozens of television channels in several languages, including in English and Hindi. Fox Networks Group distributes basic television channels in Mexico, Brazil and other parts of Latin America. The company also has been launching Spanish-language sports programming services throughout Latin America.
Valuation: $1.75 billion
Other: Fox’s 30% stake, which would give Disney a controlling interest of 60%.
Valuation: $8.8 billion
Other: Fox owns 39% of Sky, the European satellite TV giant. Fox would like to increase its ownership stake to 100% next year if British regulators approve the transaction.
Note: These values are as of December 2017.
Sources: 21st Century Fox Annual Report; Guggenheim Securities