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Topic: Fox

Disney will acquire 21st Century Fox assets for $70B after Comcast drops bid

07/19/2018, 10:07 am

Disney has won the battle for 21st Century Fox, with Comcast surrendering the field to Apple's ally.

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Disney clears DOJ antitrust hurdles for 21st Century Fox takeover

06/27/2018, 02:06 pm

Vying against Comcast, Disney has passed a critical obstacle in its push to acquire 21st Century Fox: antitrust approval from the U.S. Justice Department, contingent on divesting itself of some of Fox's assets should a deal go through.

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Disney ups the stakes to $70B in bid for 21st Century Fox

06/20/2018, 10:06 am

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to raise its offer to buy assets from 21st Century Fox, in order to fend off an all-cash offer from Comcast in the high-stakes media bidding war.

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21st Century Fox CEO ribs Apple's video efforts as insufficient

05/30/2018, 12:05 pm

Apple's efforts to produce original video content could be grander in scale, according to 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, suggesting the slower pace of commissions may not have as big an impact as competitors like Netflix.

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Comcast plans 'superior' cash offer to beat out Disney for 21st Century Fox

05/23/2018, 03:05 pm

Comcast on Wednesday confirmed rumors that it intends to outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox and some of its subsidiaries, in a deal that could radically shake up the streaming media landscape -- if it's approved.

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Comcast looks to expand content lineup with $30.9B bid for European broadcasting giant Sky

02/27/2018, 11:02 am

As Apple pushes forward with its plans to produce video content in-house, Comcast's attempt to purchase Sky could strengthen its capacity to provide a rival streaming service.

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Disney paves way for streaming Netflix competitor, entertainment behemoth with $52.4B purchase of 21st Century Fox

12/14/2017, 12:12 pm

The Walt Disney Co., the major media conglomerate that has previously worked closely with Apple, has confirmed plans to acquire 21st Century Fox, with the $52.4 billion purchase of the entertainment rival likely to have major repercussions for the rest of the media industry.

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Disney may buy 21st Century Fox assets in entertainment mega merger

11/06/2017, 03:11 pm

The Walt Disney Co., which has worked closely with Apple for many years, is said to be in talks to potentially acquire most of rival entertainment giant 21st Century Fox, in a deal that could have major ramifications for services like iTunes, the Apple TV and Apple Music.

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Fox studio head hints deal for early rentals on Apple's iTunes still 6-12 months out

09/08/2017, 09:09 am

A deal between movie studios and companies like Apple and Comcast to provide early-access movie rentals should be complete within the next 6 to 12 months, the studio head of 20th Century Fox said at a Los Angeles media conference.

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Movie studios talk $30 rentals for films still in theaters as Apple pushes for content on iTunes

03/22/2017, 12:03 pm

Hollywood studios are reportedly showing "greater flexibility" in negotiations with theater chains about the prospect of early movie rentals -- something that could affect Apple, which is also allegedly pursuing early streaming via the iTunes Store.

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Football fans can stream Super Bowl 51 live with Fox Sports Go on iOS, Apple TV

01/18/2017, 04:01 pm

Fans looking to watch the spectacle of Super Bowl 51 -- to be played Feb. 5 in Houston, Tex. -- can turn to Fox Sports Go, an app available on numerous platforms, including Apple's iOS and the Apple TV.

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Apple pushes for iTunes rentals of movies still on big screen

12/07/2016, 03:12 pm

Apple could potentially offer iTunes rentals for movies that are still in theatres, a report said on Wednesday, which would give it a rare advantage over other rental platforms.

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Hulu forges deals with Fox & Disney for upcoming live TV service

11/01/2016, 03:11 pm

Hulu on Tuesday announced content deals with two of its co-owners, Fox and Disney, as it prepares to launch a live TV service next year.

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Fox Sports Go app for Apple TV lets viewers watch four games simultaneously

08/26/2016, 10:08 am

Fox on Friday released a tvOS version of Fox Sports GO, with a unique interface allowing Apple TV owners to watch up to four games simultaneously -- if they already have authenticated access to the associated channels.

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Apple's Eddy Cue among speakers at private CES event for Rupert Murdoch

01/07/2016, 04:01 pm

Eddy Cue, Apple's head of Internet Software and Services, is reportedly among a select group of people attending a private CES event being hosted by News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch.

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Talks with major networks for Apple streaming TV service making rapid progress - report

07/14/2015, 10:07 am

After being mired for months, talks with major networks regarding an Apple streaming TV service are finally making major advancements ahead of an anticipated launch this fall, according to a new report.

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Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

05/27/2015, 12:05 pm

Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.

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HBO agrees to allow Universal, Fox movies on Apple's iCloud

03/12/2012, 10:03 am

Premium cable network HBO has agreed to relax its terms from contracts with Universal and Fox and allow the studios to make their movies available for download on Apple's iCloud.

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iCloud now supports downloads of "most" iTunes movies, apart from Fox, Universal

03/07/2012, 04:03 pm

Apple's iTunes support for downloading previous purchases from iCloud has expanded into movies, although two studios, Fox and Universal, are still working to resolve an exclusive contractual obligation with HBO.

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CBS rejected Apple TV streaming service offer over revenue split

11/03/2011, 10:11 pm

CBS boss Les Moonves revealed in an earnings call on Thursday that his company had been approached by Apple about a potential streaming TV service that would share ad revenues, but the network declined to strike a deal because it prefers to license its content.

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