There had been some reporting that Murdoch's son James, now CEO of 21st Century Fox, would move over to Disney in a high level role and as a possible successor to Iger. On the TV side, Disney is now the proud owner of Fox's Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21, bringing shows like The Americans, This Is Us, Modern Family and The Simpsons into the fold. It gives us a much larger global footprint and it enables us to use cutting edge technology to reach consumers in far more compelling ways.
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The deal being in the works may also explain why Disney was the one major studio not to sign up to offer 4K movies on Apple TV.
Adding Fox films like "Logan" and "Boss Baby" to Disney blockbusters "Beauty and the Beast" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" would give the combined company over $3 billion in gross box office revenue this year.
Still, Disney's control over Fox's movie studio shouldn't be a problem, according to Hay.
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Disney will also be "flowing" more content to Hulu, and managing the digital platform will be "more clear, more efficient and more effective" with one company having control, rather than equal partners. And, that will catapult Disney, now a small player known primarily for kids' channels and distribution of Hollywood films, as the country's largest media & entertainment broadcaster, with over $1.3 billion of additional India revenue.
Prior to the deal closing, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox broadcasting network, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and some national sports networks into a new company that will be spun off to its shareholders.
"This is the right move at the right time as the marriage of these assets creates a much more formidable Disney", said Daniel Ives, an analyst at GBH Insights in a note to clients. But in a conference call with investors on Thursday morning, Iger said there are no immediate plans for James Murdoch.
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Every member of this party as from this moment consider himself/herself equal shareholder in our common destiny. The PDP also elected Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri as its new National Secretary.
"And during that period of time, he and I will continue to discuss whether there is a role for him here or not".