In talks with 21st Century Fox, who are considering selling their film and television divisions, there's apparently a deal on the table worth around $60 billion, and an official announcement looks set to arrive this week.
The formal declaration now appears to reaffirm Disney's pole position to complete the multibillion-dollar purchase after repeated reports that a deal was close and could be closed this week.
U.S. media giant Comcast has dropped out of the running to buy 21st Century Fox, leaving Disney as the main contender, according to reports.
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A potential deal would revolve around the future of 21st Century Fox's cablenets, including FX, its global operations, such as European pay operator Sky and Star in India, and its film studio operations.
Kashmir highway, Mughal road remain closed due to snowfall
Gulmarg , the famous ski-resort in north Kashmir, recorded 15 cm (about six inches) of fresh snowfall till 8:30 am this morning. The minimum temperature was minus 1.4 in Leh town of Ladakh region and in neighbouring Kargil town it was minus three degrees.
The Murdoch family, which controls Fox, prefers a deal with Disney because it would rather be paid in Disney stock than Comcast stock, and expects a potential deal with Disney to be cleared by USA antitrust regulators more easily, one of the sources said.
NBCUniversal owner Comcast was one of a few companies with the scale to buy the available Fox assets, but has confirmed it is not moving forwards with a bid.
Therefore, even if it will take more than a year to fully comply with the regulatory requirements, Disney's acquisition of Fox would make the two firms to stay apart until the requirements are duly met.
Disney first approached Rupert Murdoch several weeks ago to propose buying Fox's television and movie studio, 22 regional sports networks, a stake in Hulu and global television assets, but talks stalled.
Inflation's sharp rise over the past year or so is directly related to Britain's vote in June 2016 to leave the European Union . The cumulative growth for the period April-October 2017 over the corresponding period of the previous year stands at 2.5%.
Ullah came to the United States on an F43 visa, issued to him through his family connection to an American citizen. Those families still must meet eligibility requirements to enter the U.S. and are screened and interviewed.
Her opposite in New Zealand, Steve Tew, said Castle taking the top job across the Tasman heralded a new era for global rugby. Meanwhile Western Force owner has announced his intention to set up a rival Indo Pacific Rugby Championship.
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For the first time, Nepal could now import its oil from China and use Chinese roads, railways and ports for third-country trade. Nepal government needs political stability because development has taken back seat for its instability in government.
The music recognition app has been courting Snapchat and Spotify as well , but the Cupertino-based tech giant won out in the end. All you need to do is type the " Shazam " button on the app and it will identify the song it hears after a few seconds.
So, Nokia 6 actually completes a year in January 2018 and the company is nearly ready to replace it with the successor. With a full-screen design, it is clear that there will be a fingerprint sensor at the rear of the smartphone.
She said: "I don't know so much about their personal relationship because he doesn't share a whole lot, but I love her". But after cancelling his world tour and reuniting with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez , things are back on track.
Arsène Wenger doesn't believe it is realistic to expect footballers to "commit 200% on the pitch and be an angel after". Olivier Giroud could potentially be in line for a start as well if Wenger opts to rotate his squad.
The 20-year distribution agreement with ANZ will see Zurich distribute life insurance products via bank channels. ANZ has been planning to offload its insurance and wealth division for more than a year, according to the firm.
No news yet on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
He is eligible to return to the active roster in Week 15, but coach Mike McCarthy said he still needs to be cleared for contact. For now the Packers must press on with Hundley until a final decision is made on Rodgers, when that will be is still a mystery.
SEC chairman urges 'extreme caution' with cryptocurrencies
These tokens typically use blockchain, which uses cryptography to record transactions which can then be authenticated. Elsewhere, according to SEC chairman Jay Clayton, the agency is far from done with addressing the uses of bitcoin.
Trail Blazers at Warriors
This is the second game of a five-game trip for the Blazers, a quick turnaround after a Monday road game against the Warriors. You want to win at least two or three of them. "That's what was encouraging without Houston".
Several injured in gas pipeline explosion outside Vienna
A big explosion has rocked a key natural gas facility in eastern Austria , killing one person and injuring at least 18. The Italian wholesale day-ahead price surged 150 percent to 60 euros per megawatt-hour, its highest recorded level.
Cortana can now sync with your Google account
The connection will allow you to use Cortana for quick access information, support for calendar, mail and contacts. In October this year, Microsoft integrated its Cortana intelligent assistant into the Skype messaging platform.
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 with CRS-13 Dragon slips 24 hours
This is the thirteenth of up to 20 missions to the International Space Station that SpaceX is contracted to fly for NASA. The 45th Space Wing's weather forecast says the only weather concern for the planned 11:46 a.m. launch is high winds.
Kerala law student's murder accused held guilty
A 1,500-page chargesheet was submitted by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case on September 17 a year ago . The law student, who hails from Perumbavoor, was found dead in her house after being brutally raped on April 28, 2016.
Avalanches kill five soldiers, one porter in north Kashmir
The precipitation affected the flight operations at airport in Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Apart from militancy and ceasefire violations, winter snowfall in the mountainous regions creates a risk of avalanches .