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I’m sure the anti-trust people would finally see that as a bridge too far.

They already were forced to sell the local Fox Sorts networks that they acquired since they own espn already, which is one of only two major players in national 24/7 sports coverage.

ABC/NBC would never be allowed to merge.

At least with the loss of Fox as an independent studio, WB, Universal, and Sony/Columbia should be able to pick up the slack. The same certainly won’t be true for network TV, and probably won’t be the same if another studio is lost.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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We already have the super-merger of AT&T and TimeWarner that is now known as WarnerMedia. Disney now owns 21st Century Fox minus Fox News and Fox Sports and Comcast has bought Sky.

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fmalover said:

We already have the super-merger of AT&T and TimeWarner that is now known as WarnerMedia. Disney now owns 21st Century Fox minus Fox News and Fox Sports and Comcast has bought Sky.

Disney doesn’t own the Fox TV network either.

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.

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Congratulations Comcast you now own a Sky. 🙄

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New leadership appointments for Fox:
https://www.21cf.com/news/21st-century-fox/2018/fox-announces-key-leadership-appointments-for-new-company-to-be-formed-following-close-of-the-disney-transaction/

Merge probably done by Avengers 4 (AKA May 2019):
https://www.cosmicbooknews.com/avengers-4-disney-fox-deal

Gary Newman to take over Fox broadcasting:
https://www.tvweek.com/tvbizwire/2018/10/veteran-executive-in-talks-to-lead-fox-broadcasting-after-disney-deal-closes/

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The tidbits this week:

https://deadline.com/2018/10/disney-fox-deal-tv-executives-analysis-culture-clash-1202473873/

https://deadline.com/2018/10/disney-fox-film-executives-merger-plan-alan-horn-stacey-snider-1202478704/

But of course, expect layoffs:
https://deadline.com/2018/10/disney-fox-deal-peter-rice-jan-1-target-date-layoffs-culture-clash-pay-discrepancy-town-hall-john-nallen-1202479881/

And today, the deal is expect to close [b]New Year’s Day 2019[/b]!:
https://variety.com/2018/biz/news/disney-fox-deal-will-be-ready-to-close-jan-1-says-peter-rice-exclusive-1202976061/

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Who conducts business on New Years? Nearly everybody is hung over or sleepy. 😉

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I wonder if Lucasfilm will wait until May of next year before doing any new physical release of I-VI just so they can have the technicality of fully regaining all distribution rights to Empire, Jedi, and the prequels, or if it makes zero difference at this point whether or not the profits go through 20th Century Fox first since it’s all owned by Disney.

Since Fox owns the distribution rights to ANH in perpetuity, will Disney simply take it away from them and give it to Lucasfilm or would that violate copyright law?

Some people have wondered if Disney might throw the Fox fanfare in front of the ST movies, but I find this unlikely since Fox had nothing to do with their production or even their release. What I’d much rather they do, once they finally retire the 2004 Lowry master and do the 4k SE, is bring the “finished” version of I-VI (including ANH) in line with the ST and simply keep it to the metallic Lucasfilm logo with no sound. I’m not a fan of the current digital and broadcast versions’ using the ‘97 shiny LFL logo with an edit of the cue from the very end of ESB’s end credits in lieu of the Fox fanfare on all of the movies except ANH.

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JJ might make the case to put the logo in front of Episode IX.

What I really want to know is, when will Disney officially welcome it’s newest Princess? 😛

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We’ll be waiting with great antici…

…pation.

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I, for one, cannot wait for the inevitable Transylvanian invasion of the SW Galaxy.

THIS SPACE FOR RENT

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Peter Suschitzky, Rocky Horror’s DoP, would later go on to shoot ESB. He recently lensed After Earth for M Night Shyamalan, which makes a pretty good case for him working on a Star Wars movie again.

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And Christopher Malcolm, aka Rogue 2 in ESB, had a role in the Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment.

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Beware the ides of March?

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