ESPN Reclaims Most-Watched Cable Network Title in Fourth Quarter

Sports trumped politics at the end of the year. ESPN was the most-watched cable network in prime time in the fourth quarter, after losing that title a year earlier when people turned to Fox News […]

Murdoch Solves Empire Succession by Getting Rid of the Empire

For decades, investors, analysts, busybodies, columnists and gossips have loved to chew over the ultimate media-dynasty question: When Elisabeth Murdoch Sumner Redstone, long neglected. That inadvertently touched off one of the most tangled and

What Wall Street Thinks About Disney’s $52 Billion Fox Hunt

Disney has finally chased down Fox, and the Street is declaring it a victory for both sides. Walt Disney Co. agreed to a deal to acquire a large portion of media mogul

Disney’s Deal With Fox Could Solve Hulu’s Ownership Headache

Walt Disney Co. will become the majority owner of Hulu LLC as part of the $52.4 billion deal with 21st Century Fox Inc., bringing stable leadership to its competition with larger rivals Netflix Inc. and […]

Disney Buys Fox Assets in $52 Billion Split of Murdoch Realm

Walt Disney Co. agreed to a $52.4 billion deal to acquire much of the global empire that media baron Click here to read more about why Iger wants Fox’s assets. The sale marks an epic […]

A Disney Deal for Fox Is Coming Within Days

Walt Disney Co. may announce a deal as soon as this week to acquire a large piece of 21st Century Fox Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter, transferring legendary Hollywood properties to […]

Disney Explored Buying Fox Assets; Talks Now Dead

Sky Plc satellite service in Europe, the person said. Disney wouldn’t acquire Fox’s broadcast network, Fox News, local broadcast stations or sports programming, the person said. The rise of online competitors Netflix, YouTube and Facebook […]