Original article by Amol Sharma, Joel Flint
The Australian – Page: 17 & 22 : 7-Dec-17
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has a market capitalisation of about $US60bn ($A79.1bn). The proposal to sell the bulk of its assets to Walt Disney Company would allow Murdoch to achieve a premium price for those assets at a time when the traditional media industry is facing growing competition from companies such as Netflix and Google. A deal with Disney might also help resolve the issue of succession at 21st Century Fox, as there has been speculation that CEO James Murdoch could take up an executive role at Disney, leaving the way clear for Lachlan Murdoch to head Fox.
21ST CENTURY FOX INCORPORATED, WALT DISNEY COMPANY, COMCAST CORPORATION, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, NETFLIX INCORPORATED, AMAZON.COM INCORPORATED, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, SKY PLC, 20TH CENTURY FOX INCORPORATED, METROMEDIA INTERNATIONAL, STAR INDIA, FOX NEWS, HARPERCOLLINS, TIME WARNER INCORPORATED, HBO, AT&T CORPORATION, TESLA INCORPORATED, VICE MEDIA INCORPORATED, UNITED STATES. DEPT OF JUSTICE