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Could this have an effect on Foxtel and Fox Sports, and therefore the NRL?

DC_fan

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http://forums.leagueunlimited.com/t...-reported-sale-talks-with-walt-disney.467305/

US-listed 21st Century Fox recently spoke to movie-making conglomerate Walt Disney about selling "most of the company", CNBC first reported on Tuesday (AEDT).

Under the tentative plan, Fox would primarily focus on sports and television news.

Disney would potentially take over Fox's cable-television networks, international distribution operations and movie and television studios, The Wall Street Journal later reported.

Talks between the two sides were no longer active, but could resume.

Read more: http://www.afr.com/business/media-a...ith-walt-disney-20171106-gzg5iu#ixzz4xswaMRDv

I would think it is more American based, but if the sale pans out it will be interesting to see what happens
 

docbrown

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I would think it is more American based, but if the sale pans out it will be interesting to see what happens

Disney is going after the film production because they're trying to a) cement their position as the unrivaled #1 movie studio which no others will be able to compete with b) they want to create a Netflix rival and this rapidly expands their library.

Fox will retain its News & Sports arms. That said Disney is setting up their own ESPN clone.
 

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Disney is going after the film production because they're trying to a) cement their position as the unrivaled #1 movie studio which no others will be able to compete with b) they want to create a Netflix rival and this rapidly expands their library.

Fox will retain its News & Sports arms. That said Disney is setting up their own ESPN clone.

Huh?

Disney owns ESPN already...
 

docbrown

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Huh?

Disney owns ESPN already...

There'll be 2 new Disney streaming channels - the entertainment one & an ESPN sports clone. Disney owns about 80% of ESPN. But over the past four years it's dropped from 100 million to 87 million subscribers. To keep profits up they've increased the package price but it's a stop-gap for profits but there's no effective strategy for stopping the churn. So Disney want to offer an ESPN streaming service that's cheaper but more flexible - basically you can sign up monthly or you could buy individual events. It won't have every sport though. However, it poses a new problem - if you're a cable provider, how much would you pay to broadcast ESPN when you're competing against an ESPN streaming service. Over time they'll demand to pay less but they're still competing against the giant Disney in their negotiations. Some people speculate that Disney wants out of ESPN but they've recently bought a new streaming platform but who knows if they'll simply sell that off down the track along with ESPN. It might be a ploy to booster ESPN's waning value for when its sold. When 2020-2023 comes when a lot of the major rights are up for renewal, new players like Amazon, Google etc will be competitively bidding. Others think that Disney might buy the rights directly and on-sell them to ESPN, set up their own whole own Disney Sports service or sell an event channel to cable providers.
 

Hello, I'm The Doctor

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I would think it is more American based, but if the sale pans out it will be interesting to see what happens

The most likely impact would be Disney expanding into Australia and bidding for the streaming rights.

I dont think the sale will have any effect, asside from FOX being MORE desperate to hang onto its sports rights
 

DC_fan

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Well it appears there is interesting times a head both here in Australia and overseas
 

LESStar58

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Disney is going after the film production because they're trying to a) cement their position as the unrivaled #1 movie studio which no others will be able to compete with b) they want to create a Netflix rival and this rapidly expands their library.

Fox will retain its News & Sports arms. That said Disney is setting up their own ESPN clone.

Don't Disney already own ESPN?
 

docbrown

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Don't Disney already own ESPN?

Read the post 4th post on the thread.


The most likely impact would be Disney expanding into Australia and bidding for the streaming rights.

I dont think the sale will have any effect, asside from FOX being MORE desperate to hang onto its sports rights

If one of the streaming services - Disney, Amazon, Facebook etc - becomes the a major broadcaster for NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA it will trickle down and eventually become the norm. It won't take much to export their platforms.

To ascertain how much these companies are willing to pay consider how each code can draw subscribers - not just in Australia but globally - and over what time period. For instance Big Bash can draw big numbers in India but it's only a short season. AFL might pull big numbers locally but have negligible overseas interest. A-League might have small local numbers but balance it with overseas subscribers.

If the NRL can establish a season running from February pre-season tournament through to the Grand Final in October - coupled with an October/November International Window - they'd be on a good standing.
 

colly

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Read the post 4th post on the thread.




If one of the streaming services - Disney, Amazon, Facebook etc - becomes the a major broadcaster for NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA it will trickle down and eventually become the norm. It won't take much to export their platforms.

To ascertain how much these companies are willing to pay consider how each code can draw subscribers - not just in Australia but globally - and over what time period. For instance Big Bash can draw big numbers in India but it's only a short season. AFL might pull big numbers locally but have negligible overseas interest. A-League might have small local numbers but balance it with overseas subscribers.

If the NRL can establish a season running from February pre-season tournament through to the Grand Final in October - coupled with an October/November International Window - they'd be on a good standing.

I have said elsewhere have the World cup every year/or 3 Australia annually with 4th year GB
Have a Nines World cup (13 minute half's) Starting Australia Day at Cronulla finishing the weekend after Oz day. The two more Nines championships with 2 competition points to the winner, and one to the runner up.. (Brisbane and Auckland)
Doc what is soon coming is broadcast over 4/5g networks. We can add two teams, PNG (8 ml) and Pacific team (2 ml ) which will bring 10 million new/committed fans. The PNG/Pacific has reasonable Mobile phone coverage, anyway they can then/now stream NRL. IF we get 250k streamers (out of the 10 million new fans ) at cost 25 dollars per year ( their not rich) we get some return, (6.25 million $) but we create something Australasia/ Oceania which no amount of ABC bias can suppress. So late Jan 26 ( 3 Nines tournaments) to Oct Nov World Cups. Of couse we sell extra game....$$$$
 
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