“We are extremely proud of the businesses we have built at 21st Century Fox, and firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace at a dynamic time for our industry,” says Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman, 21st Century Fox. “We remain convinced that the combination of 21CF‘s iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney‘s will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world."
The new proposal would see Disney pay $38 per share for Fox, up $10 from its initial bid at $28 per share and more than Comcast’s bid for $35 per share.
The winning party would absorb the FX cable networks, 20th Century Fox, select regional sports networks and at 39 percent stake in British broadcaster Sky. Fox is in the midst of a multi-year process
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