The media giant said in a statement it would instead focus on acquiring the European pay TV operator Sky, shifting its stand on how it approaches the latest round of consolidation in the media-entertainment sector.
Comcast had been fiercely duelling with Disney for Twenty-First Century Fox assets, but on Thursday said that it would not raise its $66 billion U.S. offer for the company. Those assets include Fox's Hollywood studios, content library, cable channels, global networks, and 39 percent stake in Sky. The DOJ's approval of the Fox/Disney deal requires Disney to divest Fox-owned regional sports networks. Though Rupert Murdoch and his sons were allied with Disney Chairman Robert Iger in pursuing a deal, they stand to make far more money this way.
This doesn't mean that Comcast isn't looking to expand their own media empire.
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Buying Sky would make Comcast the world's biggest pay TV network and would reduce its dependence on the USA market. Home to popular franchises like X-Men, Deadpool, The Simpsons and more, Fox's entertainment assets could benefit Disney significantly. The Justice Department is appealing a judge's ruling that swept aside all objections to the AT&T/Time Warner merger. Sky the UK's biggest pay TV service provides instant access to the European market that both Comcast and Disney are desperate for and it can not be completely included in the deal for Fox. But now the boardroom battle is over, and as the metaphorical smoke clears, Comcast is walking away and paving the way for a Disney acquisition. Last week, Comcast made a bid that values Sky at $34 billion, compared with $32.5 billion in Fox's offer. 21st Century Fox and the Murdochs own a controlling 39 percent of Sky.
"We're extremely pleased with today's news, and our focus now is on completing the regulatory process and ultimately moving toward integrating our businesses".
The next major date in Disney and Comcast's media standoff is July 27th, when Sky shareholders vote on whether to sell to either Fox or Comcast. Moffett notes that the satellite TV provider is vulnerable to the same disruptions by Netflix and other streaming services as Comcast itself. That also holds the prospect of boosting the cost of the overall Fox deal to Disney, as it intends to buy up all of Sky if the Murdochs prevail.
According to President Trump, returning the remains of USA troops was agreed upon during the Singapore summit. The BBC reported speculation that North Korea may want payment for the return of the remains.
Senate Finance Committee chairman Orrin Hatch, a Republican, said the move "appears reckless and is not a targeted approach". That prompted fears Beijing might go beyond matching US import tax increases by harassing American companies in China.
The Duchess also accessorised with gloves, which she could be seen carrying alongside a clutch, all in ideal tonal coordination. The Duchess of Sussex changed into a black midi dress for a summer party held at Glencairn House in Dublin.
A Reuters journalist asked Trump about a post on his Twitter account earlier in the day in which he blamed the breakdown in U.S. There were mixed reactions on Fox News Channel, whose commentators usually represent Trump's biggest supporters.
Croatia needed spot kicks to advance against Denmark in the last 16 and against Russian Federation in the quarter-finals. In Group H along with Colombia, Senegal, and Poland, many didn't fancy the Asian side to advance to the next round.
Asked at the end of the press conference whether he would tell Putin to stay out of USA elections, Trump responded simply: 'Yes'. They are also accused of stealing the data of half a million voters from a state election board website, the BBC report said.
The most thrilling first-round match featured a near buzzer-beater by Houston's Alex Bregman , who fell to Schwarber 16-15. Schwarber racked up 18 home runs, and Harper was barely scraping by during the first half of his plate appearance.
Donald Trump will touch down in Helsinki today, ahead of tomorrow's meeting with Vladimir Putin at Finland's presidential palace. Trump was notified about the indictments earlier last week as he prepared for the July 16 summit between him and Putin.
Gareth Southgate replaced Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Jordan Henderson with Fabian Delph , Ruben Loftus Cheek and Eric Dier. We have high motivation to perform and finish with a medal at a World Cup, which only one English team have ever done.
We'll be tracking these storms through the day here on NBC12! Fri: High: 96 Low: 78 Partly cloudy to mostly sunny. There could be a few quick afternoon pop-up showers on Monday , but nothing severe or long lasting.
France won by 2-0, which means that France totally out classed Uruguay. "We are going to give everything we can to beat France". The 2018 FIFA World Cup field has been narrowed from 32 to four, and there will now be an all-out battle to hoist the trophy.
It's been more than a week since they released a tally of how many kids from separated families remain in government custody. The odds are particularly steep in cases where those parents have already been deported, as the government argued Thursday.
A view of the new Amazon logistic center with the company's logo in Dortmund, Germany November 14, 2017. The company added that many users have successfully completed orders at the start of Prime Day .
He was said to be travelling 60mph at the time when the auto reportedly changed direction suddenly and collided with the bike. La Nuova also reports that George's wife, Amal Clooney , rushed to be by his side when she heard news of his hospitalization.
The overall monthly USA goods and services trade deficit declined to $43.1 billion in May, from $46.1 billion in April. The implementation of new US duties on these products will impact companies from outside China, including the U.S.
Papa John's plans to pull founder John Schnatter's image from marketing materials following reports he used a racial slur. Papa John's has noted in regulatory filings that its business could be harmed if Schnatter's reputation was damaged.
Meanwhile, 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro are also in familiar territory. The victor of that clash will take on either Japan's 24th seed Kei Nishikori or unseeded Ernests Gulbis .
Taking her older sister duties very seriously, it's evident that Princess Charlotte is clearly besotted with her little brother. There has been something of a royal baby boom in recent months, and it extends to those beyond members of the family, it seems.
Broken shop windows, pillage and other destruction lined a section of the Champs-Elysees, the post-game site for revellers. France is readying to welcome home the national soccer team for a Monday parade down the Champs-Elysees.
It was a sharp climb down from the ante Croatia had set having taken the game by the scruff of its neck from kick off. The World Cup final itself is a big achievement for them, an incredible feeling that the entire country will cherish.
He added: "You wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe". " I think we have a lot of foes ", Trump said. In response, European Union leader Donald Tusk tweeted: "America and the European Union are best friends".
CEO Elon Musk, for one, noted on Twitter that the Model 3, while newer than the Model S, is not a superior vehicle. While tax credits have helped boost electric-vehicle demand in the US , they remain only 1.1percent of the market.
Wade decision has also played an important role in subsequent Supreme Court cases about regulations surrounding abortion rights. You had to go to Mexico to get the procedure done. "I think anything's possible". "But I'm putting conservative people on".
At a subsequent rally in Montana last week, the president declared , "Our allies in many cases were worse than our enemies". The NATO chief said that the Europeans and Canada are projected to spend around US$266 billion more on defence by 2024 .
The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are also responding to the scene. Officials say firefighters worked through the night to put out the fire and hot spots in the building.
Rebels who did not wish to come back under Assad's rule would leave for the insurgent stronghold in northwest Syria, they said. Assad's Iran-backed allies are also fighting in the campaign, defying Israeli demands they keep out of the border area.
Saudi Arabia's objective, revealed at the OPEC meeting in June, has been to stabilise production and prices around current levels. Seems like this is sort of related to Trump tweets", said Stewart Glickman, energy equity analyst at CFRA Research in NY .