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Disney-Fox deal back on, should be no-brainer for regulators

Disney has reignited its interest in buying a large bulk of 21st Century Fox, with reports again surfacing that Disney is targeting Fox’s studio assets to power its OTT plans – but the two media giants both own a top 6 US movie studio meaning any studio deal surely could not swerve antitrust laws. With AT&T poised to swallow the world’s largest movie studio with Warner Brothers Pictures, the Department of Justice will have its hands full if Disney pursues a bid for the studio side of Fox, as reported by sources close to Rupert Murdoch’s own Wall Street Journal. Comcast and Verizon are also reported to be circling around 21st Century Fox, so with a deal looking increasingly likely,…

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