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Comcast’s Bid To Acquire Fox Officially Higher Than Disney’s
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Comcast Makes Bid To Acquire Fox

Last year, The Walt Disney Company announced that they had reached a deal to buy the 21st Century Fox‘s entertainment assets. Fox was to keep their news and sports properties while Disney acquired their movie and television assets. It was a big move for the studio who already has Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm. It also, of course, finally brought the X-Men and Fantastic Four properties back home to Marvel.

But as that initially appeared to be a done deal, Comcast, the company who owns Universal Pictures, made their own interest in making a bid to acquire Fox known. Now Comcast has made an offer to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets for $65 billion, which is significantly higher than Disney’s $52 billion deal. More on the story below.

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Comcast Is Preparing An All-Cash Bid For Fox’s Entertainment Assets
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20th Century Fox

It’s been almost six months since Disney made the historic move to acquire nearly all of Fox‘s entertainment assets for the price of $52 billion dollars. However, a lot has changed since then. And it looks like there are other parties who are interested in claiming a piece of the Fox pie.

Earlier this year, Comcast expressed interest in acquiring Fox. The company, which also owns Universal, originally made a higher bid than the Mouse House. Their stake was priced at $60 billion. But the deal was rejected with Fox citing anti-trust issues. Now it looks like Comcast is making another move for Fox. This time offering all cash as opposed to Disney’s stock options. More on the story below.

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Disney Acquisition Of FOX May Not Go Through; Comcast Still Interested
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20th Century Fox

Last year, Disney made a monumental move when they acquired FOX for a mere $52 billion. The mouse would be taking all of FOX’s film and TV assets, leaving the studio only with its sports and news. In fact, FOX has already been making the necessary moves to fill some of the void that will be left when the acquisition goes through by making a deal with the NFL to be the host network for Thursday Night Football.

However, it looks like the deal that was supposed to bring in Marvel and the original X-Men trilogy into the Disney fold may not be happening. This according to new reports that say Comcast is still interested in acquiring FOX. More on the story below.

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The Drill Down 493: Selling Hate
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Drill Down

On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Tosin’s Pax picks, iPhone updates, more Equifax fallout, can you buy hate speech ads on Facebook?, and much more.

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The Drill Down 438: 2016 Rio Olympics – Without the Sidelines, There Is No Court
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2016 Rio Olympics

This week’s The Drill Down podcast… 2016 Rio Olympics – the Olympic hashtag you’re not supposed to use, when is a gun not a gun?, Who’s riding shotgun with Carpool Karaoke? Hulu says ‘Aloha’ to free streaming, You won’t believe how Facebook tweaked their algorithm … and much, much more.

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The Drill Down 433: “Jupiter, We’re Home!”
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This week NASA‘s Juno probe reaches Jupiter, the FBI verdict on the Sen. Clinton email scandal, Apple to buy Tidal while fighting Spotify, A fatality using Tesla autopilot, Air Force AI beats human drone pilots,…and much more this week on The Drill Down.

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The Drill Down 424: Fingered by the Law
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The Drill Down 424

This week, SpaceX goes to Mars, a new Nintendo console, Comcast buys Dreamworks Animation, killer robots, can the Government force you to unlock your phone?…and much more this week on The Drill Down.

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The Drill Down 402: Bustin’ A Cap In Comcast!
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The Drill Down TDD-402

This week, TAG Heuer’s smartwatch, will fantasy sport betting soon be illegal?, Are data caps really because of network congestion?, Google makes machine learning open source, What streaming video player is right for you? … all this and more … on The Drill Down podcast.

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The Drill Down 393: Apple September Event 2015
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TDD 393

This week, Apple’s massive September event, e-book sales fall after Amazon contracts, Comcast wants you to pay to remove data caps, the hottest toy this holiday season … and much more in this super-sized episode!

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The Drill Down 390: The Cost of Convenience
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TDD 390

This week, Gigaom columnist Tom Cheredar is our guest as we discuss hackers posting personal data from infidelity site Ashley Madison, the NSA’s best friend is AT&T, does Amazon overwork its employees, selections from POTUS’s playlist, giant robots!… and much much more.

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