Disney completed its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV studios, cable networks and other assets last month. In this report, we have looked at four key questions arising from the deal as the media company pivots its strategy direct-to-consumer.

Highlights:

  • What are the assets Disney has acquired and what will they mean for the company’s media networks and filmed entertainment divisions?
  • Which of the Fox assets will be kept and which could be sold off?
  • As Disney prepares to pivot further towards the consumer with its ESPN+, and Disney+ ventures, what part will Hulu play?
  • What does this merger mean for the online streaming platforms – and Netflix in particular?

List of tables and charts:

  • The new Walt Disney Co
  • The new Disney: FY 2018 revenues by segment
  • Channel counts by group
  • Upcoming film releases
  • 2018/2019 US network season productions 

Number of Pages: 9

Number of Tables and Charts:

Erik Brannon

Associate Director – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms

Mr. Erik Brannon, the associate director of research and analysis at IHS Markit, specializes in pay-TV operators and channels.

Charlotte Jones

Associate Director – Research and Analysis, Cinema, IHS Markit

Ms. Charlotte Jones is the associate director of Research and Analysis for Cinema at IHS Markit.

Sarah Henschel

Senior Research Analyst, Media, IHS Markit

Sarah Henschel is a senior research analyst for Home Entertainment at IHS Markit.

Tim Westcott

Director – Research and Analysis, Programming, IHS Markit

Mr. Tim Westcott is a director of research and analysis for Programming at IHS Markit.

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