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Everything posted by AmericanErrorist

  1. The Fox RSNs have different contracts that were negotiated by the previous owners. Any disputes involving them won't happen for a while. This will almost certainly effect talks to begin carriage of Marquee, a new network.
  2. The addresses for the correspondence information on those point to CBS, as they received the network in the split. Of course it'll all be one company again soon enough...
  3. A reversion to UPN wouldn't make any since, since United Television doesn't exist anymore and Paramount won't be involved in the network's operations post-merger, both currently and in this hypothetical situation (some shows from Paramount Television, which will currently remain a separate operation post-merger, may come to the network at most).
  4. KHQ in Spokane, WA will replace WWTBAM with the second repeat run of Jeopardy!, moved from its intended daypart in the the afternoon and leading in to the day's new episode. (25 Words or Less would have been a good choice, but KAYU will air the show there.)
  5. The sale of the YES Network to the Yankees/Sinclair/Amazon/private equity consortium closed today. Sinclair's press release stated that their share of YES has been assigned to Diamond Sports, and that they are now handling the channel's carriage deals, both traditional and virtual.
  6. Sinclair Broadcast sees 'massive opportunity' to rebrand Fox sports networks (Link might be paywalled)
  7. CBS will be the nominal survivor, since the deal is structured so that Viacom's shareholders will get .59625 CBS shares for every Viacom share.
  8. CBS and Viacom will not make a merger announcement at their quarterly earnings calls today, according to Deadline.
  9. Another question is can it pass the House, since there's no indication if the votes are there.
  10. There is the theoretical chance that Byron Allen running stations with only his shows (whose production costs have already been paid for) could be profitable enough to survive low ratings, but it's more likely he'll run them as normal stations with outside syndicated product.
  11. I bet he'll fill all the non-network and non-news hours with his own programming.
  12. This is heading into the Terrier deal.
  13. When writing to the FCC, you have to note objections in terms of the Public Interest. It is unclear that the business failures by themselves are harmful to the public interest, but it could certainly spinned that way. I'm more concerned about the degree of consolidation involved/potential job cuts whether than if Apollo can actually make money off of the stations.
  14. It is because FX and Disney Channel are both cable networks now owned by The Walt Disney Company. It's that simple. If you started seeing FX stuff at Disney.com that would be weird, but the corporate website has a different audience.
  15. The relevant language from the Fox Corp. registration of securities: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1754301/000119312519003906/d624266dex991.htm
  16. There's Blue Sky, two rows below Pixar.
  17. 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are staying. Disney is licensing the trademarks from Fox Corp., and Disney is taking ownership of the FX brand. The branding of the merged 20th/ABC television studio is uncertain.
  18. It's all about that tourism money. Wisconsinites may have to do business in Alabama sometimes, so why not plug a potentially nearby golf course.
  19. I was just replying to the last post on the subject. Sorry if you felt singled out.
  20. This discussion about entertainment programming should be moved to the Breakroom.
  21. The 700 Club thing is just a perpetually valid contract. Disney offered CBN a year's worth of the money they get from airing the show and its semi-annual telethons to buy it out, but Pat declined.
  22. Daly limited his role to the host segments back in 2013 as he joined Today.
  23. A gentle ribbing. Seth MacFarlane talked to Bob Iger when the deal was first announced and has reassurance that Disney won't mess with his shows. The Fox cartoons mock the network and Rupert Murdoch all the time.
  24. Fox left there very recently (the country's economic crisis has been a very sudden development tied to the rapid drop in oil prices).
  25. The major film studios do not do business in countries where average discretionary income isn't high enough to support going to movies, and most of sub-Saharan Africa is below that level. Most imported programming is likewise delivered to the continent from satellite TV stations based in South Africa.
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