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Everything posted by AmericanErrorist

  1. 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.
  2. I bet he'll fill all the non-network and non-news hours with his own programming.
  3. This is heading into the Terrier deal.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The relevant language from the Fox Corp. registration of securities: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1754301/000119312519003906/d624266dex991.htm
  7. There's Blue Sky, two rows below Pixar.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. I was just replying to the last post on the subject. Sorry if you felt singled out.
  11. This discussion about entertainment programming should be moved to the Breakroom.
  12. 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.
  13. Daly limited his role to the host segments back in 2013 as he joined Today.
  14. 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.
  15. Fox left there very recently (the country's economic crisis has been a very sudden development tied to the rapid drop in oil prices).
  16. 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.
  17. Highly unlikely this company would be intertwined to Disney in such a manor to have the ESPN branding, as what is being mooted is a spinoff of the RSNs to Disney shareholders. The Murdochs (as this would be after the completion of the main deal) would be the only major non-investment bank shareholders these companies would have in common.
  18. Wikipedia says that Gray now owns Raycom's radio stations. Are those going to be sold?
  19. The trial period in which Radio 2 (now CBC Music) aired commercials ended back in 2016.
  20. Bezos has enough shares in Amazon to file with the FCC as an attributable owner should they take this path.
  21. According to the company's last proxy statement, Bezos owns 16.3% of Amazon stock.
  22. The Justice Department's suit in its appeal form only seeks for AT&T to sell Turner. This interview with Makan Delhaim stated Justice has no problems with AT&T owning Warner Bros. or HBO.
  23. It could be worse if the Justice Department's case wasn't predicated entirely on Turner Broadcasting (AT&T will get to keep HBO even if Justice wins).
  24. Dish is reportedly giving its customers statement credits.
  25. Nielsen has apparently figured out who is cancelling cable TV, but do they have methods to figure out who is buying OTA antennas?
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