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Disney to buy 21st Century Fox in massive $54b deal

Disney to buy 21st Century Fox in massive $54b deal

As expected, Disney has announced its intention to buy up 21st Century Fox, further expanding its already huge media empire. Rumors have been circulating for quite some time now, but in the end, Disney was the only company left at the table. Get ready, because this means that The Simpsons are now officially a part of the House of Mouse, along with Luke Skywalker and Iron Man.

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Disney restarts 21st Century Fox acquisition talks

Disney restarts 21st Century Fox acquisition talks

Disney has restarted acquisition talks with 21st Century Fox, according to sources, with its attention being on the Twentieth Century Fox studio in particular, plus international assets. This isn't the first time we've heard these claims, but the latest report states that the business negotiations are "gaining momentum." As with the previous leak, these sources say Disney probably won't acquire the company's sports or news networks.

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Deadpool 2 Trailer: Bob Ross, Cable, Domino

Deadpool 2 Trailer: Bob Ross, Cable, Domino

Deadpool 2 is the second Deadpool movie and it has a trailer that makes Deadpool look like Bob Ross! It's so magnimoniously absurd, you won't even be able to handle it. This next film doesn't actually have a full title yet, and can be found on IMDB with the name "Untitled Deadpool Sequel." Negasonic Teenage Warhead is in this one, too!

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FOX show Ghosted will stream on Twitter before airing on TV

FOX show Ghosted will stream on Twitter before airing on TV

FOX is embracing the change in viewer habits and will be piloting one of its new television shows on Twitter before it airs on television. Ghosted is a comedy series, and its pilot episode will air on Twitter's livestreaming platform before it airs on the TV network's channel. Anyone with access to Twitter will be able to watch it; there's no cable subscription requirement. FOX will also air a pre-show before Empire weekly over its next season.

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FOX Sports will offer the Michigan State vs Notre Dame game in social VR

FOX Sports will offer the Michigan State vs Notre Dame game in social VR

FOX Sports has announced plans to broadcast the Michigan State vs Notre Dame football game in virtual reality, giving fans a very immersive way to enjoy the upcoming game airing on September 23. FOX is calling this a 'social virtual reality' experience, saying it will be available through the FOX Sports VR app available for Android, iOS, and Gear VR/Oculus.

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Deadpool and Logan soundtracks are heading to vinyl (at Comic-Con)

Deadpool and Logan soundtracks are heading to vinyl (at Comic-Con)

Fox Home Entertainment plans to create special vinyl versions of five of its movies, all of them notable and including things like 'Deadpool' and 'Logan.' These vinyl releases will feature fancy cover art, but there's a big catch: you can only buy one if you go to Comic-Con, since they'll only be available to purchase through Fox's Fanfare booth.

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Fox moves its animated shows to Hulu, giving Netflix the cold shoulder

Fox moves its animated shows to Hulu, giving Netflix the cold shoulder

Remember back in June when it was discovered that Netflix would be removing Futurama from its catalog at the beginning of July? That takedown has come and gone, making a lot of Futurama fans angry in the process, but now we know why it happened in the first place. Fox has penned an agreement with Hulu that will see the streaming service become the exclusive platform for its animated shows.

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FOX Sports Go app hits Chromecast and Xbox One

FOX Sports Go app hits Chromecast and Xbox One

Earlier this month, the FOX Sports Go app launched for Roku, arguably the most popular set-top-box platform on the market. Many people use other devices to stream their content, though, including Google’s Chromecast and the Xbox One. As of today, owners of both those platforms can also download and use the FOX Sports Go app, joining the Android, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku users who already have access.

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FOX Sports Go app arrives on Roku

FOX Sports Go app arrives on Roku

Following its arrival on Apple TV on August 26, FOX Sports has announced the availability of FOX Sports Go on Roku devices, saying it is now available on both the set-top-boxes and Roku smart TVs. FOX Sports Go provides access to FOX Sports' “full slate” programming, which amounts to more than 3,000 live events plus access to original content and studio content. All of this depends, though, on whether you have a pay-TV subscription already.

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FOX primetime livestreaming launches for cable subscribers

FOX primetime livestreaming launches for cable subscribers

FOX has launched livestreaming of its primetime content, but only for pay TV customers. This is the first time FOX has offered primetime livestreaming; it is launching the new option as a beta, which is available through the FOX website and through FOX NOW. The livestreaming option is offered to all the pay TV customers in 210 TV markets across the U.S. In addition to seven-days-a-week primetime livestreaming, FOX is also livestreaming late night content on Saturdays.

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Dish promises 7 days without ad-skipping for Fox content

Dish promises 7 days without ad-skipping for Fox content

When TiVo and the other first DVRs hit the scene, people ate them up. Finally, for the first time, you could watch shows and movies when you wanted to. Sure, you could setup a VCR to record something at a specific time, but that was more hassle than it was worth. The other big feature was being able to quickly and easily skip commercials. Unfortunately, skipping commercials is getting harder and harder, as Dish Network is finding out.

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’24: Legacy’ adds Corey Hawkins as leading character

’24: Legacy’ adds Corey Hawkins as leading character

That “24” reboot we heard about a few days ago has already found its leading man, and that man is Corey Hawkins from Straight Outta Compton. “24:Legacy” is a reboot of the original show featuring Kiefer Sutherland as iconic character Jack Bauer. As we previously heard, the team behind the show was making some changes to how the series worked, and was looking for an actor who would be as dissimilar to Sutherland as possible.

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