San Francisco: With the closing of the $71 billion deal with 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company now owns Indian TV giant Star, a Mumbai-based media company with dozens of sports and entertainment channels. The deal became effective on Wednesday morning.
Besides Star India, the acquisition has most of Rupert Murdoch’s former empire including 21st Century Fox’s film production businesses, including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Family and Fox Animation; Fox’s television creative units, Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21; FX Networks; National Geographic Partners; Fox Networks Group International. The deal also makes Disney the owner of Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group. (IANS)
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