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Murdoch is trying to buy Time Warner
07-16-2014, 07:44 PM
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Murdoch is trying to buy Time Warner
Quote:21st Century Fox, a film and TV empire controlled by Rupert Murdoch, offered to buy Time Warner last month for about $80 billion, a deal that would combine two of the largest players in the cable network business and possibly unleash a wave of consolidation among content producers.

Time Warner said in a statement Wednesday that 21st Century offered about $84 a share, a combination of 1.531 non-voting common stock shares and $32.42 in cash. But in a video, Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said the board determined that the unsolicited bid "was not in the best interests of Time Warner." 21st Century Fox also confirmed its bid.

If the deal had been struck, the combination would have given birth to the world's largest media company that would control — if regulators approve it, hardly a safe assumption — two huge Hollywood movie studios, local TV stations nationwide, the most watched cable news network in Fox News along with its closest rival CNN, as well as several popular cable channels in HBO, TNT and TBS.

"The Time Warner Board of Directors declined to pursue our proposal," said 21st Century in a statement. We are not currently in any discussions with Time Warner."

But rarely do deals of this magnitude fail after the first offer, and the two companies will likely continue to talk given Murdoch's heavy interest in adding more film and TV assets. Knowing Time Warner has at least one suitor, other network operators could be interested in jumping in to buy all or parts of the media giant. That there is a large overlap of shareholders – a majority of Time Warner shareholders also own shares in 21st Century Fox -- will continue to pressure Bewkes to pursue a deal, analysts say.

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Read more here: Time Warner rejects Fox takeover bid


I find this very disturbing.
Ownership of major multinational media organizations is already far too concentrated as it is.
Should Rupert Murdoch succeed in his hostile takeover of Time Warner, he and his sons will gain control of Time Magazine, Warner Brothers film studio, and a whole series of TV channels that includes CNN and HBO.

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07-17-2014, 11:27 AM
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RE: Murdoch is trying to buy Time Warner
I remember Comcast "buying" Timer Warner cable from a few months back. Wonder what happens to that.
Does Amazon dot com have any connection with Time Warner or is it owned by some other big company ?

Any idea what the last sentence in this article means please.
Forbes article

Quote:... a Time Warner purchase could give a company like Google or Amazon instant access to Hollywood’s best movie and TV makers as well as a rich library and new outlets.

Wonder who owns what ? :-)

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07-17-2014, 01:00 PM
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I find this disturbing as well. Murdock turns the news into his own skewed soap opera putting his shit head opinions here, there and everywhere!!!! And he has the audacity to call it unbiased reporting!!! Do you ever watch some of the shows on fox?? how slanted they are, and how many people who don't know any better take this drivel as actual news???

Didn't He or his son get in trouble in England for violations some privacy laws or some shit (I can't remember exactly., but I do remember it was a devious dipshit move by the Murdochs)

I'm never one to derail a thread or bring one off topic, but I'll say remember the thread about the drones, and how they killed innocent people. The drones wouldn't be bad if some of those innocent people were the Murdoch's if you catch what I'm saying...
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07-17-2014, 05:18 PM
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RE: Murdoch is trying to buy Time Warner
(07-17-2014 11:27 AM)radiobox Wrote:  Wonder who owns what ? :-)

Both Amazon and Google are independent public companies listed on stock exchanges.
They are not owned by any conglomerate.

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