What Fox is selling to Disney — and what it isn’t

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The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to acquire assets of 21st Century Fox — but what is Disney getting and what is the “new” Fox holding onto?

21st Century Fox, which was formed as the result of a restructuring of News Corporation in 2013, will become the “new” Fox.

The 2013 restructuring included splitting the company’s assets — with 21st Century Fox focused mainly on television and film, where the “new” News Corp. mainly runs print initiatives.

Legally speaking, 21st Century Fox is actually the successor of the original News Corporation, with the “new” News Corporation, referred to as the shortened “News Corp,” focusing on print assets.

As part of the Disney deal, Fox will keep these properties:

  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox Broadcasting Company
  • Fox Television Stations
  • FS1 sports channel
  • FS2 sports channel
  • Share in Big Ten Network sports channel
  • 20th Century Fox studio lot property
  • The associated Web and digital properties of the assets above

Disney, meanwhile, will acquire:

  • Twentieth Century Fox movie studio
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures movie studio
  • Fox 2000 movie studio
  • Twentieth Century Fox Television TV production company
  • FX Productions TV production company
  • Fox21 TV production company
  • FoxLife Latin American television network
  • FX Networks cable channels
  • Fox Digital Media
  • Share of National Geographic Partners
  • Fox Sports Regional Networks
  • Fox Soccer Plus channel
  • Fox College Sports channel
  • Fox Deportes channels
  • Speed channel North America, excluding U.S.
  • Fox Networks Group International
  • Star India media company
  • Fox’s interests in streaming service Hulu
  • Fox’s interests in broadcaster Sky
  • Fox’s interests in broadcaster Tata Sky
  • Endemol Shine Group television production company

The assets of the “new” News Corp. will remain with that company and are not included as part of this deal:

  • Dow Jones & Company
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The New York Post
  • Barron’s
  • News Corp Australia, including multiple newspaper title
  • HarperCollins book publishers and its imprints
  • Magazine titles including GQ Australia, Vogue Australia and Australian Golf Digest
  • News America Marketing advertising and coupon distributor
  • Wireless Group radio stations in Britain