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Disney’s $52.4 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox includes Star India too

The Walt Disney Company just announced its acquisition of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion and this includes Indian media house Star India as part of the deal. Fox’s interests in Hulu, Sky plc, Tata Sky and Endemol Shine Group will also be acquired by Disney. Star India, which operates 69 channels reaching 720 million viewers a month across India and more than 100 other countries. The company did not mention what plans for Star India's Hotstar streaming service. But it did mention that it would be building its own streaming service. Disney will be launching two streaming services: one for its own films, which will release in 2019; and an ESPN-branded service that the company says will stream thousands of sporting events each year, including Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Grand Slam tennis, and college sports. The…

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