Disney Must Make Offer to Buy All of Sky If Fox’s Own Deal Falls Through

Should Fox’s deal to purchase Sky PLC fall through but Disney’s acquisition of Fox consummate, Disney is required to make a mandatory offer for all of Sky, a U.K. takeover panel has ruled. That is, unless Comcast or another third party acquires a majority stake in Sky beforehand.

The Mouse House will have 28 days within the close of its $52.4 billion acquisition of much of Fox’s movie and TV business to make an offer for Sky, the panel said, adding that the offer must be at £10.75 (or $15.26) in cash for each ordinary share in Sky.

Look familiar? That was the price per share at which Fox announced a recommended pre-conditional cash offer for Sky on December 15, 2016.

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“The basis for this ruling is… securing control of Sky might reasonably be considered to be a significant purpose of Disney’s acquiring control of Fox,” per the panel’s statement.

Disney, Fox and Sky have each accepted these rulings, the takeover panel said.

Fox, which already owns a portion of Sky, has been trying to buy the whole thing for a while now. In late February, however, Comcast swooped in with a $31 billion offer for the European media giant.

Disney’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s assets (save news, sports and the broadcast network, basically) is expected to close within about a year.

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Should Fox’s deal to purchase Sky PLC fall through but Disney’s acquisition of Fox consummate, Disney is required to make a mandatory offer for all of Sky, a U.K. takeover panel has ruled. That is, unless Comcast or another third party acquires a majority stake in Sky beforehand.

The Mouse House will have 28 days within the close of its $52.4 billion acquisition of much of Fox’s movie and TV business to make an offer for Sky, the panel said, adding that the offer must be at £10.75 (or $15.26) in cash for each ordinary share in Sky.

Look familiar? That was the price per share at which Fox announced a recommended pre-conditional cash offer for Sky on December 15, 2016.

“The basis for this ruling is… securing control of Sky might reasonably be considered to be a significant purpose of Disney’s acquiring control of Fox,” per the panel’s statement.

Disney, Fox and Sky have each accepted these rulings, the takeover panel said.

Fox, which already owns a portion of Sky, has been trying to buy the whole thing for a while now. In late February, however, Comcast swooped in with a $31 billion offer for the European media giant.

Disney’s acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox’s assets (save news, sports and the broadcast network, basically) is expected to close within about a year.

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Fall Out Boy Fans Flummoxed by Princess Diana Car Crash Footage at UK Concert

Fall Out Boy left many of their fans in Cardiff confused and uncomfortable when they played footage of Princess Diana during their performance on Wednesday night.

The footage was played during the song “Champion,” which contains lyrics like “I’m a champion of the people who don’t believe in champions.” Perhaps that’s why the band made the connection to the late Princess of Wales, who was famously described by then-British PM Tony Blair as “The People’s Princess.”

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But that didn’t make the montage any less uncomfortable for some attendees, as it transitioned from footage of her life to the infamous 1997 car crash in Paris that took her life and the funeral attended by millions around the world. The montage even included Queen Elizabeth II’s eulogy broadcast on TV from Buckingham Palace.

“It’s safe to say revelers were confused by this,” one attendee told The Sun. “When it became clear what was happening some went quiet and started shuffling, looking down at their feet, wishing the next song would come on. It was totally bizarre, more than a little creepy.”

A few fans on social media thought the footage, which was also used during the band’s U.S. tour — was “striking” and added to the concert experience, but most echoed the feelings that it was an awkward display.

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Also can we just appreciate how striking @falloutboy set design was ??’? especially the usage of coverage of Princess Diana’s life and funeral and @umathurman clips @petewentz @PatrickStump @hurleyxvx #falloutboy #MANIATOUR pic.twitter.com/nl7rE8pUSM

– Poppy Evans (@PoppyEvans) March 29, 2018

Genuinely still confused about fall out boy using images of princess Diana and prince harry last night?? Why??? pic.twitter.com/DvRZFRB5Z4

– Emma ❃ (@emmalberger) March 28, 2018

@falloutboy we’re amazing yesterday, but why the random tribute to Princess Diana??? Did the American tour get JFK???

– Hermione Rose ??’? (@hermione_rose98) March 28, 2018

Just seen @falloutboy in Birmingham. Don’t really see the need for the Princess Diana montage, brought the night down a bit

– Nik Thompson (@mimmblewimmble) March 27, 2018

Fall Out Boy apparently observed nothing wrong with their Wednesday night show, tweeting a self-congratulatory photo completion:

Cardiff ???? pic.twitter.com/E7todffVoS

— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) March 29, 2018

The band’s UK tour continues tonight with a show in Manchester, followed by a show on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London.

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Fall Out Boy left many of their fans in Cardiff confused and uncomfortable when they played footage of Princess Diana during their performance on Wednesday night.

The footage was played during the song “Champion,” which contains lyrics like “I’m a champion of the people who don’t believe in champions.” Perhaps that’s why the band made the connection to the late Princess of Wales, who was famously described by then-British PM Tony Blair as “The People’s Princess.”

But that didn’t make the montage any less uncomfortable for some attendees, as it transitioned from footage of her life to the infamous 1997 car crash in Paris that took her life and the funeral attended by millions around the world. The montage even included Queen Elizabeth II’s eulogy broadcast on TV from Buckingham Palace.

“It’s safe to say revelers were confused by this,” one attendee told The Sun. “When it became clear what was happening some went quiet and started shuffling, looking down at their feet, wishing the next song would come on. It was totally bizarre, more than a little creepy.”

A few fans on social media thought the footage, which was also used during the band’s U.S. tour — was “striking” and added to the concert experience, but most echoed the feelings that it was an awkward display.

Fall Out Boy apparently observed nothing wrong with their Wednesday night show, tweeting a self-congratulatory photo completion:

The band’s UK tour continues tonight with a show in Manchester, followed by a show on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London.

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Martin Freeman Has Bad News for ‘Sherlock’ Fans: Detective Drama Is ‘Not Fun Anymore’

Rabid “Sherlock” fans chomping at the bit for Season 5 could be in for a major disappointment. But they’re also partly to blame, according to one of the show’s stars.

Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. Watson on the British crime drama, described the series as “not fun anymore,” in an interview with The Telegraph, adding that there has been little talk about a fifth season.

That is largely due to the poor reception Season 4 received last year and its failure to live up to fans very high expectations, he said.

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“I think after series four [it] felt like a pause. I think we felt we’d done it for a bit now. And part of it, speaking for myself is [due to] the reception of it,” Freeman (above right with co-star Benedict Cumberbatch) said in the interview published Friday.

“To be absolutely honest, it [was] kind of impossible,” he continued. “‘Sherlock’ became the animal that it became immediately. Whereas even with [the U.K. version of] ‘The Office,’ it was a slow burn. But ‘Sherlock’ was frankly notably high quality from the outset. And when you start [that high] it’s pretty hard to maintain that.

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“Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing,” Martin went on to say. “People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of: ‘You better f—ing do this, otherwise, you’re a c—.’ That’s not fun anymore.”

The modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic crime novels (which airs on the BBC in the U.K. and PBS in the U.S.) premiered in 2010 and has catapulted its two lead actors into the international spotlight.

Cumberbatch was best known for his theater work before playing trouble genius Holmes — he is now one of the biggest names in Hollywood, part of the Marvel franchise playing Dr. Strange and an Oscar nominee thanks to “The Imitation Game.”

Freeman had prominent roles in “Love Actually” and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” before becoming Dr. Watson, and has since starred in a slew of movies, including “The Hobbit” trilogy, “Captain America: Civil War” and “Black Panther.”

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Rabid “Sherlock” fans chomping at the bit for Season 5 could be in for a major disappointment. But they’re also partly to blame, according to one of the show’s stars.

Martin Freeman, who plays Dr. Watson on the British crime drama, described the series as “not fun anymore,” in an interview with The Telegraph, adding that there has been little talk about a fifth season.

That is largely due to the poor reception Season 4 received last year and its failure to live up to fans very high expectations, he said.

“I think after series four [it] felt like a pause. I think we felt we’d done it for a bit now. And part of it, speaking for myself is [due to] the reception of it,” Freeman (above right with co-star Benedict Cumberbatch) said in the interview published Friday.

“To be absolutely honest, it [was] kind of impossible,” he continued. “‘Sherlock’ became the animal that it became immediately. Whereas even with [the U.K. version of] ‘The Office,’ it was a slow burn. But ‘Sherlock’ was frankly notably high quality from the outset. And when you start [that high] it’s pretty hard to maintain that.

“Being in that show, it is a mini-Beatles thing,” Martin went on to say. “People’s expectations, some of it’s not fun anymore. It’s not a thing to be enjoyed, it’s a thing of: ‘You better f—ing do this, otherwise, you’re a c—.’ That’s not fun anymore.”

The modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic crime novels (which airs on the BBC in the U.K. and PBS in the U.S.) premiered in 2010 and has catapulted its two lead actors into the international spotlight.

Cumberbatch was best known for his theater work before playing trouble genius Holmes — he is now one of the biggest names in Hollywood, part of the Marvel franchise playing Dr. Strange and an Oscar nominee thanks to “The Imitation Game.”

Freeman had prominent roles in “Love Actually” and “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” before becoming Dr. Watson, and has since starred in a slew of movies, including “The Hobbit” trilogy, “Captain America: Civil War” and “Black Panther.”

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Saoirse Ronan Is a Confused Newlywed in the First Trailer for ‘On Chesil Beach’ (Video)

Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan stars as a newlywed who battles societal pressures and sex in the first trailer for Bleecker Street’s “On Chesil Beach.”

“On Chesil Beach” follows a young couple in England in 1962, who find their new marriage complicated with issues of sexual freedom and pressures from society — and as a result, their wedding night is beyond awkward.

Billy Howie, Emily Watson, Samuel West and Anne-Marie Duff also star.

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Dominic Cooke directed the film in his motion picture directorial debut. It is based on the 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella of the same name, written by Ian McEwan, who wrote the screenplay for the film.

The film had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2017.

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Ronan is currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

“On Chesil Beach” will hit U.S. theaters on May 18.

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“On Chesil Beach” follows a young couple in England in 1962, who find their new marriage complicated with issues of sexual freedom and pressures from society — and as a result, their wedding night is beyond awkward.

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Dominic Cooke directed the film in his motion picture directorial debut. It is based on the 2007 Booker Prize-nominated novella of the same name, written by Ian McEwan, who wrote the screenplay for the film.

The film had its world premiere in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 7, 2017.

Ronan is currently nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”

“On Chesil Beach” will hit U.S. theaters on May 18.

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Snap Bounces Back With Huge Revenue and User Growth, Stock Surges 25 Percent

What’s that saying about the fourth time’s the charm?

Snap Inc., Snapchat’s parent company, easily just posted its best quarter since going public last year, blowing past revenue and user growth estimates when the company reported its Q4 earnings on Tuesday.

After the bell, Snap reported $285.7 million in revenue and a loss of 13 cents a share for the three months ended Dec. 3. On average, analysts estimated $252.95 million in revenue and a loss of 16 cents a share. The sales boost represented a 72 percent year-over-year increase.

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Users — the thing most investors care about — were also way up for Snapchat, with the company adding 9 million daily users to hit 187 million. Wall Street expected Snap to add about 6 million daily users during the quarter. Snapchat’s user growth was better than a 5 percent jump quarter-over-quarter — only three months removed from posting a 2.9 percent growth rate.

Investors were snapping up shares in after-hours trading, with Snap’s stock rocketing 25 percent to about $17.60 a share — coming in above its IPO price from last March.

Another feather in Snap’s cap: Average Revenue Per User, which came in well above the $1.36 ARPU analysts expected. Snap made $1.53 per user — a 46 percent jump year-over-year — and a healthy bump from its $1.17 reported during Q3. Snap has invested heavily in driving its ad business forward, buying a company that helps measure in-store foot traffic, and adding ad-serving tools for its clients. Those bets appear to be paying off.

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In its first three quarters since going public, Snap had been under fire for uninspiring user growth, coupled with tepid sales. That trend was finally bucked on Tuesday, with the company reversing course on both fronts.

Less than one year after going public, Snap is already making major changes. CEO Evan Spiegel announced an app redesign following its underwhelming Q3 earnings, making Snapchat “easier to use.” The updated Snapchat — being tested in markets like the U.K. and Australia — will prioritize content based on interactions, rather than chronological order, and place a renewed emphasis on social creators. Its expected to rollout worldwide by the end of Q1.

Snap had also planned on releasing more original scripted content by the end of 2017, but that was bumped due to the redesign. Snap VP of Content Nick Bell said last month the launch of its next batch of programming is “imminent.” At the same time, Bell reiterated 3.5 billion snaps are sent each day.

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For Snap shareholders, it’s been a rollercoaster ride in the past three months. Soon after its Q3 earnings, Chinese investment behemoth Tencent took a 10 percent stake in Snap. Shares dipped from about $15 in early November to below $13 midway through the month, before jumping again in December on confidence in its upcoming app redesign. That enthusiasm waned heading into earnings, however, with shares of Snap trading at $TK as markets closed on Tuesday.

The company will hold a call at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss its earnings.

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What’s that saying about the fourth time’s the charm?

Snap Inc., Snapchat’s parent company, easily just posted its best quarter since going public last year, blowing past revenue and user growth estimates when the company reported its Q4 earnings on Tuesday.

After the bell, Snap reported $285.7 million in revenue and a loss of 13 cents a share for the three months ended Dec. 3. On average, analysts estimated $252.95 million in revenue and a loss of 16 cents a share. The sales boost represented a 72 percent year-over-year increase.

Users — the thing most investors care about — were also way up for Snapchat, with the company adding 9 million daily users to hit 187 million. Wall Street expected Snap to add about 6 million daily users during the quarter. Snapchat’s user growth was better than a 5 percent jump quarter-over-quarter — only three months removed from posting a 2.9 percent growth rate.

Investors were snapping up shares in after-hours trading, with Snap’s stock rocketing 25 percent to about $17.60 a share — coming in above its IPO price from last March.

Another feather in Snap’s cap: Average Revenue Per User, which came in well above the $1.36 ARPU analysts expected. Snap made $1.53 per user — a 46 percent jump year-over-year — and a healthy bump from its $1.17 reported during Q3. Snap has invested heavily in driving its ad business forward, buying a company that helps measure in-store foot traffic, and adding ad-serving tools for its clients. Those bets appear to be paying off.

In its first three quarters since going public, Snap had been under fire for uninspiring user growth, coupled with tepid sales. That trend was finally bucked on Tuesday, with the company reversing course on both fronts.

Less than one year after going public, Snap is already making major changes. CEO Evan Spiegel announced an app redesign following its underwhelming Q3 earnings, making Snapchat “easier to use.” The updated Snapchat — being tested in markets like the U.K. and Australia — will prioritize content based on interactions, rather than chronological order, and place a renewed emphasis on social creators. Its expected to rollout worldwide by the end of Q1.

Snap had also planned on releasing more original scripted content by the end of 2017, but that was bumped due to the redesign. Snap VP of Content Nick Bell said last month the launch of its next batch of programming is “imminent.” At the same time, Bell reiterated 3.5 billion snaps are sent each day.

For Snap shareholders, it’s been a rollercoaster ride in the past three months. Soon after its Q3 earnings, Chinese investment behemoth Tencent took a 10 percent stake in Snap. Shares dipped from about $15 in early November to below $13 midway through the month, before jumping again in December on confidence in its upcoming app redesign. That enthusiasm waned heading into earnings, however, with shares of Snap trading at $TK as markets closed on Tuesday.

The company will hold a call at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss its earnings.

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Trump Apologizes for Retweeting UK Anti-Muslim Videos, Tells Piers Morgan He ‘Loves Britain’

Donald Trump and Piers Morgan acted like old friends in their highly-anticipated sit-down interview, during which Trump pledged once again to fight “radical Islamic terror.”

The clip from the upcoming segment — set to air on ITV Hub in the U.K. on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. — was released by “Good Morning Britain” on Thursday night, and showed Trump telling the host, “I missed you.”

Morgan, who previously won “Celebrity Apprentice,” interviewed Trump during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It marks the first international TV interview that the president has made since taking office.

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The pair got serious when Morgan asked if he regretted retweeting the UK’s anti-Muslim videos, which sparked outrage in Britain.

“I am big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror,” Trump said, when Morgan pointed out that he retweeted unverified videos, he stumbled over his words. “I didn’t do it … I did a retweet,” he responded.

Trump went on to say that despite rocky relations with the British government. “The real me is someone who loves Britain, loves the U.K. … I love Scotland,” the avid golfer added. “I don’t want to make any difficulty for your country.”

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Morgan then asked him to apologize to the people of Britain. “If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you would like me to do that,” he said, referring to the creators of the videos.

The president went on to say that he has a “very good relationship” with Prime Minister Theresa May and praised her for doing “a very good job.”

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Watch the teaser below and click here for the full clip.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the moment when @piersmorgan @gmb was reunited with President @realDonaldTrump.

The full interview will be broadcast on @ITV on Sunday 28 January at 10pm and available on the ITV Hub. pic.twitter.com/E5UmOKAqiq

– Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 26, 2018

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Despite acting chummy, Morgan has voiced his criticism of Trump’s actions in the past. Last November, he blasted Trump for sharing the videos from “disgustingly racist far-right extremists” after Trump retweeted videos that claim to show Muslims engaging in violent acts, The Hill reported.

See Morgan’s tweets about the interview below.

BREAKING NEWS:
President Trump has publicly apologised for retweeting far-right group Britain First.
Says he didn’t know who they were. ‘I don’t want to be involved with these people. If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people. I certainly apologise.’ pic.twitter.com/S1apSWC7rR

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 26, 2018

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Donald Trump and Piers Morgan acted like old friends in their highly-anticipated sit-down interview, during which Trump pledged once again to fight “radical Islamic terror.”

The clip from the upcoming segment — set to air on ITV Hub in the U.K. on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. — was released by “Good Morning Britain” on Thursday night, and showed Trump telling the host, “I missed you.”

Morgan, who previously won “Celebrity Apprentice,” interviewed Trump during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It marks the first international TV interview that the president has made since taking office.

The pair got serious when Morgan asked if he regretted retweeting the UK’s anti-Muslim videos, which sparked outrage in Britain.

“I am big believer in fighting radical Islamic terror,” Trump said, when Morgan pointed out that he retweeted unverified videos, he stumbled over his words. “I didn’t do it … I did a retweet,” he responded.

Trump went on to say that despite rocky relations with the British government. “The real me is someone who loves Britain, loves the U.K. … I love Scotland,” the avid golfer added. “I don’t want to make any difficulty for your country.”

Morgan then asked him to apologize to the people of Britain. “If you’re telling me they’re horrible racist people, I would certainly apologize if you would like me to do that,” he said, referring to the creators of the videos.

The president went on to say that he has a “very good relationship” with Prime Minister Theresa May and praised her for doing “a very good job.”

Watch the teaser below and click here for the full clip.

Despite acting chummy, Morgan has voiced his criticism of Trump’s actions in the past. Last November, he blasted Trump for sharing the videos from “disgustingly racist far-right extremists” after Trump retweeted videos that claim to show Muslims engaging in violent acts, The Hill reported.

See Morgan’s tweets about the interview below.

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