Comcast Talking to Fox About a Deal, Source Says

Comcast said to be interested in same assets Disney was
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 16, 2017 6:18 PM CST
Comcast Talking to Fox About a Deal, Source Says
This March 29, 2017 photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels, and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation tells the AP. This person can't discuss the matter publicly. The conversations are at a very early stage, and there's no guarantee that a deal would be finalized, this person says.

Comcast is interested in the same Fox assets that Disney reportedly showed interest in, the person says. Those would include European broadcaster Sky and Star India, the National Geographic and FX cable channels, and the film studio. If such a deal took place, it would leave Fox with its Fox News channel, sports channels, the Fox broadcast network, and several TV stations.

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