Disney is expected to pay a total of approximately $35.7 billion in cash and issue approximately 343 million new shares to 21st Century Fox shareholders, representing about a 19% stake in Disney on a pro forma basis.
Audience viewing habits have dramatically changed. Whilst viewing content on multiple screens is growing, the use of social media to complement the viewing experience is adding new dimensions to the concept of co-viewing.
With new advancements in technology and multiple delivery platforms, consumers today are finding increasing choices in ways they can enjoy content, wherever and whenever they want. The way ahead for media companies is to adapt or die.