Tonight is the Night When Two Become One; Disney Acquires Fox at Midnight

There has been a lot of talk in the world of Disney and Fox this week about the looming date of March 19th at midnight; reportedly, the House of Mouse will take possession of the 21st Century (and more) holdings after the clock strikes 12.

Variety said back on March 12th that the 20th was the merger date, something they’ve pointed out again as recently as yesterday.

This morning, The Los Angeles Times ran a report detailing what Rupert Murdock‘s remaining Fox holdings will be turning into- Fox Corp, which will include both Fox News Channel and Fox broadcast network.

One of the more interesting things about this new Corp is one of the members of the board, former U.S. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan. Perhaps this is why he stepped down? A nice, lucrative paycheck from Uncle Rupert?

Other board members include Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Anne Dias, Chase Carey, Roland A. Hernandez, and Jacques Nasser.

In anycase, we’ll keep an eye on the clock this evening and let you know when the $71.3 billion merger finally completes.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 



Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 



Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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