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Bloomberg, The Independent, CNN, Standard-Examiner: Professor Steven Barnett comments on Disney purchasing 21st Century Fox
Journalism and Mass Communication 5 January 2018
Speaking to Bloomberg, The Independent and Standard-Examiner about the possible impact this will have on future bids for Sky, Steven Barnett said that “compared to Fox, it’s a no-brainer” to consider Disney taking over Sky, rather than the ongoing bid from Fox. He added: “Disney has a wholesome brand image, which is not exactly something you can say about the Murdochs.”
In an article for CNN, Professor Barnett regards Disney’s reputation as “squeaky clean” – claiming that the takeover would help smooth the deal if Disney were to make a bid for Sky in the future – with the current Fox/Sky deal under pressure from the UK government.
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