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Mexico: Disney-Fox merger hits a snag

 |  December 16, 2018

The Disney and Fox merger had been moving along rather smoothly until it hit a regulatory snag in Brazil earlier this month. Now, regulators in Mexico are questioning how the merger will affect the country’s cable industry.

The primary cause of concern for the regulatory body in Mexico will be Disney’s increased portfolio of sports content. According to Mexican newspaper El Universal, Disney would own nearly 30% of the programming in the market while companies like Warner Brothers and Universal owning substantially less content at 15.12% and 11.45%, respectively. El Universal reports that television prices could increase upwards of 20% as a result of the merger.

In the US the merger received conditional approval from the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission dependent of Disney’s ability to sell the regional sports networks acquired in the merger.

Full Content: El Universal

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