Disney is taking the Fox film studio, FX, NatGeo, and franchises like The Simpsons and The X-Files. Rupert Murdoch will keep Fox News, Fox Sports and Fox Broadcasting--but with Murdoch's interest in sports and news, the broadcasting network may come of this deal as the biggest loser. It's unclear if the company will continue to be interested in even developing new shows for its broadcast network. And while the deal may make it easier for consumers to access more content through one streaming service, it's tough on a human level as there will likely be major job losses as the two companies merge.
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