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Disney-Fox deal gives ESPN a local strategy to combat its financial woes

Disney-Fox deal gives ESPN a local strategy to combat its financial woes

Thursday's news release announcing Disney's deal to acquire a massive package of 21st Century Fox assets was heavy on certain specifics, especially those that deal with the entertainment world. Deadpool, the X-Men and the Fantastic Four — comic-book film entities previously owned by Fox — get mentioned twice, as does the "Avatar" franchise. Various other Fox creations — TV series such as "The Americans" and the "The Simpsons," plus films such as "Hidden Figures" and "Gone Girls" — are referenced as the type of entertainment Disney now will be able to offer.

But buried within the release is the announcement that Disney will be...

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