Why is Disney buying Fox? - BBC News: "For Disney, the acquisition of 21st Century Fox is a key moment in a pivot towards streaming premium content directly into people's living rooms.
Disney has been focused on acquiring content, buying Pixar and Lucasfilm for example, and this deal helps beef up the distribution.
The stake in Sky gives it nearly 50 million European subscribers.
It also adds the Star India network with 58 channels in eight languages, reaching 650 million customers.
In addition, Disney will acquire a majority stake in the streaming service Hulu.
Add all that up and you have a potentially powerful future competitor to Netflix and Amazon Prime - who at the moment are streets ahead." 'via Blog this'