Walt Disney ( DIS ) also has reportedly been in talks to buy parts of Fox, including its movie and TV studio as well as some cable TV channels.
The conversations are at a very early stage, and there's no guarantee that a deal would be finalized, this person said Thursday.
Almost two weeks after reports surfaced of Walt Disney Co. interest in buying assets of 21st Century Fox, CNBC and other news outlets are reporting new bidders have surfaced to express interest including Comcast, Verizon and Sony.
The suitors are Comcast, America's largest cable company, Verizon, its biggest mobile network operator, and Sony, a big player in the American television, film and music businesses.
Disney was in talks to buy Fox's movie and TV production studios, cable networks FX and National Geographic and global assets such as the Star network in India and European pay TV provider Sky Plc, CNBC reported last week.
Fox shares rallied more than six percent to end at $31.15, the highest level since April. 21st Century Fox was carved out as a separate entity from News Corp.in 2013 amid a scandal involving the United Kingdom newspaper division and concerns that the financial challenges of the publishing businesses were dragging down the value of Fox media and entertainment assets. Fox would be left with its assets including its cable news outlets and broadcast channel, including local stations. Comcast and Verizon are said to be interested in acquiring Fox as well.
Shares of other media companies which could be dragged into a round of consolidation of USA film and TV production and distribution were largely unchanged. A person close to the matter, who wouldn't speak publicly, said Verizon is not in active discussions with Fox, but that Verizon might be interested in some parts of Fox's business.
Last year, AT&T agreed to buy Time Warner, the owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio and networks including CNN and HBO, for $85 billion.
Comcast owns NBCUniversal, and regulatory conditions placed on that deal expire in 2018.
The Saudi draft cited the bombing of an oil pipeline in Bahrain this month as an example of Iran's threat to regional security. Iran-backed Hezbollah - which is dominant in Lebanon - is also a great enemy of Israel, with which it fought a war in 2006.
Aggressively looking down field against a hobbled Saints secondary, Cousins completed 22 of 32 passes with no interceptions. The only touchdown not involving Cousins from Washington, Samaje Perine punched in a score from 1-yard out.
Strong area of low pressure will sweep through the area today - bringing not only rain, but wind gusts potentially up to 40-50mph. Going into the rest of Thanksgiving week you can expect the weather to be mostly dry with clouds around each day.
In October 2007, he became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. "But his whimsy and warmth were only a part of his appeal". He received the National Medal of Arts in 2012 from Former President Barack Obama and is a CMA Entertainer of the Year.
LiAngelo Ball and two of his UCLA Bruins teammates had gotten themselves arrested after stealing from 4 high-end stores in China. They were released on bail early November 8 and had been staying at a lakeside hotel in Hangzhou prior to flying home.
North Korea sparked fears of World War 3 after ignoring global sanctions to continue developing and testing nuclear weapons. However, US officials say they have seen no signs that Pyongyang has stopped development.
Products with different "INSPECTED" codes are produced in separate facilities and are not impacted by this potential concern. The White Meat Chicken Salad, Curried White Chicken Deli Salad and Turkey Cranberry Apple Salad are included in the recall.
Legendary singer Bon Scott, who spit out the growling vocals that are still iconic today died in 1980 after a drinking binge. George Young, another brother to Malcolm and Angus, died on October 23 at age 70.
Rain to make for cold, wet weekend
Thanksgiving Day itself also looks dry and pleasant, although temperatures and winds will vary day-to-day as the week progresses. Northwest Montana has a good chance of waking up with freezing fog, while the rest will see a sunny, cold start.