Separately the Financial Times reported that James Murdoch, now Fox's chief executive, may succeed Bob Iger as Disney CEO if the USA company is successful in its bid.
Speculation is also mounting that Sky chairman James Murdoch could be installed as Disney chief executive if the sell-off goes through. In March, he said he was committed to leaving the company in July 2019.
Some of the assets that would be acquired in the deal include National Geographic, various sports networks, stakes in Sky and Hulu and of course, Fox's film division.
Although Comcast is in pursuit, a deal with Disney is more appealing to Fox, partly because it believes the deal would face less regulatory pushback, sources told Bloomberg.
The broadcasting giant was up just shy of 2pc in morning trading on the London Stock Exchange in response to reports that Disney is leading the chase to buy a significant slice of Fox's media empire, which would include its 39pc stake in Sky.
According to CNBC's David Faber, Disney and Fox are still negotiating a price for the deal and looking for a way to mitigate tax leakages.
A deal that could be announced as soon as late next week, the Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.
"We assume DIS would pay ~$78B (equivalent to ~$42/shr), incl. the assumption of $12B in net debt, for almost $5.5B of EBITDA as well as FOXA's unconsolidated assets (SKY, Hulu)".
If the parents do say anything it will be a statement, in part saying, "our lives were ideal until November the 28". That is the day their son was arrested for the four murders that occurred within 51 days in Seminole Heights.
IFM Investors Pty Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Dollar General during the 3rd quarter worth about $654,000. The company has a Price to Book value of 4.37 times which is indicative of the strong asset on the balance sheet.
He also confirmed that four of the returnees had medical cases and were promptly taken away on an ambulance for treatment. He noted that accessibility into such troubled areas was also a major challenge.
The bill , which the National Rifle Association has called its "highest legislative priority, " passed by a 231-198 vote. It is the first gun legislation in Congress since mass shootings in Nevada and Texas killed more than 80 people.
Despite a number of clickbait articles about risks of snow this evening, this area is likely to avoid any snowfall this evening. Meanwhile, the Road Safety Authority has warned motorists to expect the unexpected with high winds and icy conditions.
Through the official Tomb Raider account on Twitter , Square Enix confirmed that a new Tomb Raider installment is on the way. It's good to know another adventure is on the way, but looks like we'll have to sit tight until 2018 for the specifics.
It was the worst of four fires that by late Tuesday had burned more than 66,000 acres in Southern California, prompting Gov. According to the Los Angeles Times thousands of homes were still threatened by flames, 27,000 people were forced to flee.
They recommend anyone who is near the area, who isn't under an evacuation order, to be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. He had so little time to escape the wind-whipped Thomas Fire that he couldn't save his cats, or even get his wallet.
Capcom didn't detail whether this would is a port of the 2011 HD Collection , with no additional new features or any new effects. It stars Dante, the cocky son of the demon Sparda and the human Eva, as well as his younger twin brother Vergil.
Love showcased his talent to the country in Stanford's opener when he ran over Rice for 180 yards and a touchdown in Australia. Injuries limited Love down the stretch and even forced him to sit out Stanford's game against Oregon State in October.
Tre'Davious White calls Rob Gronkowski's suspension 'a joke'
Gronkowski was frustrated that no flag was thrown on a play where he appeared to be held, so he chose to take it out on White. An audio clip of one Patriots radio commentators cheering on Rob for the hit has surfaced online, which you can see here.
Ford will build its electric SUV in Mexico
Mark Fields, Ford's CEO at the time, referred to the plans for the MI plant as a "vote of confidence" in the Trump administration. The move comes as Ford and other automakers place increasingly large bets on electrification and self-driving technology.
$60 million worth of bitcoin stolen in NiceHash hack
The breach came to light when a large number of users reported on social media that their NiceHash wallets had been emptied. The hack occurred just as the trading community prepares for bitcoin to start trading on two established USA exchanges.
Police Identify Suspect in R. Kelly Burglaries
Georgia police announced on Wednesday that they identified a suspect who they say stole absolutely everything out of R. He's charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft by taking, and two counts of theft by deception.
Atletico crash out, Chelsea sink to second place
After a lifeless first half, the second sprung to life with almost triple the amount of chances between the two teams. So why are Chelsea destined to play Barcelona? "Our opponent won't be happy to play against us", Conte added.
Guardiola hails 'big victory' for gritty City
It proved successful in the first half as City dominated possession but struggled to create clear-cut chances. "I'd have thought if you're a centre-half dealing with that you'd head it away".
Need a ride? Top auto safety picks for 2018
Vehicles the IIHS studied included small cars, midsize cars , large luxury cars , midsize SUVs and midsize luxury SUVs . The number was actually down from a year ago and the new crash tests were not the only reason why.