The FOX Network Gets a New Name After The Disney Acquisition and It's Not Impressive
Once Disney fully takes over Fox, the Fox Network will get a new name. That named was revealed recently at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena and I seriously doubt anyone will be impressed.
It's explained that Fox Broadcasting will be spun off, along with Fox Sports and Fox News, into “a very robust and nimble company”, which will be called... New Fox. You know, because it's new. My question is, will they still be calling it New Fox twenty years from now when it's not really new anymore?
As the details of the deal are still being ironed out, Fox will operate "business as usual" for the time being. Fox co-chairman Gary Newman says that they "will remain focused on managing the business of Fox." He added that they are “moving forward with top creators” like Empire‘s Lee Daniels, New Girl‘s Liz Meriwether and comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
In case you were wondering, it was also confirmed that there are no plans to move the Fox shows over to ABC. Fox’s current shows are expected to continue to run on the network for the remainder of their runs. It's then explained:
Fox will also keep launching their own original content after the Disney deal is finalized: Even though “80 percent of the programming in all of New Fox will be live and sports,” Walden insisted that “the network will continue to do entertainment programming.” In fact, she sees New Fox’s lack of an in-house studio as “a great opportunity” for outside studios like Warner Bros. and Sony to get their shows on a broadcast network.
Other than the New Fox name change, it doesn't seem as if there are going to be any big changes other than what they already have in the pipeline.
Source: TV LIne