March 17, 2020
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tubi for approximately $440 million in net cash consideration at closing with potential additional consideration in the form of deferred consideration and unvested options totaling approximately $50 million may be due over the course of 3 years. The Tubi transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals and the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, is expected to close before June 30, 2020.
Tubi, which is currently available on more than 25 digital platforms in the United States, features over 20,000 titles and 56,000 hours of film and episodic television programming from over 250 content partners, including many of the major studios. The combination of Tubi’s reach, the resonance of its content and the quality of its technology platform have doubled the service’s usage and monetization over the last 12 months.
The acquisition of Tubi underscores FOX’s long-term strategic initiatives to broaden and enhance FOX’s direct-to-consumer digital reach and engagement. FOX plans to continue to run Tubi as an independent service anchored by its robust consumer offering of licensed entertainment content. FOX will evaluate opportunities to expand the Tubi offering not through original content, but rather in a cost-effective manner by leveraging our expertise in national and local news and sports programming.
Full press release is here.