20th Century Fox

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20th Century Fox is a major US film corporation which was owned from 1985 to 2013 by the original News Corporation, then since 2013 by its successor 21st Century Fox. The company was formed in 1935 by the merger of Twentieth Century Pictures (founded 1933) and the Fox Film Corporation (founded 1915).

In 2012, it as well as four other major Hollywood studios, including The Walt Disney Company and DreamWorks Animation, was placed under investigation by the SEC for allegedly making illegal payments to Chinese officials for filming rights.[1][2]

On December 5, 2017, it was announced that there were plans for Walt Disney to purchase a number of 21st Century Fox's properties, including 20th Century Fox, 20th Century Fox Television and its distribution arm 20th Television and the FX cable channel.[3] The sale was confirmed to have occurred on December 14, 2017, with all 21st Century Fox properties save for the Fox Broadcasting Company and its TV station group Fox Television Stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, the FSN sports channel and the 20th Century Fox studio lot being bought by Disney, pending approval by the US Department of Justice Antitrust division and the European Commission.

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