Cicilline Statement on Proposed Disney/Fox Merger


WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top-ranking Democrat
on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

«Another day, another mega-merger. Disney’s proposed purchase of 21st Century Fox
threatens to put control of TV, movie, and news content into the hands of a single
media giant.»

«If it’s approved, this merger could allow Disney to limit what consumers can watch
and increase their cable bills. Disney will gain more than 300 channels, 22 regional
sports networks, control over Hulu, and a significant portion of Roku.»

«America is in a Monopoly Moment. We need more competition than before, not less, to
create an economy that has more choices and innovation, lower prices, and better
jobs. The House Antitrust Subcommittee should look at this proposal very closely.»