According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is considering letting Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) - Get Comcast Corporation Class A Report take Sky. Right now, Fox has a 39% stake in Sky, but a deal is underway for Fox to acquire the rest of the media company.
In an interview with Bloomberg last year, Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, referred to Sky as Fox's "crown jewel."
THR reports that that Disney may be entitled to $12 billion from Fox after it pays $52.4 billion.
Whether or not Disney gives up Sky, Comcast has succeeded in forcing Disney's hand. It must pay up or give up some of the assets if it wants to acquire Fox.