The deal between 21st Century Fox and Disney was well documented as it evolved from initial offer at the end of 2017 through to its completion in March 2019. What hasn’t been spoken about so much is the progressive structure of that deal, and how it facilitated a radically new set of technology capabilities in the spin out company, Fox Corporation (🦊$FOXA).
In this edition of Tech Insiders, we discuss the approaches taken during and after this landmark transaction, and share some thoughts a couple of years on around where those decisions took us.
Straight to the punchline - we left almost all of our systems and infrastructure behind and embarked on a two-year journey and radical transformation, which included:
the construction of a brand new 8K and 5G enabled video distribution and streaming facility, in partnership with AWS and Arizona State University;
the consolidation of a relatively disparate set of enterprise systems and teams into a single, modern, best of breed cloud stack overseen by a single operation team;