(Reuters) - Twenty First Century Fox's James Murdoch will be succeeded by his brother Lachlan as chief executive officer once the company's TV and film assets are acquired by Walt Disney Co, Fox said on Wednesday.
Fox agreed last year to sell the bulk of its film and TV assets to Walt Disney in a $52.4 billion deal. It expects to ask shareholders for approval of the transaction this summer.
The company has declined to comment on reports that Comcast Corp is preparing a rival all-cash offer for the same Fox assets.
The new Fox will house assets including Fox News, Fox Business Network and sports cable networks, the company said.
(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)
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