This person wouldn't discuss the matter publicly.
"(I am) skeptical of a Verizon deal, creative businesses are very tough to manage for an outsider", Logsdon said.
21st Century Fox surprisingly became a takeover target earlier this month when word first surfaced that Disney recently held talks with Fox about buying key assets including the film and TV production studios, global TV platforms including Sky and Star India and the FX and National Geographic cable groups. Shares of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp also rose more than 2 percent, a sign investors may see then as potential targets.
A source familiar with the discussions said Comcast, Verizon and Sony are among the suitors in "preliminary" talks for the assets, which include Fox's stake in the British pay TV group Sky and its movie and television studio properties. Verizon, the biggest US wireless carrier, has some interest in the same collection of holdings, two of the people said. Fox is said to be selling most of its entertainment assets in order to focus more on news and sports, but with a lot of big titles under its belt, just how much are they planning on selling? 21st Century Fox was carved out as a separate entity from News Corp.in 2013 amid a scandal involving the United Kingdom newspaper division and concerns that the financial challenges of the publishing businesses were dragging down the value of Fox media and entertainment assets.More news: Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dies at 85
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New York City-based 21st Century Fox generated $8.2 billion from its filmed entertainment division in is 2017 fiscal year that ended in June, down 3 percent from fiscal 2016.
It is unclear whether Fox's broadcast assets are part of any of the conversations.
Comcast owns NBCUniversal, and regulatory conditions placed on that deal expire in 2018.
Last month, the regulators said they would assess Rupert Murdoch's influence on the country's political landscape as part of their investigation.