Friday, December 6, 2019

WEINSTEIN: DISNEY/NETFLIX DEAL BIGGEST IN SHOWBIZ HISTORY

December 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney CFO Jay Rasulo told an investors conference in New York Wednesday that Disney was “thrilled” with the exclusive deal it concluded with Netflix, which will reportedly net the studio $350 million per year. “We feel pretty confident that this was the highest value deal that we could do,” Rasulo said, indicating that Disney had […]

NETFLIX STREAMERS MOSTLY WATCHING TV SHOWS

October 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

While most Netflix subscribers who use its traditional DVD-by-mail service rent movies, most of those who use its streaming service rent TV shows, the company’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, has told the MIPCOM conference in Cannes. Britain’s Guardian newspaper quoted Sarandos as saying at the conference that Netflix’s recent exclusive deals to stream Mad […]

FLINTSTONES TO RETURN — AND FOX HAS THEM

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Flintstones have undoubtedly been caught up in more media consolidation deals over the past half century than any other animated family — and they’re about to see more. Originally created in 1960 by the then-fledgling Hanna Barbera company, the Bedrock family moved to Taft Broadcasting in 1967 when that company acquired Hanna Barbera, then […]

AOL ACQUIRES HUFFINGTON POST

February 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It was barely a shadow of the deal that AOL founder Steve Case made in 2000 when AOL acquired Time Warner for $164 billion, but the Internet company, now divorced from Time Warner, is back on the acquisition path. In a surprise announcement today (Monday) AOL said that it had agreed to buy the HuffingtonPost.com […]