French TV shares slump after merger to challenge Netflix collapse

A view shows the headquarters of French television group M6 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris, France, May 21, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier/File Photo Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List PARIS/MILAN, Sep 19 (Reuters) – The collapse of a deal to form a French TV giant to challenge US streaming services like Netflix (NFLX.O) … Read more

French broadcaster gives up anti-Netflix merger deal

Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List PARIS, Sep 16 (Reuters) – France’s two largest private broadcasters, M6 Group (MMTP.PA) and TF1 (TFFP.PA), scrapped their planned merger to fend off a resurgence of US streaming platforms, saying antitrust demands made the deal irrelevant. If successful, the deal would change the landscape of … Read more

Netflix gives green light to ‘Stranger Things’ spinoff series to help build franchise

LOS ANGELES, July 6 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) said Wednesday it is developing a spinoff of the science fiction series “Stranger Things” as the streaming service works to build its biggest English-language hit into a wide-ranging entertainment franchise. The new series will be based on an original idea by Matt and Ross Duffer, the … Read more