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

Ubisoft CEO says still open to other partners after Tencent deal

Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, speaks on stage during the Ubisoft E3 conference at the Orpheum theater in Los Angeles, California June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List ‘We can do whatever we want,’ says the founding CEO Ubisoft to make three mobile games with Netflix The … Read more

Netflix agrees to show ‘Bardo’ in American theaters

Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List VENICE, Sep 1 (Reuters) – In a break from its normal business model, US streaming giant Netflix (NFLX.O) has agreed to screen Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film in US and Mexican theaters before moving it online. “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of … Read more

Analysis: Is Netflix’s jealousy over in Hollywood? Not too

The Netflix logo is displayed on a TV screen in this illustration taken on May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Illustration/Photo File Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List August 11 (Reuters) – During a earnings period that appears to signal an end to the Netflix envy, Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) is restoring hope … Read more

Streaming next episode video: price war

A smartphone with the “Disney” logo is seen on the keyboard in front of the words “Streaming service” in this image illustration taken March 24, 2020. Sign up now for unlimited FREE access to Reuters.com List NEW YORK, August 9 (Reuters Breakingviews) – What a difference a year makes: Consumers have gotten off the couch; … Read more

Netflix’s ‘Gray Man’ marketing blitz: emojis, TV commercials and trams

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (Reuters) – The Gray Man has his own emoji, he has run across 3D billboards from Krakow to Seoul, and he has fought bad guys in over 100 TV commercials. Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is launching one of its biggest marketing campaigns yet to make sure viewers around the world know that … Read more

From burgers to gadgets, stressed consumers buy cheap

NEW YORK/LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) – Some global consumers are showing signs of cracking as shoppers stressed by record inflation stick to buying staples like food, bleach and cheap burgers, while those with larger bank accounts are buying $3,000 at Louis Vuitton. handbags Investors are closely watching second-quarter corporate results for signs that economies are … Read more

Tesla quarterly profit beats estimates; sells most of its bitcoin

A Tesla logo is seen in Los Angeles, California U.S. January 12, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 20 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Wednesday reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as a string of price increases on its best-selling electric vehicles helped offset production challenges caused by … Read more

Did Netflix find its Bonds? Ryan Gosling stars in spy film ‘The Gray Man’

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (Reuters) – In the new Netflix (NFLX.O) film “The Gray Man,” Ryan Gosling’s character jokes that he goes by the name Six because 007 was taken. The film is a high-budget, effect-packed thriller in the adventure spirit of James Bond. Netflix Inc and film directors hope the film, which began streaming … Read more