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

Amid Inflation, Shop Back-to-School Early — But Not All at Once | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Tommy Tindall Just as school-aged kids ease into summer break, the state of the economy forces many parents to put back-to-school shopping on the radar early. In fact, 87% of shoppers for kids K-12 say current economic conditions will impact the way they shop this year, up from 80% in 2021, according to recent data … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON/MUMBAI/ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, U.S. crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a 29-year civil aerospace worker who … Read more