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Streaming Giants Unite: Disney and Warner Bros. Announce Cross-Studio Bundle

Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) recently announced a rare cross-studio streaming bundle in a strategic reversal to retain fleeing subscribers. This new offering will merge Disney+ and Hulu with Warner Bros.’ Max with studio content and its premium service, HBO.

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Paramount-Skydance Merger Collapses: Inside the Failed Negotiations

Skydance’s merger talks with Paramount collapsed in epic fashion on Tuesday after Paramount’s controlling shareholder canceled the deal, ending an attempt to turn around the troubled studio. The deal fell through just as it was about to be finalized.

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Streaming Giants Unite: Disney and Warner Bros. Announce Cross-Studio Bundle

Streaming

Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) recently announced a rare cross-studio streaming bundle in a strategic reversal to retain fleeing subscribers. This new offering will merge Disney+ and Hulu with Warner Bros.’ Max with studio content and its premium service, HBO.

Paramount-Skydance Merger Collapses: Inside the Failed Negotiations

Distribution

Skydance’s merger talks with Paramount collapsed in epic fashion on Tuesday after Paramount’s controlling shareholder canceled the deal, ending an attempt to turn around the troubled studio. The deal fell through just as it was about to be finalized.

Hollywood’s Summer Slump: Sequel Saturation and Box Office Blues

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So far, 2024 has seen a dramatic decline in theatrical revenue, exacerbated by the absence of major releases due to delays associated with industry strikes. Box office numbers have suffered significantly, with fewer original films to draw audiences back to theaters.

Streaming Services Face Subscriber Exodus Amid Rising Costs and Market Saturation

Streaming

In recent years, the ambitious hopes studios placed into streaming services in the United States are starting to backfire. As a result, the streaming landscape in the United States is undergoing a period of retraction, just as the theatrical and pay television market is collapsing.

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Paramount-Skydance Merger Collapses: Inside the Failed Negotiations

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Skydance’s merger talks with Paramount collapsed in epic fashion on Tuesday after Paramount’s controlling shareholder canceled the deal, ending an attempt to turn around the troubled studio. The deal fell through just as it was about to be finalized.

From Blockbusters to Bust: Why the Film Industry is Fading Fast

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The film industry is transforming with declining revenues, reducing film output, and a shift in consumer preferences. Major studios are consolidating and struggling, while television emerges as a dominant medium. Theaters face over-leveraging challenges. Streaming services haven’t compensated for theatrical declines.

Inside Cannes 2024: Adapting to Struggles and Shifts in the Independent Film Market

Distribution

At this year’s Cannes, there’s a mix of optimism and weariness. High asking prices and low theatrical demand are notable. Streamers like Apple and Netflix lead significant acquisitions, sidelining traditional distributors. The market remains cautious, focusing on star-driven projects and strategic financial planning.

The Struggle to Shine: Steering Through the Post-Theatrical Era

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The independent market is at a crossroads. Traditional strategies are no longer effective, and the task of bringing audiences back to cinemas remains daunting. Insiders are actively pursuing solutions to these seemingly insurmountable challenges. Despite these obstacles, some believe the film industry is on the verge of recovery.

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