In a shocking spectacle of insider dealing, the Chairman of Baidu, along with others announced plans in February 2016 to buyout iQiyi from Baidu for $2.3B.
A Starz Entertainment shareholder on Tuesday August 30th 2016 challenged the company’s proposed $4.4B merger with Lions Gate Entertainment.
China’s online video market is massive: there are 660 million internet users, and 75% of those consume video content online. However, the SVOD model is new.
Paramount Pictures made several commitments to the European Commission in their antitrust case against US studios and EU broadcasters.
The European Commission has been investigating the six major US studios and the largest EU broadcasters for antitrust infringements.
Rate Cards for PayTV and SVOD licensing agreements between Starz and a U.S-based licensor for past, present and future content.
For the first time, films produced by Legendary crossed $2B in box office receipts in 2015. Jurassic World accounted for 77% of all global receipts.
The MPAA and China film regulators negotiate to address box office fraud and expanding the number of non-Chinese films permitted on the mainland.
The SPC Advance Report includes licensed guarantees for 175 films released by Sony Pictures Classics, spanning films in all major genres and languages.
Will the US studios finally cut off Netflix from licensing their content now that it is subsidizing Netflix’s greater expansion into original content?