Starz could turn into ‘acquisition machine’ after spinoff from Lionsgate

Liberty Media’s John Malone Michael Kovac | Getty Images Written in the Starz? Lionsgate is planning a spinoff of Starz, home of “Outlander” and “Power,” by early next year. Vivendi’s Canal Plus and private equity firm Apollo Global, in tandem with streaming distributor Roku, have both made preliminary bids for a 20% stake, sources say. A deal … Read more

Here’s why a multi-million toy business is venturing into the metaverse

When Jackson Aw was introduced to blockchain technology in 2018, he “didn’t get it at all.” “Can someone dumb it down even further for me? Like, can you just tell me what I can get as a consumer?”  That was four years ago. Today, Aw, seems to have the answer to that question.  The 32-year-old … Read more

Netflix talks with Google about ads as Sarandos is set to address Cannes this week

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 12: CEO of Netflix Ted Sarandos attends Netflix’s FYSEE event for “Squid Game” at Raleigh Studios Hollywood on June 12, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix) Charley Gallay | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images CANNES, France – As the world’s biggest advertising conference … Read more

Snowflake, Apple, Amazon, Nike, Robinhood

Here are Wall Street’s biggest calls on Wednesday: Goldman Sachs initiates Wheels Up as buy Goldman said in its initiation of the on-demand private jet company that it sees an attractive entry point. ” Wheels Up is a leading company in an established and growing end-market, but one that is also fragmented and has substantial … Read more