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. … Read more

Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, other streaming services: Subs, ARPU, Q4 2021

Zendaya stars as Rue Bennett in HBO’s “Euphoria.” HBO When it comes to streaming services, what companies do not say is often as important as what they do. A good general rule: The more clarity a company provides about its paying subscribers, the more confident that company is in its streaming performance. Netflix has consistently … Read more