Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

Gulf states demand Netflix pull content deemed offensive

Signage at the Netflix booth is seen on the convention floor at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, U.S., July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Gulf Arab states have demanded that U.S. streaming giant Netflix (NFLX.O) remove content deemed offensive to … Read more

Indian billionaire Adani seeks to control NDTV; media group says move without consent

Indian billionaire Adani seeks to control NDTV; media group says move without consent

India’s richest man, Adani, seeks to expand media business NDTV says Adani unit moved without its consent Adani takeover may not be friendly -legal expert Deal to buy NDTV could heat up competition among billionaires BENGALURU, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s conglomerate on Tuesday said it seeks to control a majority stake … Read more

U.S. asks judge to block book publisher merger as trial closes

U.S. asks judge to block book publisher merger as trial closes

The crest of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday urged a U.S. judge to block a $2.2 billion merger of two of the … Read more

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, dies at 62

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, dies at 62

MUMBAI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, dubbed India’s Warren Buffett with an estimated net worth of $6 billion, died early on Sunday at age 62, his family said. A chartered accountant by profession from the desert state of Rajasthan, Jhunjhunwala started dabbling in stocks while in college and went on to manage … Read more

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) edged past Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million streaming customers and announced it will increase prices for customers who want to watch Disney+ or Hulu without commercials. The media giant will raise the monthly cost of Disney+ without advertising by 38% to … Read more

Hollywood actress Anne Heche in coma since fiery car crash

Hollywood actress Anne Heche in coma since fiery car crash

Anne Heche attends the premiere for the film “The Tender Bar” at The TLC Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Hollywood actress Anne Heche remained hospitalized in critical condition, comatose and connected to a … Read more

Stephen King going to bat for U.S. gov’t in case against book publishing mega-merger

Stephen King going to bat for U.S. gov’t in case against book publishing mega-merger

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to block a $2.2 billion merger of two of the “Big Five” book publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, in a trial that is expected to feature testimony from horror writer Stephen King. “It’s real money for real … Read more

Russian TV worker who protested war live on air briefly detained

Russian TV worker who protested war live on air briefly detained

Marina Ovsyannikova, a Channel One employee who staged an on-air protest as she held up a anti-war sign behind a studio presenter, speaks to the media as the leaves the court building in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022 in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS TV via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE … Read more

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – U.S. companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are getting a divorce – NYT

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall are getting a divorce – NYT

91st Academy Awards – Vanity Fair – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 24, 2019 – Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 22 (Reuters) – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress Jerry Hall are getting a divorce, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing … Read more