Netflix Inc., the biggest online subscription-video service, rose the most in almost two months after agreeing to buy shows from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., furthering a push into original children’s programming.
As video services vie for a foothold in Europe’s fast-growing streaming market, global leader Netflix Inc.’s Hollywood movies and shows are facing stiff competition from a Swedish rival with an ace up its sleeve: live sports.
At least seven bidders are said to be interested in acquiring Hulu LLC, and their divergent motivations in pursuing the deal could end up radically altering the strategy of the online-television service.
Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey were among the players of Hollywood, politics and the media gathered this past weekend for parties around the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
The hero of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” is called “a lump of foul deformity” by his future wife. Rarely has foulness produced so many gallows laughs as it does with Kevin Spacey as the cunning crookback.
Netflix Inc., vanquishing Wall Street skepticism about its growth prospects, became the best- performing stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index after signing up more than 2 million new U.S. customers.