Be prepared to be scared: AMC Networks has begun an invite-only beta test of their horror-centric OTT video service Shudder. The service offers streaming access to full-length ad-free horror movies…
Japanese giant recently bought stake in Legendary Entertainment
DreamWorks Animation’s stock tumbled nearly 13% in pre-market trading Monday as Wall Street reacted to news that the company’s merger talks with Hasbro were over. Shares of the Glendale, Calif. based…
TOKYO — Softbank, the Japanese investment conglomerate that recently held acquisition talks with DreamWorks Animation, has launched a new streaming service for Japanese smartphone users. It allows…
Bharti SoftBank, a joint venture between India's Bharti Enterprises and Japan's SoftBank, has taken a 36.5% stake in Indian startup ScoopWhoop.
SoftBank aims to 'become the No. 1 Internet company in Asia"
Japan’s SoftBank Group said it will acquire DramaFever, an Internet video-on-demand player that specializes in international TV shows and movies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in…
Masayoshi Son, the telecommunications mogul behind Tokyo-based SoftBank, has become the first Japanese player in nearly 25 years — since Matsushita's purchase of Universal Studios — to buy his…
Eager to lock down content for its digital platforms, SoftBank Corp. announced Thursday a $250 million investment in Legendary Entertainment and the formation of a new joint venture. The deal is far…
Japanese internet and technology giant SoftBank Corp. has closed a deal to invest $250 million in Legendary Entertainment — a deal that could be worth as much as $1 billion through 2018, according to…
Shareholder activist urges merger talks between online giants