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Old 01-31-24, 07:55 PM
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800 layoffs starting today. Yeesh!!

https://deadline.com/2024/02/paramou...sh-1235824028/
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The Noggin streaming service, which is owned by Paramount and aimed for children, is shutting down. All the staff is being let go.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bu...73e828aa12daf1
Old 02-16-24, 01:40 PM
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Never heard of Noggin.
Old 02-16-24, 01:43 PM
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I didn't realize it was just a streaming service, it used to be a channel like Disney Jr. with basically all the Nick shows (and Sesame Street) for younger kids, basically without commercials (I only know that because I had really young kids when it was a thing). I didn't even know they were still making original shows for it.
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Wow, that's huge. Noggin' is excellent, educational programming for kids without ads. And it's 24/7 for those families with late-night kids, with third-shift lifestyles, with a need for something reliable. You basically can't get that anywhere else.
Old 02-16-24, 02:07 PM
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Wow, that's huge. Noggin' is excellent, educational programming for kids without ads. And it's 24/7 for those families with late-night kids, with third-shift lifestyles, with a need for something reliable. You basically can't get that anywhere else.
Can't you just subscribe to paramount + for those shows (Backyardigans, Dora, Blue's Clues, etc.)? Max, Apple, Netflix, Disney+ and others have lots of preschool content on demand as well.

Ok I see I'm dating myself with programming from back when my kids watched it, but at least the Nick programming should mostly be on Paramount +:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...cast_by_Noggin
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Now wondering if PlutoTV employees should be worried.....
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Looks like Apollo Global Management has offered $11B for Paramount TV and movie studios: https://variety.com/2024/biz/news/ap...on-1235947523/
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Has this been brought up yet? Seems like a big deal. I'm not an expert, but I think this affects their ability to get loans and insurance?

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Paramount and Skydance set negotiating window for merger talks. So it looks like they are progressing to a potential sale.

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Re: Paramount Globalís future ó News, Rumors

Sony and Apollo Weigh Joint Bid for Paramount Global

The Japanese conglomerate and the U.S. asset management firm have held early discussions about teaming up to make a play for the entertainment company.
April 18, 2024 5:41pm

Even as Paramount Global continues to hold exclusive talks with David Ellison’s Skydance and Gerry Cardinale’s Redbird Capital, another potential buyer group is considering its own moves.

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that executives at Sony Corp., including Sony Pictures chief Tony Vinciquerra, have been in touch with Apollo Global Management about making a joint bid for the entertainment company.

Apollo had previously made a $26 billion offer for Paramount, inclusive of equity and debt, though it was reportedly dismissed. But partnering with Sony would likely eliminate any cash or financing concerns.

The New York Times first reported the Sony talks, adding that no offer has been made, given that the exclusive negotiating window is still in place. The Times reported that one structure under consideration would see Sony and Apollo effectively take Paramount private, with Sony owning a majority of the company, with Apollo operating as a minority owner.

The actual structure of the deal is not clear, though the Paramount film and TV studios would likely fit in nicely with Sony’s own studios. It would raise questions about both Paramount+, given Sony’s decision to avoid entering the streaming wars, as well as Paramount’s linear TV assets, including CBS. There are federal regulations restricting foreign ownership of U.S. broadcast stations, and as a Japanese company Sony could face scrutiny under such rules.

Meanwhile, the talks between Skydance and Paramount continue, with a source saying that the Ellison-led company has articulated a plan to deliver operating efficiencies, and to leverage the executive teams at both Skydance and Redbird (including former NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell), to help turn Paramount around. Paramount would remain a public company under the Skydance deal.

Some investors have complained about the decision not to pursue the Apollo deal, given the all-cash offer.

Shares in Paramount rose in after-hours trading, after reports about the talks were published.

Sony and Apollo did not comment on the report.
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Re: Paramount Globalís future ó News, Rumors

Not a huge fan of Sony running Paramount.
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Not a huge fan of Sony running Paramount.
Especially in conjunction with an asset management firm.
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Originally Posted by IBJoel
Especially in conjunction with an asset management firm.
Because we know how that worked when Sony acquired MGM. I mean, you got 2 good Bond films? And then somehow, it went back to being an independent studio.
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Because we know how that worked when Sony acquired MGM. I mean, you got 2 good Bond films? And then somehow, it went back to being an independent studio.
Two good Bond films?
Old 04-24-24, 11:22 AM
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Two good Bond films?
Ok, maybe a good Bond film (CR) and a decent one (QoS). I know people don't like QoS, but I do...
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Paramount’s CEO is out. He basically killed the studio. And it appears them going into streaming made things worse.

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Sony/Apollo offering to buy Paramount for $26 billion in cash

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This would also have to get regulatory approval, though I suspect that isn't a problem these days. Not really sure what Sony sees in this acquisition they don't already have, except a few more IPs.
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This would also have to get regulatory approval, though I suspect that isn't a problem these days. Not really sure what Sony sees in this acquisition they don't already have, except a few more IPs.
A streaming channel...
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Not a huge fan of Sony running Paramount.
I'd rather have Sony owning the Paramount Catalog over Disney.
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Re: Paramount Globalís future ó News, Rumors

In general, I hate the idea of mega corporations merging into super-mega-corporations, but I'm also intrigued by the idea of Star Trek being owned by a company that doesn't hate owning it.


(I have never seen a company that hates it's own very successful IP like Paramount seems to hate Star Trek)
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A streaming channel...
Didn't they give away their streaming channel (non anime) a couple of years ago (Crackle or whatever)? Seems like an odd time to be getting back into non niche streaming with all the mounting losses everyone else seems to be struggling with.
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Didn't they give away their streaming channel (non anime) a couple of years ago (Crackle or whatever)? Seems like an odd time to be getting back into non niche streaming with all the mounting losses everyone else seems to be struggling with.
Crackle was supposed to compete with Youtube at the time for creator content and it never really launched they way they wanted it to. I always found it strange that they wouldn't release exclusive things on it to help get more recognition, but Sony marketing isn't the brightest bunch. At least Sony wouldn't need to worry about creating new infrastructure with Paramount+.
Talking about it the other day, there's not much in the way of IP either... Star Trek, Mission Impossible and Top Gun are all that come to mind (maybe some horror titles.)

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