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Sumner Redstone’s daughter, Shari: her   influence over the companies has waxed and waned in tune with her relationship with her ageing father. Photograph: Ryan Stone/The New York Times
The business of family feuds
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  • August 30, 2019, 05:44

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Tolstoy’s opening lines to Anna Karenina apply equally to family busine(...)

Deirdre O’Kane, pictured at a Sky event in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel in February 2019, will front a new stand-up comedy series on Sky One. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Sky One has commissioned Irish production company Kite Entertainment to make a stand-up comedy show fronted by Deirdre O’Kane. The five-part series w(...)

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will star in The Morning Show, one of the big-budget productions on TV+

Apple has committed more than $6 billion (€5.4 billion) for original shows and movies ahead of the launch of its new video streaming service, TV+, a b(...)

A woman exits the Viacom headquarters in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/File Photo/Reuters

CBS and Viacom have reached an agreement in principle, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, reuniting media mogul Sumner Redstone’s US en(...)

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What has gone wrong for Netflix? The streaming service reported it lost customers in the US for the first time in eight years, and undershot on its ne(...)

Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

Deal gives Amazon a stake in both delivery and preparation through ‘dark kitchens’ in which some Deliveroo meals are made. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty

Everything Amazon does has an impact and, by leading a $575 million (€515m) funding round for the food delivery company Deliveroo, it hurt shares in t(...)

Nextdoor chief executive Sarah Friar pictured at Moneyconf in Dublin last year

Nextdoor, a San Francisco social network company led by Northern Ireland executive Sarah Friar, has raised $123 million (€109 million) in a new fundin(...)

Irish actor Robert Sheehan attends the LA premiere of Netflix show The Umbrella Academy in February. Photograph: Rache Murray/Getty Images.

How much are customers willing to pay for Netflix? The streaming service is grappling with that question once again after raising prices in some of i(...)

Shares of Netflix traded down about 1 per cent at $355.02 in after-the-bell trading. File photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Netflix Inc gave a weak forecast on Tuesday that unnerved investors just as Walt Disney Co and others prepare to escalate Hollywood’s streaming video(...)

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