Media Biz Cheat Sheet: Disney Breathes New Life Into 3-D, Amazon and Netflix Add Streaming Content
Sony Animation’s (NYSE:SNE) The Smurfs was the weekend’s top grossing film at foreign box offices for the seventh consecutive time, a feat not accomplished by any other film this year, grossing $12.9 million from 6,150 locations in 69 markets.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has signed a deal with Fox (NASDAQ:NWSA) that will allow the former to stream Fox productions — including 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and even The Wonder Years — via its Amazon Prime service.
Don’t Miss: Netflix, Amazon Ink Streaming Deals
The New York Times reported Sunday that DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ:DWA) and Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) had signed a streaming rights deal for DWA films and TV specials, reportedly worth $30 million per movie to DWA. The deal essentially replaces the animation studio’s film output pact with HBO (NYSE:TWX), which would have expired in 2014 had HBO not let DWA out of its contract two years early. Netflix also signed a deal with Discovery.