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Disney World puts COVID-19 vaccination mandate policy on hold

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Fireworks go off around Cinderella’s castle during the grand opening ceremony for Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland in Lake Buena Vista, Florida December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Scott Audette Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 20 (Reuters) – Disney World near Orlando, Florida, operated by Walt Disney Co (DIS.N),......

Premier League reaches six-year U.S. TV deal with NBC Sports

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Soccer Football – Premier League – Manchester City v Everton – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – May 23, 2021 Manchester City’s Fernandinho lifts the trophy as they celebrate winning the Premier League Pool via REUTERS/Peter Powell Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 18 (Reuters) – The......

Filming on ‘Black Panther’ sequel paused after Letitia Wright set injury

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70th Primetime Emmy Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2018 – Letitia Wright. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot LOS ANGELES, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The sequel to Disney’s “Black Panther” movie is shutting down production for at least a month to allow star Letitia Wright to recover from an injury, Hollywood......

New Mexico, site of Baldwin set shooting, plays key role for Hollywood

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SANTA FE, N.M., Oct 24 (Reuters) – The dusty desert landscapes of New Mexico have provided the perfect backdrop for Hollywood Westerns, but the state also has served as a filming location for everything from drug-dealing drama “Breaking Bad” to sci-fi mystery “Stranger Things.” New Mexico’s role in the TV......

Ecclestone offered ski role, agrees with Verstappen on Netflix

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Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 27, 2019 Bernie Ecclestone during practice REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Ex-Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, 91 on Thursday, is adamant about one thing after being offered an advisory role by the new head......

Disney resolves dispute with Scarlett Johansson over ‘Black Widow’ movie

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Scarlett Johansson poses on the red carpet during the Oscars arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake LOS ANGELES, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and actress Scarlett Johansson have resolved their legal dispute stemming from the release......

Amplitude valued at $5 bln after shares jump in Nasdaq debut

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – Shares of Amplitude Inc (AMPL.O) opened nearly 43% above their reference price in their Nasdaq debut on Tuesday, notching up a valuation of about $5 billion for the Benchmark-backed analytics company. San Francisco-based Amplitude, which confidentially filed for a direct listing in July, was valued at......

Amazon launches robot to roll around house, Disney resort voice assistant

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday announced a household, canine-like robot called Astro and a deal with Walt Disney Co(DIS.N) to imbue its voice-controlled tech in resort hotels, striving to make its virtual aide Alexa a bigger part of consumers’ lives. The home robot is designed to......

Amazon launches service aggregating video streaming apps in India

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The logo of streaming service Amazon Prime Video is seen in this illustration picture taken March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) launched in India on Friday eight global and local streaming services on its video platform, in a move aimed at......

Dinner party-style Emmys display little overt sign of pandemic constraints

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 (Reuters) – While departing yet again from the look of Primetime Emmys of yore, Sunday’s presentation of television’s highest honors gave little overt appearance of being constrained by a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. So much so, that the night’s first presenter, comic actor-writer Seth......

Universal Studios Beijing to draw eager throngs amid uneasy U.S.-China ties

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BEIJING, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Universal Studios’ Beijing resort was set to open its doors to the public on Monday after a two-decade wait, including delays because of COVID-19. The highly-anticipated opening takes place amid U.S.-China relations that have deeply deteriorated in recent years. The park will be U.S.-based Universal’s......

Billy Porter, and stars of ‘The Crown’ hit Emmy Awards red carpet

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 (Reuters) – “Pose” star Billy Porter and British actor Josh O’Connor were among the early arrivals in Los Angeles for the Emmy Awards on Sunday on a night where “The Crown” and comedy “Ted Lasso” are expected to dominate the annual ceremony for the top television......

Biden to meet U.S. CEOs in ‘rallying cry’ for vaccine mandates

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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden was scheduled to meet on Wednesday with business leaders and CEOs, as he pushes companies to require workers to be vaccinated amid a surge in COVID-19 infections among those not yet inoculated. Biden last week announced vaccine mandates for all federal......

TV aggregator Roku to launch its players in Germany

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A video sign displays the logo for Roku Inc, a Fox-backed video streaming firm, in Times Square after the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq Market in New York, U.S., September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid BERLIN, Sept 6 (Reuters) – (This Sept. 6 story corrects final paragraph on UK pricing of......

Saudi state media companies to start moving from Dubai to Riyadh

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General view in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 21 2020. REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri DUBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Dubai-based Saudi state-owned media companies will start moving staff this month to the capital Riyadh, sources said, as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman presses ahead with plans to remould the kingdom as a regional......

Wall St gains as unemployment claims decline; Cigna slumps

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Signage is seen on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Layoffs at lowest in over 21 years Robinhood set to snap four-day winning streak Healthcare sole sectoral loser on the S&P 500 Indexes up: Dow......

Reese Witherspoon’s media firm to be sold to Blackstone-backed company

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Aug 2 (Reuters) – Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon’s media company, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a newly formed media firm backed by Blackstone Group Inc (BX.N) for an undisclosed sum. The sale will value the company at about $900 million, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Founded......

Discovery exploring takeover bid for UK’s Channel 4 – The Telegraph

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July 31 (Reuters) – U.S.-based broadcaster Discovery Inc (DISCA.O) is holding informal discussions about a potential takeover bid for Britain’s state-owned Channel 4 television broadcaster, The Telegraph reported on Saturday. The potential bid process is being managed by UK Government Investments, the paper reported, adding that a deal was not......

Disney makes vaccination mandatory for on-site U.S. employees

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Coalition of Resort Labor Unions representing Disney cast members stage a car caravan outside Disneyland California, calling for higher safety standards for Disneyland to reopen during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Anaheim, California, U.S., June 27, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake July 30 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co......

Publisher Gannett strikes first of its kind deal with sports betting outfit

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The corporate flags for the Gannett Co and its flagship newspaper, USA Today, fly outside their corporate headquarters in McLean, Virginia, July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES/File Photo July 27 (Reuters) – Gannett, the largest newspaper chain in the United States, is partnering with a sports betting company –......

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