5 Stats shaping the TV industry right now

| June 26, 2018

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Did you know Netflix plans to spend $1 billion on original series in Europe this year?$185 million USD was the amount of cash that Sony gave to DHX Media in order to secure a stake in the “Peanuts” brand. Sony now owns 39% of “Peanuts”, with DHX owning 41% and the family of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schultz owning 20%. “We are honored to deepen our relationship with Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) as we continue our expansion of ‘Peanuts’ globally,” said Michael Donovan, executive chair and CEO of DHX Media. DHX Media has owned the “Peanuts” brand since May, 2017, when it bought it as part of a $345 million acquisition of the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group.

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Since its founding in 1992, Paradigm has established itself as a leading entertainment talent agency, guiding the careers of an elite roster of actors, musical artists, directors, writers and producers. Led by chairman Sam Gores, the agency has carved out a distinctive niche in the entertainment landscape and earned a reputation for putting artists'​ interests above all else.Paradigm's select yet diverse client list allows it to effectively compete with other large agencies while guaranteeing personalized attention to every client. With offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Monterey, California and Nashville, Tennessee, Paradigm provides representation to clients across its motion picture, television, music, comedy and personal appearances, theater, books, new media, commercial and physical production departments.

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