Lionsgate scored the No. 1 spot on all three charts the week ended Sept. 7 with 'Draft Day,' a sports drama that stars Kevin Costner as the general manager of a football team faced with a difficult draft pick.
Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Sept. 10 said it is offering Family Dollar shareholders $80 per share in cash for all outstanding common stock. The $9.1 billion offer is set to expire Oct. 8. Dollar General said it would also promptly file for a clearance to begin the antitrust approval process with the Federal Trade Commission.
Netflix Sept. 10 joined 67 other Internet brands such as Vimeo, Reddit, Mozilla and Twitter in a symbolic day-long “slowdown” of streaming video to underscore their displeasure at the Federal Communications Communication’s pending net neutrality guidelines.
In a landmark deal, Viacom Sept. 10 announced it has licensed 22 of its networks to Sony’s pending subscription video service. The deal marks Viacom’s first-ever agreement to provide its networks for an Internet-based live TV and video-on-demand service.