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Netflix and Sony ink multi-year, licensing deal

Netflix and Sony ink multi-year, licensing deal

Business
April 9 (UPI) -- Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment have signed a multi-year, licensing deal in the United States for theatrically released feature films, beginning with the studio's 2022 slate. "Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement," Scott Stuber, head of global films at Netflix, said in a statement Thursday. "This not only allows us to bring their impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new IP to Netflix in the U.S., but it also establishes a new source of first-run films for Netflix movie lovers worldwide." Advertisement The pact means Netflix will be the first to stream SPE titles such as Morbius, Uncharted, Where the Crawdads Sing and Bullet Train after their theatrical and home entertainm...
Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder signs new deal that runs until 2025

Kevin de Bruyne: Man City midfielder signs new deal that runs until 2025

Sports
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new contract with the Premier League leaders that runs until 2025.The 29-year-old Belgium international had more than two years remaining on his previous deal.De Bruyne has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup four times since joining City from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015."Signing this contract was a straightforward decision," he said."This football club is geared for success. It offers me everything I need to maximise my performance."The Belgian has again been instrumental for Pep Guardiola's side this season as they chase an unprecedented quadruple.Despite his campaign being interrupted by injuries, De Bruyne has scored eight goals and provided 16 assists in 33 appearances.He scored the opening goal in Tu...
Johnson & Johnson enters deal to supply Africa with 220M COVID-19 doses

Johnson & Johnson enters deal to supply Africa with 220M COVID-19 doses

World
March 29 (UPI) -- Johnson & Johnson announced Monday its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceutical has entered into an agreement with the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust to make available up to 220 million doses of its one-shot COVID-19 candidate vaccine. The company said in a release delivery of the vaccine to the African Union's 55 member states will begin in the third quarter of the year if the one-shot regimen is granted approval by the various national regulatory authorities. Advertisement "From the beginning of this pandemic, Johnson & Johnson has recognized that no one is safe until everyone is safe, and we have been committed to equitable, global access to new COVID-19 vaccines," said Alex Gorsky, chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson. An additional 180 m...
Falcons agree to two-year deal with RB Mike Davis

Falcons agree to two-year deal with RB Mike Davis

Sports
March 23 (UPI) -- Free agent running back Mike Davis has agreed to a two-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Sources told NFL Network and ESPN on Tuesday that the parties agreed to the $ 5.5 million pact. The contract includes $ 3 million guaranteed in 2021. Advertisement Davis, 28, had a career-high 642 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 165 carries in 15 games last season while filling in for injured Carolina Panthers starter Christian McCaffrey. He also had 59 catches for 373 yards and two receiving scores. Davis entered the league as a fourth-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2015 NFL Draft. He joined the Seattle Seahawks in 2017. Davis also played for the Chicago Bears in 2019. The Panthers claimed Davis off waivers from the Bears the same season. The South Carolina produ...
Cardinals agree to year deal with longtime Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green

Cardinals agree to year deal with longtime Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green

Sports
March 17 (UPI) -- The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to a one-year contract with longtime Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green. Sources told NFL Network and ESPN that the Cardinals and Green agreed to the contract Wednesday. Green's one-year pact includes $ 6 million in guarantees, but he can earn more than $ 2 million in incentives. Advertisement Green, 32, had a career-low 523 yards on 47 receptions in 16 games last season. He also had a career-low two touchdown receptions in 2020. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection had five-consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards to start his career. He has had just one season with at least 1,000 yards since 2015. Green, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, ranks second in Bengals history with 649 catches for 9,430 receivi...