Net­flix ac­quires comics pub­lisher

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

In­ter­net en­ter­tain­ment plat­form Net­flix an­nounced on Mon­day that it has ac­quired Mil­lar­world, the comic book pub­lisher. The ac­qui­si­tion was the first made by Net­flix. They said in a state­ment the two would work on bring­ing Mil­lar­world’s port­fo­lio of char­ac­ter fran­chises to life through films, se­ries and chil­dren’s shows avail­able in­ter­na­tion­ally and ex­clu­sively to Net­flix mem­bers. “We look for­ward to cre­at­ing new Net­flix orig­i­nals from sev­eral ex­ist­ing fran­chises as well as new su­per-hero, anti-hero, fan­tasy, sci-fi and hor­ror sto­ries Mark (Mil­lar) and his team will con­tinue to cre­ate and pub­lish,” said Net­flix chief con­tent of­fi­cer Ted Saran­dos. Mark Mil­lar, who runs Mil­lar­world with his wife Lucy Mil­lar, said he was ex­cited by the plans. the names and lo­gos of all its com­pa­nies this month. The move is part of a strat­egy to dis­tance it­self from the Petro­bras cor­rup­tion scan­dal, which re­vealed Ode­brecht paid mil­lions of dol­lars in bribes across the Amer­i­cas. Ac­cord­ing to the Folha de Sao Paulo daily on Mon­day, while the name of the hold­ing group will not change, the name Ode­brecht will be re­moved from all busi­nesses such as Ode­brecht Oil and Gas and Ode­brecht Real Es­tate De­vel­op­ments. The dis­tinc­tive red color of the Ode­brecht brand and its tra­di­tional font will also be elim­i­nated. The first brand to un­dergo the change will be Braskem, the big­gest petro­chem­i­cal com­pany in Latin Amer­ica. While Braskem will keep its name, it will lose the as­so­ci­ated name of Ode­brecht. This will also be the case of the Foz and Enseada brands.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.