Yada yada yada: Netflix to air ‘Seinfeld’ starting in 2021

Yada yada yada: Netflix to air ‘Seinfeld’ starting in 2021
LOS GATOS, Calif. — Netflix says it will start streaming all 180 episodes of “Seinfeld” in 2021, gaining a hugely popular addition to its library as the battle for viewers heats up. Netflix Inc. struck the deal with Sony Pictures Television for the global streaming rights to the Emmy-winning television comedy, which aired its final episode in 1998. Terms were... Read More

NHL players stay with CBA, labour peace set to at least 2022

NHL players stay with CBA, labour peace set to at least 2022
National Hockey League players have decided not to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement, guaranteeing labour peace until at least 2022. The NHLPA announced its decision Monday just before the deadline to trigger its opt-out clause. Not terminating the CBA is a positive sign that negotiations are progressing toward an extension. Meetings between owners and players have been going... Read More

How to tame addiction to subscriptions that can be a hidden drain on finances

How to tame addiction to subscriptions that can be a hidden drain on finances
TORONTO — When it comes to spending, it’s often easy to overlook the small, routine expenses because they happen without requiring much thought. “We often say that people can nickel and dime themselves to death,” says Laurie Campbell, CEO of Credit Canada. “Because it’s those small expenses that eat away at your budget.” Although there have always been many opportunities... Read More

Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service

Apple takes on Netflix with a $5-a-month streaming service
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price — $5 a month beginning on Nov. 1. Walt Disney Co. is launching its own assault on Netflix the same month, for just $7. It may be sheer coincidence that the cost of paying... Read More

Apple TV Plus to launch in Canada this fall for $5.99

Apple TV Plus to launch in Canada this fall for $5.99
TORONTO — Apple TV Plus is headed to Canada this fall. The latest competitor to throw its hat into the streaming wars has selected a launch date of Nov. 1. Subscribers will pay $5.99 per month for access to the service, which includes original TV shows, movies and documentaries. The announcement puts Apple a few steps ahead of Disney Plus, the other big streaming newcomer... Read More

Your Money: Season ticketholders need to watch for pitfalls when selling tickets

Your Money: Season ticketholders need to watch for pitfalls when selling tickets
When autumn rolls around, sports fans usually have plenty to be excited for. Basketball stars return to the court, hockey players hit the ice and baseball and soccer teams head for their playoff stretches. There is no shortage of games, but attending them can be a costly affair, so many season seat holders sell some of their tickets to recoup a portion of... Read More

Andreescu set to make millions in endorsements after U.S. Open victory

Andreescu set to make millions in endorsements after U.S. Open victory
Teen tennis phenom Bianca Andreescu’s future earnings potential skyrocketed after her surprise win at the U.S. Open. She won US$3.85 million for beating Serena Williams in the women’s final Saturday, but it’s likely that paycheque is only the beginning of million-dollar payouts from future sponsorship deals. Cary Kaplan, president of Cosmos Sports & Entertainment, says the tournament’s big earnings changes Andreescu’s financial... Read More

YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids’ privacy law

YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids’ privacy law
WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission is fining Google’s video site YouTube $136 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent. Google will pay an additional $34 million to New York state to resolve similar allegations brought by the state’s attorney general. The fine marks the largest the FTC has levelled against Google, although it’s... Read More