So many options, so little time! Entertainment heavyweights have been on a spending frenzy lately, buying up the weapon of choice – classic TV sitcoms – in attempt to win over (and hook) streaming-video consumers. This past week, WarnerMedia bought The Big Bang Theory; Netflix snagged Seinfeld (a $500 million+ splurge); and NBCUniversal landed Parks & Recreation, which is heading to its forthcoming streaming service, Peacock. Thus far, we’re talking commitments totaling over $2 billion, over the past several weeks alone (!), and there are more deals in the pipeline. Confused? Wondering who’s got what and how much it will cost? As a number of high-profile services ready to launch (some as soon as November), here’s a (sorta) helpful streaming wars scorecard.
Summer may be giving way to fall, but mosquitoes remain active until a hard frost, which residents eagerly await – particularly in states like Michigan, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island that have been hit with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This rare, but dangerous mosquito-borne virus has made its way to a growing number of communities within these aforementioned states, and has killed at least five people thus far.