Why the Paramount Deal Talks Failed

After months of negotiations, Shari Redstone walked away from a tie-up with SkyDance. Here’s how a plan to reshape the media conglomerate broke apart.What will Shari Redstone do now with Paramount?Mike Blake/ReutersWhy Redstone backed outFor months, Skydance Media’s...

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