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Paramount’s (PARA) stock jumped on Wednesday, up about 8% in early trading, after the Wall Street Journal reported the media giant’s merger with Skydance Media is supposedly back on the table.

Shari Redstone, who controls Paramount through her family’s holding company National Amusements (NAI), ended merger talks with Skydance in June after months of forwards and backwards talks.

Under the brand new proposed agreement, based on the Journal, Skydance would purchase National Amusements for $1.75 billion after which merge with Paramount, which owns a slew of media assets including CBS, BET, Showtime and MTV, together with its namesake studio business and streaming platform.

The 2 sides have also agreed to a 45-day “go-shop period,” which allows other potential bidders to submit offers.

“It’s just a complete lot of uncertainty,” Bloomberg Intelligence senior analyst Geetha Ranganathan said of the brand new deal in an interview with Yahoo Finance, adding the terms are “not very clear at this point.”

But what does seem more clear is that Redstone will probably be protected against the specter of litigation from nonvoting shareholders — a top reason why the media mogul killed the deal last month.

“It looks like, this time around, there’s much stronger indemnification language within the agreement that ought to or could potentially protect her from plenty of the upcoming litigation,” Ranganathan said.

But that doesn’t suggest things are entirely set in stone, especially if history is any indication.

Skydance, which has previously collaborated with Paramount on the production of popular film franchises including “Mission Not possible,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” and “Transformers,” reportedly revised its offer multiple times after nonvoting shareholders expressed concerns over the terms of the initial discussions, which might have given Redstone $2 billion in money as step one within the transaction.

The messiness of the negotiations has been an overhang for the corporate at large. Amid the drama, Paramount announced the departure of CEO Bob Bakish in late April after he was reportedly at odds with Redstone over the Skydance deal. He has since been replaced by an “Office of the CEO” consortium made up of three company division heads.

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