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  1. March 26, 2014

    Deal talk boosts Dish and DirecTV shares

    Shares in Dish Network and DirecTV, the US satellite TV operators, rose sharply on Wednesday after reports that Charlie...

  2. February 23, 2014

    Dish Network: a platter of choices

    Charlie Ergen, chairman of satellite television provider Dish Network, was facing a tough time to start with. Pay TV already...

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  1. Digital and Social Media Marketing 2013

    Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh fo...
  2. Satellite Communications 2012

    Satellite communications has been one of the most stable growth businesses in media an...
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  1. February 20, 2014

    BlackBerry shares benefit from WhatsApp deal

    BlackBerry shares bounced strongly as the Facebook purchase of WhatsApp chat app in a deal for up to $19bn placed attention...

  2. October 7, 2013

    Pay TV: the future is not written

    The bull case for cable is simple: it may look like the business model is falling apart, but the problem is really just...

  3. September 26, 2013

    US mall owner Simon Property leads rush for euro bond deals

    Simon Property, the biggest owner of malls in the US, is as American as apple pie. Its newest bonds are decidedly not. This...

  4. August 1, 2013

    US budget cuts weigh on Intelsat

    The US government budget sequestration is weighing on revenues for the commercial satellite operators on which the...

  5. July 12, 2013

    Media groups abandon plans to sell Hulu

    Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox on Friday ditched plans to sell Hulu, the second time they have done so in the past two...

  6. FT Tech Hub

    July 2, 2013

    As Hulu bids come in, keep an eye on Vevo

    Bids are expected by the end of this week for Hulu, the online video site owned by Disney’s ABC, News Corp’s Fox and...

  7. June 30, 2013

    Dish ends battle for Sprint and Clearwire with win-win scenario

    Charlie Ergen, Dish Network’s chairman, may have lost the bid battle for Sprint Nextel and Clearwire, but shareholders in...

  8. beyondbrics

    June 28, 2013

    Colombia 4G auction: watch out Claro!

    Diego Molano, Colombia’s minister of information technologies and communications, called it, “the auction of the decade”....

  9. May 24, 2013

    Hollywood insiders among Hulu suitors

    Hulu has attracted initial bids from strategic buyers, private equity groups and Hollywood insiders as owner News Corp, Walt...

  10. May 7, 2013

    Industrials help S&P 500 enter bull territory

    US stocks climbed further into record territory, supported by upbeat corporate reports from leather goods retailer Fossil...

  11. April 24, 2013

    Online video: Web of creativity means greater opportunities to boost sales

    There is a new kid on the block in the advertising world, with online video evolving rapidly and audiences on the rise....

  12. April 18, 2013

    Deals shed light on Liberty chief’s role

    John Malone’s portrait hangs in the boardroom of Liberty Media’s Colorado headquarters, and outside the window is a bronze...

  13. April 15, 2013

    Blackjack player makes big telecoms bet

    Charlie Ergen made waves from Wall Street to Tokyo on Monday when the reclusive billionaire from Colorado injected himself...

  14. March 19, 2013

    Liberty Media in $2.6bn cable ‘pipes’ bet

    John Malone, once known as the king of US cable, has made a $2.6bn bet that the “pipes” owned by cable companies will...

  15. March 15, 2013

    S&P 500 closes shy of record level

    Banking stocks were in focus on Friday after the US Federal Reserve released its Comprehensive Capital and Analysis Review....

  16. February 26, 2013

    Cablevision sues Viacom over bundling

    Cablevision, the US cable operator, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Viacom on Tuesday, contending that the media group is...

  17. February 5, 2013

    Malone’s appetite for deals undiminished

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of John Malone beginning his career as a trainee in Bell Telephone Labs. In the...

  18. February 5, 2013

    Liberty Global set for Virgin Media bid

    John Malone’s Liberty Global is preparing to make a bid for Virgin Media, the UK cable operator with an enterprise value of...

  19. January 16, 2013

    Dish Network handed opportunity on a plate

    It is axiomatic that strong businesses can increase revenues faster than costs. Satellite TV provider Dish Network can’t....

  20. January 3, 2013

    Al Jazeera to buy Al Gore’s Current TV

    Television economics rather than politics pose the biggest challenge to Al Jazeera’s US ambitions, analysts said after the...

  21. November 30, 2012

    Challenges ahead in US market

    In 1976, Ted Turner spotted the chance to use one of the earliest commercial satellites to widen the audience for the...

  22. November 30, 2012

    Rising demands push industry to new heights

    Few of us now pause to consider, while flicking through hundreds of television channels, browsing social networks on our...

  23. November 6, 2012

    US equities shrug off poor earnings

    US equity markets opened higher amid relief that the long presidential election campaign was finally nearing its end and...

  24. October 21, 2012

    Qtel eyes Vivendi’s Maroc Telecom stake

    Qtel, the telecoms group controlled by Qatar, has expressed interest in Vivendi’s controlling stake in Morocco’s largest...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Japanese businesses reopen in China * S Africa Lonmin miners set to end strike * Saudis offer extra oil to control prices...

  26. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2012

    London headlines

    * Saudis offer extra oil to control prices * Indian coalition party leaves government * Russia writes off most of N Korea’s...

  27. September 18, 2012

    AMD suffers after finance director quits

    Advanced Micro Devices shares fell heavily as investors reacted negatively to a decision by the computer chipmaker’s chief...

  28. August 3, 2012

    Viacom bets on new Nickelodeon line-up

    A new cast of characters will join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants and Kung Fu Panda in the battle...

  29. July 20, 2012

    Financials main laggards among US stocks

    Financials were the main laggards among US stocks during a week in which several large banks reported earnings with the...

  30. March 28, 2012

    Murdoch outdone in art of the exposé

    Few people understand the power of a newspaper or television exposé better than Rupert Murdoch. But in the week that News...

  31. March 15, 2012

    Cisco back on deal trail with $5bn NDS move

    Cisco Systems has ended an acquisition drought with the announcement of a $5bn deal to buy NDS, a maker of software for TV...

  32. March 13, 2012

    Intel and TV: internet turn-off

    There may be places where the internet fairy waves her wand and makes life better, for free. But she won’t be sprinkling her...

  33. March 6, 2012

    Verizon under pressure to reveal deal details

    Opponents are ratcheting up pressure on Verizon Wireless and a group of large US cable TV companies to disclose details of...

  34. March 5, 2012

    Scramble to sell US debt as yields hit record lows

    Companies lined up to sell dollar-denominated debt in what was the busiest day for issuance so far this year after yields in...

  35. January 18, 2012

    Cuban retunes his TV channel to music

    Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, has struck a deal with Anschutz Entertainment...

  36. FT Tech Hub

    January 11, 2012

    GetGlue gets $12m new funding

    Social television startup GetGlue — which lets users “check-in” to TV shows — has raised another round of funding from...

  37. January 10, 2012

    Dish bids to stem subscriber decline

    Dish Networks has unveiled a suite of new products and refreshed branding as it attempts to stem a sharp decline in...

  38. December 14, 2011

    NFL strikes $24bn deal with trio of broadcasters

    The National Football League has renewed its deals with three big free-to-air US broadcasters in a move that will cement its...

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