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    1. August 29, 2014

      Vice Media nears sale of stake to A&E

      Vice Media is finalising the sale of a 10 per cent stake to A&E Networks, the cable television group jointly owned by Walt...

    2. July 11, 2014

      Cleveland gets LeBron on the rebound

      US basketball star LeBron James on Friday announced one of the most dramatic homecomings in the history of American sports,...

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    1. Polo 2012

      A look at polo around the world: the state of the game in various countries, its stars...
    2. The Business of Rugby Union 2012

      Following the success of last year’s World Cup in New Zealand, rugby’s focus now shift...
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    1. July 2, 2014

      World Cup sets US live streaming record

      The World Cup has become the most streamed live sporting event in the US, as Americans tune in to this year’s tournament on...

    2. June 23, 2014

      US viewers learn to love the World Cup

      The US’s dramatic draw against Portugal in the World Cup was the most watched soccer match in the country’s history, raising...

    3. June 6, 2014

      How the US learnt to love soccer

      The NBC discussion show Meet the Press has been a staple of US television for decades but anyone tuning in on a recent...

    4. May 25, 2014

      Talk of $1bn YouTube pitch for Twitch as video games come of age

      Tuesday night is games night at San Francisco’s Folsom Street Foundry. Every week, more than 200 people gather around dozens...

    5. April 2, 2014

      CrossFit gets Reebok’s pulse up

      In a disused logistics warehouse near the river Main in Frankfurt, men and women hurl medicine balls against the wall,...

    6. March 25, 2014

      Disney: taker and Maker

      Disney’s latest deal will struggle for a fairy tale ending. On Monday it announced the acquisition of “online video network”...

    7. March 5, 2014

      Dish / Disney: stream of consciousness

      Internet television is here to stay. The question is where consumers choose to buy it. Netflix’s fantastic growth has...

    8. February 7, 2014

      Disney: at the movies

      Pass the popcorn. Walt Disney’s studio business is a big hit right now. Frozen has surpassed The Lion King as the most...

    9. February 5, 2014

      Disney powered by ‘Frozen’ and ‘Thor’

      A snow princess and a Nordic super hero powered Walt Disney’s first-quarter profits as the box office hits Frozen and Thor:...

    10. November 26, 2013

      US cable-TV: customer is king

      For all the dealmaking hype, cable television remains a consumer product. Remember that as the industry’s latest round of...

    11. November 5, 2013

      21st Century Fox profits hit by sports channel launch

      The cost of launching a new sports channel and a poorer performance from its movie studio hit 21st Century Fox’s first...

    12. FT Data

      October 31, 2013

      FT UK Austerity Audit wins Eppy award

      The Financial Times has won two prestigious Eppy awards for excellence in online journalism. The UK Austerity Audit, a...

    13. September 23, 2013

      ESPN’s ‘Candy Dish’

      Client: ESPN Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Territory: US Verdict: 4/5 On paper, this campaign should be a same-old-joke,...

    14. August 18, 2013

      BT’s challenge to Sky live sport scores well

      The first live Premier League football match shown by BT was watched by a peak audience of 764,000 viewers, marking a...

    15. August 16, 2013

      Trade role is chance to echo BT turnround

      When the match kicks off at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield stadium today it will mark the beginning of a new Premier...

    16. beyondbrics

      August 7, 2013

      China's crazy obsession with Kobe Bryant

      A story published on Wednesday on Deadspin, the sports website, has drawn attention to yet another quirk from China: the...

    17. August 7, 2013

      Time Warner: stowing thrones

      With Superman, the Lannisters and LeBron James, it would have been tough for Time Warner not to outdo expectations in the...

    18. August 6, 2013

      Disney held back by ‘Lone Ranger’ flop

      Walt Disney is heading for a writedown of up to $190m over the poor performance of its summer flop The Lone Ranger....

    19. August 1, 2013

      BT kicks off its challenge to Sky’s sporting dominance

      Prepare to be amazed, pronounced the opening ads. Prepare for the big guns, the big names, the big games. It’s clear that BT...

    20. July 26, 2013

      Nate Silver, data guru returns to sport

      Early in the 2008 US presidential campaign, a blogger on the Daily Kos website started attracting attention. Writing under...

    21. June 27, 2013

      How Wimbledon keeps us playing spot the sponsor

      On Monday, the first day of Wimbledon, office-goers in midtown Manhattan witnessed an extraordinary sight. A grass court had...

    22. FT Tech Hub

      June 19, 2013

      Apple makes $3m a day from TV and movies

      No wonder Tim Cook has escalated Apple’s position on the television market from “hobby” to “area of intense interest” in...

    23. April 25, 2013

      Watches and film: Tribeca deal is a bid for the creative high ground

      Just as timepieces have consistently played a role on the silver screen, so, too, have sponsorship and direct return on...

    24. April 22, 2013

      Fantasy sports offer real-life returns

      The Atlanta Braves professional US baseball team are not the only ones off to a roaring start this year, winning 13 of their...

    25. April 16, 2013

      NBC deal to boost Premier League exposure

      The Barclays Premier League’s new television rights deal with NBC, worth a reported $250m over three years, will lead to “a...

    26. March 7, 2013

      Fox Sports: game gamble

      News Corp wants to be in the game. A new global sports network, Fox Sports 1, launches in August. Fox is already in tip-top...

    27. February 28, 2013

      Facebook buys ad-serving platform

      Facebook has finalised a deal with Microsoft to buy Atlas Solutions, an ad-serving platform that will help the social...

    28. February 20, 2013

      Chairman aims to put Nascar back on track

      Brian France has a lot riding on Florida’s weather staying fine on Sunday. The chairman of the National Association for...

    29. FT Tech Hub

      February 19, 2013

      HTC shifts focus to software with new One phone

      Smartphone-maker HTC spent relatively little time at its launch event today bragging about the technical specs of its new...

    30. February 6, 2013

      Wall St pares losses amid deal news

      US stocks rose slightly on Wednesday as investors digested a handful of quarterly earnings reports and further signs of a...

    31. February 6, 2013

      Disney eyes UK exit for ESPN

      Walt Disney is “exploring an exit” of ESPN from the UK, after the sports network incurred losses and lost key sports rights...

    32. FT Data

      January 11, 2013

      Understanding American football, one standard deviation at a time

      If you watched every American professional football team play every snap, analysed its success, compared it to all other...

    33. November 19, 2012

      BT plans up to three sports TV channels

      BT is planning to roll out as many as three television channels to broadcast the football, rugby and other sports content it...

    34. November 9, 2012

      The (Disney) empire strikes back

      A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Star Wars saga delighted audiences and made its creators rich. Then another...

    35. November 8, 2012

      Disney urges officials to resolve fiscal cliff

      Walt Disney’s theme parks and cable networks powered fourth-quarter profits at the media group as Bob Iger, chief executive,...

    36. October 30, 2012

      Disney and Star Wars join forces

      Mickey Mouse has forged an unlikely alliance with Darth Vader after Walt Disney agreed a $4bn deal to acquire Lucasfilm, the...

    37. October 10, 2012

      BSkyB pressed as rivals push live sports

      British Sky Broadcasting is having to make “tough choices” in its sports coverage as a result of the entry of BT and other...

    38. September 16, 2012

      A long view of a mighty legacy

      High-heeled women who appear to have leapt straight from the pages of a fashion magazine stream through the sparkling lobby...

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