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  1. 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,...

  2. 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”...

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  2. The Business of Rugby Union 2012

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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:...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. September 16, 2012

    Hearst prepares for end of Bennack era

    Frank Bennack, chief executive of Hearst, is preparing to hand over the reins to Steven Swartz, his chief operating officer...

  34. September 12, 2012

    BT seals live rugby television rights

    BT has acquired the rights to broadcast live Premiership rugby matches and fixtures involving English clubs in European...

  35. August 28, 2012

    ESPN makes $5.6bn baseball play

    ESPN will pay Major League Baseball a record $5.6bn to extend its broadcasting rights to the sport for another eight years,...

  36. June 14, 2012

    BT hopes play on football will pay off

    The share prices of BT and BSkyB dropped sharply on Thursday as investors digested just how much the pair had to pay after a...

  37. June 13, 2012

    Premier League TV rights soar

    The cost to screen Premier League matches live in the UK soared 70 per cent after BSkyB dug deep to see off strong...

  38. June 6, 2012

    News Corp to take over ESPN Star Sports

    News Corp is acquiring Walt Disney’s stake in their Asian sports joint venture, ESPN Star Sports, putting some of its cash...

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