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    1. August 15, 2016

      US broadband: above the fray

      Netflix? Hulu? ESPN? HBO? YouTube? Entertainment companies are waging a brutal war for consumer eyeballs and dollars....

    2. August 10, 2016

      Disney: too late to hit singles

      Walt Disney is swinging for the fences. Faced with declining pay television subscribers for ESPN, its flagship sports...

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    1. August 9, 2016

      Walt Disney makes $1bn bet on streaming video tech group

      Walt Disney has made a big bet on streaming video with a $1bn investment in BAMTech, a technology group that it will...

    2. Fast FT

      August 9, 2016

      Disney buys stake in baseball streaming company

      Walt Disney has agreed to pay $1bn for a 33 per cent stake in a video technology group which it will work with to...

    3. August 2, 2016

      Meet Chris Puckett — taking video gaming from bedroom to stadium

      Chris Puckett, from Columbus, Ohio, has the all-American boyish looks of a Norman Rockwell painting. The 30-year-old’s...

    4. May 20, 2016

      Sneaker wars: pitch battle

      Superstar athletes are used to autograph-hunters. The latest kind to chase their signature are middle-aged lawyers,...

    5. May 11, 2016

      Fossil plunges on wearable disruption

      Investors soured on luxury retailers after Fossil cut its full-year earnings outlook and posted disappointing results...

    6. May 11, 2016

      Disney: winter soldier

      “Civil War” is the subtitle of Walt Disney’s latest Captain America blockbuster. Inside Disney itself, the situation is...

    7. May 11, 2016

      Walt Disney falls short for first time in five years

      Walt Disney shares fell sharply on Tuesday after the media group fell short of Wall Street’s earnings estimates for the...

    8. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Disney sinks as profits miss for first time in 5 years

      Walt Disney shares fell sharply on Tuesday after the media group missed earnings per share estimates for the first time...

    9. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Vice strikes content deal with ESPN, deepening Disney ties

      When Walt Disney doubled its stake in Vice Media at the end of last year to more than 10 per cent, more than a few...

    10. May 3, 2016

      Leicester’s triumph is a case study in overcoming huge odds

      Leicester City’s unlikely rise to the Premier League title will be studied in business schools as a sporting lesson on...

    11. March 30, 2016

      US television: Trump card

      Make America great again. Donald Trump’s vision for the US may be grotesque for many but its citizens cannot get enough...

    12. Tech blog

      March 30, 2016

      #techFT - Revenues trickle from music streams

      Spotify, Soundcloud and Pandora are singing the same old song about the state of music streaming, the Sharp-Foxconn...

    13. March 29, 2016

      Music streaming: a trickle

      The lines have crossed. Last week brought news that music streaming has overtaken digital downloads in revenue. In the...

    14. March 7, 2016

      Bob Iger broadens Disney’s horizons in age of disruption

      When Walt Disney chief executive Bob Iger revealed last summer that there had been some modest subscriber losses at...

    15. February 12, 2016

      Viacom leads rout of US media stocks as investors adjust focus

      US media executives could be forgiven for feeling a pang of déja-vu this week. Just six months after a slump erased...

    16. February 10, 2016

      US media: proof of life

      Having taken the nastiest plunge of the big US media groups, leave it to Viacom to seek a rapid youthful makeover. Last...

    17. February 10, 2016

      Time Warner shares punished over cord-cutting fears

      Investors pummeled Time Warner shares, as the owner of CNN and HBO reported it had lost subscribers at some of its...

    18. February 9, 2016

      Disney shares fall on cord-cutting concerns

      Walt Disney hit back at naysayers predicting the end of the cable bundle when it reported an uptick in ESPN...

    19. January 15, 2016

      Wynn bucks the sell-off on Las Vegas win

      On a day when 96 per cent of companies on the S&P 500 were in the red, shares in Wynn Resorts were rallying after the...

    20. December 23, 2015

      US media companies hit by viewer switch to online services

      A great switch-off is under way on US primetime television with a majority of cable channels losing viewers in 2015, a...

    21. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2015

      Alphachat: The FT's US newsroom wraps up the year, looks ahead

      embed1 Shannon and I have had blast hosting Alphachat this year, and we’re grateful for all the feedback from our...

    22. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Star Wars lends some force to Disney shares

      Star Wars fans are doing their best to ensure Walt Disney shares end the year on a high note. The stock is up 2 per...

    23. December 18, 2015

      Walt Disney: Force is still strong

      Weakened empires sometimes retain dangerous weapons. This is one point to take from the Star Wars films. It applies to...

    24. December 11, 2015

      Star Wars: May the franchise be with you

      In the summer of 1977 images of thousands of cinemagoers queueing to see Star Wars at Mann’s Chinese Theater in...

    25. December 7, 2015

      Nike signs LeBron James to lifetime deal

      In what is likely a lucrative win, LeBron James signed a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike. Nike, the sporting goods...

    26. October 7, 2015

      Cheating claims put spotlight on US fantasy sports

      Daily fantasy sports is a big business in the US, promising billions of dollars in prizes for players and generating...

    27. August 27, 2015

      TV networks face shaky future in changing media landscape

      Sharply falling stock markets have brought company valuations under renewed scrutiny but, for media groups, the...

    28. August 7, 2015

      ‘Media implosion’ spreads to European groups hit by streaming

      It is a golden age to watch US television — and a nightmare week to invest in it. On Wednesday alone $37bn was wiped...

    29. August 6, 2015

      Weak Viacom revenues deepen media slump

      Viacom shares fell by more than 14 per cent on another dark day for US media companies as the owner of Comedy Central,...

    30. August 5, 2015

      Fox shares tumble despite upbeat subscriber forecasts

      Lachlan Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, warned that the pace of change and disruption in television...

    31. August 5, 2015

      Disney: smoke and fire

      The problem with firewalls is that when they are breached, those left on the inside have no defence against the...

    32. August 5, 2015

      US media shares hit by ‘cord-cutting’ fears

      America’s largest media companies were hit by a sharp sell-off on Wednesday after Walt Disney revised its growth...

    33. July 22, 2015

      HBO signs Bill Simmons in digital sports push

      HBO, the premium cable channel behind hits such as Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, has struck a deal with one of the...

    34. July 16, 2015

      Netflix: face off

      The US online video industry has the circular logic of an identity theft movie: Netflix is determined to become HBO —...

    35. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Twitter attracts spoofers… and, basically, that’s ok. - “The credit crisis that has writhed…...

    36. June 9, 2015

      Rivals poke fun at Apple’s imitation game

      Apple on Monday added a new claim to the blurb that appears at the foot of its press releases: “Apple leads the world...

    37. May 22, 2015

      Disney: Let it grow

      slideshow Sixty years ago this summer Walt Disney opened his first theme park, transforming 160 acres of southern...

    38. May 20, 2015

      Spotify pushes into video and podcasts

      Spotify has launched a big push into video and podcasts, announcing content deals with providers ranging from sport...

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