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    1. 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...

    2. 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 —...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      Further reading

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

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. May 5, 2015

      Disney lifted by theme parks and consumer products

      It may have lacked a blockbuster to compare with Frozen but Walt Disney’s quarterly profits still sailed past analyst...

    6. March 19, 2015

      Internet TV: the cord cutters bringing some sanity to US viewing

      You might call it March madness. Three months into 2015 and already the way US viewers watch and pay for television —...

    7. February 18, 2015

      Snapchat funding round could value group at $16bn

      Snapchat has been in talks with potential investors about raising money at a valuation of at least $16bn, as their...

    8. February 13, 2015

      TV sports rights: Show them the money

      Netflix spent $100m on two series of House of Cards. Walt Disney invested significantly more in the last instalment of...

    9. February 13, 2015

      Australia bowled over by cricket World Cup

      When England routed Australia in the 2013 Ashes series some pundits warned cricket Down Under was in decline. But as...

    10. February 5, 2015

      Sling TV: on mission to cut US viewers’ ties to cable television

      I have an awful confession. I do not own the most ubiquitous domestic gadget of them all: a television set. After...

    11. February 3, 2015

      Walt Disney looks to stream popular shows

      Walt Disney is exploring new streaming services for some of its most popular content, including ESPN’s sports...

    12. January 27, 2015

      Snapchat goes into news with launch of ‘Discover’ service

      Snapchat, the disappearing photo messaging app, is entering the news business by partnering with media organisations...

    13. January 22, 2015

      Haunted by historical images in digital form

      Xavier Di Petta and Chris Wild arrived at their vocation — as digital curators of historical pictures — in very...

    14. January 9, 2015

      Pay TV: bundle of joy

      Opening the monthly US cable TV bill is a punch to the gut. Add $19.99 for this fee to $7.99 for that service and the...

    15. November 3, 2014

      Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight goes for gold at ESPN

      Two years after Nate Silver stunned the Washington political establishment by correctly predicting the presidential...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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,...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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,...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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:...

    34. 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...

    35. 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....

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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