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    1. May 26, 2015

      Regulators await Charter’s $90bn plan for scale in cable

      Charter Communications unveiled a $90bn-plus plan to become the second-biggest US cable operator on Tuesday, even as...

    2. March 23, 2015

      Vivendi urged to spin off Universal Music

      The activist investor pushing for a break-up of Vivendi wants the French media group to spin off its Universal Music...

    1. February 11, 2015

      AOL slides after restructuring warning

      AOL failed to impress investors after posting disappointing fourth-quarter sales and adding that 2015 revenue will be...

    2. December 5, 2014

      Barnes and Noble: trading below book

      Digital is the glittering future; bricks and mortar the musty past. The future does not always pay better. Consider...

    3. October 12, 2014

      Starz to launch in international markets

      Starz, the US pay-television network behind shows such as Spartacus and Black Sails, has struck a deal to build an...

    4. Business Blog

      July 16, 2014

      Murdoch offers money - but not control - for Time Warner

      Rupert Murdoch is not exactly putting his money where his mouth is with 21st Century Fox’s unsolicited $80bn offer for...

    5. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      Tough times ahead for Slim

      Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

    6. April 6, 2014

      Ecclestone seeks to regain grip on F1

      Bernie Ecclestone has said he would like to regain control of F1 in partnership with leading teams such as Ferrari,...

    7. April 3, 2014

      Barnes & Noble tumbles as Liberty cuts stake

      Shares in Barnes & Noble tumbled on Thursday after the company revealed Liberty Media, which at one point held 16.7 per...

    8. March 20, 2014

      Don’t expect Malone the ‘cable cowboy’ to ride into the sunset

      When Comcast delivered its surprise bid for Time Warner Cable last month, most observers assumed it would knock the...

    9. March 14, 2014

      US teen retail takes hit as sales fall

      Aéropostale, the struggling US teen retailer, lost more than a tenth of its value on Friday as the company reported...

    10. March 13, 2014

      Malone chooses rights issue over Sirius deal

      John Malone’s Liberty Media has dropped its bid to buy a minority stake in Sirius XM, the satellite radio operator, in...

    11. February 14, 2014

      Letter from Lex: expectation management

      Readers, Cast your mind back to last weekend. Predictions for the week ahead might have gone something like this:...

    12. February 14, 2014

      Squash-playing Comcast chief Brian Roberts no stranger to battle

      As a keen squash player who won gold at the Maccabiah Games – also known as the Jewish Olympics – Brian Roberts knows...

    13. February 3, 2014

      John Malone in talks with CVC over F1 stake

      US cable billionaire John Malone has approached the principal shareholder in Formula One about buying a stake in the...

    14. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - A “hump-shaped” connection between life satisfaction and national income? - Dylan Matthews on...

    15. January 6, 2014

      Twitter stumbles after double downgrade

      Twitter fell after two brokerages cut their rating on the microblogging website’s stock. The shares were down 3.9 per...

    16. January 6, 2014

      Sirius XM / Liberty: change the station

      Shareholders in the satellite radio provider Sirius XM have had a grand five years. Now they must decide if they want...

    17. January 4, 2014

      Liberty plans move for whole of Sirius XM

      John Malone’s Liberty Media, which has been strengthening its hold over Sirius XM since the depths of the financial...

    18. December 16, 2013

      US cable musters forces to meet upheaval

      US Cable Consolidation: Dramatis Personae The Cable Cowboy – John Malone The Target – Time Warner Cable The 800 Pound...

    19. 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...

    20. October 10, 2013

      Ruby Tuesday tumbles on quarterly loss

      Ruby Tuesday shares dropped after the restaurant operator reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss and posted a...

    21. September 11, 2013

      Southeastern takes 11.9% stake in News Corp voting shares

      Southeastern Asset Management, which worked with Carl Icahn on his tilt at Dell, has become the largest voting...

    22. August 6, 2013

      Pay-television market likely to face further consolidation

      Investors in cable and satellite companies on both sides of the Atlantic are betting on another round of consolidation...

    23. August 1, 2013

      Time Warner Cable’s weak results raise talk of consolidation

      Time Warner Cable reported weaker than expected second-quarter results on Thursday, increasing the likelihood of...

    24. August 1, 2013

      Invensys to join foreign legion in £3.4bn takeover by Schneider

      Engineering company Invensys is poised to join the British businesses sold to foreign buyers after its board...

    25. July 15, 2013

      HP bolsters board with former Microsoft strategist Ray Ozzie

      Ray Ozzie, the former top software strategist at Microsoft, has signed on as a director at Hewlett-Packard as the US...

    26. July 14, 2013

      Activist investors fuel event-driven returns

      Dell, Apple and Herbalife are just some of the companies to have come under intense activist-investor pressure this...

    27. July 10, 2013

      Inside Business: Malone hitches up to broadband bandwagon

      Five years ago, reporters covering Allen & Co’s annual Sun Valley summit were scrambling around the floor of the lodge...

    28. July 1, 2013

      Liberty Media: pain and cable

      Go big or go home – that’s how John Malone rolls. But even by his titanic standards his pursuit of Time Warner Cable is...

    29. FT Tech Hub

      July 1, 2013

      Who will kill whom in the battle of the radio stars?

      To Tim Westergren, Pandora’s co-founder, Apple’s iTunes Radio is just another “Pandora-killer” that will be less deadly...

    30. May 9, 2013

      Retailer leaps on Microsoft Nook bid talk

      Barnes & Noble shares surged almost 22 per cent on Thursday after reports that Microsoft was looking to acquire the...

    31. 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...

    32. April 17, 2013

      Inside Business: Media moguls learn from takeover mistakes

      Charlie Ergen’s $25.5bn attempt to break up Softbank’s bid for Sprint Nextel this week is a reminder that the animal...

    33. March 31, 2013

      TripAdvisor rails at Google incursion

      TripAdvisor has come a long way since 1999, when Steve Kaufer – its founder and now chief executive – had a Eureka...

    34. March 20, 2013

      US heartland offers visions of cable’s future

      It is 600 miles from Olathe, Kansas, to Englewood, Colorado, and both towns can seem a million miles from the media...

    35. 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...

    36. March 18, 2013

      Charter soars on interest from Liberty

      Shares in Charter Communications, which emerged from bankruptcy protection just four years ago, hit new highs on...

    37. December 11, 2012

      AIG climbs on sale of government stake

      AIG shares led strong gains on Wall Street as the US Treasury prepared to sell its remaining stake in the insurance...

    38. December 11, 2012

      Liberty takes control of TripAdvisor

      John Malone’s Liberty Interactive has taken voting control of TripAdvisor, the online travel group, from fellow media...

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