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    1. June 7, 2016

      Redstone group moves to block Paramount stake sale

      Sumner Redstone’s National Amusements group has moved to block Viacom from selling a minority stake in Paramount...

    2. May 27, 2016

       Shari Redstone, Viacom heir apparent to an ailing empire

      For someone who has deliberately cultivated a low profile, Shari Redstone hits the headlines pretty often. In the past...

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    1. May 24, 2016

      Viacom fight exposes lost trust within Sumner Redstone’s empire

      When Sumner Redstone celebrates his 93rd birthday this Friday, it is unlikely that two old friends will be at the...

    2. Tech blog

      May 23, 2016

      #techFT - TV fronts up with ad fightback

      Network television says it is winning back advertising from online rivals, tech makes up the top five cash hoarders,...

    3. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Viacom revenue dips on poor ratings

      Viacom’s revenue fell 3 per cent in its second quarter as the company saw declines in ratings and advertising revenues...

    4. April 22, 2016

      Viacom/Dish Network: Sign o’ the times

      To honour Prince upon his untimely death on Thursday, MTV cut its regular programming in favour of a marathon of the...

    5. February 23, 2016

      Viacom in talks to sell stake in Paramount Pictures

      Viacom, the media group controlled by Sumner Redstone, has bowed to investor pressure and begun discussions with...

    6. 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...

    7. February 9, 2016

      Viacom shares tumble as Dauman defends record

      Viacom shares tumbled more than 20 per cent on Wednesday on concerns that the owner of Paramount Pictures and cable...

    8. Tech blog

      February 9, 2016

      #techFT - Google's $200m man

      Google’s Sundar Pichai has topped every CEO in America with his $199m in compensation, Africa has its first unicorn and...

    9. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      Shrinking ad sales hit Viacom profits

      Viacom revenues and profits fell in the quarter as the media group, which owns the Paramount movie studio and cable...

    10. Tech blog

      February 5, 2016

      #techFT - Redstone drama is a Viacom production

      The fight for control of Sumner Redstone’s media companies would make a great TV drama, there’s a Game of Phones going...

    11. February 4, 2016

      Philippe Dauman prevails in Viacom board battle

      Viacom has named Philippe Dauman, its chief executive, to replace Sumner Redstone as executive chairman, over the...

    12. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      Viacom picks Dauman as successor to Redstone

      Sumner Redstone, the 92-year old billionaire who stepped down as chairman of CBS late on Wednesday, has been replaced...

    13. 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...

    14. MBA blog

      November 7, 2015

      Dublin, Ireland: 10 years on

      Flashback to summer 2004. I’d just completed my Freshman year of college and I was ready to take on the world… kind of....

    15. October 30, 2015

      The Life of a Song: ‘Beat It’

      When Eddie Van Halen received a call from Quincy Jones in 1982, he hung up on what he assumed was a prankster. After...

    16. October 9, 2015

      Sumner Redstone, ailing media titan

      In its 1980s heyday, MTV was the coolest brand in media. The music video channel was name-checked in pop hits, helped...

    17. October 9, 2015

      Fed rate mystery keeps strong dollar fears alive

      In the money-obsessed world of rap, it was the ultimate diss. In late 2007, Jay Z’s music video Blue Magic showed the...

    18. September 30, 2015

      ComScore-Rentrak: measure for measure

      ComScore’s takeover of Rentrak has been long and eagerly anticipated by media and advertising companies, who like to...

    19. Tech blog

      September 11, 2015

      Why are we waiting? Twitter investor Chris Sacca gets impatient

      Twitter has had investors (and journalists) eagerly awaiting its appointment of a new chief executive for the two and...

    20. 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,...

    21. April 7, 2015

      Viacom punished after taking $785m charge

      Viacom’s massive writedown sparked hefty selling from investors, while the broader US market was modestly lower on...

    22. February 22, 2015

      Broadcasters fear falling revenues as viewers switch to on-demand TV

      With YouTube to watch, Instagram pictures to take and Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms to explore, a...

    23. February 16, 2015

      CBS: radio silence

      Is the most intriguing dealmaking at CBS about radio, not television? TV has been the centre of attention recently,...

    24. February 11, 2015

      Jon Stewart to quit The Daily Show

      Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show, the satirical Comedy Central news programme that he has turned into a staple of...

    25. January 29, 2015

      Wall Street considers CBS and Viacom without Sumner Redstone

      If the US’s most enduring media moguls were to meet for dinner one evening, there would have to be a prime place at the...

    26. December 9, 2014

      Facebook’s latest rivals fight for attention

      Inlope, which launched last month, is the latest social media platform hoping to make it big. The company, started by...

    27. 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...

    28. Material World

      August 27, 2014

      VMAs vs Emmys: The red carpet trends to watch

      Katy Perry in Versace at the MTV Video Music Awards   © gettyimages Two of the biggest events in the Hollywood calendar...

    29. May 2, 2014

      Content king Redstone comes to UK shores

      Sumner Redstone does not do deals very often. But when he does, he tends to make a splash. The nonagenarian billionaire...

    30. May 1, 2014

      Viacom explores new territory with Channel 5 acquisition

      Channel 5, say hello to Viacom’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With...

    31. March 18, 2014

      Viacom and Google settle YouTube lawsuit

      Viacom and Google have settled a $1bn copyright infringement suit tied to Google’s YouTube digital video service,...

    32. January 19, 2014

      Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Forum, London – review

      Among Generation X’s role models of about 20 years ago, one archetype reigned supreme, or if not supreme then...

    33. December 20, 2013

      A year in a word: Twerking – the oldest trick in the book

      Verb: dance in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a squatting stance. When a one-time...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 22, 2013

      Guest post: Why assassins don't prefer Bitcoin

      By David G.W. Birch, a director of the secure electronic transactions consultancy, Consult Hyperion. He is an...

    35. October 22, 2013

      Peter Gabriel, O2 Arena, London – review

      Peter Gabriel has every reason to feel nostalgic about So. The 1986 album was the ex-Genesis leader’s solo...

    36. Material World

      August 28, 2013

      Does Lady Gaga really sell fashion?

      Getty Images How much does Lady Gaga really matter, in a quantifiable way, to fashion? — this what I want to know. I...

    37. April 24, 2013

      Media: Watching television no longer rates as passive pastime

      What can the second screen do for the first? Television was once a “lean-back” experience, passively consumed from the...

    38. March 22, 2013

      ‘The Art of the Pop Video’

      Have you done the Harlem Shake? It’s the dance craze sweeping the planet. At its height, 4,000 videos a day were being...

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