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  1. July 17, 2014

    US media: Who else might be in play?

    What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch has tried to buy Time Warner for $80bn, but 21st Century Fox is not the only...

  2. June 25, 2014

    US refiners hit by Pioneer’s export move

    US oil refiners fell by their greatest rate in more than two and a half years after a Texas company was given permission to...

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  1. May 9, 2014

    Football’s media bidding war set to go up a league

    Premier League clubs can look forward to a bigger financial pot from the outcome of eagerly awaited television rights...

  2. April 21, 2014

    US broadcasters set for court battle with Aereo’s streaming service

    A tiny antenna the size of a dime is provoking one of the largest legal battles in the history of the television business....

  3. April 10, 2014

    Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as ‘Late Show’ host

    CBS has moved quickly to fill one of the most important slots in its TV schedule by hiring Stephen Colbert to replace David...

  4. April 4, 2014

    Letterman’s CBS exit ends an era for his industry

    David Letterman’s announcement that he will be giving up his long-time roost on US network television next year heralds the...

  5. February 20, 2014

    The tax credit that costs NY its cool

    Events in New York this week reminded me of an old saying of Solomon Burke, the late great soul singer. “Sometimes you get...

  6. February 13, 2014

    NSA removes three over Snowden leaks

    Three National Security Agency staff have been removed in the wake of disclosures by former contractor, Edward Snowden, in...

  7. February 10, 2014

    FilmOn launches new remote TV service

    FilmOn, the controversial start-up from Greek billionaire Alki David, is raising the stakes in the battle over the future of...

  8. January 13, 2014

    Sochi Olympics a risky bet for advertisers

    Plagued by terrorism fears, controversy over gay rights and broader political turmoil, the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi...

  9. January 5, 2014

    Chris Meledandri, the man who has made millions from Minions

    As a boy growing up in 1970s New York, Chris Meledandri never saw any cartoons or animated movies. His early film...

  10. November 28, 2013

    Apple fades in race to conquer TV

    It is the revolutionary television that gadget fans have been waiting years for. A camera recognises you and instantly...

  11. November 19, 2013

    Sony turns to Bain & Co to find cost cuts

    Sony Pictures has hired Bain & Company to advise on potential cost-cutting, according to people familiar with the situation,...

  12. October 12, 2013

    US budget talks break down

    Negotiations between the White House and Republicans in the House of Representatives over the budget have broken down,...

  13. October 11, 2013

    Obama sets stage for frantic budget talks

    The White House has rebuffed initial Republican proposals to resolve the budget crisis, setting the stage for frantic...

  14. The World

    September 19, 2013

    Is the Iranian hype justified?

    It’s not all bad news from the Middle East. Amid the tragedy in Syria and the bloody repression in Egypt, Iran is providing...

  15. FT Tech Hub

    July 2, 2013

    As Hulu bids come in, keep an eye on Vevo

    Bids are expected by the end of this week for Hulu, the online video site owned by Disney’s ABC, News Corp’s Fox and...

  16. May 21, 2013

    Rescue teams search for survivors of Oklahoma tornado

    Rescue workers were frantically digging through the rubble of Moore, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, searching for survivors of a...

  17. FT Photo Diary

    May 3, 2013

    Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' show

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters South Korean singer Psy performs on NBC’s Today show at Rockefeller Center in New York. ...

  18. 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...

  19. April 12, 2013

    Univision of the future

    On a Monday morning in Miami, Florida, inflatable lips and balloon hearts still hang in an empty Univision television studio...

  20. April 10, 2013

    Television set for a revolution

    Never underestimate the power of a large group of committed couch potatoes. About 90 per cent of Americans pay for...

  21. April 8, 2013

    News Corp hits back in Aereo fight

    Chase Carey, chief operating officer of News Corp, threatened to pull the media group’s free Fox television network from the...

  22. April 3, 2013

    Fallon to succeed Leno at ‘Tonight Show’

    Jimmy Fallon is getting the last late-night laugh. The comedian will take over hosting duties of The Tonight Show, the...

  23. April 2, 2013

    Seinfeld turns ‘nothing’ into rerun gold

    Seinfeld, the comedy television show “about nothing”, is certainly good for something. Following its latest round of...

  24. March 27, 2013

    M&A deal values hit by turmoil in Europe

    Four megadeals and a jump in initial public offerings have failed to drastically improve the fortunes of dealmakers over the...

  25. March 15, 2013

    Funds flood in for New York mayoral race

    Corporate titans are throwing their weight into New York’s mayoral race after more than a decade during which Michael...

  26. March 12, 2013

    Waywire board taps into teen spirit

    Waywire, a social video start-up co-founded by Newark’s social media-savvy mayor Cory Booker, has turned to the 14-year-old...

  27. February 15, 2013

    Primetime arrives in saga of TV takeovers

    Life is imitating art in the cable industry. Two years ago, in an episode of 30 Rock, the NBC comedy about a thinly...

  28. February 13, 2013

    GE boosts coffers with NBCUniversal sale

    General Electric plans to use the proceeds from the $18.1bn sale of its stake in NBCUniversal to Comcast for share buybacks,...

  29. FT Alphaville

    February 13, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday. The Nikkei fell 1.45% after the yen strengthened as investors reconsidered the G7...

  30. February 12, 2013

    Comcast in $16.7bn NBCUniversal buyout

    Comcast will spend $18.1bn to buy GE’s 49 per cent stake in NBCUniversal and properties including its “30 Rock” studios,...

  31. February 8, 2013

    Drone policy: naive but not illegal

    By demanding an alternative to George W. Bush’s foreign policy, Code Pink, a rambunctious protest group founded on the eve...

  32. January 30, 2013

    Trio to create UK drama production house

    Two drama executives from ITV who were behind successes such as Downton Abbey are reuniting with a former BBC colleague in...

  33. January 23, 2013

    Networks join to create Hispanic TV company

    A $400m merger of three television networks and a special purpose acquisition company is set to create the first publicly...

  34. January 21, 2013

    Republicans seek to avoid debt backlash

    Republicans in the House of Representatives on Monday introduced a bill to extend temporarily the debt limit, avoiding a...

  35. January 18, 2013

    GE lifted by strong emerging markets growth

    General Electric, the largest US industrial group by market capitalisation, is being lifted by strong growth in emerging...

  36. January 17, 2013

    Foreign mission: World stage offers hope of a compelling performance

    At his first inauguration four years ago, Barack Obama proclaimed an end to the “recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for...

  37. January 7, 2013

    Apple looks to make TV market smarter

    For the legion of TV makers and marketing executives congregating at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week,...

  38. December 28, 2012

    Obama presses for last-minute cliff deal

    President Barack Obama said he was “modestly optimistic” that a last-minute budget deal could be struck before the...

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