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      May 23, 2016

      White House Countdown - Dream a little dream

      Sign up for our daily US politics newsletter here. On Saturday Night Live this past weekend, Kate McKinnon and Larry...

    2. May 20, 2016

      Advertising: TV fights the future

      The advertisers who filed into Manhattan’s Carnegie Hall this week for the annual star-packed “upfront” presentation of...

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    1. Golf

      A new wave of top players is reviving interest in a sport which has dipped alongside t...
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      The FT puts the spotlight on which inventions and innovations have helped to create to...
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    1. 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...

    2. May 5, 2016

      US election ad spending boon a welcome respite for TV groups

      It was as if the past nine months never happened. The anxiety that has swept the US media sector since last summer,...

    3. April 29, 2016

      Snapchat in deal with NBC to show Rio Olympics video clips

      Snapchat will show video clips from the Olympics after it struck a deal with NBC to bring the sporting event to its...

    4. April 28, 2016

      Comcast’s NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks Animation for $3.8bn

      Comcast’s NBCUniversal has agreed to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8bn in a deal that will add popular characters...

    5. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Comcast confirms deal to buy DreamWorks

      Comcast said on Thursday its NBC Universal unit will buy DreamWorks Animation in a deal that values the group at about...

    6. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Comcast profits top estimates as subscribers grow

      Comcast shrugged off the media industry’s cord-cutting fears, reporting stronger than expected revenue, profit and...

    7. April 22, 2016

      Trump: Showman tries out for lead role

      It did not take long for Donald Trump to start complaining. Only months after the NBC television network replaced rival...

    8. April 19, 2016

      Amazon and Netflix lock horns in streaming battle

      The battle for the living room is hotting up. This week Amazon fired a shot across the bow of Netflix when it launched...

    9. April 5, 2016

      Twitter lands rights to stream 10 NFL games

      Twitter has launched a Hail Mary pass in its bid to accelerate user growth and become an online video destination.  The...

    10. April 5, 2016

      Twitter/NFL: 4th & goal

      Social networks do not come cheap. They require heavy investment in marketing, talent and technology. One crucial item...

    11. Fast FT

      April 5, 2016

      Twitter nabs deal to stream NFL games

      Something to tweet about. The National Football League has said that Twitter has won the rights to stream Thursday...

    12. March 8, 2016

      Mixed martial arts promoter plans UK expansion

      The world’s largest promoter of mixed martial arts — the multimillion-pound sport once derided as “human cockfighting”...

    13. February 8, 2016

      Super Bowl 50 fails to score new TV viewing record

      CBS Broncos take Super Bowl 50 fell short of setting a new US television-watching record as its Sunday night broadcast...

    14. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Comcast defies cable gloom with big subscriber gain

      Comcast scored its best cable television result in eight years after an investment in customer service helped reverse a...

    15. Tech blog

      January 18, 2016

      #techFT - TV sans frontières

      Europe is taking the first steps to break down the legal barriers to watching your favourite TV shows wherever you are,...

    16. December 28, 2015

      TV production sector faces shake-up

      Downton Abbey is owned by NBCUniversal, the Great British Bake Off Christmas Special by Sky and We’re Doomed! The Dad’s...

    17. November 29, 2015

      Hulu in spotlight as expansion beckons

      This has been the year of streaming television. Broadcast channels, cable networks and technology companies are all...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      November 5, 2015

      Dump Trump protest

      People protest in front of NBC studios while they are calling for the network to rescind the invitation to Donald Trump...

    19. September 18, 2015

      Cable guys: fathers and sons

      When James Dolan thinks of Brian Roberts, perhaps he wonders what might have been. Mr Dolan is the chief executive of...

    20. September 11, 2015

      Blow to Yahoo as chief marketing officer quits

      Yahoo’s chief marketing officer is leaving the company for a role at a Hollywood studio in another blow to the Silicon...

    21. August 20, 2015

      Hot subject: Owners eye Weather Channel app sale

      A tech company looking for something hot to buy might consider keeping an eye on the weather. Owners of The Weather...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 14, 2015

      Alphachat: the problems of indexed investing, "People's QE", and old media invests in new

      embed1 Topic 1: John Authers on index providers [01:18 - 21:16] John Authers previews an upcoming FT series on the rise...

    23. July 30, 2015

      NBCUniversal in talks to invest in BuzzFeed and Vox Media

      BuzzFeed and Vox Media, two leading digital news groups, are close to striking hefty investment deals with Comcast’s...

    24. July 23, 2015

      Brussels in antitrust case against Sky and six Hollywood studios

      Brussels accused Sky UK and six leading Hollywood studios of breaking antitrust law on Thursday, in a landmark case...

    25. July 1, 2015

      Macy’s severs ties with Donald Trump

      Donald Trump may be polling well in the Republican field for the White House in 2016 but he is losing the backing of...

    26. June 29, 2015

      NBC and Carlos Slim part ways with Donald Trump

      Donald Trump’s lucrative media business has come under further fire as NBC and a television company controlled by...

    27. June 23, 2015

      Hulu deal with Showtime to offer internet video service

      Hulu, the online streaming company, has struck a deal with Showtime to offer the premium cable channel’s new internet...

    28. May 27, 2015

      Vox Media buys Recode in all-stock deal

      Vox Media is buying Recode, the tech-business news site founded by Silicon Valley veterans Kara Swisher and Walt...

    29. 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...

    30. May 13, 2015

      Facebook strikes deal with media groups

      In their quest to build profitable and more far-reaching digital audiences, publishers in the US and Europe have turned...

    31. May 4, 2015

      Comcast beats forecasts to ease pain of TWC deal failure

      Comcast put the disappointment of its failed $45bn bid for Time Warner Cable behind it with first-quarter results that...

    32. May 4, 2015

      Screens collide in clash over advertising

      In the war for advertising dollars, the digital video disrupters are selling themselves as the industry they are...

    33. April 28, 2015

      Media: Comcast’s next act

      US media: Stars of internet TV In sport, as in business, Brian Roberts does not like to lose. The amateur squash player...

    34. April 24, 2015

      Comcast opponents hail open internet victory

      Comcast officially withdrew its $45bn offer for Time Warner Cable as the US justice department suggested it would have...

    35. March 24, 2015

      Hispanics shine bright amid US television’s advertising gloom

      The US television industry is at a turning point, as broadcasters and cable networks digest the first evidence of what...

    36. February 11, 2015

      Stewart and Williams show talent task facing media groups

      If investors in media companies needed any reminder of the challenges involved in managing leading talent, they got two...

    37. February 6, 2015

      NBC News under siege over bogus war tale

      A furore over a bogus war tale fabricated by its best-known journalist has delivered a severe blow to the credibility...

    38. February 2, 2015

      Super Bowl most watched television show in US history

      The Super Bowl was the most watched television programme in US history, pulling in 114.4m Sunday night viewers to watch...

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