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    1. 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...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Succession battle engulfs Sumner Redstone’s media empire

      A battle over the future of Sumner Redstone’s media empire that was playing out in Hollywood whispers has burst into...

    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. October 20, 2015

      China’s SinoFortone to invest £100m in UK theme park

      SinoFortone, the Chinese infrastructure and investment company, has announced its intention to invest £100m in the...

    4. October 13, 2015

      Volkswagen changes diesel technology plan after emissions scandal

      Volkswagen’s core passenger car unit on Tuesday announced a significant overhaul of its diesel strategy following the...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. December 12, 2014

      The rise and rise of the Hollywood film franchise

      In the annals of Hollywood box office history, 2014 will go down as something of a dud. There were hits such as Walt...

    9. December 10, 2014

      BBC TV shows to star in new £2bn Kent theme park

      Doctor Who, Sherlock and other BBC programmes will fly the flag for Britain’s entertainment industry in a £2bn...

    10. FT Tech Hub

      August 20, 2014

      Tom Lesinski launches digital production company

      By Matthew Garrahan, FT global media editor Thomas Lesinski, the former head of digital production at Paramount...

    11. August 14, 2014

      Diller buys youth social network Ask.fm

      Barry Diller, the US media billionaire, has bolstered his portfolio of internet companies with the acquisition of...

    12. July 8, 2014

      China nature park sues ‘Transformers’ producer

      A Chinese scenic park is suing US film studio Paramount Pictures over a product placement gone wrong, in the latest...

    13. February 24, 2014

      The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills

      Where: Beverly Hills Hotel, Sunset Boulevard WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Some, but not at every table Espresso: $8 Open:...

    14. February 6, 2014

      Snowden leaks derail Oracle’s Hollywood dreams

      The fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency has reached Hollywood after Oracle...

    15. April 3, 2013

      ‘Transformers 4’ to be produced in China

      LOS ANGELES, April 2 – Viacom’s Paramount Pictures said on Tuesday it had reached a deal with the government-run China...

    16. October 27, 2012

      Lunch with the FT: Brad Grey

      I arrive early at the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel, where I am due to meet Brad Grey, chairman of Paramount...

    17. September 21, 2012

      Postcard from ... Beverly Hills

      When the Beverly Hills Hotel opened in 1912, there was no Beverly Hills. Set halfway between downtown Los Angeles and...

    18. September 4, 2012

      Weak manufacturing data hit US stocks

      Netflix came under heavy pressure on Tuesday as e-retailer Amazon signed a new content licensing agreement and...

    19. May 27, 2012

      Unilever in soap opera digital ads deals

      Unilever is attempting to reinvent “soap opera” sponsorship for the digital age by striking international,...

    20. April 4, 2012

      Google expands film roster

      Google entered an agreement with Paramount Pictures to license hundreds of movie titles, at the same time the search...

    21. March 28, 2012

      Napoleon, Paramount Theatre, Oakland, California

      It has taken 85 years, but America is finally seeing one of the cinematic wonders of the world in all its glory, as the...

    22. March 23, 2012

      ‘The Hunger Games’ set for box office records

      The first film in the highly anticipated The Hunger Games series opens around the world this weekend, with early ticket...

    23. March 13, 2012

      Walmart looks to speed transition from DVD

      Walmart has moved to speed the transition from DVD to digital viewing of movies by launching a service that will...

    24. February 5, 2012

      A lawyer finds his perfect match

      Greg Blatt is talking fast and loud. So loud that, after a while, your ears begin to hurt. It is as if he’s at a sports...

    25. February 2, 2012

      Weak advertising hits Viacom profit

      Viacom suffered a drop in fourth-quarter profit as higher fees from distributors failed to offset weak advertising...

    26. January 24, 2012

      ‘The Artist’ leads Oscar nominations

      Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Harvey Weinstein’s The Weinstein Company were the big winners when...

    27. January 10, 2012

      Hollywood pins its hopes on Ultra Violet

      Hollywood is banking on a new cloud-based digital rights system reversing the decline in home entertainment sales, with...

    28. January 6, 2012

      Twitter turns up heat on ambitions

      The arrival last week of media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Twitter was a symbolic moment for the five-year-old company. The...

    29. November 24, 2011

      Imax accomplishes ‘Mission: Impossible’ deal

      Imax’s large-screen cinemas in the US and the UK will show the next film in Paramount’s Mission: Impossible franchise...

    30. November 11, 2011

      Viacom to switch from NYSE to save fees

      Viacom will change its market listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select Market in a move the...

    31. November 10, 2011

      ‘Transformers’ success boosts Viacom

      Viacom has become the latest large US media group to step up share buy-backs, after the box office success of the...

    32. September 26, 2011

      Chelsea Clinton joins the board of IAC

      Chelsea Clinton, daughter of the former US president, has joined the board of IAC, the digital media conglomerate,...

    33. August 7, 2011

      US media groups buy back shares

      Large cash piles at big US media companies have led to a wave of buy-backs that have returned more than $14bn to...

    34. August 6, 2011

      Digital deals boost Viacom profits

      Robust third-quarter results for Viacom, the media group behind MTV and Paramount Pictures, have capped a week of...

    35. August 3, 2011

      Fashion for focus may cast its gaze on media giants

      “It is as if the media industry did not get the memo the rest of the business community got back in the 1980s that...

    36. August 1, 2011

      Internet launches new episode for TV groups

      The internet was supposed to be bad for the television business. Free online content was going to steal eyeballs away...

    37. July 19, 2011

      China brands in Hollywood placement push

      Chinese audiences watching Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon will recognise more than just the alien robot stars from...

    38. July 8, 2011

      Indonesia to miss Harry Potter magic

      Harry Potter’s final battle will not be taking place on the silver screen this summer in Indonesia, but will instead be...

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