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    1. August 21, 2014

      Hollywood studios lament summer of plummeting cinema receipts

      There has been much gnawing of fingernails in the executive suites of Hollywood’s movie studios lately. After a record...

    2. May 5, 2014

      Sony and Televisa sign TV production deal

      Sony Pictures Television has struck a five-year agreement to produce 840 hours of programming with Televisa, the Mexican...

    1. February 5, 2014

      Sony: Five points to watch ahead of third-quarter results

      Sony investors have a long list of reasons to feel nervous before the Japanese group reports third-quarter results on...

    2. January 13, 2014

      EU probes Hollywood film licensing deals with pay-TV groups

      Brussels has launched a full antitrust probe into how big Hollywood studios sell pay-TV rights to screen blockbuster films,...

    3. January 9, 2014

      Digital film sales resuscitate Hollywood revenue stream

      Digital purchases of movies are increasing so rapidly they will have eclipsed slumping DVD sales by the end of 2014,...

    4. December 16, 2013

      Netflix wins rights to air ‘Breaking Bad’ spin-off

      The eagerly awaited spin-off of Breaking Bad, the critically acclaimed cable television series, will air first in big...

    5. November 21, 2013

      Dan Loeb builds $1bn-plus stake in Japan’s SoftBank

      Dan Loeb, the activist investor pushing for change at Sony, has revealed another “$1bn plus” position in a Japanese company,...

    6. August 2, 2013

      Clooney fires back at Loeb over Sony

      George Clooney has waded into the dispute between Daniel Loeb and Sony Pictures, with the Hollywood star calling the hedge...

    7. August 1, 2013

      Rothman joins forces with Sony Pictures

      Sony Pictures Entertainment has formed a joint venture with Tom Rothman, the former co-chairman of 20th Century Fox, in a...

    8. July 30, 2013

      Daniel Loeb ratchets up push to force Sony to split

      Daniel Loeb has ratcheted up his campaign to force Sony to spin off its film and music businesses in a blistering investor...

    9. July 8, 2013

      Disney saddled with $100m loss

      Walt Disney looks set for a writedown of at least $100m after the dismal opening weekend performance of The Lone Ranger, its...

    10. May 5, 2013

      Steve Mosko, Sony Pictures Television

      Steve Mosko has a theory about successful people. “Somewhere along the line they were wronged [by someone], or...

    11. February 27, 2013

      Sony chief sounds note of urgency

      Ten months after becoming Sony’s chief executive Kazuo “Kaz” Hirai knows the clock is ticking on his turnround strategy for...

    12. February 25, 2013

      CIA Iran drama wins on Oscar night

      Argo won the Oscar for best picture at the 85th Academy Awards on a night when no single film dominated the ceremony and Ang...

    13. January 10, 2013

      Hollywood stems home viewing decline

      Hollywood studios have stemmed a six-year decline in home entertainment sales, a key industry revenue stream, by selling...

    14. December 3, 2012

      Hunt for bin Laden cuts the CIA clichés

      Britain has MI6 super-spy James Bond, who recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his first cinematic adventure; the US...

    15. November 15, 2012

      Sony – group bonding

      Oh, James. Bonds of two kinds have produced good things for Sony. Mr Bond’s latest outing in Skyfall, on course to be the...

    16. November 11, 2012

      Bond’s licence to thrill aids MGM IPO hopes

      James Bond is back with a bang after Skyfall scored the highest opening weekend performance by a film in the series,...

    17. October 4, 2012

      The Bond that yielded billions

      We expect some promotional puffery in the weeks leading up to the new James Bond film, Skyfall. But Everything or Nothing:...

    18. September 14, 2012

      James Bond trades martini for Heineken

      Heineken is taking a gamble on a €60m marketing campaign tied to a new James Bond film that has already upset some followers...

    19. August 30, 2012

      Sony aims for European smartphone market

      Kazuo Hirai, chief executive of Sony, has conceded the consumer electronics company is being forced by limited resources to...

    20. July 29, 2012

      Sony pitches TV ‘soap’ at Ramadan viewers

      The Ramadan festival observed by Muslims hardly conjure thoughts of Everybody Loves Raymond, the US television sitcom about...

    21. July 25, 2012

      MGM plans to make IPO comeback

      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the Hollywood studio behind classic films such as The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind, plans to...

    22. July 13, 2012

      Comic-Con has powers of its own for studios

      For those unwilling to carry a warlock’s staff, wear spandex superhero tights, or daub themselves in green body paint to...

    23. May 31, 2012

      Hopes for Hollywood cloud darken

      Hollywood studios banking on a cloud-based locker system to revive home entertainment sales face an uphill battle after a...

    24. May 16, 2012

      Time for Sony to face the music

      Sony is on a roll. No, not the electronics division you once bought your Walkman, PlayStation and Bravia from. That – with...

    25. 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 group...

    26. March 21, 2012

      Sony shakes up leadership structure

      Sony is shaking up the leadership structure of its US entertainment businesses in preparation for Sir Howard Stringer’s...

    27. 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 convert the...

    28. February 21, 2012

      Comcast adds Netflix-style streaming service

      Comcast has launched a new product for its 22m US pay-television subscribers that will give them access to a similar library...

    29. FT Tech Hub

      January 25, 2012

      Creditors’ lawyers seek their dues in Kodak bankruptcy

      One thing is going smoothly for Eastman Kodak. This afternoon, in the basement of a Wall Street hotel, it took just three...

    30. 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 the...

    31. FT Tech Hub

      January 11, 2012

      Samsung defends CES importance

      Despite getting flack for a lack of major announcements from some of the biggest technology companies, the Consumer...

    32. January 9, 2012

      Netflix and Lovefilm begin price war

      Netflix said it plans to invest “a couple of billion” dollars in new content deals as it challenges Amazon’s Lovefilm and...

    33. November 25, 2011

      Online movie services gear up for UK turf war

      Film fans in the UK will be spoilt for choice next year as a range of new digital movie portals launch, pitting internet...

    34. November 24, 2011

      HMV to launch online film rental service

      HMV is entering the highly competitive digital video market with a new online rental service that takes on Apple’s iTunes...

    35. November 8, 2011

      Michael Jackson’s doctor found guilty

      Conrad Murray, the doctor who prescribed the anaesthetic that killed Michael Jackson, was found guilty of involuntary...

    36. October 10, 2011

      Netflix drops plans to split DVD and online

      Netflix has buckled under pressure from investors and customers to make one of the most high profile US corporate strategic...

    37. beyondbrics

      October 5, 2011

      Hollywood heads to India early

      Later this year, a rogue cell within the CIA and a precocious young Belgian detective and his little white dog will make...

    38. September 25, 2011

      Netflix to announce DreamWorks deal

      Netflix, the DVD and online video subscription service, will this week try to bounce back from a torrid few months in which...

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