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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. July 23, 2014

    Hollywood frets over Fox-Time Warner deal

    In Hollywood, where a box office dud can sound the death knell for even the starriest career, anxiety is as much a part of...

  1. July 18, 2014

    Time Warner: Fox in the henhouse

    What Rupert Murdoch wants, Rupert Murdoch usually gets. But it is far from obvious that 21st Century Fox and Time Warner...

  2. July 16, 2014

    21st Century Fox sets stage for dramatic scene change

    What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch’s $80bn offer to buy Time Warner, which the HBO and Warner Bros owner rebuffed...

  3. July 16, 2014

    Four reasons why Fox wants Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has offered $80bn for Time Warner – setting up the possibility of the world’s biggest...

  4. July 16, 2014

    Time Warner rejects $80bn bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox

    What Murdoch would be getting Time Warner has rejected an $80bn bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, setting up a...

  5. February 11, 2014

    Obituary: Shirley Temple, actress and ambassador, 1928-2014

    Shirley Temple, 1928-2014 She was the greatest child star of her generation, perhaps of all generations. In the 1930s,...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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,...

  8. August 9, 2013

    News Corp Australia chief resigns after less than two years

    Kim Williams, the head of News Corp’s Australian business, has resigned after less than two years in the job and will be...

  9. August 8, 2013

    21st Century Fox chief hails TV as ‘engine’ of group

    Chase Carey, president of 21st Century Fox, sounded a defiant note for traditional television, which faces competition from...

  10. August 6, 2013

    Twenty-First Century Fox bets on sport

    Twenty-First Century Fox plans to pour $200m into its sports and entertainment networks in the US and Asia in the coming...

  11. 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...

  12. May 5, 2013

    US studios seek inroads into Bollywood as industry turns 100

    Bollywood films are known for their upbeat finales, but the industry behind them also has plenty to celebrate. India’s...

  13. April 24, 2013

    LulzSec hacking group ‘Leader’ arrested

    SYDNEY, April 24 – Australian Federal Police have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacking group...

  14. April 16, 2013

    News Corp reels out long-term plans

    News Corp has changed its mind on the branding of the entertainment business it will retain when it spins off publishing and...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. December 27, 2012

    Comfort amid the catastrophe

    For a second successive week, sea water sweeps us away. First Life of Pi , now The Impossible (opening in the UK January 1),...

  18. November 26, 2012

    Facebook defies Wall Street gloom

    Facebook shares jumped higher on Monday as the social networking site continued to win over investors on Wall Street who...

  19. November 2, 2012

    George Lucas: The director strikes back

    The announcement came this week that George Lucas, who directed Apocalypse Now (1970) and American Graffiti (1973), but who...

  20. September 15, 2012

    Fox film co-chair resigns

    Tom Rothman has unexpectedly resigned as co-chairman of Twentieth Century Fox Film, the News Corp-owned Hollywood studio...

  21. June 27, 2012

    Sales fears knock back Macy’s

    Shares in Macy’s fell on Wednesday after the stock was downgraded by Citigroup to “hold” from “buy” on worries of weak...

  22. June 26, 2012

    News Corp shares jump on possible split

    News Corp , the parent company of 20th Century Fox and the Wall Street Journal, jumped on Tuesday after the group said it is...

  23. June 26, 2012

    News Corp weighs up two-way split

    The News Corp board is to meet Wednesday to consider spinning off the group’s tarnished UK newspapers and other publishing...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2012

    The London 6am Cut

    Asia shares were slightly down in Tuesday trading after the Moody’s downgrade of Spanish banks and the news that Cyprus had...

  25. beyondbrics

    April 24, 2012

    [snap]: SEC probes movie studios over dealings in China

    First Walmart in Mexico, now it’s Hollywood in China. According to this Reuters exclusive, the US’s Securities and Exchange...

  26. April 23, 2012

    Chernin looks to build media giant

    When Peter Chernin left News Corp in February 2009, the shock in Hollywood at Rupert Murdoch losing his chief operating...

  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. 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...

  29. November 14, 2011

    Barclays’ Lucas is a counter-intuitive credit crusader

    What next, after the headline “Barclays calls for transparency”. “Berlusconi endorses monogamy” perhaps? Or “Greek public...

  30. July 28, 2011

    Top film studios win online piracy ruling

    Internet service providers across Europe must take a greater role in blocking customers’ access to websites offering illegal...

  31. July 27, 2011

    Investments point to obscure business ties

    A conservative social network, a bible publisher and a Catholic television station run by Polish monks are among the lesser...

  32. FT Tech Hub

    July 21, 2011

    Google to wind down Labs

    Tech news from around the web: Google says it’s winding down Google Labs, its website that lets users try out new products...

  33. July 20, 2011

    20th Century Fox to launch movies on Android phones

    Twentieth Century Fox is bringing movie downloads to Google’s Android smartphone and tablet platform for the first time...

  34. July 15, 2011

    Murdoch faces prolonged inquiries in US

    Rupert Murdoch would have liked to believe the UK phone-hacking scandal was a tempest in a teapot. But as the crisis for...

  35. July 13, 2011

    Murdoch backers left with questions and few answers

    Even for a media empire as vast as News Corp, wresting hold of all of British Sky Broadcasting would have been a truly...

  36. July 13, 2011

    US senator calls for News Corp probe

    A prominent US senator has called for an inquiry into News Corp, the first indication that the scandal that hit the media...

  37. July 12, 2011

    Pressure on News Corp for board reform

    News Corp’s corporate governance has long been seen as a pact between unthreatening directors and compliant shareholders,...

  38. June 29, 2011

    Hollywood studios launch online piracy case

    Some of the world’s biggest film studios have launched an online piracy test case, arguing that the High Court should force...

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