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  1. November 17, 2014

    Cheaper oil energises US consumer stocks

    One of this year’s most maligned stock market sectors has finally found its spark – helped by sliding oil prices. US...

  2. November 5, 2014

    CBS takes 24-hour news battle online

    CBS will launch a 24-hour digital news channel on Thursday as the US broadcaster behind the Big Bang Theory shifts its...

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  1. October 12, 2014

    YouTube’s ads on unauthorised content pay off

    YouTube has hit $1bn in payments to companies that participate in a programme that sells advertising on user-generated clips...

  2. September 21, 2014

    Disney eyes bigger picture with Bollywood link

    To promote last week’s release of Khoobsurat, a Bollywood film produced by Disney’s Indian subsidiary, actress Sonam Kapoor...

  3. September 18, 2014

    Sony looks to PlayStation to ride to the rescue

    Sony’s pullback in the global smartphone battle offers one silver lining. Now, it can at least focus on the remaining pillar...

  4. August 29, 2014

    Vice Media nears sale of stake to A&E

    Vice Media is finalising the sale of a 10 per cent stake to A&E Networks, the cable television group jointly owned by Walt...

  5. August 24, 2014

    US TV-advert buyers hold back as viewers move online

    From True Detective’s Matthew McConaughey to Robin Wright from House of Cards, the stars of US television will be back on...

  6. August 21, 2014

    US TV takeovers threaten UK creative economy, says C4 chief

    US takeovers of British television companies are threatening the UK’s creative economy, a leading industry figure has...

  7. 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...

  8. May 30, 2014

    Ambani’s Reliance Industries poised to win $677m India TV deal

    India’s richest man is set to take control of one of the country’s most powerful media companies, as Mukesh Ambani’s...

  9. May 2, 2014

    Content king Redstone comes to UK shores

    Sumner Redstone does not do deals very often. But when he does, he tends to make a splash. The nonagenarian billionaire hit...

  10. May 1, 2014

    Desmond considers uses for £450m Viacom cheque

    Finally Richard Desmond’s cheque is in the post. After promising to sell one media business after another at a sizeable...

  11. May 1, 2014

    Viacom explores new territory with Channel 5 acquisition

    Channel 5, say hello to Viacom’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With its...

  12. April 30, 2014

    Viacom to buy Channel 5 from Northern & Shell Media for £450m

    Richard Desmond has agreed to sell UK broadcaster Channel 5 to US group Viacom for £450m, in a move that will see him...

  13. 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...

  14. April 3, 2014

    Channel 5 bidders question broadcaster’s valuation

    A war of words has broken out over the valuation of Channel 5, ahead of this month’s deadline for second-round bids for the...

  15. March 18, 2014

    Viacom and Google settle YouTube lawsuit

    Viacom and Google have settled a $1bn copyright infringement suit tied to Google’s YouTube digital video service, ending a...

  16. March 13, 2014

    In a tech bubble with a twist, the big danger is bonds

    Seth Klarman, the publicity-shy manager of the $27bn Baupost hedge fund, has given investors a slap. In his quarterly...

  17. March 6, 2014

    Companies rush to sell debt amid blockbuster week

    A rush by companies to sell bonds has led to a blockbuster week of issuance in the US, with investors scrambling to put...

  18. March 4, 2014

    Big US companies rush to raise funds

    Companies rushed to raise funds in the US debt capital markets on Tuesday in the most active day for bond sales since...

  19. February 28, 2014

    US cable groups join bidding for Channel 5

    A trio of US cable network owners have entered the race to buy Channel 5, the UK television broadcaster owned by media baron...

  20. January 30, 2014

    Viacom boosted by profits rise

    Shares in media conglomerate Viacom rose on Thursday after the company reported a 16 per cent rise in quarterly profits,...

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    January 7, 2014

    India's film industry: look beyond Bollywood

    Waiting for Hollywood to call? To the rest of the world, Bollywood is the face of Indian cinema. But the country’s...

  22. August 16, 2013

    21st Century Fox takes stake in ‘gonzo’ Vice

    Twenty-First Century Fox has taken a 5 per cent stake in Vice Media, the digital media and publishing group that brought...

  23. June 3, 2013

    Technology: ‘Digital natives’ tap into the wisdom of the crowd

    The millennial generation is so frequently characterised by its use of technology that its members are often referred to as...

  24. May 30, 2013

    A spring in the step of seasoned hands

    I am not a spring chicken. My hair is thinning. There’s a pain in my right shoulder that never quite goes away. Young women...

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    May 30, 2013

    India: Comedy Central v the censor

    The debate around censorship in India has this week focused on a new target – Comedy Central. The television channel has...

  26. May 5, 2013

    Google set to unveil subscriptions for specialist YouTube videos

    Google is on the verge of unveiling an à la carte subscription service for some of YouTube’s specialist video channels, to...

  27. 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...

  28. May 1, 2013

    US media groups bank on digital rights

    Media companies are banking on the prospect that tech firms will continue to pay up for digital rights to their programmes,...

  29. 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 Movie...

  30. March 19, 2013

    Respite for highly rated US debt

    Renewed eurozone worries have hurt new sales of highly-rated corporate bonds in the US in the past couple of days, but the...

  31. March 18, 2013

    Charter soars on interest from Liberty

    Shares in Charter Communications, which emerged from bankruptcy protection just four years ago, hit new highs on reports...

  32. February 26, 2013

    Cablevision sues Viacom over bundling

    Cablevision, the US cable operator, filed an antitrust lawsuit against Viacom on Tuesday, contending that the media group is...

  33. February 20, 2013

    New screens require new TV strategy

    When the season finale of Downton Abbey aired on PBS last Sunday, some of the 8.2m US viewers could be forgiven for feeling...

  34. December 28, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Shane Smith

    Lunch with the FT is a simple format: eat, drink, talk and the FT pays the bill. When I explain this to Shane Smith,...

  35. December 21, 2012

    Djokovic signing keeps IMG on top of game

    Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic will on Friday announce he is to be represented by IMG Worldwide, helping the global...

  36. December 11, 2012

    Sportech wins Connecticut online licence

    Sportech has enhanced its US presence after winning a licence from Connecticut that gives the pools and tote operator...

  37. November 30, 2012

    Challenges ahead in US market

    In 1976, Ted Turner spotted the chance to use one of the earliest commercial satellites to widen the audience for the...

  38. November 18, 2012

    ‘Millennials’ drive rethink on marketing

    The economy, terrorism and natural disasters are the driving forces shaping the lives and aspirations of Millennials,...

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