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    1. December 15, 2014

      Credits for BT romcom will roll for ages as investors eye returns

      The best Hollywood romcoms leave audiences guessing to the last which couple will make it down the aisle. That makes the...

    2. December 14, 2014

      ITV and Sky set for showdown over fees

      The UK’s two biggest commercial broadcasters, Sky and ITV, are set for a regulatory showdown over calls that pay-TV...

    1. December 12, 2014

      Live Premier League matches to hit TV screens on Friday nights

      Live Premier League football is set to invade British homes on Friday nights, as bidding for the rights to show the games...

    2. December 8, 2014

      Nearly half of UK’s small businesses lack superfast broadband

      Nearly half the UK’s small and medium-sized companies lack access to superfast broadband, according to the regulator Ofcom,...

    3. November 24, 2014

      Internet data rules expected to cost taxpayer tens of millions

      Taxpayers are expected to have to foot a bill totalling tens of millions of pounds to enact Theresa May’s proposals to...

    4. November 23, 2014

      Telecoms groups find it difficult to connect with content strategies

      Remember ringtones? They were what passed for a content play in the 1990s telecoms industry and remarkably successful they...

    5. October 17, 2014

      ISPs told to block fake luxury goods sales

      Online sales of counterfeit jewellery, watches and other luxury goods over certain websites will be blocked by Britain’s...

    6. October 7, 2014

      EE to take on BT and Virgin Media with set-top box service

      EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator, will take on BT and Virgin Media with a TV set-top box service that will be offered...

    7. October 6, 2014

      Hyperoptic doubles size of broadband operations

      Hyperoptic, a British broadband provider backed by funds of George Soros, has more than doubled the number of homes that can...

    8. September 30, 2014

      Virgin Media complains to Ofcom about Premier League TV rights

      Virgin Media has called for a competition inquiry into the cost of Premier League football, months before a rights auction...

    9. September 21, 2014

      Business broadband subsidy for cities streamlined to help take-up

      The UK is to overhaul a £100m scheme to provide superfast broadband for businesses in cities following a slow take-up of a...

    10. September 9, 2014

      British television review to study retransmission payments

      The UK government has paved the way for a shake-up of the country’s television market, announcing a review into whether...

    11. September 8, 2014

      ITV makes case for retransmission windfall

      ITV has intensified its calls for BSkyB and Virgin Media to pay millions of pounds to carry its channels, saying that this...

    12. July 30, 2014

      ITV chief Adam Crozier dismisses Liberty takeover speculation

      ITV chief executive Adam Crozier has shrugged off speculation of a takeover by cable group Liberty Group, as the broadcaster...

    13. July 22, 2014

      Founders frustrated with slow internet service in London

      After being told they would not be able to get superfast broadband connections for their companies, the founders of...

    14. FT Tech Hub

      July 22, 2014

      Are Brits blocking porn?

      For the past year, new internet subscribers in the UK have had to make an “unavoidable choice”. No, it’s not whether to pay...

    15. July 17, 2014

      US media buzz reaches Europe

      Like hit TV shows, media mergers are not guaranteed to reverberate on both sides of the Atlantic. But the latest noises in...

    16. July 17, 2014

      UK media lifted by M&A upsurge

      Merger speculation lifted much of the UK media sector after US group Liberty Global bought a stake in commercial television...

    17. May 29, 2014

      Britain still a target for US groups

      Hewlett-Packard’s $11bn acquisition of Autonomy may not seem to be a likely advertisement for US takeovers of UK companies,...

    18. April 30, 2014

      Virgin Media eyes sale of non-cable UK broadband arm

      Virgin Media is lining up the sale of its non-cable broadband business in the UK as the telecoms-to-TV group aims to...

    19. March 14, 2014

      Liberty Global ends talks with Daisy over £500m takeover

      Liberty Global has broken off talks to buy British IT group Daisy after balking at the putative price tag of more than...

    20. February 27, 2014

      Virgin Media in broadband fightback

      Virgin Media will offer twice the broadband speed of any other retail provider in the UK, as it seeks to revitalise its...

    21. February 27, 2014

      JC Penney soars on same-store success

      JC Penney soared by its biggest intraday rise on record after the retailer reported its first same-store sales growth since...

    22. February 19, 2014

      US ‘Cable Cowboy’ John Malone begins succession planning

      John Malone, the US billionaire dubbed the “Cable Cowboy”, has begun planning his succession at Discovery Communications and...

    23. December 26, 2013

      Sky faces squeeze from ex-Murdoch men

      When Tony Ball stepped down as Sky’s chief executive in 2004, investors were furious that he would be paid nearly £11m not...

    24. December 12, 2013

      Liberty and Vodafone chase European cable assets

      John Malone’s Liberty Global and Vodafone are becoming unlikely adversaries at the centre of a rapidly consolidating...

    25. December 12, 2013

      Liberty Global in takeover talks with Dutch cable group Ziggo

      John Malone has stepped up a push to consolidate the European cable industry, it emerged on Thursday, with Dutch operator...

    26. December 3, 2013

      Pact between government and telcos aims to cut mobile bills

      British telecoms groups have signed up to a government plan to cut the cost of mobile phone bills. The proposals, which have...

    27. October 16, 2013

      Ziggo rejects takeover offer by John Malone’s Liberty Global

      John Malone’s European buying spree of cable assets was dealt a blow after Dutch operator Ziggo said on Wednesday it had...

    28. October 10, 2013

      YouView shareholders weigh cash injection

      Shareholders in YouView including the BBC and Channel 4 may have to inject millions of pounds each into the internet...

    29. September 19, 2013

      Virgin Media to cut 600 management jobs

      Virgin Media is to axe 600 middle and senior management jobs as its new owner, Liberty Global, seeks cost synergies in the...

    30. September 10, 2013

      EE to renew Virgin Mobile contract expected to be worth £300m

      Everything Everywhere, the British telecoms operator, has struck an agreement to provide mobile services for Virgin Media,...

    31. August 19, 2013

      Virgin customers boost BT Sports numbers

      Almost half of households that watched BT’s opening Premier League football game used the rival cable TV platform owned by...

    32. August 18, 2013

      BT’s challenge to Sky live sport scores well

      The first live Premier League football match shown by BT was watched by a peak audience of 764,000 viewers, marking a...

    33. August 15, 2013

      A bigger name for UKAR shouldn’t mean a longer life

      It doesn’t sponsor a sports team, plaster its name on London bikes or run a multimedia campaign based on annoyingly...

    34. August 15, 2013

      Anti-piracy drive sees Premier League mistakenly block websites

      The Premier League’s battle against copyright infringing websites went badly wrong this week when it mistakenly caused UK...

    35. August 15, 2013

      BT agrees sports deal with Virgin

      BT has reached a deal to make its new sports offering available to customers of Virgin Media, which will recoup part of its...

    36. August 1, 2013

      Invensys to join foreign legion in £3.4bn takeover by Schneider

      Engineering company Invensys is poised to join the British businesses sold to foreign buyers after its board recommended a...

    37. July 10, 2013

      Inside Business: Malone hitches up to broadband bandwagon

      Five years ago, reporters covering Allen & Co’s annual Sun Valley summit were scrambling around the floor of the lodge where...

    38. June 23, 2013

      Manchester touts its computer hub appeal

      Some 65 years after giving birth to the Baby, Manchester has finally grown up in the computer age. The Baby, the first...

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