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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. June 18, 2013

    Web watchdog gets wider role in battle to curb child abuse images

    The culture secretary has asked the Internet Watch Foundation to seek out illegal images of child abuse on the internet,...

  27. June 18, 2013

    Kabel among Europe gainers on Liberty offer

    European equity indices were broadly higher on Tuesday, with Kabel Deutschland among the leaders after the company received...

  28. June 17, 2013

    Liberty Global enters bidding race for Kabel Deutschland

    Liberty Global, the European cable group controlled by John Malone, has entered the bidding for Kabel Deutschland, with a...

  29. June 14, 2013

    Vodafone to make second pass at Kabel Deutschland

    Vodafone is preparing to make a fresh bid approach to Kabel Deutschland as early as next week, following the rejection of...

  30. June 13, 2013

    Prisa in Telefónica talks over Digital Plus stake

    Grupo Prisa, the heavily indebted Spanish media group that owns the El País daily newspaper, is in talks with Telefónica to...

  31. May 22, 2013

    Lombard: Marchant’s move leaves SSE successor to keep lights on

    Ian Marchant has timed his well-pensioned retirement from SSE fortuitously. Controversy comes with the territory when you...

  32. May 14, 2013

    Third Point’s Dan Loeb – shrewd trader from a young age

    No company likes to wake up and find Dan Loeb on its share register. The 51-year-old billionaire founder of hedge fund Third...

  33. May 10, 2013

    Week in review, May 11

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Tom...

  34. May 8, 2013

    Lombard: Sainsbury gives a solid performance in a fragile sector

    Food retailing is a tough and challenging business. And that’s just for investors. Of the three major quoted grocers, Tesco...

  35. May 8, 2013

    Former News International boss Tom Mockridge to head Virgin Media

    Tom Mockridge, a former chief executive of News International, has been appointed chief executive of UK cable TV service...

  36. April 9, 2013

    Junk bonds: music resumes

    It looked, for a moment there, like the post-crisis junk bond party was finally winding down. Sophisticated investors were...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2013

    Zombies in Brussels

    Demonstrators dressed as zombies dance to the music of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' while participating in a flash mob in...

  38. April 9, 2013

    EU to pass $23.3bn Virgin Media takeover

    John Malone’s Liberty Global is to win EU approval for its $23.3bn takeover of Virgin Media, paving the way for the creation...

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