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  1. August 27, 2015

    TV networks face shaky future in changing media landscape

    Sharply falling stock markets have brought company valuations under renewed scrutiny but, for media groups, the...

  2. August 21, 2015

    Online media: Small screen, big money

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  1. August 21, 2015

    US TV: over the top, under the gun

    There were good reasons to sell shares in US television companies (those that make programming and those that...

  2. August 21, 2015

    European media join push to support online video groups

    Online video networks are receiving an influx of capital from European investors as the companies behind some of the...

  3. August 20, 2015

    Gold miners climb on global macro fears

    Gold miners climbed on Thursday as the haven asset hit a five-week high, buoyed by investor concerns that the global...

  4. August 14, 2015

    TV flickers as viewers find new screens

    When 24m US viewers tuned in to watch Donald Trump slug it out with his rivals for the Republican presidential...

  5. August 7, 2015

    ‘Media implosion’ spreads to European groups hit by streaming

    It is a golden age to watch US television — and a nightmare week to invest in it. On Wednesday alone $37bn was wiped...

  6. August 6, 2015

    Weak Viacom revenues deepen media slump

    Viacom shares fell by more than 14 per cent on another dark day for US media companies as the owner of Comedy Central,...

  7. August 5, 2015

    Fox shares tumble despite upbeat subscriber forecasts

    Lachlan Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, warned that the pace of change and disruption in television...

  8. August 5, 2015

    Disney: smoke and fire

    The problem with firewalls is that when they are breached, those left on the inside have no defence against the...

  9. August 5, 2015

    Strong profit performance lifts Priceline

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  10. August 5, 2015

    US media shares hit by ‘cord-cutting’ fears

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  11. August 4, 2015

    The Avengers spur Disney to record profit

    The blockbuster box office performance of The Avengers: Age of Ultron powered Walt Disney to record third-quarter...

  12. August 4, 2015

    China will need to rely on intermediaries to succeed in Hollywood

    Last week Relativity Media, a Hollywood film studio, filed for bankruptcy protection. But even before its fall from...

  13. July 23, 2015

    Brussels in antitrust case against Sky and six Hollywood studios

    Brussels accused Sky UK and six leading Hollywood studios of breaking antitrust law on Thursday, in a landmark case...

  14. July 22, 2015

    HBO signs Bill Simmons in digital sports push

    HBO, the premium cable channel behind hits such as Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, has struck a deal with one of the...

  15. July 16, 2015

    Netflix: face off

    The US online video industry has the circular logic of an identity theft movie: Netflix is determined to become HBO —...

  16. June 23, 2015

    Hulu deal with Showtime to offer internet video service

    Hulu, the online streaming company, has struck a deal with Showtime to offer the premium cable channel’s new internet...

  17. May 29, 2015

    Hollywood learns originality does not pay

    There was good news out of Hollywood this week for Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and Han Solo. The latest box-office...

  18. May 22, 2015

    Disney: Let it grow

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  19. May 21, 2015

    Tomorrowland — film review

    “Enjoy the future,” we’re urged early in Tomorrowland, with a ten-ton wink. The year, then, is 1964, and the...

  20. May 19, 2015

    George Lucas makes $2.2bn paper profit on Walt Disney stake

    George Lucas has made a $2.2bn paper profit on the Walt Disney stock he received in exchange for the rights to Star...

  21. May 5, 2015

    Disney lifted by theme parks and consumer products

    It may have lacked a blockbuster to compare with Frozen but Walt Disney’s quarterly profits still sailed past analyst...

  22. May 3, 2015

    UK election and US jobs report to dominate a packed week

    Investors have a packed calendar, with the UK election sharing a week with the latest reading on the US labour market...

  23. April 15, 2015

    Timeline: Segway’s journey from Good Morning America to China

    December 2001 Dean Kamen, a US inventor, unveils his Segway Personal Transporter, which he dubs the world’s first...

  24. March 31, 2015

    Business pioneers in media and sport

    From the first printed books to newspapers, radio, film, television and the internet, media have always been fuelled by...

  25. March 25, 2015

    ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’, by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli

    Who needs another Steve Jobs biography? Four years after his death, Apple’s co-founder continues to serve as...

  26. March 13, 2015

    Michael Graves, architect and designer, 1934-2015

    Michael Graves, architect and designer A kettle with a whistling bird on its spout and a building in which the columns...

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    February 27, 2015

    The Googleplex, as you've never seen it before

    Silicon Valley’s super-rich tech companies have found a new way to compete: which of them can come up with the coolest...

  28. February 22, 2015

    Broadcasters fear falling revenues as viewers switch to on-demand TV

    With YouTube to watch, Instagram pictures to take and Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms to explore, a...

  29. February 20, 2015

    Oscar glory reaches beyond the silver screen

    Will Michael Keaton win best actor for Birdman at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday or will it be The Theory of...

  30. February 13, 2015

    TV sports rights: Show them the money

    Netflix spent $100m on two series of House of Cards. Walt Disney invested significantly more in the last instalment of...

  31. February 6, 2015

    British film business boosted by record spending from abroad

    UK film industry advances From a romantic drama about physicist Stephen Hawking to an animated comedy featuring a...

  32. February 4, 2015

    Gilead sinks on discounting worries

    Gilead Sciences shares tumbled on Wednesday despite exceeding fourth-quarter earnings and sales estimates after it said...

  33. February 3, 2015

    Walt Disney looks to stream popular shows

    Walt Disney is exploring new streaming services for some of its most popular content, including ESPN’s sports...

  34. January 21, 2015

    Netflix: content now, cash later

    Producing a series such as House of Cards is not cheap. But Netflix says it is cheaper than the alternative: licensing...

  35. January 11, 2015

    Wanda challenges Disney with shift from property to theme parks

    Wang Jianlin, China’s second-richest man, made his fortune building shopping malls. Of late, however, he has shown more...

  36. January 11, 2015

    Violetta’s teenage angst grips a global TV audience

    At first glance, the trials and tribulations of a teenage girl in Argentina would appear to have little in common with...

  37. January 6, 2015

    Entertainment One buys majority stake in Mark Gordon Company

    In the television series Grey’s Anatomy, surgical interns earn their stripes despite a syphilis outbreak, a botched...

  38. December 28, 2014

    ‘Frozen’ fever grips cultural landscape

    On Christmas morning, five-year-old Addison Peskie’s living room was a sea of ice blue and bright purple. “A Frozen...

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