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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 14, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David has a look at the prospects for Indian infrastructure to become unblocked...

  2. March 28, 2014

    CBS $3.3bn billboard spin-off signals end of era

    CBS’s spin-off of its $3.3bn billboard business into a public company, which began trading on Friday, signals the end of an...

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  1. March 25, 2014

    Disney: taker and Maker

    Disney’s latest deal will struggle for a fairy tale ending. On Monday it announced the acquisition of “online video network”...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets took their cue from a weak session on Wall Street as investors sold out of growth stocks. (FT’s...

  3. March 20, 2014

    US companies urge restraint on Russia sanctions

    President Barack Obama’s move to expand sanctions punishing Russia could raise fears in corporate America of an extended...

  4. March 11, 2014

    Disney nears $500m deal to buy Maker Studios

    Walt Disney is nearing a deal to acquire Maker Studios in a deal worth $500m which could rise to as much as $900m if certain...

  5. March 5, 2014

    Dish / Disney: stream of consciousness

    Internet television is here to stay. The question is where consumers choose to buy it. Netflix’s fantastic growth has...

  6. February 27, 2014

    Upbeat theme for Merlin Entertainment’s maiden results

    Merlin Entertainments paraded a 33 per cent rise in pre-tax profits in its maiden full-year results, as the theme park...

  7. February 25, 2014

    Disney strengthens movie ties with Apple

    Walt Disney has launched a cloud-based movie service with Apple that will allow buyers of its movies to view them digitally...

  8. 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,...

  9. February 7, 2014

    Disney: at the movies

    Pass the popcorn. Walt Disney’s studio business is a big hit right now. Frozen has surpassed The Lion King as the most...

  10. February 6, 2014

    US housebuilders boosted by Goldman call

    US homebuilders were lifted on Thursday as analysts at investment bank Goldman Sachs grew increasingly confident the sector...

  11. February 5, 2014

    Disney powered by ‘Frozen’ and ‘Thor’

    A snow princess and a Nordic super hero powered Walt Disney’s first-quarter profits as the box office hits Frozen and Thor:...

  12. 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,...

  13. January 5, 2014

    Chris Meledandri, the man who has made millions from Minions

    As a boy growing up in 1970s New York, Chris Meledandri never saw any cartoons or animated movies. His early film...

  14. December 30, 2013

    Disney leads US stock gainers

    Walt Disney gained 2.5 per cent to $76.23 as the best performer on both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500...

  15. December 29, 2013

    Corporate bond issuance: thanks Ben

    Corporate America should send Ben Bernanke a thank-you note as he heads out of his post. Historically low US interest rates...

  16. December 23, 2013

    Twitter’s Dorsey joins Disney board

    Jack Dorsey, the chairman of Twitter, has been elected to the Walt Disney board, becoming the latest in a succession of...

  17. December 16, 2013

    TWC and Miramax reunited in production and distribution deal

    Harvey and Bob Weinstein are to be reunited with Pulp Fiction, Shakespeare in Love and other films produced by Miramax after...

  18. December 13, 2013

    Film box-sets: Iron Man, James Dean, Madagascar

    The DVD box set is often the last refuge of the underprepared gift-giver. But how to separate the best of Tinseltown from...

  19. December 4, 2013

    Why big budgets still generate the hottest tickets

    Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment, by Anita Elberse, Henry Holt/Faber, $30/...

  20. December 2, 2013

    Disney rethinks its China strategy

    The story. When China lifted a ban on Walt Disney characters in 1978 and joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, the US...

  21. FT Tech Hub

    November 15, 2013

    Pinterest lets pins loose around the web

    Pinterest, the online scrapbook recently valued at $3.8bn, will allow companies including Walmart, Nestle and Random House...

  22. November 8, 2013

    Merlin Entertainments shares rise on London stock market debut

    Shares in Merlin Entertainments, the owner of Madame Tussauds, Legoland and Alton Towers, rose nearly 6 per cent in their...

  23. November 7, 2013

    Theme parks help lift Disney to record profits

    Walt Disney reported record full-year profits and revenues, buoyed by big gains in its theme parks and consumer products...

  24. November 7, 2013

    Netflix teams up with Marvel for superheroes series

    Netflix has made one of its biggest bets yet on original programming after striking a four-series deal to develop shows...

  25. October 21, 2013

    First down and $10 in athlete IPO

    When American football star Arian Foster limped off the field on Sunday night with a hamstring injury, it was a blow not...

  26. October 21, 2013

    Merlin Entertainments heads for London listing

    Merlin Entertainments has announced eagerly-awaited plans to float on the London stock market in a deal which could value...

  27. October 4, 2013

    Walt Disney Concert Hall – 10 years on

    The downtown area of Los Angeles used to be a dangerous, no-go area after dark but a recent gala anniversary concert there...

  28. September 27, 2013

    China’s film industry: lights, camera...

    The Chinese film The Founding of a Republic, a propaganda epic about the creation of communist China, took in over $60m at...

  29. Material World

    September 26, 2013

    Will designer discount outlets get their Disney-fuelled happily ever after in China?

    News yesterday that Value Retail – Europe’s most successful luxury fashion outlet operator and owner of the UK’s wildly...

  30. August 7, 2013

    Time Warner: stowing thrones

    With Superman, the Lannisters and LeBron James, it would have been tough for Time Warner not to outdo expectations in the...

  31. August 7, 2013

    Financials drop as S&P 500 falls again

    Financial and consumer discretionary stocks fell on the second straight day of a broad sell-off in US stocks, with fashion...

  32. August 6, 2013

    Disney held back by ‘Lone Ranger’ flop

    Walt Disney is heading for a writedown of up to $190m over the poor performance of its summer flop The Lone Ranger....

  33. August 3, 2013

    Weinstein in talks to merge with Miramax

    Miramax is in merger discussions with The Weinstein Company over a deal that could reunite Harvey and Bob Weinstein with the...

  34. August 2, 2013

    Maurice Lévy: not ready to face his swansong

    For someone who adores the spotlight, there can have been fewer sweeter moments for Maurice Lévy than when he entered a...

  35. July 17, 2013

    Mattel: not so plastic fantastic

    Should Barbie and Ken pack up their Malibu dream house and get out of town? Today’s kids may not miss them. Mattel’s...

  36. July 12, 2013

    Media groups abandon plans to sell Hulu

    Walt Disney and 21st Century Fox on Friday ditched plans to sell Hulu, the second time they have done so in the past two...

  37. July 8, 2013

    Disney saddled with $100m loss

    Walt Disney looks set for a writedown of at least $100m after the dismal opening weekend performance of The Lone Ranger, its...

  38. July 7, 2013

    The Jungle Book, Goodman Theatre, Chicago – review

    One hundred and nineteen years after its publication, Kipling’s The Jungle Book is still having a lively time of it....

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