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    1. February 2, 2016

      Magic Leap raises $800m from Alibaba, Warner Bros and Google

      Magic Leap, a secretive Florida-based start-up, has raised nearly $800m from investors including Alibaba, Warner Bros...

    2. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Magic Leap raises $800m from Alibaba and others

      Magic Leap, a secretive start-up developing an “augmented reality” device that superimposes digital images onto the...

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    1. Tech blog

      January 18, 2016

      #techFT - TV sans frontières

      Europe is taking the first steps to break down the legal barriers to watching your favourite TV shows wherever you are,...

    2. January 14, 2016

      Could Time Warner and Rupert Murdoch also be heading for a union?

      Rupert Murdoch does not hang around. This week he and the model and actress Jerry Hall announced their engagement after...

    3. December 11, 2015

      Since you asked: LeBron’s lifetime Nike deal is a slam dunk

      Nike signs LeBron James to a lifetime deal Financial Times, December 7 LeBron James? Who’s he? Should I care about him?...

    4. November 22, 2015

      Alan Horn, Walt Disney Studios chairman: the Jedi-in-chief

      A lan Horn is showing me how to deliver the maximum amount of force in a Taekwondo strike. “Force equals mass times...

    5. November 9, 2015

      US media: day of reckoning

      Company’ “investor days” typically involve four hours of soul-sucking PowerPoint slides clicking by in a stuffy...

    6. November 2, 2015

      TV and film streaming services tap into Southeast Asia

      Leading Hollywood investors are teaming up with telecommunication groups and entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia to bring...

    7. October 27, 2015

      Chinese media mogul Li Ruigang makes big bet on paid content

      Chinese media mogul Li Ruigang is paying a record-breaking $1.3bn for the five-year broadcast rights to China’s...

    8. October 26, 2015

      ‘Pan’ fails to deliver on tried-and-tested film formula

      On paper, it looked as though Pan , the film released this year based on the fictional hero of Neverland, was following...

    9. August 21, 2015

      The Salvation — DVD review

      Directed by Kristian Levring, 2014 Warner Bros Mads Mikkelsen has had a rough time. One minute he’s being chased...

    10. August 5, 2015

      Time Warner falls despite strong movies and cable

      Sales of video games and a strong showing from its movie studio and cable television channels lifted Time Warner...

    11. 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...

    12. July 5, 2015

      James Bond will return but which studio will mix his martini?

      James Bond returns to the big screen in November in Spectre, when Daniel Craig will once again dust off his dinner...

    13. April 29, 2015

      Time Warner looks to expand HBO Now digital video service

      Time Warner’s HBO Now digital video service could expand to include television shows from Turner Broadcasting and films...

    14. February 18, 2015

      How Indiewood gatecrashed the Oscars

      Oscars: the very name conjures a world of high glamour, big budgets and box-office gold. And for much of the Academy...

    15. 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...

    16. December 22, 2014

      Takeover volumes move to highest post-crisis levels

      Corporate takeover deals surged to their highest levels since the financial crisis this year, with merger and...

    17. November 5, 2014

      Time Warner raises profit forecast

      Time Warner raised its full-year profit forecast as subscription fee increases at its cable businesses drove higher...

    18. October 16, 2014

      HBO/Netflix: tearing down the wall

      Beyond the wall lies a dangerous world of ice, magic and giants, in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones. But beyond the...

    19. October 15, 2014

      HBO cuts ties to US cable subscriptions

      HBO, the premium network behind Girls and Boardwalk Empire, will launch an online streaming service in the US next year...

    20. October 3, 2014

      Prince: Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum – review

      Back with the record label he fell out with calamitously in the 1990s, Prince marks his rehabilitation with the...

    21. September 3, 2014

      Netflix calls on Batman for global push

      Netflix has secured exclusive global rights to Warner Bros’ new Batman series Gotham as the video streaming company...

    22. FT Tech Hub

      August 20, 2014

      Tom Lesinski launches digital production company

      By Matthew Garrahan, FT global media editor Thomas Lesinski, the former head of digital production at Paramount...

    23. August 5, 2014

      Fox withdraws $71bn bid for Time Warner

      Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has abandoned a $71bn offer for Time Warner that would have reshaped the global media...

    24. July 23, 2014

      Murdoch’s bid for Time Warner threatens the golden age of television

      My first reaction to the $73bn bid from 21st Century Fox for Time Warner, which this week settled in for a prolonged...

    25. July 23, 2014

      Hollywood frets over Fox-Time Warner deal

      In Hollywood, where a box office dud can sound the death knell for even the starriest career, anxiety is as much a part...

    26. June 9, 2014

      Time Inc shares receive cool first day reception

      Shares of Time Inc, the publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and its namesake magazine, received a cool reception on...

    27. May 19, 2014

      London reasserts its film post-production reputation

      London has long been a byword for creativity in music and fashion but few knew until recently it has become synonymous...

    28. April 30, 2014

      Box office and TV hits help Time Warner beat expectations

      The box office success of The Lego Movie and global demand for its Game of Thrones HBO series propelled Time Warner to...

    29. April 27, 2014

      Hollywood studios eye China streaming deal to beat piracy

      Hollywood’s biggest film studios are working with Tencent, one of China’s largest internet groups, on a Netflix-style...

    30. FT Tech Hub

      March 3, 2014

      Kickstarter hits $1bn - so what did we get?

      Almost five years after launching, crowd-funding platform Kickstarter has received pledges worth $1bn. Half of the...

    31. February 28, 2014

      Minecraft film under construction at Warner Bros

      Warner Brothers is swapping Lego bricks for pixelated blocks to bring popular virtual-world game Minecraft to the big...

    32. January 13, 2014

      EU probes Hollywood film licensing deals with pay-TV groups

      Brussels has launched a full antitrust probe into how big Hollywood studios sell pay-TV rights to screen blockbuster...

    33. January 10, 2014

      Saul Zaentz, film and music mogul, 1921-2014

      No one, a wag once said of the producer Saul Zaentz, “was better at taking care of the books”. It was a two-edged...

    34. 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,...

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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...

    36. November 22, 2013

      Billie Joe and Norah: Foreverly

      The match-up of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, one a pop-punk star fresh from rehab, the other a...

    37. November 5, 2013

      Media: Tight focus

      The monument to the worst merger in corporate history can be found at Columbus Circle in Manhattan, where two...

    38. September 30, 2013

      Warner and Packer in finance deal for 75 films

      Warner Brothers and an investment vehicle backed by James Packer, the Australian billionaire, have agreed a $450m...

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