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    1. August 24, 2014

      US TV-advert buyers hold back as viewers move online

      From True Detective’s Matthew McConaughey to Robin Wright from House of Cards, the stars of US television will be back on...

    2. August 5, 2014

      Superheroes pack a punch for Disney

      Superheroes and fairy tales helped power record profit for Walt Disney in its third quarter, as the entertainment company...

    1. May 6, 2014

      Disney beats expectations as ‘Frozen’ puts fire into earnings

      The box office success of Frozen, the highest grossing animated film ever released, pushed Walt Disney’s quarterly profits...

    2. 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:...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. May 7, 2013

      Disney shows its muscle as ‘Iron Man 3’ boosts earnings

      Strong performances from its US theme parks and a slate of movies that included its recent hit Oz: The Great and Powerful...

    6. FT Tech Hub

      November 30, 2012

      Apple exec Bob Mansfield sells $20m worth of stock

      Bob Mansfield, a longserving Apple executive responsible for engineering hardware such as the Macbook Air and iMac, cashed...

    7. November 11, 2012

      US TV networks suffer sharp dip in ratings

      US broadcast networks are suffering a precipitous drop in television ratings so far this season, posing a significant threat...

    8. November 8, 2012

      Disney urges officials to resolve fiscal cliff

      Walt Disney’s theme parks and cable networks powered fourth-quarter profits at the media group as Bob Iger, chief executive,...

    9. October 31, 2012

      Disney plans to exploit Star Wars galaxy

      In a video message posted online shortly after Walt Disney announced its $4bn purchase of Lucasfilm, Bob Iger, Disney’s...

    10. October 30, 2012

      Disney and Star Wars join forces

      Mickey Mouse has forged an unlikely alliance with Darth Vader after Walt Disney agreed a $4bn deal to acquire Lucasfilm, the...

    11. August 16, 2012

      Superheroes soar above Disney tensions

      Summer means one thing in Hollywood: big, blockbuster movies. But a single superhero film has ka-powed all others this year....

    12. August 8, 2012

      Avengers pack punch for profits at Disney

      The storming boxoffice success of The Avengers and a stronger performance from Walt Disney’s network of theme parks lifted...

    13. July 8, 2012

      Start-ups jostle for Sun Valley spotlight

      The guest list features Jordan’s king and queen, Italy’s prime minister, three mayors, two governors and the director of the...

    14. June 5, 2012

      Disney sets standards for TV food ads

      Walt Disney has introduced new standards for food advertising on its children’s television programming to promote healthier...

    15. May 31, 2012

      Disney appoints new studio chief

      Walt Disney moved to stabilise the leadership of its movie studio after it appointed Alan Horn as chairman, replacing Rich...

    16. May 31, 2012

      Hopes for Hollywood cloud darken

      Hollywood studios banking on a cloud-based locker system to revive home entertainment sales face an uphill battle after a...

    17. May 9, 2012

      Wall St slides as euro concerns weigh

      Shining earnings from Disney were unable to bolster sentiment across the US stock market, which touched its lowest point in...

    18. May 8, 2012

      Walt Disney puts faith in superheroes

      Walt Disney absorbed the disappointment of a $200m writedown on its John Carter movie to report second-quarter earnings that...

    19. April 20, 2012

      Disney parts company with Ross

      Walt Disney is searching for a new studio chairman after parting company with Rich Ross, the former head of Disney Channel,...

    20. March 13, 2012

      Walmart looks to speed transition from DVD

      Walmart has moved to speed the transition from DVD to digital viewing of movies by launching a service that will convert the...

    21. February 7, 2012

      Disney performs despite fewer films

      A strong showing from its television networks and theme park division propelled Walt Disney’s first quarter profits past...

    22. November 22, 2011

      ESPN president steps down

      George Bodenheimer is stepping down as president of ESPN after 13 years at the top of the sports cable network, which is...

    23. November 16, 2011

      Apple: board ponders fruitful transition

      Beware of sunburn when bathing in reflected glory. There may be no more prestigious perch in global business than a seat on...

    24. November 11, 2011

      Disney chief backs emerging markets push

      Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of Walt Disney, has reaffirmed the US entertainment group’s international ambitions,...

    25. October 27, 2011

      Disney expands free TV channel to Russia

      Walt Disney will begin broadcasting a free-to-air television channel in Russia next year after striking a deal with UTH, the...

    26. October 7, 2011

      Disney extends Iger contract until 2016

      Bob Iger, chief executive of Walt Disney, will take on the role of chairman and extend his contract with the company from...

    27. September 20, 2011

      Disney to create ‘Avatar’ theme park

      Walt Disney has struck a deal with James Cameron and Fox Filmed Entertainment to develop a new theme park inspired by the...

    28. September 7, 2011

      Head of Disney’s consumer unit resigns

      Andrew Mooney has resigned unexpectedly as the head of Walt Disney’s consumer products division, 11 years after joining the...

    29. August 9, 2011

      Sports network boosts Disney’s performance

      An improving consumer environment helped Walt Disney deliver a stronger-than-expected performance from its theme parks and...

    30. FT Tech Hub

      July 7, 2011

      Album sales up for first time since 2004

      Tech news from around the web: A survey from Nielsen that tracks music sales across real and digital sources shows that...

    31. July 6, 2011

      Tech groups put media in shade at Sun Valley

      The runway at the airport is crowded with private jets and security at the ski lodge is tight. These are the signs that the...

    32. June 7, 2011

      Disney to cut 200 jobs because of lower DVD sales

      Walt Disney is cutting about 200 jobs from its film studio in response to the worldwide slowing of DVD sales, in a move that...

    33. May 11, 2011

      Disney profits hit by Japan quake

      The devastating earthquake in Japan and one of Walt Disney’s biggest box-office flops combined to hit the media group’s...

    34. April 8, 2011

      Disney breaks ground on Shanghai park

      Disney chief executive Bob Iger says the park will be both “authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese” Walt Disney, the...

    35. FT Alphaville

      March 18, 2011

      Bonuses bounce back

      Bonuses for chief executives at 50 major corporations jumped a median of 30.5%, the biggest gain in at least three years,...

    36. February 9, 2011

      Disney

      The new Disney theme park in Shanghai, costing perhaps $4bn, will not be open for at least another three years. But Robert...

    37. February 8, 2011

      Theme parks lift Disney results

      A stronger advertising market, improved attendance at its theme parks and global demand for Toy Story 3 merchandise powered...

    38. November 12, 2010

      Toy Story 3 and ABC help lift Disney

      The box-office performance of Toy Story 3 and an advertising rebound at its ABC television network lifted Walt Disney’s...

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