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  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:...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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,...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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....

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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,...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. September 24, 2010

    TV networks signal new golden age for content

    Apple and Amazon are renting television shows, Netflix is streaming films, Google is launching a TV product, and millions of...

  38. September 22, 2010

    Unappetising truths about à la carte media grazing

    Barry Diller minted a new phrase on Tuesday when he told a Goldman Sachs media conference in New York that “the à la...

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