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New Sky Group chief executive Dana Strong, who once headed UPC Ireland. Photograph: Getty

Dana Strong has been appointed chief executive of Sky Group by its American parent company Comcast. Ms Strong, who previously headed up the Irish ope(...)

Paddy Power-owner Flutter Entertainment has placed eight million new shares to help pay for its Fanduel buyout deal in the US. Photograph: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

Paddy Power-owner Flutter Entertainment confirmed on Friday that it had successfully placed eight million new shares in the company to raise €1.2 bill(...)

Flutter owns Paddy Power, Betfair, Australia’s Sportsbet and various betting businesses in Europe, the US.

Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment plans to buy out backers including Google Ventures and New York-based investor KKR to take 95 per cent of its (...)

Rupert Murdoch at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, with Donald Trump and Murdoch’s wife Jerry Hall, in June 2016. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A “cancer on democracy” is a stark description of anybody, but former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd knows what he’s doing when he applies it to(...)

Sky’s pay TV, broadband and telephone subscription operations in Ireland generated revenues of €751 million. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sky’s pay TV, broadband and telephone subscription operations here generated revenues of €751 million in the 18 months to last December. That is acco(...)

Alan Foy of Venturewave Capital: ‘It’s very hands-off. I’m not spending hours trying to get The Edge to put in more money.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Alan Foy might be spending his lockdown days convincing celebrities such as Hollywood actor Liam Neeson and members of U2 to invest in his new €100 mi(...)

Alan Foy and Brian Martin, managing partners at VentureWave Capital.

VentureWave Capital is now halfway to reaching the €100 million target for its new fund, which intends to invest in promising technology companies in (...)

Netflix is facing increasing competition from Disney, Warner Media and others. Photograph: iStock

Netflix on Tuesday posted its weakest subscriber gains in four years as streaming competition increased, pandemic restrictions eased and live sports r(...)

In the post-Covid world, executives anticipate mid-sized films and even blockbusters will be shown in cinemas for a much shorter timeframe before landing online. Photograph: iStock

Last Friday at around 7pm in London, the chief executives of the world’s largest cinema operators received a phone call they had dreaded for months. (...)

Canal plus film: Attendees in canoes at the Gowanus Dredgers paddle-in movie in Brooklyn, New York, on September 19th. Photograph: Paul Frangipane/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Waterworld Drive-in cinemas are a last century business, cycle-in cinemas are much more 2020, but for those seeking true edge, wel(...)

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