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The European Commission  is worried about contractual clauses in some deals between six film studios, including Disney and pay-TV broadcaster Sky in Britain, that could prevent programmes being shown across borders

The European Commission said on Friday it was seeking reaction on commitments offered by Walt Disney in a pay-TV investigation aimed at making shows (...)

The BidX1 team of director Jonathan Fenn, marketing manager Nicole Pomeroy and chief financial officer Mike Murphy, at The Irish Times Innovation Awards judging day. Photograph: Conor McCabe

BidX1 The traditional auction room can be a very intimidating environment. The nods, winks and other subtle twitches and signals which indicate bids (...)

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is scheduled to speak Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Monday Results: Mylan, Avadel Pharmaceuticals, Taro Pharmaceuticals, Avis Budget, Ferrari, Marriott International. Indicators: Irish services purcha(...)

The company’s market capitalisation currently stands at approximately $156 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Here are some notable numbers from Netflix: 130 million paying customers as of September $14.9 billion in revenue in the last 12 months $1.3 billio(...)

 James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, pictured with his wife Kathryn Hufschmid Photograph: Reuters

Rupert Murdoch’s six children are each in line to receive $2 billion (€1.7 billion) from the break-up of his media empire and the sale of his entertai(...)

James Murdoch has become the favourite to succeed Elon Musk as the chairman of Tesla, which has to replace the electric carmaker’s founder in the role by the middle of next month

James Murdoch has become the favourite to succeed Elon Musk as the chairman of Tesla, which has to replace the electric carmaker’s founder in the role(...)

Akira Horiuchi, winner of this year’s Ig Nobel for Medical Education, demonstrates his self-colonoscopy technique during the award ceremony at Harvard University. Photograph: AP

You’ve got to love quirky research. And it doesn’t get any quirkier than the annual Ig Nobel awards, a good-natured parody of the Nobel prizes. They h(...)

The Comcast offer values Sky at almost £4 billion more than the Disney-Fox bid and was recommended to shareholders by Sky’s independent committee. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Comcast has triumphed over 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney in the auction for Sky with a £30.6 billion (€34 billion) bid in a deal that will redraw t(...)

The fight has centred on a battle for Sky’s 23 million subscribers. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The £26 billion (€29 billion) battle for control of Sky, the European pay TV operator, between Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and US cable group Co(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and former British prime minister David Cameron looking at a Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 at the British Museum, London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA

The demise of the Volkswagen Beetle reminds me of something I heard a while back from a man who had grown up in a Midlands dealership for that and oth(...)

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