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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. (...)

The Trump administration’s impending ban on TikTok has further worsened tensions between Beijing and Washington. Photograph: AP

TikTok chief executive Kevin Mayer has resigned just months after taking the helm of the viral short video app, stepping out of the crossfire as the T(...)

Pearson chief executive Andy Bird

Global education publisher Pearson has appointed Andy Bird as its next chief executive, turning to a media veteran who helped build Walt Disney’s con(...)

Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Wednesday following an upbeat services industry survey and Disney’s surprise quarterly profit. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Positive earnings reports and a surge in commodities shares lifted European stock markets on Wednesday, but losses in defensive sectors and worries ab(...)

Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

Walt Disney Co on Tuesday avoided the unmitigated disaster some investors feared as it eked out an adjusted profit amid the coronavirus pandemic that (...)

Yifei Liu at the world premiere of Disney’s “Mulan” at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in March. Photograph: Frederic Brown/AFP

Walt Disney on Thursday postponed the debut of its movie “Mulan” indefinitely, dealing a new blow to theatre operators that were counting on the live-(...)

Charlize Theron stars in new Netflix film release The Old Guard.

Netflix has been downgraded to a “neutral” recommendation from “buy” by stock analysts at UBS, which cited valuation after a pronounced rally in the v(...)

Cars wait to cross the border at Gold Coast Highway checkpoint on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photograph: Albert Perez/EPA

An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantine rules, including up to six months in jail. The m(...)

Aerial view of people on the Hermosa Beach, California during a heatwave on Sunday as coronavirus cases reach new record levels in states across the the US. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty

California’s governor ordered a retreat on Monday from the state’s reopening as coronavirus cases soared and the state’s two largest school districts,(...)

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