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Netflix once had the field to itself. Now Disney and other Hollywood behemoths are closing in – and they’re here to take your money “In Hollywood (...)

Game of Thrones: HBO’s filming of the series in Northern Ireland has helped its film and television industry boom. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

Netflix and Disney, which are threatening to pull film production in Georgia over the US state’s new abortion law, will not comment on whether they wi(...)

Disney showcases upcoming content, including Frozen 2, The Lion King and Toy Story 4, at an event to promote streaming platform Disney+. Photograph: Valerie Macon / AFP

Has Disney gone cheap? It’s not a word that most parents bringing their kids to merchandise-stuffed theme parks would associate with the company. And(...)

 Tim Cook’s latest bet is that an acceleration in cord-cutting and the proliferation of streaming services has created a new role for Apple as aggregator

Steve Jobs told his biographer in 2011 that Apple had “finally cracked” a winning formula for television. But eight years later, his successor Tim Coo(...)

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 (...)

A Nike Ad featuring American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick on display in New York last month. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

Billions of dollars were briefly wiped off Nike’s share price after the sportswear giant announced controversial American footballer Colin Kaepernick (...)

Comcast’s Philadelphia headquarters: the US media giant has won an auction to formally bid for Sky. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP

They could make a movie out of it. They could make a whole series. After years of chasing full ownership of a “crown jewel” long associated with his n(...)

John Malone, chairman, Liberty Group was one of the first international investors to take a punt on Ireland after the economy collapsed in 2008. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

American billionaire John Malone relaxes into a boardroom chair in a meeting room of the five-star Intercontinental hotel that he owns in Ballsbridge,(...)

Although 21st Century Fox has agreed a deal with Disney, the deal could still be gatecrashed by Comcast.  Photograph: AP

Goldman Sachs stands to make about $105 million (€90 million) for advising 21st Century Fox in its $71 billion asset sale to Walt Disney and for helpi(...)

The Murdoch family had spurned a takeover offer from Comcast in favour of a less valuable all-stock bid by Disney last December, calculating that a deal with the owner of Pixar and Marvel Studios would face less regulatory risk and create a limited tax liability for Fox shareholders.

Comcast has launched a $65 billion (€55 billion) takeover bid for some of the marquee assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, gatecrashing the me(...)

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