Friends for good? Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt Le Blanc. Photograph: David Bjerke/NBCU/Getty

Netflix knows how to win Friends. The streaming service has struck a deal to keep showing Joey’s thespian trials, Chandler’s hapless sarcasm, Monica’s(...)

Cersei (Lena Headey) is in the ascendancy in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. AT&T’s proposed acquisition of HBO parent Time Warner is up in the air after the US department of justice moved to block the deal.

At the start of 2017, I forecast that the media year would be like 2016, only more so, with the themes of consolidation, convergence and digital trans(...)

Boy Scouts jamboree: the organisation apologised for any offence after Donald Trump’s speech on July 24th. Photograph:Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

The president of Mexico and the Boy Scouts of America have denied Donald Trump’s claims that he received calls from them praising his immigration poli(...)

Oil prices slipped from a 16-month high as doubts emerged about how Opec will implement its first supply cuts in years, which was announced last week. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

European shares rose for a second day on Tuesday, as investors continued to shrug off the political fall-out caused in Italy from the rejection of a c(...)

AT&T said the Time Warner deal would save $1 billion within three years of the takeover being completed. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

US telecoms giant AT&T will have to overcome a major regulatory hurdle if it is to secure a multibillion-dollar deal to snap up media and enterta(...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)

Hans Vestberg, chief executive officer of Ericsson, speaks during a news conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Angel Navarette/Bloomberg

As phone carriers curb spending on network equipment, the world’s largest maker of such hardware is accelerating a push to get more revenue fro(...)

A logo sits on a sign above the entrance of a Vodafone store, operated by Vodafone Group Plc in London. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AT&T, the second-largest US mobile-phone company, said it doesn’t plan to make an offer for Vodafone Group . “At the request of the UK takeover pa(...)