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BT faces extra pressure on dividend from Virgin Media fibre acceleration

BT's Openreach has "little choice but to accelerate" its fibre broadband rollout in order to gain scale quickly amid reports that Virgin Media is seeking to expand its fibre footprint...

1 month ago
Retail & consumer

Netflix subscriber miss could place ITV in the takeover crosshairs

Analysts at Liberum said that the FTSE 100 broadcaster would be an "obvious" acquisition option for the streaming giant due to its substantial content production arm, ITV Studios...

on 18/7/19
Retail & consumer

Rival streaming services could cost Netflix 65% of its viewing hours, says Wedbush

The launch of rival streaming services by the likes of Disney and NBCUniversal was expected to result in a slow bleed of content away from Netflix's service...

on 12/7/19
Retail & consumer

Netflix turns south in roller-coaster trading following worrisome quarterly report

Executives reassured investors that competition from Apple and Disney isn’t as troublesome as some thought, but its shares dipped again...

on 17/4/19
Retail & consumer

Disney to launch streaming service with Marvel and Star Wars spin-offs at nearly half the price of Netflix

Disney Plus will be available in the US on November 12 at a price of US$6.99 a month, nearly half Netflix’s standard US$12.99 plan...

on 12/4/19

FAANG Report: Google overhauls sexual harassment policy; Netflix ready for streaming battle with Disney

Facebook making available a feature to unsend messages, but only for 10 minutes...

on 9/11/18
Retail & consumer

European Commission seeks input on investigation into Disney pay-TV commitments

The watchdog said it was concerned that clauses in contractual deals between six film studios, including Disney and Sky, could prevent programmes being shown across borders...

on 9/11/18
Retail & consumer

Sky's contracts with Disney at risk after Comcast takeover

Berenberg said: "Disney missed buying Sky and competes with Comcast. Disney now doesn’t have any incentive to renew its programming deals with Sky unless it’s on extremely good financial terms”...

on 5/11/18
Retail & consumer

Disney makes concessions as it seeks European approval for US$71bn Fox takeover

The proposals were submitted on Friday, although no details have been released so far as to what the concessions might be...

on 15/10/18
Retail & consumer

James Murdoch steps down from Sky board after Comcast completes takeover

Comcast now owns 76.84% of Sky after successfully outbidding Fox in an auction to take over the broadcaster last month...

on 10/10/18
Retail & consumer

ITV could fetch £245mln for sale of London south bank headquarters, say analysts

Liberum said ITV could use the proceeds of the disposal to reduce debt, return cash back to shareholders, support mergers and acquisitions, for investments...

on 9/10/18
Retail & consumer

Comcast to end Sky share purchases in the market after taking controlling stake

Comcast outbid Fox in a £27.9bn auction of Sky at the weekend ...

on 27/9/18

Fox and Disney to sell shares in Sky to Comcast

Disney is to buy Fox's entertainment assets, including its stake in Sky, but has opted to sell this holding rather than remain a minority stakeholder...

on 26/9/18
Retail & consumer

Fox and Disney to sell shares in Sky to Comcast

Fox was outbid by Comcast in an auction of Sky on Saturday ...

on 26/9/18
Retail & consumer

Sky bobs higher as Comcast reveals 30% holding after making market purchases, makes offer mandatory

The crossing of the 30% threshold means that the US cable giant must now offer to buy out other Sky investors at its offer price of 1,728p per share...

on 25/9/18
Retail & consumer

Box office sales on the rise as summer blockbusters like Crazy Rich Asians boost attendance, says Wedbush

Analyst Michael Pachter predicted the soon-to-be demise of MoviePass’ subscription service...

on 24/9/18
Retail & consumer

Clash of the (media) titans: What drove the Fox, Comcast, Disney bidding war over Sky?

What started out as a seemingly mundane takeover of the British broadcaster escalated into a massive bidding war between three media giants, but how did it get to that point?...

on 24/9/18
Retail & consumer

ITV 'very sensible' at first investor day in 11 years, says Barclays as it cuts target price

Barclays maintained an ‘equal weight’ rating on ITV but cut its target price to 180p from 185p...

on 20/9/18
Retail & consumer

Vera Bradley tops 2Q estimates, inks licensing deal with Disney’s theme park division

The accessory company inked a deal to create a limited edition pattern called Mickey’s Paisley Celebration...

on 5/9/18
Retail & consumer

Comcast extends offer period for Sky amid bidding war with Fox

The offer period for Comcast's bid to buy Sky will now remain open for acceptances until September 12...

on 23/8/18
Retail & consumer

UK takeover panel confirms 1,400p floor for possible mandatory Disney bid for Sky

Disney will only need to make the offer if it completes its purchase of assets owned by 21st Century Fox before Fox or Comcast succeed in taking control of the FTSE 100 broadcaster...

on 16/8/18
Retail & consumer

21st Century Fox posts strong fiscal 4Q beat as Disney deal powers stock appreciation

Deal with Disney bolstered the price of Fox stock by 75% during the fiscal year...

on 8/8/18
Retail & consumer

Disney misses on earnings and revenue as shares tumble in extended trade

Theme park and entertainment giant Disney saw revenues and income come in below expectations...

on 7/8/18
Retail & consumer

ITV joins Disney and Fox in backing new video streaming service for mobile phones

ITV joins Hollywood giants including Disney and 21st Century Fox, in backing the venture ...

on 7/8/18