Television industry

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 29, 2017, a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, U.S.A.. The owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, Comcast launched a bid Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018, for British pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart the takeover ambitions of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 27, 2018 - 11:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century Fox. The move appears not only opportunistic but aimed at disrupting the European expansion of...
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February 27, 2018 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal appeals court says a media monitoring company is cheating Fox News out of revenue by failing to pay for some content it resells. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday against TVEyes Inc. The company distributes television clips and snippets of...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 29, 2017, a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, U.S.A.. The owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, Comcast launched a bid Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018, for British pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart the takeover ambitions of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 27, 2018 - 7:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for British pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart the takeover ambitions of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The firm is offering 22.1 billion pounds ($29.50 billion) for Sky. The proposed cash offer values each...
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Television personnel work inside of the International Broadcast Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Live television has always presented challenges, but NBC's Olympic stumbles this month have unfolded before an audience ready to pounce. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
February 24, 2018 - 1:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC can count on making a profit for its 18 days of telecasting the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The network's ratings started strong and slipped a bit as the games went on, and executives say it will end up about where they expected. Young viewers are flocking to their devices...
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February 21, 2018 - 7:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe was celebrating his first birthday since his resignation in near solitude on Wednesday, far from the lavish affair of years gone by. The government that removed him with military assistance in November declared Feb. 21, Mugabe's...
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Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France perform during the ice dance, short dance figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
February 19, 2018 - 2:16 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 4:15 p.m. French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis' costume has come unhooked at the neckline, exposing her breast, during her performance at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The first notes of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of...
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Fireworks detonate after the Olympic flame was lit during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Sean Haffey/Pool Photo via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 5:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic thrills and the aftermath of a patriarch's death on "This Is Us" combined to give NBC a golden ratings victory. NBC's total viewership last week topped that of the other three major broadcasters combined by 27 percent, the biggest network regular-season gap since Nielsen'...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the Disney store on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 06, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar, Marvel and "Star Wars." Now, it's looking to add Fox's TV and movie studios as it prepares to launch two streaming services, one...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the Disney store on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 06, 2018 - 4:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Now, it's looking to add Fox's TV and movie studios as it prepares to launch two streaming services, one...
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FILE - In this is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. ESPN says the outspoken "Sportscenter" anchor is leaving that role to write for a company web site and do occasional on-air commentary. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." The network said Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that Hill had asked to be taken off the 6 p.m. weekday edition of ESPN's sports news show. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
January 26, 2018 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says outspoken "Sportscenter" anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company website and do occasional on-air commentary. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President...
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