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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 18, 2018 file photo,Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford speaks during a news conference at the ACC NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. When Atlantic Coast Conference teams open the season this week, their games will air on several television platforms, from ABC and ESPNU to the CBS and Fox sports networks. A year from now, that list will also include the ACC’s own channel. Swofford said it could take four or five years to reap the channel’s full financial benefits. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 29, 2018 - 2:46 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Atlantic Coast Conference teams open the season this week, their games will air on several television platforms, from ABC and Fox to ESPNU and the CBS Sports Network. A year from now, that list will also include the ACC's own channel. League schools are working on...
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Madonna appears in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
August 21, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It may have been a lousy night for Madonna at the MTV Video Music Awards, but the event offered some glimmers of hope for the network. The Nielsen company estimated that 5.23 million watched Monday's annual tribute to what's current in popular music across several Viacom-owned...
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August 21, 2018 - 7:48 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's government says it will wait for a new Romanian gas pipeline to be built rather than extend a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom. Economy Minister Chiril Gaburici told the TVC21 cable network that the economically-struggling nation, which relies on Russia...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017 file photo, Kenya Barris arrives at the HBO Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Netflix says it’s signed “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV showrunner to jump from broadcast and cable to the streaming platform.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 16, 2018 - 4:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix says it's signed "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris to an exclusive production agreement. The multi-year deal announced Thursday makes Barris the latest prominent TV creator to jump from broadcast and cable to the streaming platform. Barris' Peabody-winning "black-ish"...
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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Ed helms, Bradley Cooper, Reese Witherspoon and Keith Urban, and bottom row from left, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Garner, Maria Menounos and Marg Helgenberger, who are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Sept. 7. Cooper is returning as co-executive producer of the live, hour-long event. (AP Photo)
August 16, 2018 - 7:02 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon and Keith Urban are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon. Jennifer Garner, Trevor Noah and Katie Couric also will take part in the Sept. 7 fundraiser. Bradley Cooper is returning as co-executive producer of the live, hour-long event. It...
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Julia Roberts, left, and Stephan James participate in the "Homecoming" panel during the TCA Summer Press Tour on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them. The...
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Danny DeVito, left, and Rob McElhenney, creator/writer/executive producer/actor, participate in a table read during a panel for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
August 03, 2018 - 6:11 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Television is in danger of storytelling overload with diminishing returns to viewers, FX Networks' chief executive said Friday. His previous caution that there was too much TV was overly narrow, John Landgraf said: "There's too much story, there's too much narrative."...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, Robin Roberts attends Variety's Power of Women: New York event in New York. Roberts is getting into business with the Lifetime channel. The cable channel said Thursday that it's signed a production deal with the ABC News journalist for a series of movies and documentaries. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2018 - 4:51 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Robin Roberts is getting into business with the Lifetime channel. The cable channel said Thursday that it's signed a production deal with the ABC News journalist for a series of movies and documentaries. The first project will focus on gospel singer and activist Mahalia...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018, file photo shows the 21st Century Fox logo outside its New York office. Comcast says it’s dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment business, instead focusing on its bid for Sky.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men. Comcast can now focus on its pursuit of European pay-TV operator Sky, a deal that would give the...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a "Salute to Service" dinner in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Trump has found a receptive audience for his campaign-style rallies on Fox News Channel. The network has carried the president speaking live to supporters four times in the past few weeks, and planned to do so again on Thursday. By contrast, CNN and MSNBC don't carry the speeches live. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 05, 2018 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign-style rallies have found a receptive audience at Fox News Channel. Unlike the other cable news networks, Fox often carries his speeches live and in their entirety. Four times in the past few weeks, Fox has set aside its usual prime-time programming...
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