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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's so far largely been framed by Netflix: stuff I want to watch, when I want it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another...
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FILE - This Sept. 16, 2013, file photo shows the ESPN logo prior to an NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Cincinnati. ESPN has been a major profit center for Disney, but it's shedding cable subscribers in droves. (AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
August 08, 2017 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years ago, Disney CEO Bob Iger acknowledged that ESPN, long a major profit center for Disney, was shedding subscribers. On Tuesday, Disney announced a plan intended to start bolstering ESPN's fortunes. For starters, the sports service will now launch a streaming sports service...
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This image released by HBO shows a scene from an episode of "Game of Thrones," which aired Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. The series continued its ratings reign with a best-yet audience of 10.2 million. (HBO via AP)
August 08, 2017 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sports, talent derbies, news and voyeurism kept unscripted fare high on the Nielsen roster last week. A big exception: premium cable HBO's scripted sensation "Game of Thrones," which continued its reign with a best-yet audience of 10.2 million in its 9 p.m. Sunday berth. For the...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow speaks during a Democratic presidential candidate forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Maddow has turned politics into prime-time entertainment for people worried about the state of the new presidency. MSNBC achieved other milestones in July, including its closest finish to Fox since 2000 and largest margin of victory over CNN ever. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 07, 2017 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first month since CNN's Larry King owned cable news in October 2001, the most popular personality in prime-time doesn't work for Fox News Channel. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC is the new champ. Her network achieved other milestones in July, including its closest finish to Fox...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow speaks during a Democratic presidential candidate forum at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. Maddow has turned politics into prime-time entertainment for people worried about the state of the new presidency. MSNBC achieved other milestones in July, including its closest finish to Fox since 2000 and largest margin of victory over CNN ever. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 07, 2017 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first month since CNN's Larry King owned cable news in October 2001, the most popular personality in prime-time doesn't work for Fox News Channel. Rachel Maddow of MSNBC is the new champ. Her network achieved other milestones in July, including its closest finish to Fox...
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August 06, 2017 - 9:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel seeks to ban Qatar's flagship Al-Jazeera news network from operating in the country, joining regional Arab states that already shut the station after accusing the broadcaster of inciting violence, Communications Minister Ayoob Kara said Sunday. Kara, of Prime Minister...
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FILE - This Wednesday, May 30, 2007, file photo shows a cable box on top of a television set in Philadelphia. Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete. But today, the vast majority of customers still need to rent a box to get full service from cable providers, and those box-replacing apps remain elusive. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 27, 2017 - 6:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete. That was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, creator-showrunners David Benioff, left, and D.B. Weiss accept the award for outstanding writing for a drama series for "Game Of Thrones" at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. HBO’s announcement, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, that Benioff and Weiss will follow "Game of Thrones" with an HBO series in which slavery remains legal in the modern-day South drew fire on social media from those who fear that a pair of white producers are unfit to tell that story and that telling it will glorify racism. The series, “Confederate,” will take place in an alternate timeline where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union and formed a nation in which legalized slavery has evolved into a modern institution. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 26, 2017 - 8:14 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — HBO's programming chief said the cable channel erred in how it unveiled plans for a series envisioning modern Southern slavery, but he defended "Confederate" against sharp criticism it drew on social media. "I would file this under, 'hindsight is 20-20,'" programming...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, file photo shows the YouTube TV logo at the YouTube Space LA in Los Angeles. Nielsen says it will start counting how many people are watching live TV services from online streaming companies Hulu and YouTube, giving media companies and advertisers more insight on how many folks are watching network shows beyond the traditional TV screen. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
July 25, 2017 - 12:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on...
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