Media and entertainment industry

August 09, 2017 - 6:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When the Yankees and Red Sox play later this month they will have names on the back of their jersey. All Rise, Sir Didi, Kraken and Toddfather should suit up for New York. Benny, 2-Bags, Brock Star and Laser Show could be in Boston's lineup. Major League Baseball and the players'...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks at a rally at Summerville Country Club in Summerville, S.C. A person familiar with the negotiations says a group led by Gov. Jeb Bush and Quogue Capital investment fund founder Wayne Rothbaum has halted its bid to buy the Miami Marlins. The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, because the groups that have been involved in negotiations aren’t commenting publicly. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
August 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A group led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Quogue Capital investment fund founder Wayne Rothbaum has halted its bid to buy the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The person confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...
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John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, participates in the executive panel during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2017 - 5:00 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The peak TV era of expanding programming choices is at risk of moving into an ominous state of monopoly, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said. Viewers and those who make shows could be the ultimate losers, he said. "I don't want artists to find themselves in a situation...
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August 09, 2017 - 12:59 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Morris Communications will sell its 11 daily newspapers and other publications in those markets to New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media Inc., the companies announced Wednesday. New Media said in a news release it will pay $120 million to purchase...
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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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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 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is launching streaming services for both its movies and live sports, shaking up how it interacts with viewers as it navigates a changing media landscape. The Magic Kingdom will launch a new streaming service in 2019 that will exclusively offer animated and live-action Disney...
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August 08, 2017 - 4:58 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans minority owner Susie Adams Smith is selling her portion of the team. Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk confirmed Tuesday that Smith "began the process of selling her portion of KSA Industries, which includes a fractional indirect interest in 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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