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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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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 April 8, 2014 file photo, Roseanne Barr arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day in Pasadena, Calif. The unprecedented sudden cancellation of ABC's TV’s top comedy "Roseanne" has left a wave of unemployment and uncertainty in its wake. Barr’s racist tweet and the almost immediate axing of her show put hundreds of people out of work. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
June 01, 2018 - 2:05 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After her network dropped her show, streaming services dropped her reruns, and her agency dropped her for a racist tweet, Roseanne Barr is vowing she's not finished. Whether anyone will have her is an open question. Mainstream television, where she saw soaring success both on the...
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This image released by HBO shows a scene from "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," available on the HBO app and On Demand. (HBO via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 12:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — You're on the couch. It's been a long day. The remote control is in your hand. What can you watch? There's that new CNN documentary series on the pope. Or maybe you're more in the mood for some sinners in "Girls Incarcerated" on Netflix? There are cute critters on Hulu's "March of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York. Opening arguments in the federal government’s case to block AT&T’s efforts to gobble up Time Warner have been postponed until Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 21, 2018 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Opening arguments are set for Thursday in the federal government's efforts to block AT&T's efforts to gobble up Time Warner in a case that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to buy Time Warner to compete with the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the AT&T logo is positioned above one of its retail stores in New York. On Monday, March 19, 2018, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get, and how much you pay, for streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to gobble up Time Warner if it’s to have a chance against the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in the rapidly evolving world of video entertainment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
March 16, 2018 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — On Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get — and how much you pay for — streaming TV and movies. AT&T says it needs to gobble up Time Warner if it's to have a chance against the likes of Amazon, Netflix and Google in...
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March 14, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News is exploring ways to start a streaming service for its news division. "We want to do this and I think we've got to open that door," NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said on Wednesday. The service would operate alongside NBC's cable channel, MSNBC, which benefits from the...
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This undated photo provided by Comcast shows Matt Strauss, executive vice president of Comcast’s Xfinity services. Strauss spoke with The Associated Press recently about the Olympic ambitions and the future of television. (Comcast via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV streaming player, complete with app-like menus and a voice-activated remote. During the Olympics, X1 merged both TV and online videos to give viewers a 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 - 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- In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, athletes from Japan practice at the Gangneung Oval during a speed skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. As with past Olympics, NBC is requiring proof of a TV subscription to watch. More than 1,800 hours of online coverage begins Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the U.S. with preliminary curling matches. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
February 06, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every Olympic event will be streamed live. But to watch online, you'll still need to be a paying cable or satellite subscriber. As with past Olympics, NBC is requiring proof of a subscription. If you've already given up on traditional cable or satellite TV, you can sign up for an...
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