Television industry

This image released by CBS shows host Wayne Brady on the set of the gameshow "Let's Make a Deal." Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let’s Make a Deal” in record numbers last week. The Nielsen company said the show recorded its best week in the 11 years since it was revived by CBS with Wayne Brady as host. (Monty Brinton/CBS via AP)
April 02, 2020 - 8:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Shut-in television viewers tuned in to the game show “Let's Make a Deal” in record numbers last week. TV programs across the dial recorded superlatives last week with a captive audience of millions of Americans told to stay home because of the coronavirus. Few were as interesting as...
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April 01, 2020 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Kilar, the founding chief executive of Hulu and a former Amazon senior vice president, has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, the company announced Wednesday. Kilar takes the reins of one of Hollywood's largest film and television factories, putting in him charge of the Warner...
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This combination of photos shows, from left, Nicole Kidman in a scene from "Dirty Little Lies," the cast of "The Sopranos," and Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in a scene from "Westworld." In a world turned upside down by disease, TV viewership is growing. It's a rare bit of good news for an industry that has steadily shrunk, and its executives hope to seize an opportunity by anticipating what a stressed audience wants to see. HBO's streaming service just had its best week since last summer, as viewers have sought favorites like “Big Little Lies” and “Westworld,” and oldies like “Sex and the City” and “The Sopranos." (HBO via AP)
March 26, 2020 - 9:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown. She's sitting at home, watching more television than she normally would. In a world turned upside down by disease, TV...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Television personality Andy Cohen attends the 60th annual Clio Awards at The Manhattan Center in New York. Former star of “The Bachelor” Colton Underwood and talk-show host Andy Cohen have joined the growing group of celebrities who have tested positive for coronavirus, Friday, March 20, 2020. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
March 20, 2020 - 8:00 pm
From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with preexisting medical...
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FILE - This June 24, 2015, file photo, shows the Netflix Apple TV app icon, in South Orange, N.J. Netflix reports financial results on Monday, April 18, 2016. Sports are on hold, movie theaters are closed and so are amusement parks. But Americans held captive at home by the coronavirus can turn to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and other streaming services, outliers in an entertainment industry otherwise brought to an unprecedented standstill. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)
March 20, 2020 - 3:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix said Friday it is establishing a $100 million relief fund for workers in the worldwide creative community affected by the coronavirus-caused halt of most film and television production. “This community has supported Netflix through the good times, and we want to help them...
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Official March Madness 2020 tournament basketballs are seen in a store room at the CHI Health Center Arena, in Omaha, Neb., Monday, March 16, 2020. Omaha was to host a first and second round in the NCAA college basketball Division I tournament, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 17, 2020 - 3:59 pm
The NCAA made more than $1 billion last year, almost $867 million from the men's Division I basketball tournament, and most of that from a massive television rights deal with CBS and Turner that runs through the 2032 tournament. The cornonavirus not only wiped out the games, but it will create some...
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This combination of photos show, from left, host Jimmy Fallon on the set of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," on Feb. 3, 2020, from left, host Trevor Noah on the set of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and host Stephen Colbert on the set of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Jan. 30, 2020. The late night talk shows announced that they will tape their shows without studio audiences due to the new coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC, from left, Sean Gallagher/Comedy Central, Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via AP)
March 11, 2020 - 9:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ripple effect of the new coronavirus on the entertainment industry reached late-night and daytime television, a TV fan festival and far beyond to the series “Survivor” in Fiji. Nickelodeon's annual Kids’ Choice Awards, set for March 22 in Los Angeles, also is affected. It...
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FILE - This Nov. 1, 2001 file photo shows host Bobbie Battista preparing for the airing of the show "TalkBack Live" in Atlanta. Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN’s “TalkBack Live,” died Tuesday, March 3, 2020, after a four-year battle with cervical cancer, family spokeswoman Wendy Guarisco told CNN. She was 67. (AP Photo/Ric Feld, File)
March 03, 2020 - 6:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobbie Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN’s “TalkBack Live,” has died. She was 67. Battista died Tuesday after a four-year battle with cervical cancer, family spokeswoman Wendy Guarisco told CNN. "Bobbie was the consummate trooper in...
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In this Oct. 21, 2019, photo, Nick Spezia works in the control room during the recording of a video game soundtrack in Nashville, Tenn. Music City is earning a new reputation as Soundtrack City. And more production companies, including Netflix, Showtime, Sony and Focus Features, have been lured to Nashville to record music for movies, TV and video games in the last year thanks to a new incentive program. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 26, 2020 - 3:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is already known as Music City, but a new wave of music being recorded there for video games, TV shows and movies could earn it a new title as Soundtrack City. The city has a reputation for high quality studio musicians that can play just about any genre, including...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign event at Valley High School in Santa Ana, Calif., Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
February 21, 2020 - 7:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, and Bernie Sanders has been working the state for months, worrying his rivals. Sanders has been organizing intensively among Latinos and young voters, producing campaign materials...
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