Television industry

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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Samira Wiley, presenter and nominee for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for "The Handmaid's Tale," participates in an interview following the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 12, 2018 - 3:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, which are being announced Thursday by in Los Angeles (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Samira Wiley says she had no idea she would find out she was nominated for an Emmy Award while presenting the nominations Thursday...
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July 02, 2018 - 12:12 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Telemundo Deportes has acquired U.S. Spanish-language rights for next year's Copa America in Brazil. Part of Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal Inc., Telemundo is televising its first World Cup this year. The 2019 Copa, the championship of South America, includes invited guests Japan and...
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"Today" show co-anchors Savannah Guthrie, left, and Hoda Kotb pose on set at NBC Studios on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in New York. NBC is marking six months with its new team of Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb at the "Today" show, a pairing made necessary by Matt Lauer’s firing on sexual misconduct charges. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 27, 2018 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Never let it be said that Savannah Guthrie doesn't have her partner's back. Hoda Kotb left behind her glasses after a recent meeting so her "Today" show co-host scooped them up, although she's not above pointing out that they needed a wash. Guthrie and Kotb mark six months together...
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In this image released by NBC, the Voices of Hope Children's Choir appear on stage during "America's Got Talent," in Pasadena, Calif. The talent competition series dominated the ratings last week. (Trae Patton/NBC via AP)
June 26, 2018 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable television networks offer sports, reality, comedy and drama. But what's selling now is opinionated news. Sixteen of the 17 most-watched programs on cable last week were either on Fox News Channel or MSNBC, the Nielsen company said. The only exception was coverage of the NBA...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 20, 2017, file photo, then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer smiles as he answers a question during a briefing at the White House, in Washington. A black man has accused the former White House press secretary of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a Rhode Island prep school. Spicer was at a book signing in Middletown on Friday, July 27 to promote his new book reflecting on his time at the press podium for President Donald Trump. Cambridge, Mass., resident Alex Lombard yelled out Spicer’s name and accused Spicer of calling him the N-word and trying to fight him when they attended Portsmouth Abbey School.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 26, 2018 - 1:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is working on a television interview show in which he banters with guests about a variety of topics. A spokesman for TV syndication company Debmar-Mercury said Monday that a pilot episode of the series, titled "Sean Spicer's Common...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017 file photo, Steve Levitan arrives at the "Modern Family" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Levitan raised the possibility of no longer working with the 20th Century Fox television studio after tweeting his disgust following comments by Laura Ingraham on Fox News Channel, and her description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
June 19, 2018 - 7:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel faces a growing backlash among Hollywood creators that intensified Tuesday following Laura Ingraham's description of "zero tolerance" detention facilities for children separated from their parents as "essentially summer camps." "Modern Family" co-creator Steve...
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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo shows the Twenty-First Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building in New York. The potential for another media megadeal are sending shares of Comcast, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney into motion before the opening bell. After a judge cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, many now expect Comcast to top Disney’s pending $52.4 billion stock offer for the entertainment assets of Twenty-First Century Fox, possibly as early as Wednesday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 14, 2018 - 7:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content. X-Men and other movies from Fox's studios would help beef up Disney's upcoming streaming...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is making a $65 billion bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. (AP Photo/File)
June 13, 2018 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast made a $65 billion bid Wednesday for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. The bid comes just a day after a federal judge cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner and rejected the government's argument that...
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FILE - This March 29, 2017, file photo shows a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia. Disney has made a $52.4 billion all-stock offer for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox, including the studios behind the “Avatar” movies, "The Simpsons" and "Modern Family," along with National Geographic. Marvel would get back the characters previously licensed to Fox, reuniting X-Men with the Avengers. But Comcast has said it is preparing an all-cash offer that is superior to Disney’s. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 13, 2018 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will likely bid for Fox's entertainment business as early as Wednesday now that a federal judge has cleared AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner. If Comcast succeeds in outbidding Disney for Fox, a major cable distributor would control even more channels on its...
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