Television industry

FILE- In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo a pedestrian walks by a Comcast Service Center, in Miami. Comcast Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
April 25, 2018 - 1:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. media giant Comcast on Wednesday offered 22 billion pounds ($30.7 billion) for Sky PLC, topping a bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and setting up a bidding war for Britain's biggest satellite television company. Comcast said it would pay 12.75 pounds for each Sky share...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:56 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Montana's U.S. House seat is using Sinclair Broadcast Group's own television stations to blast the company for forcing its reporters to read the conservative-leaning corporation's statements on air. John Heenan bought ads that will air starting Monday...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As the rebooted "Roseanne" continues to dominate the television landscape, research indicates that enthusiasm expressed for the show's initial success by President Donald Trump and Fox News Channel had an impact on its audience. Both Trump and Fox commentators said the show's...
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April 10, 2018 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sinclair Broadcast Group attacked CNN on Tuesday for what it considers hypocrisy about the chain's recent directive to local news anchors to read a message to viewers denouncing fake news. The unusual squabble is an outgrowth of the attention given to Sinclair, owner of 193...
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In this March 2, 2017 photo, Moderator Jamie Allman, host of Allman in the Morning, sits at a City of St. Louis Mayoral Debate filmed at Vue 17, in Richmond Heights, Mo. The conservative commentator who tweeted that he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a survivor of a Florida high school shooting resigned from KDNL-TV, a St. Louis TV station. (Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 10, 2018 - 11:13 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A conservative commentator who sent a violent and vulgar tweet saying he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station after several advertisers withdrew from his show. KDNL-TV has...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2013 file photo, Michael Clemente, then Executive Vice President of Fox News, appears at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. Clemente was appointed CEO of NewsmaxTV on Monday, April 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
April 09, 2018 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newsmax on Monday hired a former Fox News Channel executive to run its television operation, a sign that the media company is looking to become more competitive with the network that is the overwhelming favorite of conservative viewers. Michael Clemente is the new CEO of Newsmax TV...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2009, file photo, Byron Allen arrives for an event in Los Angeles. Allen's Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, on Thursday, March 22, 2018, announced its acquisition of the Weather Group, parent company of The Weather Channel television network and LOCAL NOW streaming service.  (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
March 22, 2018 - 10:01 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Weather Channel is under new ownership. Entertainment Studios Inc., an independent movie and TV producer and distributor, said Thursday it's acquired the channel's parent company, Weather Group. Byron Allen, founder and owner of Entertainment Studios, bought the Weather Group...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:17 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ March 17 The Winston-Salem Journal on North Carolina's film industry: We could have been a contender. North Carolina's film industry has struggled to regain the strong footing it had before the Republican-led state legislature axed the tax...
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March 20, 2018 - 11:01 am
Pro football — actual games — won't disappear from TV screens, mobile devices and the American consciousness once the Super Bowl ends next February. The Alliance of American Football will kick off the following Sunday. On network television (CBS) as well as through a multitude of free digital...
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March 14, 2018 - 6:02 pm
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Conference USA has agreed to a new five-year contract that will make CBS Sports Network the primary television home for the league's football and men's basketball games. C-USA announced the deal with CBS Sports on Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The contract...
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