Television industry

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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Laura Zimmermann, Operation Libero, National Councillor Marianne Streiff-Feller, National Councillor Matthias Aebischer, member of the Councillor of States Filippo Lombardi, Joachim Eder, member of the Councillor of States and National Councillor Edith Graf-Litscher, from left, react after the first projections concering the No Billag initiative, on Sunday, April 4. March 2018 in Bern. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP)
March 04, 2018 - 9:35 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday handily rejected a proposal brought by free-market advocates to end mandatory fees to finance publicly supported TV and radio programming, a result that brought a sigh of relief to Europe's state-backed broadcasters. Swiss broadcaster RTS — one of the stations...
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A security person stands near the Olympic flags during a ceremony to mark the arrival of the Olympic flag and start of the flag tour for the Winter Olympic Games Beijing 2022 at a section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
February 27, 2018 - 5:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC finished the Pyeongchang Olympics by averaging just under 20 million viewers with its prime-time coverage on the network, NBCSN cable and live streaming, which was a 7 percent decline from the Winter Olympics of 2014. The Nielsen company said that the NBC-only average in prime...
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February 27, 2018 - 3:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A media monitoring company is cheating Fox News out of revenue by failing to pay for some content it resells, a federal appeals court said Tuesday in a decision closely watched in the news broadcasting industry. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against TVEyes Inc., a...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, March 29, 2017, a sign outside the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, U.S.A.. The owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, Comcast launched a bid Tuesday Feb. 27, 2018, for British pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart the takeover ambitions of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 27, 2018 - 2:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Comcast, the owner of NBC and Universal Pictures, has launched a bid for European pay TV broadcaster Sky that threatens to thwart a rival offer by media mogul Rupert Murdoch' 21st Century Fox. The move appears not only opportunistic but aimed at disrupting the European expansion of...
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February 21, 2018 - 7:13 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe was celebrating his first birthday since his resignation in near solitude on Wednesday, far from the lavish affair of years gone by. The government that removed him with military assistance in November declared Feb. 21, Mugabe's...
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Fireworks detonate after the Olympic flame was lit during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Sean Haffey/Pool Photo via AP)
February 13, 2018 - 5:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic thrills and the aftermath of a patriarch's death on "This Is Us" combined to give NBC a golden ratings victory. NBC's total viewership last week topped that of the other three major broadcasters combined by 27 percent, the biggest network regular-season gap since Nielsen'...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, comedian John Oliver performs at the 11th Annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit in New York. Oliver's show, which begins its fifth season on Sunday. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's John Oliver so relished being able to trash AT&T's cell phone service that he can't imagine doing "Last Week Tonight" under corporate restrictions. His network's corporate parent, Time Warner, is waiting to see whether a proposed takeover by AT&T will be approved...
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February 12, 2018 - 8:41 am
LONDON (AP) — 21st Century Fox is proposing to insulate Sky's news operations from the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family to win approval of its bid to take over the London-based pay TV company. The offer is part of a document released Monday that lays out Fox's response to a regulator's...
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