Television industry

FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, Wilmer Valderrama attends the People's Choice Awards 2017 nominations news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. In a statement Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, the National Latino Media Coalition said it was "heartened" by CBS doubling the number of Latino writers and series cast members since 2016. One example of a Latino newcomer to CBS: Wilmer Valderrama, who joined the cast of “NCIS” last season as agent Nick Torres. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2017 - 9:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Latino leaders meeting with top CBS executives last week were braced for a confrontation over a protracted scarcity of Latino actors and stories on the network's prime-time shows. "We said, 'That's it, no more'" in preparing for the encounter, said Alex Nogales of the National...
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Napoli's Jorginho celebrates after scoring during a Champions League playoff round, first leg soccer match between Napoli and Nice at San Paolo stadium in Naples, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (Cesare Abbate/ANSA Via AP)
August 17, 2017 - 7:23 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Turner Sports is the latest TV company to announce a sports streaming service as traditional television companies chase millennial audiences. The service, expected next year in the U.S., has signed up European soccer with the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. Higher-...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Shonda Rhimes attends the "Scandal" 100th Episode Celebration at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, Calif. Netflix announced late Sunday, Aug. 13, that Rhimes and her company Shondaland had agreed to produce new series and context for the streaming service. Rhimes’ current hit shows, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” will continue to air on ABC. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2017 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, the well-regarded creator of TV series "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," from ABC, its latest big get as media companies old and new fight for viewers' attention. The streaming service's announcement late Sunday comes just days after ABC owner Disney...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Shonda Rhimes attends the "Scandal" 100th Episode Celebration at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, Calif. Netflix announced late Sunday, Aug. 13, that Rhimes and her company Shondaland had agreed to produce new series and context for the streaming service. Rhimes’ current hit shows, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder,” will continue to air on ABC. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 14, 2017 - 2:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes, the well-regarded creator of TV series "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy," from ABC — announcing its scoop just days after ABC owner Disney laid out plans to pull programming from Netflix. Netflix said Rhimes' Shondaland production company is moving to...
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Edgar Ramirez, right, a cast member in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," takes part in a panel discussion with fellow cast members Ricky Martin, left, and Darren Criss look on during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at 20th Century Fox Studios on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 10, 2017 - 1:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A roundup of news from the closing day of the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services presented details on upcoming programs. KILLING VERSACE Ricky Martin said he reassured Gianni Versace's longtime partner Antonio D'Amico that...
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John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, participates in the executive panel during the FX Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
August 09, 2017 - 5:00 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The peak TV era of expanding programming choices is at risk of moving into an ominous state of monopoly, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said. Viewers and those who make shows could be the ultimate losers, he said. "I don't want artists to find themselves in a situation...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's so far largely been framed by Netflix: stuff I want to watch, when I want it. The Magic Kingdom is launching its own streaming service for its central Disney and Pixar brands and another...
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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 08, 2017 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is launching streaming services for both its movies and live sports, shaking up how it interacts with viewers as it navigates a changing media landscape. The Magic Kingdom will launch a new streaming service in 2019 that will exclusively offer animated and live-action Disney...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2016 photo, Megyn Kelly poses for a portrait in New York. After her brassy start at NBC News, viewers are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn Kelly in anticipation of her big test this fall. Kelly's show isn't as popular as its predecessor in the time slot, "Dateline NBC," and lost viewers each week. But many shows are seeing audience declines, including direct competitor "60 Minutes." (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, FIle)
July 26, 2017 - 12:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After her brassy start at NBC News, viewers are taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Megyn Kelly in anticipation of her big test this fall. Her newsmagazine ends its eight-episode summer run this weekend, featuring Kelly's interview with comic Ricky Gervais. That's a light sign-off...
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