Television industry

May 07, 2017 - 8:20 pm
Telecommunications company Sinclair Broadcast Group is close to an agreement to buy rival TV station operator Tribune Media. The New York Times reports ( http://nyti.ms/2pW08TO ) talks were continuing Sunday and a deal may be announced Monday. The newspaper is citing unnamed officials who they say...
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May 04, 2017 - 3:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former BET female executive is suing the TV channel and parent company Viacom for gender discrimination, claiming an "old boys' club" exploited women workers and led to her firing while she was on disability for breast cancer. Zola Mashariki's lawsuit alleges that Black...
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FILE - In this combination photo, Roger Ailes, from left, appears at a special screening of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" in New York. Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York and Fox News co-president Bill Shine, right, leaves a New York restaurant on April 27, 2017. tories about an abusive workplace at Fox News Channel aren't likely to go away even after claiming the jobs of Ailes, O'Reilly and Shine. The presence of other executives implicated in stories about harassment, discrimination and intimidation complicate Fox's ability to change its culture, both in practice and public perception. (AP Photo/Files)
May 02, 2017 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stories about an abusive workplace at Fox News Channel aren't likely to go away even after claiming the jobs of Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly and Bill Shine. The continued presence of other executives implicated in stories about harassment, discrimination and intimidation complicate...
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May 01, 2017 - 10:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiations aimed at preventing a crippling strike by Hollywood movie and TV writers are down to the wire. That the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers talked over the weekend and continued on Monday was a hopeful sign. The...
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In this April 24, 2017 photo, Fox News co-president Bill Shine, right, leaves a New York restaurant with Rupert Murdoch, second from right, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday, May 1, that Shine, a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 01, 2017 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Monday that co-president Bill Shine is out, the latest high-level departure at a network beset with charges of harassment and discrimination that have already claimed founding CEO Roger Ailes, leading personality Bill O'Reilly and a top financial executive...
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In this April 24, 2017 photo, Fox News co-president Bill Shine, right, leaves a New York restaurant with Rupert Murdoch, second from right, the executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. The turmoil at Fox News Channel has claimed another victim. The network said Monday, May 1, that Shine, a longtime lieutenant of ousted Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, is out. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
May 01, 2017 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Monday that co-president Bill Shine is out, the latest high-level departure at a network beset with charges of harassment and discrimination that have already claimed founding CEO Roger Ailes, leading personality Bill O'Reilly and a top financial executive...
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The WGN Radio sign appears on the side of Tribune Tower, Monday, May 1, 2017, in downtown Chicago. TV station operator Tribune Media is at the center of a possible bidding war, following reports that Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and investment firm Blackstone may make a joint takeover bid for the company. Tribune owns or operates 42 local TV stations across the nation, including WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles and WGN in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
May 01, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and a New York investment firm are in talks to buy TV station operator Tribune Media, according to several reports. A successful bid would keep Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., another TV station operator that is also reportedly pursuing the company,...
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The WGN Radio sign appears on the side of Tribune Tower, Monday, May 1, 2017, in downtown Chicago. TV station operator Tribune Media is at the center of a possible bidding war, following reports that Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and investment firm Blackstone may make a joint takeover bid for the company. Tribune owns or operates 42 local TV stations across the nation, including WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles and WGN in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
May 01, 2017 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News owner 21st Century Fox and a New York investment firm are in talks to buy TV station operator Tribune Media, according to several reports. A successful bid would keep Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., another TV station operator that is also reportedly pursuing the company,...
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April 26, 2017 - 7:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is laying off about 100 employees, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, in a purge designed to focus the sports network on a more digital future. The cuts will trim ESPN's stable of on-air talent and writers by about 10...
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April 25, 2017 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It felt like a summer week on the Fox broadcasting network — and that's not a good thing. Bereft of hits and in the traditional April lull before the last big month of the traditional TV season, Fox averaged a paltry 2.2 million viewers last week. Its most popular show, "Empire,"...
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