Television industry

January 20, 2021 - 10:51 pm
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott is stepping down at the end of June, ending an 11-year tenure in which the conference landed a transformational billion dollar television deal but struggled to keep up with some of its Power Five peers when it came to revenue and exposure. The Pac-12 announced...
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A worker cleans seats in Arrowhead Stadium before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 07, 2021 - 9:26 pm
Regular-season ratings for NFL games declined this season following two straight years of increases. But in a year that saw the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and a presidential election, the 7% decrease isn't as bad as the league and its broadcast partners feared before the season began...
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Alabama tight end Jahleel Billingsley (19) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against LSU in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)
December 10, 2020 - 5:22 pm
The Southeastern Conference's signature mid-afternoon Saturday game will move from CBS to ABC starting in 2024 as part of a new 10-year contract with ESPN and the powerhouse football league announced Thursday. The deal makes ESPN the exclusive media rights holder of SEC football and men's...
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In this Nov. 8, 2016, photo, staff members of The Associated Press Television Network work in master control at the Washington bureau of The Associated Press in Washington, as returns come in during election night. The Associated Press says it plans to peel back the curtain and let people know how its experts declare winners and losers on election night. Given high interest in the presidential race, the complicating factor of strong early voting and President Donald Trump's warnings about potential fraud, television executives are making similar promises of transparency. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
October 31, 2020 - 12:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press, one of several news organizations whose declarations of winners drive election coverage, is pulling back the curtain this year to explain how it is reaching those conclusions. The AP plans to write stories explaining how its experts make decisions or why, in...
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FILE - This file photo combo shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. AT&T is launching a new internet-delivered TV service Monday as it struggles with a shrinking DirecTV satellite business. The new service, AT&T TV, will have the same channels offered on DirecTV, but it'll come over the internet rather than a satellite dish. AT&T has been testing the service in about a dozen markets and is now making it available to anyone. (AP Photo/File)
October 22, 2020 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic continued to hit AT&T through the third quarter as closed theaters, wary U.S. moviegoers and the Hollywood shutdown hurt its WarnerMedia movie and TV business. The Dallas company’s largest division, wireless, was stable. It added 131,000 prepaid phone customers and...
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Pro-democracy activists flash three-fingered salutes during a rally outside Siam Paragon, one of the largest shopping malls, in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Thailand's Cabinet on Tuesday approved a request to recall Parliament for a special session to deal with the political pressures from ongoing anti-government protests. The Cabinet at its weekly meeting approved the request, which calls for a non-voting session on Oct. 26-27. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
October 20, 2020 - 8:02 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a request to recall Parliament for a special session to deal with the political pressures from ongoing anti-government protests. The Cabinet at its weekly meeting approved the request, which calls for a non-voting session on Oct. 26-27. The...
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FILE - This Dec. 11, 2019 file photo shows Channing Dungey at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala in Los Angeles. Dungey has been named chairman, Warner Bros. Television Group, starting her tenure at the studio early next year. The news was announced today by Ann Sarnoff, Chair and CEO, WarnerMedia Studios and Networks Group, to whom she will report. Dungey will succeed Peter Roth who will be stepping down from his Studio responsibilities running the TV Group and its operating divisions in early 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 19, 2020 - 3:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran TV industry executive Channing Dungey was named chairman of the Warner Bros. Television Group after tenures at ABC and Netflix in which she shepherded hit series including “Scandal." Dungey, who at ABC in 2016 became the first African American head of a network...
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FILE- In this April 7, 2009, file photo, Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan, left, and Aamir Khan speak during a press conference in Mumbai, India. Top Bollywood filmmakers, including superstar actors Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, have on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, filed a lawsuit against television news channels Republic TV and Times Now following the suspected suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput that set off a media frenzy and gripped the nation. Claiming that Rajput had been murdered, many television channels held filmmakers who had allegedly rejected him for roles responsible for his suicide and accused many Bollywood celebrities of being part of a “drug cartel," even though the police have maintained that there was no foul play. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
October 13, 2020 - 5:31 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Top Bollywood filmmakers and industry unions have filed a lawsuit against two popular TV news channels, asking them to refrain from "irresponsible, derogatory and defamatory remarks against Bollywood and its members." The lawsuit, filed Monday, comes months after India’s...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
September 15, 2020 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pro football has probably never been more important to television executives than this year, and its return has them ready to do a happy dance in the end zone. A schedule of opening week games brought viewers back to their sets, led by a Hall of Fame caliber matchup between Tom...
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President Donald Trump speaks from the South Lawn of the White House on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 28, 2020 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the competition for attention at their makeshift conventions, Democrat Joe Biden can claim bragging rights over President Donald Trump. But it was close. The Nielsen company says that 23.8 million viewers watched the final hour of Thursday's Republican convention on television,...
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