Television industry

People eat and watch football at a Buffalo Wild Wings, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International and Buffalo Wild Wings are launching a mobile football game app for customers to pick favorite NFL teams, choose weekly fantasy performers and make proposition picks. Officials said the goal is to expand later at Buffalo Wild Wings in states where sports betting is legal through a mobile app called BetMGM. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 10, 2019 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks will be happy to know that ratings will go up for many of their programs next year, simply because the Nielsen company will count more people. The company whose numbers provide the currency for the TV industry says its change will begin next September, when it...
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FILE - In this March 11, 2019, file photo, Simon Cowell arrives at the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Kickoff at the Pasadena City Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the ratings competition. The Nielsen company says NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on its season-ending live episodes. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 6:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a week dominated by competition shows, "America's Got Talent" dominated the competition. NBC's variety showcase brought in 9.7 million viewers last week according to the Nielsen company's ratings. The show chose the singers, comedians, dancers and beatboxers that will be on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2012, file photo, a CBS logo is displayed on the exterior of CBS Scene Restaurant and Bar, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. CBS and Viacom said Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, that they will reunite, bringing together their networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
August 13, 2019 - 3:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Viacom announced a long-anticipated reunion Tuesday, bringing together their television networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants bulk up to challenge streaming companies like Netflix. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who will become CEO of the combined...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo the Locast website is displayed on a computer screen in New York. The country’s biggest TV networks, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 31, 2019 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The country's biggest TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York. The companies said in the suit, filed Wednesday, that Locast is violating their copyrights and asked for its...
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This image released by Showtime shows Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes in a scene from the limited series, "The Loudest Voice," which premiered on Sunday, June 30. The Nielsen company said 299,000 watched Sunday's 10 p.m. debut of the miniseries. When you add replays and streams, Sunday’s audience swelled to 651,000, Nielsen said. (JoJo Whilden/Showtime via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Intensely loyal viewers routinely make Fox News Channel the most-watched cable network each week. So how many people want to watch a miniseries about Roger Ailes, the man who developed and ran the place for its first two decades? The safest answer for Showtime's "The Loudest Voice...
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Shailene Woodley, from left, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep attend the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" season two at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
June 11, 2019 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every time a popular HBO series ends, the network faces a round of stories essentially asking, "is there life for HBO after (fill in the blank). This time, it was "Game of Thrones." Based on early indications, its executives shouldn't worry too much. The series "Big Little Lies"...
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FILE - This June 27, 2015, file photo, shows the Hulu logo on a window at the Milk Studios space in New York. Disney has struck a deal with Comcast that gives it full control of streaming service Hulu. The companies said Tuesday, May 14, 2019, that as early as January 2024 Comcast can require Disney to buy NBCUniversal’s 33% interest in Hulu and Disney can require NBCUniversal to sell that stake to Disney for its fair market value at that future time. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)
May 14, 2019 - 10:06 am
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney is taking full control of Hulu, extending the reach of its streaming abilities. Disney said Tuesday that it's taking operational control of the streaming service immediately. NBCUniversal owns 33% of Hulu right now. According to the agreement, Disney can demand Comcast...
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In this Aug. 23, 2017, courtesy of Quiet Pictures, Rene Reyes Ornelas, a 41 year-old Mexican farmworker, works picking grapes during his second harvest in Sonoma, Calif. "Harvest Season," a new PBS documentary scheduled to begin airing Monday, May 13, 2019, examines the contributions of Mexican Americans in the wine industry of California's Napa Valley. (Roberto "Bear" Guerra/Quiet Pictures via AP)
May 11, 2019 - 11:47 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For generations, Mexican-born Gustavo Brambila's family has worked in the wine industry of California's Napa Valley in some form. He went to college on a baseball scholarship but the passion of flowery aromas and crisp peach flavor remained in his soul and he eventually got...
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FILE - At left, in a May 18, 2012, file photo, Vince McMahon is shown at the Republican state convention in Hartford, Conn. At right, in a Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, XFL Commissioner and CEO Oliver Luck makes comments during a news conference in Arlington, Texas. The XFL has reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced Monday, May 6, 2019, that its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league. (AP Photo/File)
May 06, 2019 - 11:02 am
The XFL reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league...
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April 15, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T has sold its 9.5% share in Hulu back to the streaming TV company, leaving Disney and Comcast as its owners. Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake for $1.43 billion, valuing the unprofitable Hulu at $15 billion. The Walt Disney Co. wound up with a 60% share after its...
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