Television industry

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is stopped for a first down by Atlanta Falcons free safety Isaiah Oliver (26) Atlanta Falcons strong safety Keanu Neal (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Atlanta. The Atlanta Falcons won 24-20. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
September 17, 2019 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The new television season hasn't begun yet, but the football season has, and it's carrying the networks in the interim. Four NFL games finished among the Nielsen company's top 12 shows last week, led by the Sunday night matchup of Philadelphia against Atlanta. ABC devoted its entire...
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In this photo provided by Starpix, James Pitaro speaks at the Paley Center for Media in New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year contract with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the NFL that extend to 2022. Amazon, Google and Facebook could be among the bidders. (Patrick Huban/Starpix via AP)
September 12, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro expects competition from Silicon Valley when the NFL's television contracts come up for renewal. The cable network's $15.2 billion, eight-year agreement with the league for Monday night games runs through 2021. CBS, NBC and Fox and NBC have deals with the...
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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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August 13, 2019 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Viacom said Tuesday they will reunite, bringing together their networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants challenge streaming companies like Netflix. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who will become CEO of the combined company, said the new ViacomCBS will be "...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, The Walt Disney Co. logo appears on a screen above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Disney says its net income fell 39% in the latest quarter. Net income for the fiscal third quarter, which ended June 29, 2019, fell to $1.76 billion, from $2.92 billion last year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 06, 2019 - 7:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is feeling some pain from its biggest transformation in decades as its acquisition of Fox's entertainment businesses contributed to a 39% drop in earnings. CEO Bob Iger said one of the biggest issues affecting earnings was underperformance at the Fox movie and TV studio...
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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 - 4:05 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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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2011, file photo, Dish Network satellite dishes are shown at an apartment complex in Palo Alto, Calif. U.S. regulators are approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts. The approval on Friday, July 26, 2019, by the Justice Department and five state attorneys general comes after Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to conditions that would set up satellite-TV provider Dish as a fourth wireless company, so the number of major U.S. providers remains at four. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
July 26, 2019 - 1:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on approval of T-Mobile's Sprint takeover (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Some industry watchers say T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of Sprint is a bad deal for consumers. The Justice Department approved the deal on Friday, clearing a major hurdle for a deal set to...
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July 26, 2019 - 11:31 am
U.S. regulators are approving T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts. Friday's approval by the Justice Department and five state attorneys general comes after Sprint and T-Mobile agreed to conditions that would set up satellite-TV provider...
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July 10, 2019 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers. Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m. EDT last Thursday for its coverage of Trump's much-discussed holiday parade in Washington, D.C., the Nielsen...
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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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