Television industry

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 - 10:02 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 - 5:31 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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FILE - This May 30, 2007, file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cable executives derided the online TV packages’ cost as unrealistically cheap, but they were fairly popular, while cord-cutting picked up. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you signed up to stream live TV in hopes of saving money over traditional cable, you may be in for a rude surprise. Live online-TV providers like YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and Hulu with Live TV lured users with digital "skinny bundles" that were cheaper than cable. Now, many are...
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FILE - This June 11, 2010, file photo shows Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, center, speaking about Nebraska leaving the Big 12 to join the Big Ten during a press conference in Lincoln, Neb., with Nebraska's athletic director Tom Osborne, left, and Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman, right. Delany, one of the most influential figures in college athletics for three decades, will step down as Big Ten commissioner when his contract expires June 30, 2020. The Big Ten announced Delany’s plans on Monday, March 4, 2019. The 71-year-old has been commissioner since 1989. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
March 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
Jim Delany helped the Big Ten grow to 14 schools, launched the first athletic conference television network and helped construct the College Football Playoff while steadfastly protecting the league's relationship with the Rose Bowl. Over three decades, as Big Ten revenues soared under his...
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February 28, 2019 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's longtime chief executive is leaving the cable channel, less than a year after AT&T acquired HBO's parent company. In a memo to HBO staffers Thursday, Richard Plepler said it was the right time for him to leave. The memo was obtained by The Associated Press. During...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal appeals court has blessed AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, defeating the Trump administration by affirming that the $81 billion merger won't harm consumers or competition in the booming pay TV market. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 26, 2019 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration's claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came in the...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2007, file photo, Harvard Law School student, Sarah Isgur, poses at her desk at the Romney for President headquarters in Boston. CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up, the network said Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 19, 2019 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has hired a former spokeswoman for Attorney General Jeff Sessions for work on its political desk as 2020 elections coverage heats up. The network says Sarah Isgur will help manage teams in the field and coordinate use of stories between the network's television and digital arms...
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January 22, 2019 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 16 about Sinclair Broadcast's new streaming service, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the company's ownership of national television networks and channels. The company runs smaller national broadcasting networks such as TBD and Charge and also owns The T...
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This undated photo provided by Iranian state television's English-language service, Press TV, shows its American-born news anchor Marzieh Hashemi. On Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, Iran's state-run English-language channel reported that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi's court appearance is Friday. (Press TV via AP)
January 18, 2019 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. According to partially unsealed federal court documents, a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who has been jailed in the U.S. has not been accused of any crime...
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January 10, 2019 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 9 about television ratings for President Donald Trump's prime-time speech Tuesday, The Associated Press erroneously reported the estimated number of viewers. The Nielsen company's public report about the number of viewers did not include people who watched on CBS,...
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