Television industry

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2004 file photo shows Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md. Tribune Media is ending its $3.9 billion deal with Sinclair Broadcast, and has filed a lawsuit against Sinclair for breach of contract. Sinclair had offered to buy Tribune’s 42 TV stations. The two companies had until midnight Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 to call the deal off and have been facing tough regulatory challenges. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
August 09, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tribune withdrew from its $3.9 billion buyout by Sinclair, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Tribune Media Co., which is on the hook for a $135 million breakup fee, said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of...
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FILE- In this Nov. 16, 2017, file photo, a visitor walks past a display of Disney characters inside an exhibition entitled "Mexico and Walt Disney: A Magical Encounter," at the Cineteca Nacional, Mexico's film archive, in Mexico City. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
August 07, 2018 - 5:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney's upcoming streaming service won't try to compete directly with Netflix and Amazon, but will focus instead on quality — namely original programs from Disney's "Star Wars," Pixar and Marvel brands. The details from Disney CEO Bob Iger came as Disney reported a growth in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017 file photo, the Disney character Mickey Mouse appears at CES International in Las Vegas. Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year. ABC on Tuesday announced “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4. The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short films of The Walt Disney Company’s global ambassador, who made his film debut in “Steamboat Willie” on Nov. 18, 1928. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 07, 2018 - 12:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Mouse is getting the full star treatment as the iconic character turns 90 this year. ABC on Tuesday announced "Mickey's 90th Spectacular," a two-hour prime-time special, will air on Nov. 4. The program will feature tributes and never-before-seen short films of The Walt...
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CORRECTS THAT JEFF FAGEN, NOT MOONVES, IS DELAYING HIS REUTN FROM VACATION - FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Jeff Fager is delaying his return from vacation until a probe into sexual misconduct claims wraps up. On Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, the network said Fager will not return from his scheduled vacation Monday as planned. Allegations against Fager and Moonves appeared in a New Yorker article in July. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 05, 2018 - 12:31 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — CBS' entertainment chief fielded a barrage of questions about sexual harassment at CBS Corp. during a session with reporters intended to promote the network's fall TV schedule. The network's presentation Sunday to the Television Critics Association summer meeting came...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series "Star Trek: Discovery" in Los Angeles. The CBS board said Friday, July 27, 2018, it was investigating allegations of “personal misconduct” involving Moonves. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 30, 2018 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS will keep CEO Les Moonves in place during an investigation of sexual misconduct charges against him, the company said. It will hire an outside counsel to conduct the probe. On Friday a New Yorker article quoted six women who accused Moonves of sexual misconduct over a span of...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2013 file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The CBS board said Friday, July 27, 2018, it was investigating allegations of “personal misconduct” involving Moonves. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS said Friday it is investigating personal misconduct claims after the company's chief executive, Les Moonves, was the subject of a New Yorker story detailing sexual misconduct allegations. The media company said it takes all allegations of personal misconduct seriously. It said...
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