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Media consumers may be reaching limit of streaming services

Jun. 15, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

A British research company may have discovered a magic number for American media consumers — and it's seven. That's seven streaming services, paid or free, that consumers are willing to subscribe to before the hassle of keeping track of log-ins and passwords just...

GOP operative's pick for broadcasting board prompts concern

Jun. 15, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's nomination of a Republican Party operative to a public broadcasting oversight board has prompted concern about the appointee's credentials and whether the GOP governor will use his political muscle to fill multiple expired seats. ...

Mings hopes taking a knee informs critics like UK minister

Jun. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — Taking a knee has now pitted a British government official against the England team in their campaign against racial injustice. Home Secretary Priti Patel has directly opposed players taking part in the anti-racism gesture before games at...

News executives protest Trump-era probe with Garland

Jun. 14, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post met Monday with Attorney General Merrick Garland to protest the Trump-era Justice Department's efforts to seize phone and email records of journalists. After the hourlong meeting in...

Portland cops union contract negotiations head to mediation

Jun. 14, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Police Association said Monday it is taking its ongoing contract negotiations with the city to mediation. The move means the partially public negotiations will no longer have a public element, as the two sides negotiate the thorniest...

New news channel launches in UK and wants to shake things up

Jun. 14, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A new news channel launched on British television on Sunday evening with the aim of shaking up a media landscape that it claims has become an echo chamber for metropolitan elites. GB News, which is positioning itself as a rival to the BBC and Sky News,...

Police, TV station: Alabama news anchor dead

Jun. 13, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — A veteran TV news anchor and former University of Alabama football player has died, police in Alabama and the station he worked for said. Christopher Sign's work “will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity,”...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Secretary of State Antony Blinken; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the French Open...

South Florida investigative reporter Michele Gillen dies

Jun. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Michele Gillen, a former South Florida television investigative reporter, has died. She was 66. Longtime friend and producer Marcia Izaguirre confirmed Gillen's death from natural causes in a Facebook post Friday. "For all those who...

CFP expansion could increase annual revenue to $2 billion

Jun. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

A new College Football Playoff with triple the number of teams involved could bring in three times as much money to the conferences and schools that share the wealth. The television rights for a proposed 12-team playoff could be worth about $1.9 billion annually,...