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ACC revenue up in 2020-21 with Notre Dame in football chase

May. 20, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference reported a record total of $578.3 million in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year with the addition of Notre Dame as a full football member for one season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s tax filing released Friday...

Broadcast TV's reduced role made clear in fall presentations

May. 20, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

They never even made it onto the stage. There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers...

Big dreams for new Warner Bros. Discovery in ad presentation

May. 18, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

In what was essentially a public debut on Wednesday, leaders of the new Warner Bros. Discovery portrayed the media giant as effectively a fifth U.S. broadcast television network, with even bigger aspirations. “Our goal is to build the most dynamic media and entertainment company in...

G-7 leaders mark VE Day stressing unity, support for Ukraine

May. 08, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Leaders from the Group of Seven developed democracies pledged Sunday to phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil, as they met with Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, for online talks to stress their support and to display unity among Western allies on Victory in...

CBS declares television season victory with weeks to go

May. 03, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The traditional broadcast television season doesn't end until later this month, but that hasn't stopped CBS from declaring victory. CBS issued a statement on Tuesday saying it would end the 2021-22 season as the most-watched television network in prime-time for the...

CNN's streaming service shutting down a month after launch

Apr. 21, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is shutting down its CNN+ streaming service less than a month after its launch, a spectacular flameout for a venture that had attracted stars like Chris Wallace and Alison Roman and was seen as a way to attract a new generation of news consumers. It had started...

Psaki rumors, Mulvaney hire at CBS News trouble journalists

Apr. 12, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The hiring of non-journalists as contributors to television news organizations isn't new. Far less common is seeing pushback to such decisions from journalists working there, as has happened recently at CBS and NBC News. Discontent emerged over CBS' hiring of former...

Trading starts of new Warner Bros. Discovery media giant

Apr. 11, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

Shares of the new Warner Bros. Discovery media giant, the $43 billion combination of Discovery and the AT&T spinoff WarnerMedia, have begun trading Monday. The bulked-up company combines the owner of storied film studio Warner Bros., TV networks including CNN, HBO and the...

Grammys barely move the needle in television ratings

Apr. 05, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a night of feel-good vibes and performances by the music industry's top acts, the Grammy Awards barely moved the needle as a television attraction. The show reached just under 9.6 million viewers on Sunday, the Nielsen company said. That's a 4% increase...

Oscars audience tops 15 million, exceeding last year

Mar. 28, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings for the Oscars rebounded somewhat from last year's record low, but the event clearly doesn't have the appeal to viewers that it once had. Sunday's ceremony reached an estimated 15.36 million viewers, according to preliminary Nielsen company...