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Great white shark leaps from water to snatch fish off line

Jul. 21, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — A family fishing in Cape Cod Bay had an up close and personal encounter with a great white shark that leaped out of the water to snatch a fish they had caught right off the line. Doug Nelson, of Franklin, who caught the leaping shark on video on Saturday, told New England Cable News...

ACC urges fans to ask cable providers to carry new network

Jul. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is roughly a month away from launching its new ESPN-partnered TV channel and still awaiting key deals with several cable providers to carry it. The league and its schools need help from fans on that front. Schools are posting messages on social media...

The Latest: Mendenhall using 2018 setbacks as teaching tool

Jul. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says the team is placing an increased emphasis on what he calls "critical moment" situations in spring practice. The Cavaliers lost two games late last season in overtime...

The Latest: 'When They See Us' star wept at Emmy nomination

Jul. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local): 12:44 p.m. Actor Jharrel Jerome of "When They See Us" says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member. Jerome told The Associated Press that it "was just pure joy...

Freeform supports Halle Bailey's Ariel casting amid backlash

Jul. 8, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of "The Little Mermaid." Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag #NotMyAriel to...

TV is over the moon with specials recounting 1969 landing

Jul. 5, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1969 moon landing turned an achievement seen only in the imagination and sci-fi movies into a most improbable television event, a live broadcast starring Neil Armstrong and a desolate landscape. The astounding images from more than 200,000 miles away mesmerized viewers, a feat TV...

Showtime's Ailes series has modest start, but it's early

Jul. 2, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

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 in the...

'One Day At a Time' rescued from cancellation by Pop TV

Jun. 27, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are more days ahead for "One Day at a Time." The CBS Corp.-owned cable channel Pop TV says Thursday it's greenlighted a new season of the reboot canceled by Netflix. In a statement, Pop TV President Brad Schwartz called the series both "culturally significant" and funny. The...

DirecTV owner backs free streaming service Locast as hedge

Jun. 27, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T, the owner of DirecTV, is backing a free streaming service as a hedge against losing broadcast channels in disputes over fees. TV subscribers are increasingly finding the channels they pay for blacked out because channel owners and the cable or satellite companies such as DirecTV...

Fox's Hannity, Carlson enjoy Trump rally ratings bonanza

Jun. 25, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson enjoyed a ratings surge from the channel's solo extended coverage of President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff. Viewers watching last week's rally in Orlando, Florida, helped cable star "Hannity" earn a rare top 10 showing among both...