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LSU-Alabama game a big winner for CBS over the weekend

Nov. 12, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers flocked to the showdown between LSU and Alabama over the weekend, making it the top-rated regular season college football game in eight years. The Nielsen company said 16.6 million people watched the game late Saturday afternoon, as LSU held off the Tide's late charge. At...

Broadcast, cable networks to televise impeachment hearings

Nov. 8, 2019 5:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS will set aside scheduled programming next week to cover the House's first open impeachment hearings on President Trump. The cable news networks CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CSPAN will also provide live coverage. The broadcast networks' announcement Friday that they...

AT&T says HBO Max streaming service to launch in May for $15

Oct. 31, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

In a story Oct. 29 about AT&T's upcoming streaming service HBO Max, The Associated Press reported erroneously when it will become profitable. This version corrects that date based on updated information from AT&T and clarifies its spending plans for the service. A corrected version of the story is below:...

Twitter pulls back on political ads, but pitfalls await

Oct. 31, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter announced an end Wednesday to political campaign and issue ads on its service, calling it an important step in reducing the flow of election-related misinformation. But some of its users might face an unintended consequence or two. Among those potentially affected could be...

AT&T says HBO Max streaming service to launch in May for $15

Oct. 30, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field of emerging rivals to Netflix. The company has said HBO Max will become the "workhorse" for its video business as cord-cutting of traditional TV expands. It hopes to migrate people who pay for HBO...

AT&T says HBO Max streaming service to launch in May for $15

Oct. 30, 2019 4:43 AM EDT

AT&T said Tuesday that its HBO Max streaming service will launch in May for $15 a month, joining a crowded field. The company has said HBO Max will become the "workhorse" for its video business as cord-cutting of traditional TV expands. It hopes to migrate people who pay for HBO in different ways today to the...

HBO orders 10 episodes of 'Game of Thrones' prequel

Oct. 29, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO is green-lighting a new "Game of Thrones" prequel after reportedly canceling another that starred Naomi Watts. The cable channel said Tuesday that it's given a 10-episode order to "House of the Dragon," set 300 years before the original series that ended its eight-season run in May....

Nielsen says World Series is a snooze for most TV viewers

Oct. 29, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans in Washington and Houston may be excited, but the rest of the country is reacting to the World Series with a collective yawn. Through the first five games, the World Series has been averaging 11.6 million viewers, the Nielsen company said. That puts it on pace to be the least-watched...

Sony shutting down online-cable service PlayStation Vue

Oct. 29, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

Sony is shutting down its pioneering online-cable alternative, PlayStation Vue, citing the high cost of content and the difficulty of reaching deals with networks. It launched Vue in early 2015 as a skinnier, cheaper version of cable or satellite TV delivered via the internet. It was a test case for a TV...

Football helps NBC win first week of the fall season

Oct. 1, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With football in full swing and "The Big Bang Theory" nowhere to be seen, the first week of the fall season had NBC feeling like must-see TV again. The network that dominated prime time in the 1980s and 1990s won the week in total viewers for the first time in 18 years with an average...