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Correction: Hollywood-Heartbeat Law story

May. 17, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story May 16 about the entertainment industry's reaction to Georgia's "heartbeat" law The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the leader of a grassroots group that has advocated against the policy. Her name is Krystal Redman, not Crystal Redman. A corrected...

Thai English-language daily The Nation to end print edition

May. 16, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Nation, one of Thailand's two English-language dailies, announced Thursday it will stop publishing its print edition by the end of June but will continue with an online version. The CEO of the Nation Multimedia Group, Somchai Meesaen, said the newspaper will switch to digital platforms...

Disney takes over Hulu from Comcast as stream wars heat up

May. 14, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is taking full control of Hulu from Comcast, as both companies prepare to launch their own streaming services in response to declining audiences for traditional TV. The companies said Tuesday that Comcast, which owns a third of Hulu, can sell its stake to Disney starting in 2024, for...

ESPN, Caesars Entertainment ink sports betting deal

May. 14, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — ESPN viewers will soon start seeing a lot more of casino giant Caesars Entertainment. The companies announced Tuesday a partnership that designates Caesars as the network's official odds data supplier on TV and digital platforms. The companies say Caesars' data and branding will be added...

PBS film tackles Mexican Americans' role in winemaking

May. 11, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For generations, Mexican-born Gustavo Brambila's family has worked in the wine industry of California's Napa Valley in some form. He went to college on a baseball scholarship but the passion of flowery aromas and crisp peach flavor remained in his soul and he eventually got a...

Swofford: August launch of ACC TV channel 'on schedule'

May. 6, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says "everything is on schedule" for the August launch of the league's TV channel. Speaking Monday at a regional Associated Press Sports Editors meeting, Swofford says a focus now is getting more distribution deals for TV...

XFL reaches multiyear agreement with ESPN and Fox

May. 6, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

The XFL reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced its season will start Feb. 8, the weekend after the NFL season ends with the Super Bowl. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league. The first...

Big battle brings record viewing for HBO's 'Game of Thrones'

Apr. 30, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" has once again ridden a high body count to a record viewer count. Sunday's big-battle episode, the third of the final season, drew 17.8 million viewers either live on the network at 9 p.m., streamed, on-demand or in a rerun that aired later that night, the Nielsen...

Feds: Coast Guard officer targeted Supreme Court justices

Apr. 24, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists looked at other targets: two Supreme Court justices and two executives of social media companies, according to federal prosecutors. Those new allegations are...

'Game of Thrones' premiere sets a viewership record for HBO

Apr. 16, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" lived up to the hype. This past weekend's season premiere stands as the most-watched one-day event in the history of the cable network that began in 1978. The Nielsen company said 17.4 million people watched the Sunday opener to the show's final season, either live...