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Judge confirms TV rights payment to Nats in Orioles dispute

Aug. 22, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has confirmed an arbitration decision from baseball executives ordering the Washington Nationals to be paid $296.8 million by the cable network they jointly own with the Baltimore Orioles for their television rights from 2012-16. The Orioles and Nationals jointly own the...

Officials say county was overpaid for cable franchise fee

Aug. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A cable television provider erroneously paid more than $413,000 in franchising fees to a Nebraska Panhandle county for nearly a decade and the county board must now determine how to return the money so three cities owed their fees can be paid. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported that...

Community media center provides local content under pressure

Aug. 12, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, N.H. (AP) — As Concord TV nears the end of its second decade of providing the city with the most local of local content, it faces a possible financial crunch caused by the least local of sources: federal telecommunications regulations and national changes in people's media habits. "It's not...

Trump heads for golf club holiday with summer storms looming

Aug. 9, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Now is the summer (vacation) of the president's discontent. As Donald Trump prepares to leave on Friday for his annual August holiday at his lush New Jersey golf club, he's confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his reelection bid. With his poll...

Hannity to de Blasio: 'You drive me crazy!'

Aug. 7, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio sparred, clashed and laughed with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday when the Democratic presidential hopeful faced the conservative TV titan who has disparaged him for years. For one hour on cable news' top-rated show, their raised voices overlapped as...

Redskins to offer gambling-focused preseason telecast

Aug. 6, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason. The telecasts on the regional cable network NBC Sports Washington will follow a formula established by the...

Tupac and hip hop among FX's expansion into docuseries

Aug. 6, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tupac Shakur and his mother Afeni are the subjects of a five-part docuseries planned by FX in the cable channel's ongoing expansion into non-fiction shows. "Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur" is told through the eyes of those who knew the late hip hop icon and his...

CNN's Lemon doesn't back down after Trump criticism

Jul. 31, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon did not back down despite criticism from President Donald Trump, twice labeling presidential remarks as racist while he was moderating Wednesday's Democratic debate. Lemon, with partners Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, presided over a session with questions designed to highlight...

Mueller hearing makes for less than compelling TV drama

Jul. 24, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Mueller's report on Russian involvement in the 2016 election may have made for a gripping book, but his long-awaited testimony before Congress on Wednesday did not come alive as a television show. Mueller's appearance wasn't news-free, and careful exchanges with committee chairmen...

Montana cable group announces organization's end

Jul. 24, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An organization that advocates for the interests of cable operators at the Montana Capitol is disbanding. The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that the Montana Cable Telecommunications Association has announced it will cease operations after 60 years of representing the industry....