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Viewers head to Weather Channel for Hurricane Ian coverage

Oct. 04, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel reached its biggest audience in five years last week when Hurricane Ian made its destructive landfall in western Florida. The average audience of 3.4 million people last Wednesday was more than any other day for the network since Hurricane Harvey...

Donovan, Dempsey to broadcast World Cup in US for Fox

Oct. 04, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landon Donovan is teaming with Clint Dempsey again at a World Cup. The pair, who share the American record of 57 international goals, will work for Fox at this year’s tournament in Qatar. Donovan is paired with Ian Darke on one of five play-by-play teams. He...

Kelly, Hobbs face different prospects in crucial Ariz. races

Oct. 04, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A year ago, Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was all over cable news, building a national profile as a defender of democracy and raking in cash for her campaign for governor. Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, newly elected to finish the late John...

NC Senate hopefuls Budd, Beasley agree to debate next month

Sep. 14, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's two major-party U.S. Senate candidates have agreed to participate in a televised debate next month. Spokespeople for the campaigns of Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd said on Wednesday they would participate in an Oct. 7 debate...

Activist investor Loeb drops support for independent ESPN

Sep. 11, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

Activist investor Daniel Loeb said Sunday that he is no longer pushing Disney Corp. to spin off or sell its blockbuster cable network ESPN. Disney CEO Bob Chapek had rejected Loeb's urging in an interview with the Financial Times, published Sunday, in which Chapek said Disney had...

Peak TV bonanza complicates Emmy goal of honoring the best

Sep. 09, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eager to root for viewer favorites “Yellowstone,” “NCIS” or “Young Sheldon" during the Emmy Awards? Save your breath. They and other ratings successes failed to make a dent in nominations for Monday's ceremony. Instead, the haul went to shows that are...

Bernard Shaw, CNN's 1st chief anchor, dies at 82

Sep. 08, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Shaw, former CNN anchor and a pioneering Black journalist remembered for his blunt question at a presidential debate and calmly reporting the beginning of the Gulf War in 1991 from Baghdad as it was under attack, has died. He was 82. He died of pneumonia,...

CNN management intent on changing perception of the network

Aug. 26, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the kind of story that media reporter Brian Stelter would normally sink his teeth into — if only it didn't involve him. CNN said last week it was cancelling “Reliable Sources,” its 30-year-old program on the media, and letting Stelter go, part of a...

For 1st month ever, streamers rule broadcast, cable networks

Aug. 18, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer has been a breakthrough for streaming, with the time viewers spent watching services like Netflix and Hulu outpacing broadcast and cable television networks in July for the first month ever. Viewers spent 35% of their time with streamers, 34% on cable...

B1G deal: Big Ten lands $7 billion, NFL-style TV contracts

Aug. 18, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

The Big Ten's new $7 billion media rights deal will string the conference's top football games across three major networks each week, creating an NFL-style television schedule on Saturdays. The Big Ten announced Thursday it has reached seven-year agreements with Fox, CBS and NBC to...