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Netflix to rely on Microsoft for its ad-backed video service

Jul. 13, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix has picked Microsoft to help deliver the commercials in a cheaper version of its video streaming service expected to launch later this year with a pledge to minimize the intrusions into personal privacy that often accompany digital ads. The alliance...

Why captions are suddenly everywhere and how they got there

Jun. 27, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People with hearing loss have a new ally in their efforts to navigate the world: Captions that aren’t limited to their television screens and streaming services. The COVID pandemic disrupted daily life for people everywhere, but many of those with hearing loss...

Broadcast TV's reduced role made clear in fall presentations

May. 20, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

They never even made it onto the stage. There were constant reminders of the diminished influence of broadcast television networks this past week, when entertainment companies Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBC Universal and Fox hawked their upcoming wares to advertisers...

Chris Wallace interview show to be featured on CNN Sundays

May. 18, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Wallace will host a Sunday night interview show for CNN starting this fall, the network said Wednesday in announcing a new home for the best-known personality from the since-imploded CNN+ streaming service. “Who's Talking to Chris Wallace,” which will also...

Nielsen list illustrates power of franchises for networks

May. 17, 2022 19:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the broadcast television season winding down and most scripted series about to go into hibernation for the summer, it's instructive to look at the power of network franchises. Of the Nielsen company's 20 most popular scripted series on the air last week, 12...

NBC, Fox offer fall television plans, to a point amid change

May. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something was missing when Fox announced its plans for the fall television season: a schedule. It was one of several signs of how the business has changed since networks resumed their annual glitzy presentations for advertisers, which had been suspended because of...

Fox tries something new by holding release of fall schedule

May. 16, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Something was missing Monday when Fox announced its plans for the fall television season — a schedule. Fox Entertainment CEO Charles Collier said that the network was trying a “new approach” and giving equal weight to its Tubi streaming service by not...