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FILE- This combo of file photos shows the 21st Century Fox sign outside of the News Corporation headquarters building on Aug. 1, 2017, in New York, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is making a $65 billion bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, setting up a battle with Disney to become the next mega-media company. (AP Photo/File)
June 14, 2018 - 1:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — That didn't take long. A day after a federal judge cleared the way for AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, Comcast made a bold all-cash $65 billion offer for Fox assets, setting up a clash with Disney and becoming the first big media company to attempt what is expected to be a spate...
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This undated image provided by Amazon.com, Inc. shows an Amazon Fire TV Cube. Amazon unveiled the new voice-controlled Fire TV device, which lets users shout out when they want to turn on the TV, flip channels or search for sitcoms, all without pushing any buttons. The Fire TV Cube is not entirely hands-free yet, however. Some apps or streaming services may require viewers to pick up the included remote to rewind or stop a show. (Amazon.com, Inc. via AP)
June 07, 2018 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexa for couch potatoes is coming: Amazon's new streaming TV device will let users shout out when they want to turn on the TV, flip channels or search for sitcoms — all without pushing any buttons. The Fire TV Cube is not entirely hands-free yet, however. Some apps or streaming...
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This May 3, 2017 file photo shows bananas for sale at a Whole Foods Market in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. U.S. wholesale prices edged up just 0.1 percent in April 2018 held down by a big drop in food costs. It was the smallest gain in four months. The April increase in the Labor Department’s producer price index, which measures inflation pressures before they reach consumers, followed a 0.3 percent rise in March, the government reported Wednesday, May 9. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 10, 2018 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American drivers paid more for gas, but overall consumer prices rose only modestly in April, a sign that inflation remains mild. The modest pace of consumer inflation may send a reassuring signal to the Federal Reserve, which is considering how quickly to raise interest rates this...
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May 08, 2018 - 11:33 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC and the Walt Disney Co. have reached an agreement for live fight coverage on its new subscription streaming service beginning in January 2019. The agreement announced Tuesday calls for 15 live UFC events to stream exclusively on ESPN Plus. Each event will be called "UFC on ESPN...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2017, file photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani talks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Once known as “America’s Mayor” and hailed for helping unite a wounded city, Giuliani has become the face of President Donald Trump’s aggressive new legal team. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 03, 2018 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, once known as "America's Mayor" and hailed for helping unite a wounded city after Sept. 11, has become the aggressive face of President Donald Trump's forceful new legal team. Giuliani, who is bonded with the president by a particular brand of New York bravado, has...
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FILE- This combo of file photos shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia on July 17, 2017, bottom, and a Comcast sign on Oct. 12, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla. Comcast is trying to refigure the traditional cable bundle, adding services like Netflix to its subscription packages and offering internet-only TV streaming. The moves come as Comcast, the world’s largest cable company, and other cable operators try to work out relationships with once fierce rivals in a changing media landscape. (AP Photo/File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — If you can't beat them, join them. Comcast is trying to refigure the traditional cable bundle, adding services like Netflix to its subscription packages and offering internet-only TV streaming. Comcast, the world's largest cable company, and other cable operators are trying to work...
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April 10, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova's comfortable victory over Michigan in the NCAA men's basketball final may have been good for the blood pressure of the team's fans, but it wasn't good for television ratings. The game was seen by 16 million viewers on TBS, TNT and Tru TV last week, the Nielsen company...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, a security guard looks out of the the News Corp. headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. Fox News inadvertently posted a graphic that casted doubt on the network’s credibility during a segment Sunday, April 8, 2018, on “Media Buzz.” (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 09, 2018 - 6:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News inadvertently posted a graphic showing it lagged other cable news networks in trustworthiness. It happened during a segment Sunday on "Media Buzz." Host Howard Kurtz was talking about a Monmouth University poll about whether the media regularly or occasionally report fake...
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Zinzi Evans, left, and Ryan Coogler gesture the "Wakanda Forever" symbol from the film "Black Panther" as they arrive at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
February 27, 2018 - 12:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Just as "Black Panther" is setting records at the box office, a new study finds that diverse audiences are driving most of the biggest blockbusters and many of the most-watched hits on television. UCLA's Bunche Center released its fifth annual study on diversity in the entertainment...
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Television personnel work inside of the International Broadcast Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Live television has always presented challenges, but NBC's Olympic stumbles this month have unfolded before an audience ready to pounce. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
February 24, 2018 - 12:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC can count on making a profit for its 18 days of telecasting the Winter Olympics from South Korea. The network's ratings started strong and slipped a bit as the games went on, and executives say it will end up about where they expected. Young viewers are flocking to their devices...
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