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Bill Introduced to Ban U.S. Tech to ZTE, Huawei  Broadcasting & Cable

A bipartisan, bicameral, quartet of senators has introduced a bill that would reimpose a ban on U.S. tech imports to ZTE and potentially extend it to Huawei.

Broadcasting & Cable
Cathy Hughes To Be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame  Business Wire

Founder and Chairperson of Urban One, Inc. Cathy Hughes will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Business Wire
Dickey Broadcasting To Air New Football League  Radio Ink

Dickey Broadcasting Company has partnered with the Atlanta Legends of the newly formed Alliance of American Football to serve as the organization's flagship ...

Radio Ink
GOP Seeks Carrier Info on Handling of Location Data  Broadcasting & Cable

House Republican leaders have weighed into the issue of wireless carriers and how they secure and/or share geo-location data of their users.

Broadcasting & Cable
BPI can now call lean finely textured beef product 'ground beef'  Feedstuffs

After nearly losing its business several years ago due to a defamatory news segment about its product, Beef Products Inc. (BPI) can now call its lean finely ...

GMA Ties the Knot with Jessica Mulroney - Official Rules  GMA

GMA Ties the Knot with Jessica Mulroney Contest! Read the official contest rules.

US Telecoms Giant Comcast to Make Blockchain Software Available in 2019  Cointelegraph

Telecoms giant Comcast will launch its blockchain platform Blockgraph in 2019 to improve the efficiency of TV marketing and advertising.

RIP: These TV Shows Were Laid To Rest In 2018  Buzznet

Television evolved in leaps and bounds in 2018. Streaming services like Amazon and Netflix introduced new shows that pushed the boundaries of the medium.

TV sex-inquiry boss loses $120m  Independent.ie

American broadcasting giant CBS has announced its former chief executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120m (€105.6m) severance package after the ...

Terror Seen as Motive for Brutal Killing of Female Tourists in Morocco  U.S. News & World Report

Authorities say they are investigating whether the killings of two women on a popular hiking trail had ties to Islamic extremism.

U.S. News & World Report
15 Best Most Popular News Websites in the world – 2019 Edition  Techworm

In this rapidly changing world, where everyone has a smartphone in their hand, buying and carrying the newspaper to the office or home seems to be a very ...

Silverstein to Buy ABC's Upper West Side Campus for $1B-Plus: Sources  Commercial Observer

Silverstein Properties is in contract to acquire the ABC's Upper West Side headquarters from the Walt Disney Co. for more than $1 billion.

Commercial Observer
Troubled by Lapses, Government’s Voice to the World Braces for New Trump Management  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The American government's broadcast *service* to the world has a problem: It is becoming the news itself. TV Martí, which aims broadcasts at ...

The New York Times
‘Roseanne’ Reboot Sprang From ABC’s Heartland Strategy After Trump’s Victory  The New York Times

The network realized it was leaving some viewers behind — and put into effect a plan that brought back a working-class sitcom.

The New York Times
DW Documentaries, a German PBS, Makes American Broadcasting Look Like a Snore  Study Breaks

On Germany's DW Documentary YouTube channel, there's a video or interview on almost any topic you can think of (and more).

Study Breaks
Tahoe local to showcase talents on TV's The Great American Baking Show  Sierra Sun

For Tahoe City local Amanda Nguyen, baking has been not only a hobby but a way to create unique experiences with her family. This summer Nguyen got the ...

Sierra Sun
Journalism Dies in Darkness  The American Interest

U.S. media is often clueless about foreign-language journalism funded by its own government. That is a topic worth shining some light on. “Throughout the world ...

The American Interest
Mexicans cut off the Max 105.7  San Diego Reader

#A high-stakes struggle over the airwaves between a Mexican radio owner and his San Diego-based operator spilled over onto the airwaves today resulting in ...

San Diego Reader
Disney picks up massive Hudson Square site for $650M  The Real Deal

At the same time that it's selling its longtime Upper West Side headquarters, the Walt Disney Company picked up a massive development site at 4 Hudson ...

The Real Deal
Geoffrey Owens to Guest Star on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’  The New York Times

The former “Cosby Show” star also landed a role on Tyler Perry's “The Haves and the Have Nots” after photos of Mr. Owens working at a Trader Joe's surfaced.

The New York Times
Sinclair stations map: Sinclair’s takeover of local news, in one striking map  Vox.com

Sinclair Broadcasting Group is already one of the most powerful media companies in the country. It owns nearly 200 local television stations in nearly 100 ...

WLOX station history  WLOX

WLOX-TV has been The Station for South Mississippi since signing on the air for the first time in the fall of 1962. Our area was sure a lot different back then.

Yes, condemn Roseanne, but ignoring others is true hypocrisy | TheHill  The Hill

It's ironic that ABC would cancel Roseanne when its very own program, “The View,” sets its sights every weekday morning on President Trump.

The Hill
ABC cancels 'Roseanne' after star's 'repugnant' Twitter rant  Washington Examiner

ABC Entertainment canceled the reboot of "Roseanne," after the show's star, Roseanne Barr, said on Twitter that former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett looked ...

Washington Examiner
Everyone's favorite 'American Idol' couple is coming to Utah  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — America's favorite young "American Idol" couple is touring with special guest Kris Allen (winner of season 8) and the rest of season 16's top ...

Deseret News
How to Give Better Advice  Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...

Scientific American
Kavanaugh-Ford hearing was 8 hours of fighting, and everybody lost  EW.com

Television unites us, even when we wish it wouldn't. It was predictably all but impossible to avoid coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee's questioning of ...

American Idol Auditions  ABC

Visit The official American Idol online at ABC.com. Get exclusive videos, blogs, photos, cast bios, free episodes and more.

ABC sitcom 'The Conners' sees ratings dive without Roseanne Barr  Deseret News

ABC's new spinoff sitcom “The Conners” delivered worse ratings than its predecessor, “Roseanne,” did last year.

Deseret News
The EW Scripps Company Acquires Triton to Break Into the Booming Global Digital Audio Market  Digital Music News

The E.W. Scripps Company has made a major play at the global digital audio market, acquiring Triton for $150 million in stock.

Digital Music News
Q&A: Why Abby Huntsman doesn't like to be labelled 'conservative'  Deseret News

Moving from Fox to ABC, becoming a mom, her father in Russia and her grandfather's death: Abby Huntsman talks about her life and why it's important for ...

Deseret News
Evelyn Y. Davis, Shareholder Scourge of C.E.O.s, Dies at 89  The New York Times

Evelyn Y. Davis, who spent more than 50 years haranguing American executives at shareholder meetings as she pushed companies to be more frugal and ...

The New York Times
Rupert Murdoch honored with Legends Award at American Australian Association anniversary celebration  Fox News

21st Century Fox and News Corporation executive chairman Rupert Murdoch was honored on Tuesday night at the 70th anniversary celebration of the American ...

Fox News
The man who loves China - USA - Chinadaily.com.cn  Chinadaily USA

Since his first visit to Beijing in 1981, the country has had a special place in the life of filmmaker Malcolm Clarke.

Chinadaily USA
Nexstar Media Group’s Perry A. Sook to Receive the 2019 Broadcasters Foundation of America Golden Mike Award at Fundraising Gala in NYC  Broadcasting & Cable

The annual black-tie gala is a major fundraiser for the Broadcasters Foundation, the only charity devoted exclusively to helping broadcasters in acute need.

Broadcasting & Cable
Sinclair, the pro-Trump, conservative company taking over local news, explained  Vox.com

This month, the 193 local TV affiliates owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group began running a series of promotional segments, warning of a scourge of “fake ...

Yes, We Stuck With ‘American Idol’  The New York Times

Maddie Poppe won the show, rebooted on ABC with a new cast of judges. What worked, what didn't and who really stood out? Two longtime “Idol” enthusiasts ...

The New York Times
American Cab's permit suspension 'not in effect' after 10-day resolution period granted  KESQ

The Thousand Palms-based taxi *service* touts "95 late-model taxi cabs and minivans" in its fleet, according to the company website.

Deep Dive: ‘American Horror Story’ Returns With ‘Apocalypse’  Broadcasting & Cable

FX's critically acclaimed anthology series American Horror Story is back with *fresh* episodes to creep out viewers, this time with a season aptly subtitled ...

Broadcasting & Cable
The ABC Summer of Service Sweepstakes | The Bachelor  ABC

Help your community and win prizes, including a trip to Los Angeles! See the official rules and information for the ABC Summer of *Service* Sweepstakes.

Single Parents Premieres WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26 9:30|8:30c on ABC  ABC

This ensemble comedy follows a group of single parents as they lean on each other to help raise their 7-year-old kids and maintain some kind of personal lives ...

DAZN Enters South America With Exclusive Broadcasting Rights in Brazil  SportTechie

DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming *service* that has been rapidly expanding around the world, announced a new partnership with the South ...

2018 midterm election night watch parties in Philly - On top of Philly news  Billy Penn

Updated Nov. 6. There's one sentiment that applies no matter what party you support: the political process can be exhausting. Happily, when the 2018 midterm ...

Billy Penn
Win a Trip to The 2018 American Music Awards!  ABC10.com KXTV

You and a guest could win a chance to see your favorite musical performers LIVE at the 2018 American Music Awards! Enter for a chance to win below. Sorry!

ABC10.com KXTV
AS Roma's plan to win American soccer fans during the International Champions Cup  Fast Company

President and co-owner James Pallotta talks about the club's *content* engagement, brand partnership strategy, and building a worldwide audience for an Italian ...

Fast Company
MLB Releases 2018 World Series Broadcast Times  Forbes

Here are the broadcast times for the 2018 World Series.

American broadcasting has always been closely intertwined with American politics  The Conversation - US

Sinclair network anchors decrying 'fake stories' have been condemned for giving biased support to President Trump. But nostalgic calls to restore civil political ...

The Conversation - US
If you love AND hate Christmas music, here’s a podcast for you  NOLA.com

Don't expect sentimentality when you tune into Alex Rawls' new podcast “The 12 Songs of Christmas.”

Department of Justice Sued by Florida Company That Wants to Broadcast Russia's Sputnik Radio  Newsweek

A U.S. broadcasting company based in Florida is suing the Department of Justice for requiring that the media company register as a foreign agent under the ...

American Cab permit suspended by SunLine  KESQ

American Cab's permit was suspended by SunLine Transit Agency Monday after they didn't pay the regulatory fees they owe, according to a spokesperson for ...

Evelyn Y. Davis, a shareholder scourge of CEOs, dies at 89  The Seattle Times

One of a handful of well-known corporate gadflies, she sometimes appeared in costumes that would underscore her messages to company leaders.

The Seattle Times
Comcast outbids Fox in a $39 billion takeover of Sky  CNBC

Comcast has outbid Fox in a $39 billion takeover of British broadcaster Sky, after it emerged a clear winner with the highest bid in three rounds.

How far will the FCC pursue Sinclair Broadcasting’s “misrepresentations” now that Trump has intervened?  Brookings Institution

Following President Trump's disapproving tweet, Tom Wheeler examines the motivations for the FCC administrative review of the Sinclair-Tribune merger.

Brookings Institution
Pa. American Water company repairs water main break  69News WFMZ-TV

WYOMISSING, Pa. - The water main break that affected around 6,500 customers Thursday has been found and repaired. The break was found around 10:30 ...

69News WFMZ-TV
Weekend best bets: American Tobacco Tower Lighting, holiday shops  WRAL.com

By Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About editor. Raleigh, N.C. — This time of year is packed with festive events. Holiday fun. American Tobacco Tower Lighting (318 ...

Assessing, Acquiring and Refinancing the Revered Trophy Property  Commercial Observer

Just how great is the hunger in the market for the shiny, new, glitzy property?

Commercial Observer
ABC's 'American Idol' premiere soured by Perry, Seacrest scandals  Fox News

ABC may be hoping that a rebooted “American Idol” turns into ratings gold but the show's debut in prime time tonight comes as the network tries to deal with a ...

Fox News
10 of the most shocking moments from your favorite TV shows in 2018  INSIDER

From NBC's "This is Us" to Netflix's "The Handmaid's Tale," 2018 was a big year in television with some seriously shocking moments.

East Durham Bake Shop is latest pop-up tenant at American Tobacco  WRAL.com

By Kathy Hanrahan, Out and About editor. Durham, N.C. — The East Durham Bake Shop will be moving into American Tobacco Campus next month. The bakery ...

New Drama Whiskey Cavalier Coming WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 10|9c on ABC  ABC

Find out more about the new high-octane, hour-long action dramedy coming soon to ABC!

Tribune Media and Nexstar in $4.1bn local TV takeover  BBC News

US media group Nexstar is set to become the country's largest operator of local TV stations after a deal to buy Tribune Media for about $4.1bn (£3.2bn). It comes ...

BBC News
‘Heartless’ move by ABC may have resulted in Lara Spencer’s reduced ‘GMA’ role, but some staffers don’t mind  Fox News

Controversial TV star Lara Spencer's role at ABC's “Good Morning America” is about to be reduced and ABC insiders are thrilled about the decision – regardless ...

Fox News
iHeartMedia and FOX Announce the Return of the “iHeartRadio Music Awards” Thursday, March 14, Live on FOX  Business Wire

iHeartMedia and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today that the fan-driven 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards will air live Thursday, March 14, 201.

Business Wire
US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan -  KUSI

Footage from the Frontera.info Facebook account shows members of a migrant caravan in Tijuana. The video begins with them marching down the street toward ...

China wants to stop buying American soybeans entirely  WRAL.com

First, Beijing slapped tariffs on American soybeans. Now, it wants to wean its farmers off them altogether.

Kids Are Alright Premieres TUESDAY OCTOBER 16 8:30|7:30c on ABC | ABC New Shows  ABC

Find out more about the new ensemble comedy coming TUESDAYS 8:30|7:30c to ABC!

Sonic: $1 All American & Chili Cheese Hot Dogs Monday  WRAL.com

Sonic Drive-In is offering 6 inch Chili Cheese Coneys and All-American Dogs for $1.00 each TODAY, December 10 with the new coupon!

DAVID LEONHARDT: When CEOs cared about America  WRAL.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: David Leonhardt is a former Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, and was the founding editor of The Upshot and head of The ...

Videointegrators USA Assigned as Distributor of Vitec Production Solutions Brands In North America  Broadcasting & Cable

LOS ANGELES — Aug. 8, 2018 — Vitec Production Solutions, a division of The Vitec Group, today announced that Videointegrators USA will serve as North ...

Broadcasting & Cable
Colbie Caillat, 'Poldark' and our most surprisingly popular entertainment stories of 2018  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — We do our best to know what our readers want, and generally, we have a pretty good sense. Life has a way of surprising you, though.

Deseret News
The Growth of Sinclair’s Conservative Media Empire  The New Yorker

The company has achieved formidable reach by focussing on small markets where its TV stations can have a big influence, Sheelah Kolhatkar writes.

The New Yorker
Neil deGrasse Tyson denies misconduct allegations as Fox, Nat Geo review claims  NBC News

Neil deGrasse Tyson disputed sexual misconduct allegations made against him by three women as the broadcasters of his show said they were reviewing the ...

NBC News
Editorial: Astonishing! Trump stands up for Putin, fails to defend USA  WRAL.com

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -- President Donald Trump had the chance to show leadership, true guts and patriotism. Instead he wallowed in self-interest.

Grey's Anatomy renewed for 15th season, Entertainment News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

American TV series Grey's Anatomy has been renewed for a 15th season, its TV network American Broadcasting Company (ABC) announced on Saturday (April ...

The Straits Times
Court TV to return to television, EW Scripps Company announces  KTNV Las Vegas

Court TV will return to television in 2019, the E.W. Scripps Company announced Monday.

KTNV Las Vegas
Did 'Last Man Standing' get picked up for a seventh season? Tim Allen says it 'just might be a reality'  Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — It seems the former ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing” may have found some new legs. Fox is currently in talks to revive the sitcom for a ...

Deseret News
Donald Trump knew hush payments were wrong, Michael Cohen says in interview  ABC News

US President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former ...

ABC News
Sinclair Broadcasting’s Hostile Takeover  RollingStone.com

One afternoon last December, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, was holding court at the lectern in the Brady Room, when a reporter ...

New Conner family sitcom to air in fall  13abc Action News

(TOLEDO)-WTVG ABC says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. In a statement tonight, ABC says the series, with the working title ...

13abc Action News
Cristy Meiners: Meeting Julie Andrews was one of my favorite things  Deseret News

Julie Andrews is far more than an actress or a famous person to her vast army of fans. She lingers somewhere between wise best friend, loving mom, ...

Deseret News
Mexican-American author accuses La Quinta Library of discrimination  KESQ

A Hispanic author is coming out with allegations of discrimination against the La Quinta Library, this comes a month after the Coachella Valley Unified School ...

Jupiter man's company sues US Dept. of Justice  WPTV.com

Lawyers for a Jupiter man have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice after it demanded his company register as a foreign agent for selling airtime ...

Tijuana sees increase in violence as Central American migrants arrive -  KUSI

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – As the caravan of migrants from Central America continues to head North, federal officials from Mexico met with City leaders in Tijuana to ...

Sarah Palin a No-Show on ‘Who Is America?’  Broadcasting & Cable

Sarah Palin did not turn up on Showtime series Who Is America?, after she blasted host Sacha Baron Cohen for using trickery in landing an interview with her.

Broadcasting & Cable
Russia's RT television network will go dark in Washington DC  CNN

Russia's English language network last year took out dozens of cheeky ads across Washington D.C. to court viewers. RT's ads, which appeared on bus shelters ...

Silverstein to Buy ABC Buildings for More Than $1B  GlobeSt.com

NEW YORK CITY—Silverstein Properties is acquiring the American Broadcasting Company's New York City headquarters, located on the Upper West Side of ...

Morgan Murphy Media President & CEO honored as "Giant of Broadcasting"  KXLY Spokane

The President and CEO of Morgan Murphy Media, which owns KXLY, was honored Tuesday with a Giants of Broadcasting Award.

KXLY Spokane
President Trump Calls for National Spectrum Strategy  Broadcasting & Cable

President Donald Trump is lighting a fire under federal agency's in an effort to free up more government spectrum for advanced communications, including ...

Broadcasting & Cable
Who Killed the Great American Cable-TV Bundle?  Bloomberg

Insiders know the cable bundle, after generating more than $1.8 trillion, has been murdered. They don't agree on the prime suspects.

Neil Armstrong movie 'First Man' excludes American flag being planted on the moon -  KUSI

VENICE (KUSI) – Damien Chazelle's new movie, “First Man,” doesn't merely flirt with the past. It throttles back in time. But Chazelle's reason for revisiting NASA's ...

U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner  NPR

A judge gave his blessing to AT&T's drive to take over the Time Warner media conglomerate. He rejected the Justice Department's arguments that the combined ...

The Future of TV: Execs Weigh In  TV Guide

From Netflix to Showtime to ABC, network executives predict the future of TV.

TV Guide
Deb Haaland to become one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress  KOB

Democrat Deb Haaland has become one of the first Native American women to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Regulators Open Airwaves to Increased Foreign Ownership  Radio World

The Federal Communications Commission has slowly opened the door to indirect parent entity foreign ownership of broadcast station licenses. This gradual ...

Radio World
Timeline: The History of Public Broadcasting in the US  Current

Public broadcasting in the U.S. has grown from local and regional roots at schools and universities into a nationally known source of news and entertainment for ...

New Drama The Fix Coming MONDAY MARCH 18 10|9c on ABC  ABC

New drama The Fix is coming MONDAY MARCH 18 10|9c to ABC! Starring Robin Tunney, Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje and Scott Cohen, The Fix follows Maya ...

'This is America': Mom says fight during youth soccer game started over racist remark  WRAL.com

Jo Ann Hernandez was helping her 10-year-old with homework at Erwin's Al Woodall Park on Monday night while she watched another daughter's soccer game.

America yacht to hoist worlds' largest pink mainsail in the Embarcadero -  KUSI

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Pete Rose blasts MLB: 'That baseball is juiced'  Cincinnati.com

Pete Rose might be banned from baseball and the Hall of Fame. But he's still in Cooperstown for this year's induction ceremony celebration.

Television ‘Giants’ Seacrest, Abernethy, Lougee, Others Saluted  Broadcasting & Cable

Eight television luminaries were named Giants of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts by the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation Tuesday in New York, ...

Broadcasting & Cable

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The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered on Columbus Avenue and West 66th Street in Manhattan, New York City. There are additional major offices and production facilities elsewhere in New York City, as well as in Los Angeles and Burbank, California.Since 2007, when ABC Radio (also known as Cumulus Media Networks) was sold to Citadel Broadcasting, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations almost exclusively to television. The fifth-oldest major broadcasting network in the world and the youngest of the Big Three television networks, ABC is often nicknamed as "The Alphabet Network", as its initialism also represents the first three letters of the English alphabet, in order.ABC launched as a radio network on October 12, 1943, serving as the successor to the NBC Blue Network, which had been purchased by Edward J. Noble. It extended its operations to television in 1948, following in the footsteps of established broadcast networks CBS and NBC. In the mid-1950s, ABC merged with United Paramount Theatres, a chain of movie theaters that formerly operated as a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures. Leonard Goldenson, who had been the head of UPT, made the new television network profitable by helping develop and greenlight many successful series. In the 1980s, after purchasing an 80% interest in cable sports channel ESPN, the network's corporate parent, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., merged with Capital Cities Communications, owner of several print publications, and television and radio stations. In 1996, most of Capital Cities/ABC's assets were purchased by The Walt Disney Company.The television network has eight owned-and-operated and over 232 affiliated television stations throughout the United States and its territories. ABC News provides news and features content for select radio stations owned by Citadel Broadcasting, which purchased the ABC Radio properties in 2007 (however relaunched in 2014).