Entertainment and media technology

May 14, 2020 - 3:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey have joined the ranks of famous Chicagoans who are reading children's books in videos posted online by the Chicago Public Library to engage families during the coronavirus pandemic. The former president and first lady's video of “The Word...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2010, file photo, a network television camera is seen during a practice session for the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Indianapolis. Some technicians who work on sports broadcast crews believed their jobs could survive most economic downturns because people still watch sports while the networks that air the games still receive advertising revenues. But they're facing almost unprecedented hardships during the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic has shut down all sports and put technicians out of work and on unemployment.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 13, 2020 - 3:05 pm
Greg Calvin believed his job as an audio technician could survive most economic downturns because people will keep watching sports while the networks that air the games still receive advertising revenue. But that was before the coronavirus pandemic, which has shut down all sports and put Calvin and...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, K'Andre Miller, second from right, wears a New York Rangers jersey and cap after being selected by the team during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas. A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday, April 3, 2020, with black Rangers prospect Miller. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called “a vile individual” on the Zoom chat with Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
April 03, 2020 - 9:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. “...
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In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo provided by NASCAR, safety splash shields are made at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C. NASCAR has joined the effort, using their idled equipment and technology to produce face shields and other needed PPE items for health care workers battling the new coronavirus. (Eric Jacuzzi/NASCAR via AP)
March 31, 2020 - 3:46 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The five 3D printers at NASCAR's Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago -- are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car. But when racing came to a stop March 13 amid the coronavirus...
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Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, and Sungjae Im, of South Korea, set up to make their putts on the 18th green during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
March 09, 2020 - 9:49 am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The PGA Tour announced an expansive media rights deal Monday that brings ESPN back into the fold with its streaming service, joining two networks as part of a package designed to deliver more video content and reach a broader audience. For regular television, the nine...
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The logo for NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, Peacock, is displayed on a computer screen on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. NBCUniversal is expected to unveil the price and other details about Peacock on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
January 16, 2020 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBCUniversal is launching a new streaming service that will have a large part available for free, an approach it hopes will resonate with people who aren't interested in traditional TV. The service, Peacock, will debut April 15 for customers of Comcast, NBCUniversal's parent company...
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September 30, 2019 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Germany's Bundesliga is moving its U.S. telecasts from Fox to ESPN, which will carry most of the matches on its digital streaming service in the latest switch from traditional broadcast networks. ESPN and the Bundesliga announced Monday they had reached a six-year agreement that...
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In this photo issued by English Heritage Wednesday July 31, 2019, Medieval jousting is being brought up-to-date with tests to use VAR Hawk-Eye video review technology to make sure scoring is accurate, with English Heritage testing the new tech, in Framlington, England, ahead of the upcoming 2019 season of jousting competitions. English Heritage says accuracy is vital in jousting, a sport in which participants on horseback charge at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48 kph) to strike their opponent, and now VAR may make scoring accurate. (Jim Holden/English Heritage via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 12:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Medieval is meeting modern as English Heritage tests video review technology for jousting. English Heritage, a charity that manages monuments and castles, says accuracy is vital in jousting, a sport in which participants on horseback charging at speeds up to 30 miles per hour (48 kph...
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July 31, 2019 - 6:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Medieval is meeting modern as English Heritage tests video review technology for jousting. English Heritage, a charity which manages monuments and castles, says accuracy is vital in jousting, a sport in which participants on horseback charging at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (48...
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February 24, 2019 - 3:32 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rapper Ja Rule is taking heat on social media after problems with his halftime show during Saturday's Timberwolves-Bucks game. Videos posted online show Ja Rule had sound problems at the beginning of his performance. At one point he said, "Are we ready?" then said, "I guess not,"...
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