Media industry

The Locast website is displayed on a computer screen, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 in New York. A nonprofit called Locast, available in seven major U.S. cities, beams popular networks to phones, TVs and computers. It's like the online version of a TV antenna, free and easy to use. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 28, 2019 - 10:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — You canceled cable long ago. Your TV antenna has trash reception for ABC. But you want to host an Oscars viewing party. What to do? A newish, under-the-radar option is Locast. It's like an app version of a $50 antenna you can get from Best Buy, and it's free and easy to use. For...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Dana White, president of the UFC, speaks at a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas. ESPN will raise the curtain on the octagon Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, and air the first card of a $1.5 billion, five-year deal that will plaster UFC all over the sports network's various platforms. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
January 18, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Years before UFC was worth billions, Dana White used to plead his case with ESPN for air time. This was no negotiation for a big-money rights package — the UFC president simply wanted highlights on "SportsCenter." "I was out there all the time," White said of his trips to ESPN's...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, reigning ONE featherweight and lightweight world champion Martin Nguyen addresses reporters during a news conference for the ONE Championship mixed martial arts event in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. One Championship, the MMA organization out of Asia, is going global in 2019 and it's making the kind of moves that shows it plans to become a player in combat sports. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
January 11, 2019 - 12:13 pm
How many casual American sports fans about a year ago had heard of One? Try none. OK, maybe that's a bit of a reach. But the Singapore-based mixed martial arts organization was an afterthought at best in the United States among the hodgepodge of companies trying to put a dent in UFC's heavyweight...
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018, file photo, DJ Khaled presents a performance by Travis Scott and James Blake at the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Federal regulators said Thursday, Nov. 29, that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
November 29, 2018 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators said Thursday that boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and music producer DJ Khaled are paying a total $750,000 to settle charges they failed to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in digital-currency securities. The Securities and Exchange...
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November 26, 2018 - 4:10 pm
ABC is joining the NFL draft broadcast business and will televise all three days of picks next April. The network will join ESPN, also part of Walt Disney Company's TV properties, for prime-time coverage on Thursday and Friday nights, April 25 and 26, from Nashville. NFL Network also will televise...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Saudi Arabia's sports minister Turki Alsheikh talks to the national soccer team players at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Egypt’s close relations with Saudi Arabia are being tested by a soccer spat sparked by an uproar over meddling by Alsheikh. The minister’s attempts over the last year to exert control of Egypt’s biggest team enraged fans, officials and one of the country’s greatest players. The acrimonious fallout led to the confidant of Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince buying a rival club in a bid to challenge Al-Ahly’s supremacy. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
October 07, 2018 - 8:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's close relations with Saudi Arabia are being tested by an uproar over alleged soccer meddling by the kingdom's sports minster. Turki al-Sheikh's attempts over the last year to exert control over Al-Ahly, Egypt's biggest team, have enraged fans and officials alike. The...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo drives his car as he leaves after completing a training session at the Juventus center in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
October 04, 2018 - 8:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo faced growing heat Thursday from sponsors over a rape allegation in the United States after Nike and video game maker EA Sports expressed concern about the conduct of the soccer superstar, who has denied the accusations. The five-time world player of the year, who...
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Tiger Woods of the US stands on the fairway during a practice round for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, outside Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The 42nd Ryder Cup will be held in France from Sept. 28-30, 2018, at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 28, 2018 - 1:30 am
Tiger Woods wasn't the only one celebrating after he won the Tour Championship. Golf announcers and network executives are excited about the momentum Woods' comeback season can generate for ratings. All three of the sport's major U.S. broadcasters have reasons to look forward to the next nine...
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This undated photo provided by Fox Sports 1 shows host Rachel Bonnetta on the set of FS1's first-ever linear sports gambling show LOCK IT IN at the studio in Los Angeles. As legalized sports gambling rolls across the nation, the people who make sports television are ready to ride the boom with a series of shows explicitly about betting. Fox Sports 1's "Lock It In" began daily production this week as the first of several planned major-platform shows focused on pointspreads, odds and helping their viewers to make better bets. (Fox Sports 1 via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 5:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sports and gambling have been inextricably linked for Sal Iacono ever since he was a 6-year-old trying to win baseball cards off his fellow kids in the schoolyard. As he grew up, went to law school and eventually became a television personality, Iacono's passion for betting and...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on the basketball superstar. Trump tweeted late Friday, Aug. 3 that James was interviewed "by the dumbest man on television," CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he "made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do."(AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
August 05, 2018 - 1:01 am
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Melania...
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