Fox News, Once Home to Trump, Now Often Ignores Him

The former president hasn’t been interviewed on the Rupert Murdoch-owned cable network in more than 100 days, and other Republicans often get the attention he once did.

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OAN, a Dependable Trump Promoter, Faces a ‘Death Blow’

After Verizon drops the network at the end of this week, OAN’s cable TV audience will shrink dramatically.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #herring-charles-1965, #herring-robert-sr-1941, #news-and-news-media, #one-america-news-network, #trump-donald-j, #verizon-communications-inc

Fox News Will Not Carry Thursday’s Jan. 6 Hearing Live

The network will keep its usual prime-time lineup instead. Its sister network, Fox Business, will air the hearing.

#cable-television, #fox-news-channel, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television

CNN Enters the Post-Jeff Zucker Era. Bye-Bye ‘Breaking News’ Banners.

Chris Licht, the new CNN chairman, is encouraging a more nuanced approach to coverage. Some at the network are skeptical.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-christopher, #licht-christopher-a-1971, #morning-joe-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #warner-bros-discovery, #zucker-jeff

Inside the Implosion of CNN+

Seen as the future of CNN, the streaming channel was suddenly killed. Its soon-to-be owner, Discovery, had concerns but until the deal closed, it was constrained in guiding a competitor.

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CNN+ Streaming Service Will Shut Down Weeks After it Launched

The new corporate owners of CNN are moving to end the new streaming service after a splashy debut.

#cable-television, #cnn, #licht-christopher-a-1971, #media, #morse-andrew, #news-and-news-media, #shutdowns-institutional, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-bros-discovery

Discovery Closes In on Acquisition of WarnerMedia

The blockbuster merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia is expected to close as soon as Friday, putting many of the biggest names in movies, TV and news under one roof.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #hbo-max, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #movies, #news-and-news-media, #television, #warner-media-llc

Ann Sarnoff, Warner Bros. Chief, Is Set to Leave

Ms. Sarnoff became the first woman to hold the job in 2019, but Discovery’s C.E.O. is expected to take over at least some of her role himself.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #home-box-office, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #movies, #television, #warner-bros-discovery, #warner-brothers, #warner-brothers-pictures, #warner-media-llc

Jen Psaki Is Said to Be in Talks to Join MSNBC

Ms. Psaki joined President Biden’s administration as his first press secretary.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cable-television, #cnn, #msnbc, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #peacock-services, #psaki-jennifer-r, #united-states-politics-and-government

Chris Cuomo Seeks $125 Million From CNN

Mr. Cuomo’s lawyers claim the money is owed to him for wrongful termination.

#cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

Chris Licht, a Creator of ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Colbert’ Producer, Is Set to Run CNN

He will take over CNN as the network gets a new corporate owner. He replaces Jeff Zucker, the network president who abruptly resigned this month.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #news-and-news-media

Jeff Zucker’s Downfall at CNN Was Months in the Making

The network’s top-rated host and its president were forced out following ethical lapses, an office romance and a letter from a lawyer for “Jane Doe.”

#metoo-movement, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #gollust-allison, #kilar-jason, #media, #new-day-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

Where Fox News and Donald Trump Took Us

Roger Ailes understood the appeal Mr. Trump had for Fox viewers. He didn’t foresee how together they would redefine the limits of political discourse.

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At CNN, Personal and Corporate Tensions Collide After Jeff Zucker’s Exit

Inside the media giant, unease has been mounting: over the network’s corporate ownership, the firing of Chris Cuomo and a looming merger with Discovery.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-christopher, #discovery-channel, #liberty-media-corp, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #news-and-news-media, #tapper-jake, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zaslav-david-m, #zucker-jeff

To Hell and Back, Then to CNN

Once an ordinary citizen stumbles into the culture war, it can be hard to get back out. Just ask Michael Fanone.

#attacks-on-police, #cable-television, #cnn, #fanone-michael, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Can CNN’s Hiring Spree Get People to Pay for Streaming News?

The network’s boss, Jeff Zucker, tries to make up for lost time by signing Chris Wallace, Audie Cornish and Eva Longoria.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cbs-news, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cornish-audie, #cuomo-christopher, #digital-television-transition, #fox-news-channel, #hulu-com, #king-gayle, #msnbc, #nbc-news, #peacock-services, #wallace-chris-1947, #zucker-jeff

How I Cut My Family’s Cable and Streaming Bill by $170

After I realized we were paying more than $400 a month, I knew I had to do something. Here’s what I learned.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-tv-plus, #cable-television, #content-type-service, #disney-plus, #hbo-max, #hulu-com, #netflix-inc, #paramount-plus, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming, #youtube-com

Symone Sanders, a Strategist for Biden and Harris, Is Joining MSNBC

Ms. Sanders, 32, will host a weekend show on the cable network, one of the first big programming moves by MSNBC’s president, Rashida Jones.

#cable-television, #harris-kamala-d, #jones-rashida, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #sanders-symone-d, #television

Cable TV Is the New Landline

Old habits die hard. But technology can change entrenched ways of doing things slowly and then very quickly.

#cable-television, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-sub-only-nl, #television

Fox News Hosts Take the Offensive About Texts to Meadows

Stars of the most-watched cable channel continued to downplay the Jan. 6 attack and back Donald J. Trump while criticizing the investigation of the Capitol siege.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cheney-liz, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #ingraham-laura-a, #kilmeade-brian, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #wallace-chris-1947

Josh Duggar Is Convicted of Downloading Child Sexual Abuse Imagery

Mr. Duggar, who appeared on the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.

#arkansas, #cable-television, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #duggar-josh-1988, #family-research-council, #sex-crimes, #television, #tlc-tv-network

CNN and Chris Cuomo Face Difficult Questions After Anchor’s Suspension

The network said it was pursuing a “further evaluation” of evidence regarding its star anchor’s efforts to help stave off a sexual harassment scandal that his brother, former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, was facing.

#cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #james-letitia, #manhattan-nyc, #news-and-news-media, #zaslav-david-m

Chris Cuomo Is Suspended by CNN After Details of Help He Gave Andrew

The cable news network’s top-rated anchor was an enthusiastic adviser to Andrew Cuomo in the last 18 months of his governorship.

#cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #zucker-jeff

Now TV Wants Nielsen to Measure Up

After years of complaints, NBCUniversal and its peers are looking for other ways to count viewers, with or without the ratings giant.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cable-television, #media, #nbcuniversal, #nielsen-media-research, #ratings-audience-measurement, #television, #television-sets-and-media-devices, #viacomcbs-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #yaccarino-linda

John J. Rigas, Cable TV Magnate Who Pillaged His Company, Dies at 96

He built Adelphia Communications into a business with 5.5 million customers, then was convicted of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from it.

#adelphia-communications-corporation, #buffalo-sabres, #cable-television, #deaths-obituaries, #embezzlement, #family-business, #greek-americans, #rigas-john-j, #soudersburg-pa

Turner Classic Movies Is Changing. And Trying to Stay the Same.

A brand refresh for TCM, the cable home to countless vintage films, raises questions about its future within an increasingly streaming-centric TV world.

#cable-television, #hbo-max, #mankiewicz-ben, #movies, #television, #turner-classic-movies, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-media-llc

Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s Top Host, Extends Her Contract

Ms. Maddow was reported to have expressed interest in leaving the network to pursue podcasting and streaming projects.

#cable-television, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #television

AT&T Went Back to Basics by Cutting WarnerMedia Loose

In acquiring WarnerMedia, it believed pairing distribution with content was the key to the future. Apparently not.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #hbo-max, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #stankey-john-t, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #warner-bros-discovery, #zaslav-david-m

Is Jake Tapper for Sale?

The CNN anchor discusses how the streaming wars might change the news business and why he won’t let liars on his show.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #social-media, #the-devil-may-dance-book, #warner-media-llc

Juan Williams, a Liberal Outlier at Fox News, Is Leaving ‘The Five’

He will continue contributing to the cable network as a senior political analyst based in Washington.

#cable-television, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #the-five-tv-program, #williams-juan

Discovery-AT&T: How a Huge Media Deal Was Done

An early-morning meeting at a Greenwich Village townhouse, under the watchful eye of Steve McQueen, was part of a monthslong campaign.

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America’s Wild Horses, the AT&T Deal and Fungi That Tells a Story: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Advised Gov. Cuomo, Raising Ethics Questions

The host Chris Cuomo participated in strategy calls with aides to his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, after sexual harassment allegations emerged this year.

#cable-television, #cnn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #hannity-sean, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zucker-jeff

CNN’s Jeff Zucker Sees Fortunes Changed with AT&T Deal

Phone buddies and golf partners, Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have a 30-year history. Now Zucker may be open to working for the man he calls a “best friend.”

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How a Megadeal Reunited CNN’s Jeff Zucker With a Powerful Old Friend

Phone buddies and golf partners, Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have a 30-year history. Now Zucker may be open to working for the man he calls a “best friend.”

#att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #evans-robert-1930-2019, #kilar-jason, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zaslav-david-m, #zucker-jeff

AT&T’s WarnerMedia Group to Merge With Discovery

AT&T’s WarnerMedia group is merging with the reality programmer Discovery. What does that mean for your favorite shows?

#att-inc, #cable-television, #dc-comics, #discovery-channel, #hbo-max, #hgtv, #home-box-office, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #movies, #news-and-news-media, #oprah-winfrey-network, #stankey-john-t, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #warner-brothers, #zaslav-david-m

AT&T, in Abrupt Turn, Will Shed Media Business in Deal With Discovery

The telecommunications giant will spin off WarnerMedia in a transaction that will combine HBO and CNN with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and HGTV.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #discovery-communications-inc, #kilar-jason, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #television, #zaslav-david-m

AT&T-Discovery Deal Would Create a Media Juggernaut

A merger could be announced as soon as Monday, in a deal that would offload the media business that AT&T fought to buy.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #david-zaslav, #kilar-jason, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-brothers, #warner-media-llc

Want to Become a Writer? Lauren Hough Recommends Bartending.

The author of “Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing” has been a “cable guy,” a barista and Air Force airman. Her time behind a bar taught her to listen.

#austin-tex, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #blanchett-cate, #books-and-literature, #cable-television, #content-type-personal-profile, #leaving-isnt-the-hardest-thing-essays-book, #religious-cults

Comcast Earnings Beat Expectations Amid Shift to Streaming

As it takes the risk of transforming itself from a TV giant into a streaming start-up, the cable operator beat investors’ estimates in its first-quarter results.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cable-television, #comcast-corporation, #company-reports, #nbcuniversal, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming

Supreme Court Lets F.C.C. Relax Limits on Media Ownership

The justices said the commission had adequately considered whether easing rules on cross-ownership of radio and TV stations and newspapers would hurt female and minority ownership of media outlets.

#cable-television, #federal-communications-commission, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #news-and-news-media, #news-media-alliance, #newspapers, #prometheus-radio-project, #radio, #supreme-court-us, #television, #thomas-clarence

Why Oprah’s Meghan and Harry Special Won’t Have a Streaming Home

The three participants’ ties to Netflix and Apple, along with Ms. Winfrey’s desire to reach a big live-viewing audience, paved the way to an old-school deal with CBS.

#cable-television, #cbs-corporation, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #media, #oprah-winfrey-network, #television, #viacomcbs-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming, #winfrey-oprah

Journalists Rebel at NewsNation, a Newcomer in Cable News

Two top editors at the channel’s new prime-time newscast resigned amid staff complaints of a right-wing tilt and concern over the involvement of the former Fox News chief Bill Shine.

#cable-television, #compton-sean-1974, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #newsnation, #nexstar-media-group, #shine-william-j-1963, #trump-donald-j, #wgn-america

Forget ‘Succession.’ You Can Watch ‘90 Day Fiancé’ for 100 Hours Straight.

Discovery’s new app has taken off largely because viewers love watching people fix houses, tour diners and bicker about their relationships.

#cable-television, #discovery-channel, #media, #mobile-applications, #reality-television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

How Media Differs in Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cuomo-christopher, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #impeachment, #ingraham-laura-a, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr

You Can Barely Tell It’s the Same Trial in Cable Impeachment Coverage

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cuomo-christopher, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #impeachment, #ingraham-laura-a, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr

Can We Put Fox News on Trial With Trump?

Even if we can’t impeach media companies, we can do more to hold them accountable for sowing sedition.

#cable-television, #carusone-angelo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #media-matters-for-america, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ratings-audience-measurement, #rumors-and-misinformation, #television, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

#cable-television, #compensation-for-damages-law, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Jeff Zucker Announces Plans to Step Down

The executive shaped the look and feel of CNN since coming aboard in 2013. The network hit record ratings in recent months, during which Mr. Zucker had tensions with his newly installed boss.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cnn, #kilar-jason, #news-and-news-media, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

A Letter to My Conservative Friends

Hold us accountable, but please do the same for the charlatans who deceive you, use you and cheat you.

#cable-television, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #frauds-and-swindling, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #oregon, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yamhill-ore