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Escapism or activism? Resurgent youth channel MTV looks to do both


LOS ANGELES Youth-oriented MTV network is enjoying a resurgence on the back of reviving reality shows such as the raucous "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation".

'Insatiable' TV cast rejects fat-shaming jibes but reviews are harsh

LOS ANGELES The cast of "Insatiable" defended their new television show against accusations of fat-shaming, but unusually harsh reviews suggest the U.S. series has more to worry about than the debate around weight and popularity. | Video

Aug 10 2018

Naspers creates new video on demand unit as Netflix rivalry heats up

JOHANNESBURG Naspers' video entertainment division has created a new over-the-top (OTT) video unit to be headed by Niclas Ekdahl in a bid to counter stiff competition for video on demand from global players such as Netflix.

Tech, Aug 08 2018

Showtime chief says risk paid off with Sacha Baron Cohen TV show

LOS ANGELES The head of cable channel Showtime on Monday heaped praise on British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, saying the risk of broadcasting his satirical new series had paid off and that he hoped there would be more.

Aug 06 2018

CTV buys Canadian rights for 'Roseanne' spin-off 'The Conners'

CTV has bought the Canadian rights for "The Conners," a spin-off of "Roseanne," the show that was canceled by U.S. network ABC in May after its creator sparked widespread outrage by tweeting a racial slur.

Aug 07 2018

Chris Rock to star in new season of FX crime drama 'Fargo'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Comedian Chris Rock will star in a fourth season of the FX network's Emmy-winning crime drama "Fargo" in a story about two 1950s crime families that have traded their eldest sons, the network announced on Friday.

People Aug 03 2018

Hillary Clinton to bring female voting rights story to television

LOS ANGELES Hillary Clinton is adding a new skill to her resume: television producer.

Politics, Election 2016, Aug 01 2018

Eleven Sports to price UK channels at 5.99 pounds per month

LONDON Global broadcaster Eleven Sports will make its two new British channels available for 5.99 pounds ($7.78) per month, stepping up the challenge to Sky and BT with its increasing range of European soccer and golf.

Sports, Aug 03 2018

L.A. prosecutors decline to pursue sex abuse charges against CBS CEO Moonves

LOS ANGELES Los Angeles prosecutors said on Tuesday that they had declined to pursue three accusations of sexual abuse against CBS Corp Chief Executive Les Moonves dating back to the 1980s because the statute of limitations had expired.

Jul 31 2018

Lindsay Lohan to make U.S. TV comeback in MTV reality series

LOS ANGELES Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, is returning to U.S. television in a reality series about her night club ventures in Greece. | Video

People Jul 31 2018