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Turkey fines TV channel for Pink’s video with dancing of “homosexual...

The watchdog has in the past fined broadcasters over an array of issues, including kissing scenes and adult language in television shows, and in March was granted the authority to also supervise and manage online content in the country.

Woods-Mickelson golf duel lets AT&T show its new media prowess

Since Woods returned to the game this year after his fourth back surgery, golf’s TV ratings have soared.

Like ‘The Wife,’ Glenn Close says she’s a late bloomer

Close plays Joan, the self-effacing spouse of a successful novelist in "The Wife," as women in Hollywood and beyond are demanding a louder voice.

YouTube launches first series in Spanish, starring Gael Garcia Bernal

In addition to the show featuring the star of "Motorcycle Diaries," Google-owned YouTube is preparing two other Spanish-language series starring Colombian singer Maluma and another with Mexican actress and comedian Sofia Nino de Rivera.

‘Euphoria:’ Drake to produce a series for HBO

The Canadian rapper is to return to television to produce a drama series with the former Disney star, Zendaya, in the leading role, reports Variety.

Report: CBS weighs Moonves suspension over assault claims

The special committee is set to choose a law firm to lead the probe by mid-week, and determine whether Moonves should be suspended during the investigation.

Could ‘Frasier’ be returning to TV?

"Frasier" originally aired from 1993 to 2004.

Shark Week’s marketing frenzy features neckties, stuffed animals

In addition to product partnerships made in conjunction with "Shark Week", the Discovery Channel is also leveraging its social media platforms to engage shark fans.

‘Better Call Saul’ goes back to the future at Comic-Con

"Better Call Saul" made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con.

Thierry Henry quits TV to focus on coaching

Thierry Henry had been working with Sky Sports.

Netflix crowned new king of TV, toppling HBO in Emmy nominations

Netflix secured 112 nominations -- more than any other network -- while HBO received 108, according to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Spain’s Sánchez appoints new public TV chief in pact with Podemos

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has recommended Tomás Flores as the new leader of RTVE.

Hit video game Halo gets TV drama series adaptation

The series will run for 10 episodes.

Iraqis buy into World Cup fever, without breaking the bank

People have crammed into cafes to watch games, happy at last to imbibe images the jihadists deemed corrupting.

‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame

The couple, who met on set in 2012, announced the engagement in the Times newspaper last September, and the wedding date was submitted to the local registry office last month.

Nigeria sees a rush to get Nollywood online

Nigeria's film and television industry faces challenges in keeping up with current trends.

Facebook to offer interactive game shows on video platform

One of the features from Facebook will allow interactivity, which could be used for live game shows or challenges which offer cash prizes.

‘The Jerry Springer Show’, symbol of trash TV, set to end

The show is being bought from NBC Universal by CW, the joint enterprise between CBS and Warner Bros, which intends to show re-runs but has no plans to commission new episodes.

Disgraced comedian Cosby changes lawyer ahead of sentencing

Green will replace Tom Mesereau, who has represented numerous celebrities and was Cosby's lawyer for his second trial which resulted in his conviction on three counts of sexual assault on April 26.

Preach! Indonesia’s got Ramadan talent

Part talent show and part sermon, the show Syiar Anak Negeri (The Country's Children Preach) is one of a string of similar programmes played during Ramadan.

Robert De Niro uses F-bomb against Trump on live TV

De Niro appeared on stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall to introduce rocker and Tony Awards performer Bruce Springsteen.

Not read a book lately? Blame Netflix, says study

The appeal of Netflix has caused overall book readership to decline.

Amazon to livestream Premier League in online shakeup

The global online retailer will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years in the UK, starting from the 2019/20 season, the league said Thursday.

Matt LeBlanc to step down as BBC ‘Top Gear’ host

LeBlanc claimed to no longer be able to bear the travel burden that hosting "Top Gear" required.