Television

ITV has ruled out the prospect of buying BT Sport in a sign that the commercial broadcaster is not overly enthusiastic about major acquisitions ahead of the UK government potentially putting Channel 4 up for sale. Following the publication of ITV’s half-year earnings on Wednesday, CEO Carolyn McCall put an end to speculation that it is circling BT Sport, the Premier League broadcaster that was made available to buyers in April. “We’ve been very focused
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Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk collapsed on the Sony lot on Tuesday, Deadline has confirmed. Odenkirk was on the set of his Breaking Bad spinoff when he fell to the ground. His actual condition is unknown, but the actor was rushed to the hospital, where he remains. Production on the sixth and final season of Better Call Saul was underway, after its scheduled start in New Mexico in March. AMC Networks chief operating officer
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The CDC on Tuesday recommended that even Americans who are vaccinated against Covid-19 wear masks indoors in many circumstances. The agency said that vaccinated people who live in high-transmission areas should wear masks in indoor public spaces to help prevent the more transmissive Delta variant from continuing its surge. It was a reversal of guidance issued just two weeks ago by the entity. The CDC is also advising those with vulnerable people in their households, even
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EXCLUSIVE: Banijay’s reality show Survivor is to return to Indian screens after a 10-year hiatus. The super-producer has signed a deal with Tamil entertainment network Zee Tam to produce a version of the adventure show for its streamer ZEE5. Banijay Asia will produce the series. Survivor previously screened on Disney’s StarPlus in 2012. Survivor tests the spirit of a group of ordinary people who are marooned with little more than the clothes on their backs.
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The stars are not aligning Brazil. A judge there has ruled that Disney cannot use its Stars+ brand for now because it is too easily confused with Starz, the service owned by Lionsgate that brought the original complaint. The court Friday granted a Starz request on appeal for a preliminary injunction — or temporary restraining order (TRO) – saying Disney can’t use the name Stars when the service rolls out in late August. An earlier
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