YouTube TV puts Padres fans in dark, drops Fox Sports San Diego
Cord-cutters in San Diego are losing another avenue to follow the Padres.YouTube TV on Thursday announced it will no longer offer Fox Regional Sports Networks, including Fox Sports San Diego, on its menu of channels.The change goes into effect beginning Feb. 29 after YouTube TV announced on Twitter that it was unable to reach a distribution agreement with Sinclair, which purchased most of the Fox Regional Sports Networks from Disney for more than $10 billion last year.YouTube TV is the third major streaming service to drop Fox Regional Sports Networks since the Sinclair purchase, according to ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Television Q&A: Will there be a second season of 'Sanditon'?
You have questions. I have some answers.Q: Will there be a second season of “Sanditon” or is it a one-and-done series?A: There’s not a simple answer. The series based on an unfinished novel by Jane Austen has completed its first, eight-episode season — with an ending that ticked off many viewers. (No spoilers here.) ITV, the British company behind the show, decided not to go ahead with a second season. “Masterpiece,” which aired the show in the U.S., says on its website: “We love the series and wish it could go on; however, at this time there are no plans for another season.”But people involve...
Tribune News Service
Captain Comics: Why 'Walking Dead' survivors actually have it pretty good
“The Walking Dead” returned for the second half of its 10th season Feb. 23, outliving most genre shows (and the majority of its major characters). While I enjoy the series, I have long couch-critiqued TWD and other apocalypse shows for the things they don’t show us that would certainly happen if civilization collapsed. I can guess why: sometimes because those things don’t serve the narrative, sometimes because the F/X would be prohibitive, but also, sometimes, because they’re things nobody wants to see.So here are my Top 5 Problems of the Apocalypse You Won’t See on TV:1) Things Go BoomThe wor...
Tribune News Service
Widespread coronavirus quarantine would create captive audience for TV stations, Nexstar says
While health officials warn of “significant disruption” and the stock market drops over coronavirus fears, WGN-TV owner Nexstar Media Group sees an economic upside: If people end up hunkered down at home during a widespread quarantine, it could mean more television viewers.At least that’s the take of Perry Sook, the chairman and CEO of Dallas-based Nexstar, which owns WGN in Chicago and nearly 200 other TV stations across the country.“If you’re quarantined in your home and one of the few things you can do is watch television, I think advertisers see the benefit in that,” said Sook during a fou...
Facebook to ban ads claiming to cure coronavirus
As concerns about the coronavirus epidemic increase, and some patients suffering from the disease are being treated at hospitals in the Bay Area, Facebook is taking some new steps to prevent misinformation about the virus spreading across the social network.Facebook said it will not accept advertisements for products or services that claim to either cure the disease, or can curtail the spread of the virus. The move comes as the disease has spread from China, and new pockets of coronavirus cases have been reported in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Federal health authorities have also said that Am...
The Mercury News
'This belongs in North Carolina.' Fans miffed by new Mayberry movie's Indiana setting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — To quote a Southern phrase by Goober, some North Carolinians and other fans are “riled up” on social media over the planned filming of a new Andy Taylor of Mayberry movie in Indiana.“Why in the world would they shoot this in Indiana?” asked J. Mac Daughety, a Lenoir County commissioner who lives in Kinston.“We all know where Mayberry really was,” Daughety posted on WRAL’s Facebook page.Daughety and other stunned residents were reacting to news that “Mayberry Man” will largely be set in Danville, Ind., and Indianapolis, “with a few days spent in Mount Airy and Los Angeles,” ac...
The Charlotte Observer
Taxing internet ads could raise lots of money, but doubts persist
Leading Maryland lawmakers seeking a way to help pay for a $4 billion, 10-year education plan came up with what they consider an innovative idea of where to get the cash: deep-pocketed internet companies.The Democratic proposal would tax Facebook and Google for every ad the companies run on the computer screens of Maryland residents visiting their sites. If passed, the plan would make the Old Line State the first in the nation to raise revenue by taxing online advertising.“Massive technology corporations have ballooned in size and influence over the last two decades,” wrote Maryland Senate Pre...
Editorial: Time for Twitter to draw the line on Trump's personal, abusive tweets
Who is the nation’s No. 1 purveyor of hate, threats, abuse and harassment? It is Donald Trump, and the twitterverse is rife with examples of how he has used and abused his Twitter account to spread lies and threaten his enemies. Yet Twitter continues to make excuses for failing to enforce its own rules despite the president’s refusal to restrain his abuses. It’s time for Twitter to draw the line.Even Attorney General William Barr has joined the chorus of Twitter critics. In an ABC News interview on Feb. 13, Barr suggested he was being “bullied” on Twitter by Trump and said the president’s twee...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Vikings GM Rick Spielman says 'there's no reason' to think Stefon Diggs won't stay with Vikings
INDIANAPOLIS – Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman did his best to quash speculation about Stefon Diggs’ future on Tuesday, saying at the NFL combine “there’s no reason to anticipate (Diggs) is not going to be a Minnesota Viking.”Diggs caused a stir on social media earlier this month when he removed all pictures of himself in a Vikings uniform from his Instagram account, following a season where he incurred more than $200,000 in fines for skipping two days of meetings and practices following the team’s Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears. His absence, sources told the Star Tribune at the time, ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Will Bunch: Media, political elites who didn't see Trump in 2016 are blowing it again with Bernie Sanders
Like most journalists who write about national politics, I was multitasking Monday night — my right eye on the ever-flowing stream of bile, with the occasional floating pearl, known as Twitter, and my left eye on cable news. There, a stream of mostly boomer-era commentators could only talk about one thing: Could any Democrat can find the mojo — for the love of God! — to stop the party from nominating Sen. Bernie Sanders in Milwaukee?But on my laptop screen was something jarring — the kind of story that you’d think might dent these news channels that have to fill up 24 hours of airtime … and ye...
The Philadelphia Inquirer