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Telemundo Targets “Omnichannel” Hispanic Viewers in Upfront Pitch

Telemundo, NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language media division, is announcing over 1,000 hours of scripted and unscripted programming at its upfront presentation Wednesday, as it pitches itself as…

Women’s World Cup Semifinal Is U.K.’s Most Watched Program of the Year

In the U.K., 11.7 million watched England's dramatic loss to Team USA in the semifinal of the 2019 Women's World Cup of soccer on the BBC, the biggest TV audience of the year so far in Britain.

Women’s World Cup: Fox Sports Extends Use of AI in Production With IBM Watson

Fox Sports continues to experiment with AI, this time by incorporating IBM's Watson artificial intelligence technology into its production workflow for the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Comcast CEO Touts Benefits of Sky Acquisition

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts on Wednesday touted the benefits of his $39 billion takeover of European pay TV giant Sky, and talked about a possible expansion beyond western Europe.

Midterm Elections and Digital Growth Have Advertising Surging

Midterm elections had a massively positive effect on media in 2018, helping advertising in the U.S. grow 7.5 percent to an all-time high $208 billion.

Pussy Riot Activist Jailed for World Cup Protest Treated for Possible Poisoning

Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning.

Trevor Noah Fires Back at French Ambassador Who Criticized World Cup Joke

Trevor Noah fired back at French ambassador to the U.S. Gerard Araud after the latter sent him a letter criticizing his controversial joke that "Africa won the World Cup" earlier this week.

Will Smith, Japanese Soccer Star to Launch $100M Startup Fund

The unlikely duo of Smith and Keisuke Honda plan to raise money from Japanese institutions and individuals to invest in U.S. ventures.

World Cup and Sun Hurt European Box Office

Unseasonably warm weather and a month of World Cup matches combined to knock out European theatrical returns.

France Wins 2018 World Cup Final

France clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot.

Pussy Riot Claims On-Field Protest During World Cup Final

Punk band Pussy Riot said Sunday in a statement posted on its Twitter feed that the disruption of the World Cup Final was a protest.

World Cup: Will Smith to Perform at Closing Ceremony

The opening ceremony included a performance by Robbie Williams, who caused some controversy.