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CBS takeover of Australian TV network given court approval

CBS takeover of Australian TV network given court approval

A bid by US broadcaster CBS to buy Australia's third-largest commercial television network cleared a key legal hurdle on Friday when judges rejected a move by three shareholders to block the sale.

TV commentator accuses Fox Business host of rape

TV commentator accuses Fox Business host of rape

A former Fox Business Network guest commentator has accused a prominent host of rape, the latest in a series of sexual misconduct allegations to rock the broadcaster.

Move over 'Star Trek': there's a new show at the final frontier

Move over 'Star Trek': there's a new show at the final frontier

As the world clamors for the first ‘Star Trek’ series in a more than decade, a streamlined usurper with no interest in Klingons is entering the space race.

US teen suicide series triggers alarm among educators, experts

US teen suicide series triggers alarm among educators, experts

‘13 Reasons Why,’ a hit Netflix show in which a teenager slits her wrists and leaves behind 13 tapes as clues to what made her do it, has alarmed US mental health experts who fear it glorifies suicide.

Persian satellite TV channel owner 'shot dead' in Istanbul

Persian satellite TV channel owner 'shot dead' in Istanbul

The owner of a leading Persian-language satellite entertainment channel based outside of Iran was shot dead by unknown individuals in Istanbul in an unexplained assassination, Turkish media reports said Sunday.

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan taking TED to India

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan taking TED to India

Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan charmed a TED Conference crowd on Thursday, sharing his life and playfully portraying himself as an ageing movie star grappling with the changes around him.

Julia Roberts set to star in TV show

Julia Roberts set to star in TV show

Hollywood actress Julia Roberts is the latest star planning to head to the small screen, reports said on Thursday.

'La La Land' expected to lead Golden Globe nominations

'La La Land' expected to lead Golden Globe nominations

Nominations for the Golden Globes will be unveiled Monday with critics expecting musical ‘La La Land’ to lead the pack ahead of ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and ‘Lion.’

German talkshow under fire over 'propaganda' by niqab-wearing guest

German talkshow under fire over 'propaganda' by niqab-wearing guest

German public broadcaster ARD came under fire Monday for allowing a woman wearing a full-face veil to argue on a current affairs talkshow that disillusioned youths could view war-torn Syria as the ‘promised land’.

Terrorism TV show puts verdict in European viewers' hands

Terrorism TV show puts verdict in European viewers' hands

A military pilot shoots down a hijacked plane with 164 people on board to save the lives of thousands in a packed stadium that was the target of a terrorist plot.

After Rio scandal, Lochte to appear on US reality show

After Rio scandal, Lochte to appear on US reality show

US swimming star Ryan Lochte will look to turn the page after his drunken hijinks at the Rio Olympics cost him lucrative endorsements -- by appearing on the reality TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars.’

Egyptian TV anchors told to slim down or face losing job

Egyptian TV anchors told to slim down or face losing job

Egyptian state television has given its anchors three months to slim down as part of a plan aimed at improving the broadcaster's sagging image, an official said in remarks published on Thursday.