Posts Tagged Television

Mo’ne Davis brings big ratings to Little League

Philadelphia pitcher Mo'ne Davis stands at first base after being removed as pitcher in the third inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis’ latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series.

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Review: Video blackouts impede baseball online

In this April 12, 2014 file photo, a television camera stands near the Toronto Blue Jays' on deck circle during a baseball game between the Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore. Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: Television dominates and limits the Internet’s potential. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) — Major League Baseball shows what can be done right when it comes to making its games available on the Internet. It also underscores frustrations fans have with online sports coverage in general: The business of sports is set up to feed TV sets, and Internet viewers are an afterthought.

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MLB online chief optimistic on relaxing blackouts

FILE- In this Sept. 15, 2011, file photo, Bob Bowman, chief executive of Major League Baseball Advanced Media, speaks at the annual APME meeting in Denver. An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early the 2015 season, according to Bowman. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — An easing of blackout restrictions on Major League Baseball games online could come as early as next season, according to the head of baseball’s online business.

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Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

This March 14, 1992 photo provided by NBC shows announcer Don Pardo on the set of "Saturday Night Live."  Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 in Arizona at the age of 96. (AP Photo/NBC, Al Levine)

NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.”

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NFL games taking over Thursday nights on CBS

In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, San Diego Chargers linebacker Thomas Keiser (90) celebrates after intercepting a pass by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Denver. "The Big Bang Theory" is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn't hesitate to temporarily move TV's top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football. Already dominating Thursdays in prime time, CBS outbid its competitors when the league offered up games that had aired on NFL Network. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Big Bang Theory” is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn’t hesitate to temporarily move TV’s top-rated comedy to a different night to make room for football.

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