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Activists call for YouTube to dump Trump channel

San Francisco - An activist group on Tuesday called for YouTube to join other social media platforms in dumping US President Donald Trump, threatening an advertising boycott campaign.

Bond actress, 'That '70s Show' star Tanya Roberts dies at 65

Los Angeles - Former Bond actress and "That '70s Show" star Tanya Roberts has died in Los Angeles at the age of 65, media reports said.

Turkish opposition TV station shuts after 26 days

Istanbul - A private Turkish TV station that aired pro-Kurdish opposition views has shut down less than a month after launch, underscoring press freedom concerns in a country often chastised by rights groups.

World's longest-running TV soap, Coronation Street, turns 60

London - The world's longest-running TV soap opera, Britain's cosy working-class series "Coronation Street," celebrates 60 years on screen on Wednesday, defying social changes and the pandemic.

Review: Kristos Andrews spotlighted in 'The Donna Drake Show' Special

Emmy award-winning actor, producer, and director Kristos Andrews was spotlighted in the television and digital talk series "The Donna Drake Show," which is produced by Drake Media Network, Inc. Digital Journal has the scoop.

From 'Grey's Anatomy' to 'This Is Us,' Covid infects TV plots

New York - With Covid upending every aspect of viewers' lives, some TV shows -- from the obvious medical dramas to sitcoms -- have woven the pandemic into their latest seasons' storylines, but a handful have avoided it altogether.

Princess Diana makes dramatic debut in 'The Crown'

London - More than two decades after her death, princess Diana's ill-fated entry into the British royal family is the main storyline in the long-awaited fourth season of the hit Netflix drama "The Crown".

No longer just crime: Nordic TV's new wave

Turku - For over a decade, Nordic crime series such as "The Bridge" and "Wallander" have captivated international TV audiences with stories of brooding detectives, elaborate murders and bleak Scandinavian landscapes.

Mighty little global star: Netflix's Indian superhero toddler

Mumbai - It was a quest worthy of a superhero. Animator Rajiv Chilaka spent years flogging his pitch about a superhuman Indian child to Western executives, to no avail.

HBO series tackles Spain taboo over Basque ETA separatists

Elorrio - Ten years after the separatist group ETA renounced its armed struggle, few will speak of the bloody campaign that ravaged Spain's Basque country, but a new TV series is hoping to shatter that taboo.

China's pandemic-themed TV drama faces online backlash over sexism

Bejing - A Chinese primetime TV drama about the coronavirus pandemic has been slammed by social media users, who accused it of sexism for downplaying the role of women in battling the deadly outbreak at ground-zero.

Emmys style: gowns, pajamas and... hazmat tuxedos

Los Angeles - The Emmys on Sunday basically turned into the world's most glamorous Zoom call, with Hollywood A-listers beaming into an empty Staples Center in Los Angeles from their apartments, guest houses and various other locations in 10 countries.

'Virtual' Emmys open with cardboard cutouts, remote video calls

Los Angeles - Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys on Sunday from an empty Los Angeles theater filled with cardboard cutouts of the nominees, marking the start of Hollywood's first major Covid-era award show.

Race superhero series 'Watchmen' wins big at 'remote' Emmys

Los Angeles - "Watchmen," a dark superhero series that tackles US racism, triumphed at the Emmys on Sunday as the stars beamed in live to an empty Los Angeles theater for Hollywood's first major Covid-era awards show.

'Thrones' creators join 'Star Wars' director for Netflix series

Los Angeles - The creators of "Game of Thrones" will team up with "Star Wars" director Rian Johnson and Brad Pitt for an ambitious new Chinese sci-fi adaptation, Netflix announced Tuesday.

Media scion James Murdoch quits News Corp board

New York - Former 21st Century Fox chief executive James Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from News Corp's board citing clashes over editorial content.

Media scion James Murdoch quits News Corp board

New York - Former 21st Century Fox chief executive James Murdoch, the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, has resigned from News Corp's board citing clashes over editorial content, US regulators said.

Emmy Awards ceremony to be held online due to pandemic

Los Angeles - A day after announcing nominations for the Emmy Awards, the Television Academy on Wednesday informed top nominees that the ceremony in September will be held online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regis Philbin, iconic television personality and host, dead at 88

Entertainment legend Regis Philbin has passed away at the age of 88 years old from natural causes. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Former 'MythBusters' co-host Grant Imahara dies at 49

Washington - Grant Imahara, who co-hosted the popular science TV show "MythBusters" and worked behind the scenes on three "Star Wars" films, has died at age 49, the Discovery Channel said Monday.

Review: Patrika Darbo pays tribute to those from daytime TV that we lost Special

Emmy award-winning actress Patrika Darbo has paid a moving tribute to the members of the daytime television community that died over the last year.

Curtain falls on Hong Kong's oldest satirical TV show

Fpo - Hong Kong's oldest political satire show will air its final episode Friday evening, against a backdrop of pro-democracy unrest and fears that an incoming anti-subversion law will help Beijing trammel local freedoms.

Aiming big: Ivory Coast's 'Dallas' pitches for African following

Abidjan - The stakes are big, and so are the egos. Two clans, the Desvas and the Ahiteys, are fighting it out for control of the local cocoa industry... and boardroom thuggery, love, betrayal and guns are the tools of their trade.

'Gone with the Wind' removed from HBO Max after racism protests

Los Angeles - "Gone with the Wind" was removed from the HBO Max streaming platform Tuesday, as mass protests against racism and police brutality prompt television networks to reassess their offerings.

Venezuela arrests DirecTV executives after US firm pulls out

Caracas - Venezuelan authorities have detained three DirecTV executives after the US-owned television service's decision to shut operations in the South American country due to US sanctions, their lawyer said Friday.

Saudi Ramadan TV dramas invite scrutiny of Israel ties

Apo - Two Ramadan television dramas on a Saudi-controlled network have stirred controversy as they test public perceptions of quietly warming relations between the Gulf kingdom and Israel.

Coronavirus interrupts world's longest-running cartoon

Apo - Production of the world's longest-running cartoon and a mainstay of the Japanese weekend has been interrupted by the coronavirus, forcing the broadcast of re-runs for the first time in decades.

Ukraine TV series raises hopes of struggling teens

Kiev - Katya was shunned by her mother and bullied by classmates in her industrial Ukrainian hometown after she told them, aged 13, that she was a lesbian.

Netflix sees record sign-ups during pandemic lockdowns

San Francisco - Netflix on Tuesday reported soaring profits as subscriptions surged by almost 16 million at the streaming television service during lockdowns to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apocalypse delayed? 'Walking Dead' finale postponed by virus

Los Angeles - When will this apocalypse finally be over?That is the question being asked by "The Walking Dead" television fans, after producers revealed they had not been able to finish making the popular zombie show's series finale due to coronavirus.
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