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Sacked UK Pakistani actor sorry for India Twitter 'madness'

London - A Pakistan-born UK actor apologised Monday for using "unacceptable language" about Indians, which saw him fired from Britain's most popular TV soap.

Television energy consumption ratings 'are flawed'

U.S. consumer groups have reacted with anger to news that energy ratings applied to many television sets in the U.S. are flawed. These days many people take power consumption into account when purchasing a new set.

Why the Emmys may no longer actually matter

Los Angeles - The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best of American television Sunday, and networks have been inundating media and Television Academy members with pleas for their shows.

Saudi launches Persian hajj TV after tensions with Iran

Mecca - Saudi Arabia has launched Persian-language television broadcasts from this year's hajj, the information minister said on Sunday, following tensions with Iran over the annual pilgrimage.

North Korea star newsreader back to announce nuclear test

Pyongyang - North Korea deployed its most trusted newsreader on Friday to herald the success of its fifth nuclear test on state television.

Fiery Beyonce dominates MTV awards

New York - Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music Awards as she won a near-record award haul and awed the audience with a fiery dance medley with an unstated political message.

Beyonce invites mothers of slain black men to MTV awards

New York - Pop superstar Beyonce invited the mothers of slain African American men to the MTV Video Music Awards, where her politically charged "Formation" is up for the top prize.

Egypt state TV takes anchorwomen off air until they lose weight

Cairo - Egypt's state-run television has taken several anchorwomen off the air until they lose weight, the broadcaster's chief told AFP, drawing criticism from rights groups but also praise from some commentators.

Netflix's most expensive original show ever cost $120 million

Netflix's hip-hop musical show, "The Get Down," is its most expensive TV series ever.With "Moulin Rouge" director Baz Luhrmann acting as showrunner, "The Get Down" cost $120 million to produce, according to Variety.

Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes in crackdown

Tehran - Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported.

Comic-Con day one: Trolls, Trump and 'totalitarianism'

San Diego - Oliver Stone warned that Pokemon Go was part of a march toward "totalitarianism" as the start of San Diego Comic-Con saw filmmakers expound on their political viewpoints.

Turkey cancels all TV, radio licences linked to Gulen: watchdog

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Tuesday scrapped all TV and radio station licences linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of being behind Friday's failed coup.

Latest US drama 'Shooter' shelved after attacks

Los Angeles - American network USA postponed sniper drama "Shooter" in the wake of the police killings in Louisiana, the latest in a string of releases hit by real-life violence.

Acclaimed TV personality John Edward opens up about the future Special

World renowned television personality John Edward discussed his latest endeavors, as well as his accomplishments and family.

'Ghostbusters' backlash reflects Hollywood's sexism problem

Los Angeles - An all-female reboot of "Ghostbusters" hits theaters next month amid a savage backlash by Internet trolls that has thrown the spotlight back onto Hollywood's gender discrimination problem.

Argentine football head, three ex-cabinet chiefs indicted

Buenos Aires - The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and three former presidential cabinet chiefs were indicted Thursday in a probe of the country's football broadcasting rights distribution system.

Greek TV stations face sign-off in licensing row

Atenas - Greece is in the grip of a row over television, with the government under attack for plans to slash the number of private channels in a sector that was hit hard by the financial crisis.

'Chapo' threatens to sue Netflix over planned series

- Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could sue Netflix and Univision to stop their plans to make a television series about his life, his lawyers said Thursday.

Cosby will stand trial for sex assault, judge rules

Norristown - Disgraced US megastar Bill Cosby must stand trial over accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman after plying her with wine and pills at his Philadelphia home 12 years ago, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Cosby returns to court to hear sex assault evidence

Norristown - Disgraced television legend Bill Cosby returned to court Tuesday to hear evidence that he sexually assaulted a woman after plying her with drugs at his Philadelphia home, a crime for which he could be jailed 10 years if put on trial and convicted.

Trump ends bitter feud with American TV journalist Megyn Kelly

Washington - Donald Trump, not usually one to back away from a fight, made peace late Tuesday with US television news star Megyn Kelly after describing her in the past as a "bimbo" -- and worse.

Apple ready to compete in the pay TV market with the right tech

Apple announced it will compete in the pay TV market against both traditional cable services as well as streaming providers. It aims to build a "pure Internet TV."

Jubilant Ukraine hails 'unbelievable' Eurovision victory

Kiev - Jubilant Ukrainians erupted in celebration Sunday after Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest with a powerful tribute to her Tatar people's deportation from Russian-annexed Crimea in 1944."Yes!!!" Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted.

Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically-charged Eurovision

Stockholm - Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza.

Kitsch, glitz and politics as Russia slated to win Eurovision

Stockholm - Belgium's Laura Tesoro brought a dash of silver sparkle to Stockholm on Saturday as she kicked off the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the continent's annual music extravaganza, with Russia the hot favourite to win.

Neighbors expect more pilgrimages to home featured in TV sitcom

San Francisco - They're back. TV's fictitious Tanner family, which starred for years on the ABC sitcom "Full House," has returned in a Netflix update, "Fuller House," but fans never stopped coming by the old spread.

French journalist infiltrates jihadist cell for six months

Paris - A French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, before they were arrested, he told AFP.

'Game of Thrones' stuns fans with season six reveal

Los Angeles - Hit fantasy TV show "Game of Thrones" returned for its season six premiere appearing to answer to one of the most hotly debated questions in modern television history: "Is Jon Snow dead?

TV series maker says neo-Nazi killers are 'Germany's IS'

Paris - The maker of a hard-hitting television drama about a notorious wave of racist murders across Germany has compared the neo-Nazi group behind them to a homegrown Islamic State who are far from defeated.

'Game of Thrones' season six opener ends months of suspense

Los Angeles - It was a cliffhanger unparalleled since "who shot JR?" but 10 months of agony are finally over Sunday as "Game of Thrones" returns to reveal the fate of Jon Snow.
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