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With tech revolution in sight, TV has just 10 to 15 years left: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry believes that the television has just 10 to 15 years left as new technological revolution will bring digital media to the throne in a decade. In a meeting with representatives of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), Chaudhry said time was approaching near where digital platforms will be the prime medium in years to come. He underlined that print media was not the future and government will ponder over it. The minister stated that the ruling government of…

TV reporter assaults traffic warden in Lahore

LAHORE: A reporter belonging to a private news channel allegedly assaulted a traffic warden in Lahore.  CCTV footage of the incident surfaced on Saturday in which the journalist, who is said to be GEO News reporter Ahmed Faraz, can be seen accosting and manhandling the traffic warden at the latter's office in Lahore. According to reports, the suspension of a warden for receiving kickbacks was a point of contention between the reporter and the traffic official. The warden was caught with Rs4, 00, 000 at Arfa Karim…

Lindsay Lohan to make TV comeback

LOS ANGELES: Lindsay Lohan, whose promising movie career crashed in a string of legal woes and substance abuse, is returning to US television in a reality series about her ventures in Greece. MTV said on Monday that “Lohan Beach Club” will follow the actress as she works to expand a recently launched restaurant business in Greece. The TV network said the show, expected to air in 2019, will see Lohan, 32, lead a team of “brand ambassadors” who will help promote her business “while striving to rise above the temptations…

Free-scoring Belgium target 16 goals to get free TVs

MOSCOW: Belgium scored nine goals in their three World Cup group games, more than any other country, and forward Dries Mertens said on Saturday he was motivated by more than just winning the trophy. Mertens, scorer of an outrageous volley against Panama that opened Belgium’s account in Russia, joked that friends back home were counting on him to help the team hit a target of 16 goals to make good on a retailer’s special World Cup promotion. Asked by reporters at their training camp near Moscow about Belgium’s…

Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet's Google is raising the price of its YouTube TV online service for new customers as it adds channels from Time Warner’s Turner, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, the company said Wednesday. Less than one year after launching YouTube TV, the company is increasing its pricing to $40 per month from $35 per month as it adds Turner’s channels, which include TNT, CNN and TBS, and soon will be adding MLB Network and NBA TV, the company said. Google is expanding its offering at a…

George Clooney to make TV return for ‘Catch-22’ miniseries

NEW YORK: American actor and director George Clooney will produce, co-direct and act in the new series "Catch-22," the star's first regular television role since he left "ER" nearly two decades ago. The limited series will be just six episodes long, said Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television -- the studio producing the show along with Anonymous Content -- in an interview with entertainment outlet Hollywood Reporter. Negotiations to stream the series via the online platform Hulu are under way, a source close to…

Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52 billion

Walt Disney on Thursday agreed to buy film, TV and international assets from Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox for $52.4 billion as Disney seeks greater scale to tackle growing competition from Netflix and Amazon.com. Under the terms of the all-stock deal, Disney acquires significant assets from Fox, including the studios that produced the blockbuster Marvel superhero pictures and the “Avatar” franchise, as well as hit TV shows such as “The Simpsons”. Read More: Fox held talks to sell most of company to Disney:…

US President Donald Trump spends up to 8 hours a day watching TV: report

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump often faces criticism for his frequent tweeting that includes even some major policy decisions, but a new report suggests that the American President has other routine implying ‘ample time’ he enjoys for leisurely activities. The New York Times report claims that Trump spends between four and eight hours a day watching TV. The NYT, which said it spoke to a number of people close to the president, said he starts watching TV at about 5.30 am with CNN - a station he has frequently…

Indian serial thief stole 120 hotel TVs

BANGALORE: Indian police have detained a man who stole 120 TV sets from hotels over four months, officials said on Wednesday. Vasudev Nanaiah booked into budget hotels in states across southern India with oversized bags to put the televisions in when he left. If the room television did not fit his bag, the 34-year-old Nanaiah would go out to a local market to buy a bigger suitcase, police alleged. Hotel staff never suspected him as he was very well behaved. Nanaiah also paid a small advance sum and told staff he…