‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ headed for Blu-ray

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is finally headed for Blu-ray Disc release, according to an official announcement from CBS Entertainment. The 178 episodes of the Star Trek series spanning from ’87 – ’94 (a total of 7 seasons) will release sequentially throughout 2012, starting with a “sampler” on January 12 which will include several popular episodes. The Blu-ray sampler, pictured above, will be called Star Trek: The Next Generation — The Next Level, and include the pilot episode “Encounter at Farpoint,” as well episodes “Sins of the Father” and “The Inner Light.”

2011 MLB playoffs starting weekend schedule

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October is finally here! There are eight postseason MLB playoff games scheduled for this weekend. Starting tonight at 5:07 PM ET, the Tampa Bay Rays will face the Texas Rangers to head off the first American League Division games. Following at 8:37 PM ET, the Detroit Tigers will play the New York Yankees. The National League postseason games kick off tomorrow at 2:07 PM with the Arizona Diamondbacks facing the Milwaukee Brewers. Later, at 5:07 PM ET the St. Louis Cardinals will play the Philadelphia Phillies.

Xbox Live TV rumors heat up; Comcast, Verizon, HBO content may be coming soon

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The recent random rumors about live TV programming finally landing on Xbox Live have now been legitimately upgraded. Via a “person with knowledge of the situation,” Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to offer online pay television service from Comcast and Verizon through the console, with many other content providers also potentially in the mix.

‘Battlefield 3′ beta now up for grabs on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

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A sampling of the multiplayer goodness that Battlefield 3 is promising to bring in full October 25 is now available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Download it here.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire competitive at $199

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Yesterday, Jeff Bezos of Amazon introduced a new line of Kindle eReaders including the new Kindle Fire — a first step into the tablet market which Apple has dominated since the release of the iPad in 2010.

Starz to re-broadcast ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’

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In memory of the death of Andy Whitfield, Starz will run the entire series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” starting on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 9:00 pm. The re-broadcast will begin with Episode 101 – “The Red Serpent,” when the Thracian warrior first faces death in the gladiator arena.

HDNet Concerts presents Jewel and Sheryl Crow

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HDNet will premiere two concerts from artists Jewel and Sheryl Crow on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 8pm Eastern. The night consists of Jewel: Live At the Rialto Theatre and Sheryl Crow: Live from Pantages Theater.

New on Blu-ray: Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Ben-Hur, Heathers

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The latest “Transformers” film ‘Dark of the Moon’ hits shelves today on Blu-ray Disc and the edition includes the hi-def Blu-ray along with DVD and digital copy for your PC or smartphone.

Search smarter with PS3 ‘Video Unlimited Preview’ app

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Finding a movie or TV show on your PlayStation 3 will now be a slicker and more intuitive process with today’s release of the “Video Unlimited – preview” application. Available for download right now for PlayStation Plus users, and all users within a few weeks, the interface lets you browse through the PlayStation Store’s video content by genre, actor, setting, studio, and more. You can find and download the app in the Media section of the PlayStation Store.

FOX premieres ‘Terra Nova’

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Tonight FOX premieres “Terra Nova,” a post-apocalyptic vision of a dying Earth where scientists attempt a re-population by going back in time. The show follows the Shannon family as they join Terra Nova, the first established colony, which will hopefully save the planet. “

EPIX to host Justin Bieber/Usher “Back 2 Back” night

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Entertainment channel EPIX will host Justin Bieber and Usher “back to back” on Sunday, October 9 starting at 8pm ET.

Amazon signs streaming deal with FOX

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Amazon has just announced a deal that will add FOX titles to their Instant Streaming service. TV shows from the FOX library include The Wonder Years (available in digital form for the first time), Ally McBeal, Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and 24.

Dish to launch ‘Blockbuster Movie Pass’ streaming service

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Dish Network has taken the antiquated movie rental company Blockbuster and turned it into a completely relevant multi-service provider. Their newest announcement, Blockbuster Movie Pass, will provide streaming content to subscribers much like the service Netflix has been offering.

Cablevision ordered to provide MSG Networks in HD

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In New York, FCC orders Cablevision to provide high-definition feeds to competitors.

Pre-Order ‘Dance Central 2′ and Get 400 MS Points

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Microsoft and Harmonix are sweetening the pot for potential rug-cutters this fall by offering
400 Microsoft Points ($5) when you pre-order Dance Central 2 through participating retailers.
The embarrassing-to-play, hysterical-to-watch smash hit was one of the critical darlings (82 on Metacritic)
of the Kinect launch last year going on to sell more than 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Fellini’s restored ‘I Clowns’ to release on Blu-ray

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Fellini’s 1970 film I clowns (also known as “The Clowns”) is headed for hi-def Blu-ray Disc on October 18. The film stars Federico Fellini as himself as he explores his own childhood fascination with the circus.

No Amazon Instant Video for PS3?

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The question of “No Amazon Instant Video for PS3?” is a topic found on Amazon.com’s discussion forum, a subject that has been one of frustration for PlayStation 3 owners. Why can’t you watch Amazon Instant Video…

Discovery agreement might help Netflix stock

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Netflix stock might get a much needed boost with the announcement that Discovery Communications and Netflix have signed a two-year non-exclusive agreement. The deal includes streaming of programming from Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet Investigation Discovery, Science and Military Channel.

‘Call of Duty Elite’ beta launches for PS3 members

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Activision’s Call of Duty Elite has launched in beta mode. The service enhances multiplayer modes allowing you to connect with players at your level and with your interests. You can create Private Clans, join Public Groups, a

DISH Network to announce new streaming service

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DISH Network may finally put Blockbuster in the streaming business to compete with Netflix. Although representatives for Dish have been quiet about the launch (apparently referred to as “A Stream Comes True), industry publication Home Media Magazine reports the service will be announced in a press conference on Friday, Sept. 23. H