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HD Report | June 28, 2017

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‘Hemlock Grove’ returning to Netflix for Season 2

June 20, 2013 |

Netflix has announced renewal of the original series Hemlock Grove for a second season starting in 2014. Famke Janssen (X-Men) and Bill Skarsgard (Simon & The Oaks) are among the cast members who will return for Season 2, slated for … Read More

Netflix expanding to the Netherlands

June 19, 2013 |

netflix logoThis morning, Netflix announced expansion into the Netherlands later this year. The company will offer their unlimited streaming service letting subscribers watch movies, television shows, and original productions on TVs, PCs, tablets, phones, and other devices. Upon launch, the service will be available to broadband internet users in the Netherlands for one monthly price. (Netflix did not reveal what the monthly fee would be, but you’d expect it to be equivalent to US $7.99.) Read More

NBC’s The Voice Season 4 finale episodes start tonight

June 17, 2013 |

If you’ve been following Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice you don’t want to miss the two night finale starting tonight at 8pm ET/PT, 7 Central time. The three finalists: Danielle Bradbery (Team Blake), The Swon Brothers (Team Blake), and … Read More

DIRECTV launches MAVTV channel

June 11, 2013 |

Yesterday DIRECTV launched MAVTV, a network dedicated to “American” stories in film, sports, drama, cooking, action and other genres of programming. Original shows from MAVTV include titles such as “Action Zone,” “Catch and Cook,” “Dangerous Waters,” and “Ice Cold Cash.” … Read More

Comcast launching neighborhood WiFi hotspot initiative

June 10, 2013 |

Comcast is launching a neighborhood WiFi hotspot initiative which gives Xfinity Internet customers an additional SSID in their home to share with friends and guests. The added WiFi network, what Comcast refers to as a “xfinitywifi” signal, will let existing … Read More

Barnes & Noble reduces NOOK HD and HD+ pricing this week

June 9, 2013 |

Barnes & Noble has reduced the price of the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets this week through June 16. The special pricing is in celebration of Father’s Day and drops prices up to 44% off (NOOK HD+ 16GB). Both … Read More

Analyst prices Xbox One & Playstation 4

June 3, 2013 |

Analyst Michael Pachter (Wedbush Securities) has given his estimates for pricing of the next-gen Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. Based on initial prices of the Xbox 360 and PS3, Pachter says the new Xbox will launch with an MSRP … Read More

‘Machete Kills’ 1st Official Trailer released

June 3, 2013 |

Check out the 1st trailer for Machete Kills directed by Robert Rodriguez. The grindhouse style action film from Open Road Films is a follow up to Machete (2010) also directed by Rodriguez. In the film, Danny Trejo returns as Machete, … Read More

DISH showing free preview of Universal Sports Network

May 31, 2013 |

Want to check out a triathlon competition or watch a rugby game? Dish Network is offering a free preview of Universal Sports Network through Tuesday, June 4. The NBC-owned network broadcasts a variety of Olympics-related team and individual sports such … Read More

Time Warner Cable strikes new deal with Starz

May 30, 2013 |

Time Warner Cable has announced a long term deal with Starz that extends and adds new services for subscribers. The agreement includes TV Everywhere distribution, delivering STARZ and ENCORE content to PCs & Macs, Apple iOS iPads and iPhones, and … Read More

Apple updates iTunes Movie Trailers App

May 30, 2013 |

Apple has updated the iTunes Movie Trailers App to Version 1.2.3. The update allows iPhone and iPod users with Retina displays, and iPad users, to choose between HD or SD quality. The update has also improved video playback (with … Read More

DIRECTV offers free preview of XTRA channel package

May 29, 2013 |

directv-logo-300pxIf you’re paying for a slimmed down channel package from DIRECTV you might take advantage of this week’s free preview of the XTRA service pack. The free preview runs from May 27 through June 2 and includes over 205 channels to choose from. If you’re subscribing to the lower tier Entertainment or Choice packages, several HD channels you probably don’t have but can now enjoy include bioHD (), CBSSNHD (CBS Sports Network), DESTHD (Destination America), DIYHD (Do it Yourself Network), FBNHD (Fox Business), FSCHD (Fox Soccer), and NBAHD (NBA TV). Read More

Cinemax changing @MAX to Spanish-language MAX Latino

May 24, 2013 |

The premium network also changing programming focus of WMAX.

Starting June 1, 2013 Cinemax will be making changes to the @MAX and WMAC channels. The most impactful change is @MAX channel will become Spanish language channel MAX Latino, broadcasting the hit movies and original series found on the network’s flagship English-language channel Cinemax. Read More

Top 10 Blu-ray & DVD sales and rentals

May 20, 2013 | 4

safe-haven-blu-rayWant to know what the most popular Blu-ray and DVD releases were for the week ending May 11, 2013? At the top of sales in Blu-ray and DVD was FOX’s mystery/romance Safe Haven starring Julianne Hough and David Lyons. Coming in second was Paramount’s action film Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise. And, coming in third place was Universal’s horror film Mama. See more titles in the Top 10 list below. Read More

Seth Meyers named for Late Night 2014

May 13, 2013 |

NBC announced Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers will take over for Jimmy Fallon on Late Night in 2014. Fallon, who has hosted the the show since 2009, will move up next year to take over The Tonight Show currently hosted … Read More

Sony calls new PS4 teaser ad fake

May 13, 2013 |

A video that popped up last night on YouTube claims to show the next-gen PlayStation 4. The teaser ad, which looks fairly professional albeit a bit strange for Sony, shows what could be the design of the PS4. With … Read More

Gravity official HD teaser trailer from Warner Bros.

May 12, 2013 |

Warner Bros. has released the official teaser trailer for Gravity starring Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Gravity takes you to deep space where a space shuttle accident leaves astronauts drifting alone. The film was directed by Alfonso Cuarón … Read More

Netflix adding 5 Disney shows to streaming library

May 9, 2013 |

Netflix and Disney/ABC Television signed a multi-year distribution deal involving five Disney Junior and Disney XD shows. New Disney shows queued up today in the Netflix Instant Watch library include Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Tron: Uprising, both of which are now exclusive to Netflix. Other popular Disney shows Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso and JoJo’s Circus will also be added to the Netflix streaming library later this month. After losing close to 1800 titles last week (including popular titles from EPIX, James Bond films, and the end of South Park on May 29), the TV show additions (albeit kid’s titles) come at a good time for Netflix. Read More

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ sneak preview selling out at IMAX theaters

May 7, 2013 |

Theatrical release date of “Star Trek Into Darkness” moved up to Thursday, May 16.

Next week’s special IMAX sneak preview of Star Trek Into Darkness has sold out in several cities nationwide including Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, … Read More

‘Cops’ moving from FOX to Spike TV

May 6, 2013 |

Starting this fall new episodes of “Cops” will move from FOX to Spike TV, the network announced today. When the show moves to Spike TV in September it will keep its long-running Saturday night, 8 p.m. ET timeslot. This month … Read More