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HD Report | July 24, 2017

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Posts By Jason Lee

DISH updates Hopper, Second-Screen & Mobile Apps

March 21, 2013 |

DISH Network has announced updates to their Hopper, Second-Screen and mobile apps with intent improve your viewing of the NCAA Tournament. The Hopper Game Finder app has improved navigation and score presentation, added the ability to sort games by … Read More

ABC announces upcoming TV show finale dates

March 20, 2013 |

ABC has announced the official finale dates for TV shows from the 2012/2013 season. Among the series listed are “The Neighbors” ending on Mar. 27, “Suburgatory” which will end on April 17, and the fourth season of the reality show … Read More

Comcast opens On Demand to all XFINITY TV customers

March 20, 2013 |

On Monday, Mar. 25, Comcast starts their Watchathon Week when all XFINITY TV customers will get full access to recent and current TV series such as Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, and Downton Abbey. Regardless of … Read More

New on Blu-ray and UV this week: The Hobbit, Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty

March 19, 2013 |

This week’s Blu-ray releases will certainly make 3D TV owners happy with the availability of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on 3D Blu-ray. The first film in Peter Jackson’s new trilogy comes in Blu-ray 3D and standard Blu-ray editions, both … Read More

Vudu offers ‘The Hobbit’ digital purchase early with exclusive content

March 16, 2013 |

Vudu is now offering Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in digital form before the Blu-ray Disc and DVD street date of March 19, 2013. The digital purchase from Vudu will get you the 170-minute film along with 4 bonus … Read More

Warner’s DVD2Blu adds 150 Blu-ray titles to upgrade list

March 14, 2013 |

DVD2Blu.com, the service that lets you upgrade your standard-definition DVDs to high-def Blu-ray, has just announced 150 more trade-up titles in their inventory. The Warner Bros-owned site currently has over 200 movies and TV series to choose from, with new … Read More

‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ ends after five seasons

March 11, 2013 |

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Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars: The Clone Wars will end after five seasons of airing on the Cartoon Network. The company made the news public today stating it was time to explore a “whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched.” So while the TV series will end on Cartoon Network, Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be continued in story arcs that LucasFilm promises to be some of the “most thrilling adventures ever seen.” Read More

NOOK owners get free paid app on Fridays

March 11, 2013 |

Last Friday NOOK customers were offered the OfficeSuite Professional 7 app from MobiSystems for free. The $14.99 app launched the expansion of Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Free Fridays, where you can download a featured paid NOOK Book (and now app) every Friday. Last Friday’s free book was David Rhodes’ triumphant Driftless. Supporting NOOK models include NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet and NOOK Color. Free Friday titles will be announced on NOOK’s Twitter page, as well as Facebook and the NOOK Store.  Read More

EPIX to premiere ‘The Avengers’ Mar. 24

March 8, 2013 |

On Sunday, Mar. 24 EPIX HD will premiere Marvel’s blockbuster film The Avengers. The film earned $1.5b at the worldwide box office and $89m in home media sales since its release in Sept. 2012. Marvel’s The Avengers was directed by … Read More

‘True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season’ Blu-ray & DVD release date

March 8, 2013 |

true-blood-season-five-blu-rayHBO Home Video will release True Blood: The Complete Fifth Season to Blu-ray Disc and DVD on Tuesday, May 21. The 7-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (MSRP $79.99) contains all 12 episodes of the fifth season on 5 BDs along with Digital Copies on 2 DVDs and UltraViolet access codes to download from the cloud. The Blu-ray Discs are formatted in 1080p at 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio with English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1. Total run time of the boxed set is approximately 720 minutes. Several extras are also included such as “Inside the Episodes,”  “Previews & Recaps,” and “True Blood Episode Six: Autopsy.” Jump down to see all special features. Read More

Amazon bows original children’s series pilot Sara Solves It

March 6, 2013 |

 

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Amazon has announced their Amazon Studios production company has given the greenlight to a new original series pilot titled Sara Solves ItSara Solves It is created and produced by Carol Greenwald (Curious George) and Angela C. Santomero (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). Each show will contain an interactive math-based puzzle that viewers will need to solve. Sara Solves It is co-developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises. Read More

Xbox LIVE premieres first film ‘Pulp’

March 4, 2013 |

Xbox LIVE is now premiering the British film Pulp on the Xbox 360. It’s the first film to premiere on the game console, and will certainly be an experiment in non-traditional movie distribution methods. While the film has already been … Read More

‘Red Widow’ two-hour premiere tonight on ABC

March 3, 2013 |

If you watch any television at all you’ve probably seen commercials for ABC’s upcoming crime/drama Red Widow. Tonight ABC premieres the new series in a two-hour episode starting at 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central. Red Widow stars Radha Mitchell (Silent … Read More

Time Warner Cable SportsNet to broadcast MLS opener LA Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire

February 28, 2013 |

This coming Sunday, Mar. 3 Time Warner Cable SportsNet will broadcast the LA Galaxy’s opening match against Chicago Fire from The Home Depot Center in Los Angeles. The soccer match will be the first of 22 games slated to broadcast on TWC SportsNet, and will start at 2 p.m. PST. The channel will also televise the Galaxy’s MLS Cup ring presentation right before the game, starting at 1:30 p.m. PST. Read More

‘Continuum’ Season One Blu-ray & DVD release date & details

February 25, 2013 |

Universal has confirmed Continuum Season One will be released to Blu-ray and DVD on March 26, 2013. Along with all ten episodes of the first season, a bonus feature on both formats will include discussions from the cast of crew … Read More

The Oscars 2013 winners, best & worst performances

February 25, 2013 |

The 85th Oscars aired last night on ABC and early ratings put the three-and-a-half hour event the highest since 2007 when Ellen DeGeneres hosted. Nielsen reports give the show a 4% increase from last year at 26.6 household and 41 share, compared to 27.7 and 42 in ’07. Read More

‘The Oscars’ Academy Awards broadcasts Sunday night

February 23, 2013 |

Will you be watching the 85th Academy Awards this Sunday? This year’s Oscars ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific on ABC, broadcast from Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) in Hollywood, California. Seth MacFarlane will host the … Read More

Dish Network adds 89,000 net pay-TV subs in 2012

February 20, 2013 |

Today Dish Network released their end-of-year financial reports, claiming total revenue of $14.27 billion in 2012, compared to $14.05 billion in 2011 (which represents a 1.6 percent increase). In 2012 Dish Network added about 89,000 net pay-TV subscribers, that number up from having lost 166,000 net pay-TV subscribers in 2011. Read More

Killing Lincoln scores highest ratings in Natl. Geo history

February 19, 2013 |

killing_lincoln_prod_still_ruins-of-richmond_uguaNational Geographic boasted substantial viewership of the channel’s first factual drama Killing Lincoln that premiered Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET. The show, which captured a 2.6 HH rating and 1.1 P25-54, was the highest in National Geographic’s history and is tied for the second highest in HH history. Killing Lincoln averaged 3.4 million viewers over the two-hour premiere, the highest rated since the channel’s original feature SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden. Read More

New on Blu-ray & UltraViolet this week: Argo, Game of Thrones Season 2, Top Gun 3D

February 18, 2013 |

What’s new on Blu-ray Disc and UltraViolet Digital Copy this week? Let’s start with the Second Season of Game of Thrones. The 7-disc boxed set from HBO contains all 10 episodes of the series along with several featurettes, commentaries, character … Read More