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HD Report | February 20, 2017

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Posts By Sam Donaldson

DirecTV Free Preview includes Cinemax, HBO, Showtime & Starz

February 16, 2017 |

Get your DVR cleared out! DirecTV is having a free preview of premium channels this weekend including Cinemax, HBO, Showtime, and Starz. The preview runs from Friday, Feb. 17 through Monday, Feb. 20,

During the weekend preview viewers can catch original programming such … Read More

PBS Kids App Now Live Streams Local 24/7 Channel

February 15, 2017 |

The PBS Kids app for Android and Apple iOS devices has been updated with access to the PBS KIDS 24/7 live channel. And, the channel can be watched for free with no user registration or authentication required.

Kids using tablets and smartphones can … Read More

Verizon Customers Can Now Get Unlimited Data

February 13, 2017 |

Verizon is the last of the major wireless operators to offer unlimited data, launching an $80 per month plan today for those who select automatic payments and paperless billing. Customers who want additional lines can add up to four more numbers at … Read More

Vietnam War Drama TV Series ‘The Suck’ to Premiere on Discovery

February 9, 2017 |

Lionsgate and Discovery have announced a new ten episode dramatic television series based on a memoir by former combat veteran and Greenpeace executive Stephen McAllister. Titled “The Suck,” the new series is headed by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz to … Read More

Netflix Reveals Over 1,000 Hours of Content For 2017

February 8, 2017 |

Today, Netflix revealed a long list of new original content for 2017 that will exceed 1,000 hours, adding to the already expansive streaming library of movies, series, and other genres.

Among the new original content coming this year is Orange Is … Read More

Sequel to World War Z & Friday the 13th Remake Yanked From Schedule

February 7, 2017 |

Last night, the horror films “World War Z 2” and the remake of “Friday the 13th” were pulled from Paramount Pictures’ release schedule.

“World War Z 2” was slated for a June 9, 2017 release date (although with no director or production … Read More

Fox’s ‘Jackie’ Set To Release To Digital HD

February 3, 2017 |

Fox Searchlight has announced the historical drama Jackie starring Natalie Portman will be released to Digital HD on February 21, 2017. The film has been nominated for three Oscars including “Best Performance by a Lead Actress (Natalie Portman), Best Achievement … Read More

The Newest 4k UHD Titles on Vudu

February 2, 2017 |

Vudu is one of the few places you can purchase or rent 4k UHD titles, and although the list of compatible devices has been somewhat limited, support has been extended to include the newest streamers from Roku including Premiere, Premiere … Read More

Warner Archive Offering 40% Discount

February 1, 2017 |

Warner Archive is currently offering 40% off their service that streams remastered classic titles, some of them for the first time, commercial free.

With the discount, an annual membership to Warner Archive can be purchased for as low as $4.99 … Read More

CBS Sports App Now Supports Android TV

January 26, 2017 |

CBS Interactive, Inc. has updated the CBS Sports app for Android to support playback on Android TV devices. The app update, Version 8.4.7, has also improved categories so users can easily choose what sports to watch such as NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and … Read More

Redbox will get new Paramount titles on Release Date

January 19, 2017 |

Paramount Home Media and Redbox announced a deal that brings new Blu-ray Discs and DVDs to Redbox kiosks the same day they are released in stores. Typically, the window for renting new titles from Redbox has been 28 days.

Upcoming Paramount movies … Read More

Fox Sports To Live-Stream Super Bowl LI Free To Everyone

January 17, 2017 |

Fox Sports announced today they would be live-streaming Super Bowl LI free to anyone. That means viewers won’t even have to authenticate their FOX Sports apps or the FOX Sports web page to watch the event.

The network also announced … Read More

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Now Streaming On Netflix in 4k & HDR

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The first season of the Netflix Original Series Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is now available to stream in its entirety. The season consists of eight, 50-minute episodes starting with “The Bad Beginning: Part 1” and “A Bad … Read More

Anime Strike Channel Launches on Amazon Prime

January 13, 2017 |

Amazon has launched a dedicated anime channel called “Anime Strike” on their Prime service. The additional premium channel costs an extra $4.99 per month and requires an Amazon Prime membership ($10.99 per mo.).

The service offers popular anime series such as Spice … Read More

Disney’s ‘Doctor Strange’ 3D, Blu-ray & Digital Release Dates

January 11, 2017 |

Disney and Buena Vista Home Entertainment have announced the release date for Doctor Strange to Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and DVD will be Feb. 28, 2017.

For those of you who have given up on hard copies, the digital movie will … Read More

‘Arrival’ Blu-ray, 4k & Digital HD Release Dates & Details

January 10, 2017 |

Paramount Pictures has officially announced the release dates for the sci-fi drama Arrival on Blu-ray Disc, 4k Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

Like other new home media releases, Arrival will be available first in Digital HD format on January 31st (quite possibly UHD … Read More

Shield TV Reveals New Design, Adds Amazon Video App

January 8, 2017 |

At CES in Las Vegas NVIDIA revealed a newly designed Shield TV streaming media player and a long-awaited supporting app for Amazon Video. This means Amazon Prime members and Amazon Video customers can stream 4k video through the device, as well as content … Read More

Amazon Likely To Show Branded 4k Fire TV Sets At CES

January 4, 2017 |

Amazon is expected to bring a new line of 4k televisions that run on the Fire TV platform to CES this week. According to Variety, the sets will be available in sizes ranging from 43 to 65 inches and will go … Read More

Sling’s AirTV Solves Local Channel Puzzle

January 3, 2017 |

One thing that has been the Achilles heel of over-the-top, internet-delivered services has been the lack of local network stations. A large part of the population still likes to watch local news and other local programming, but because of distribution … Read More

New Samsung UHD Blu-ray Player Adds Bluetooth Headphone Connectivity

December 29, 2016 |

Samsung has introduced a new Ultra HD Blu-ray player that adds Bluetooth connectivity to headphones, finally. Called “Private Cinema Mode,” the new feature will be available with Samsung’s M9500 UHD Blu-ray Player to be shown at CES 2017.

Along with Bluetooth wireless streaming … Read More