Dish subs lose Turner channels, possibly more to come

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Dish subscribers lost several Turner Broadcasting-owned channels last Monday night due to an expired distribution agreement that was not renewed. The expired channels include CNN, Boomerang, HLN, Cartoon Network, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, and CNN en…

Roku secures $25M in funding

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Roku has secured an additional $25 million in funding, following the $60 million received last year, bringing the total amount Roku has raised to just over $150 million. VentureBeat reported the added funding that was disclosed…

Netflix adds ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

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Netflix has just added “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” to its lineup of streaming titles. With “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ set to release to theaters on November 21, 2014, it’s a great time…

Time Warner Cable’s new DVR records 6 shows at once

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The new Enhanced DVR service rolls out first for New York City and Los Angeles customers.  Time Warner Cable has announced roll-out of their new Enhanced DVR service that has the ability to record six shows…

‘Hercules’ Extended Cut released early to Digital HD

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Paramount Pictures and MGM have released an extended cut of the summer blockbuster Hercules to Digital HD format. Typically, extended editions are only offered in Blu-ray Disc format. But we’re seeing this more and more in…

Suddenlink inks deal with Sony Movie Channel HD

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Suddenlink and Sony Movie Channel have come to a multi-year agreement that gives subscribers access to the high-definition movie channel. The channel is currently playing films such as First Knight, The Toy, Clive Barker’s The Plague, and Stir Crazy…

New on Blu-ray & Digital HD this week

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What’s new on Blu-ray and Digital HD this week? The futuristic film Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton is now available in a 2-Disc set from Anchor Bay that includes one BD full of bonus…

World Series streaming live on MLB.TV At Bat app for iOS

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This year’s Major League Baseball World Series will stream live for the first time via the MLB.com At Bat app for Apple iOS iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices. The live game streaming, which has already…

Walmart’s InstaWatch for Vudu expands digital copy access

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Walmart has launched the InstaWatch service for use with Vudu accounts that gives customers a digital copy of every eligible Blu-ray Disc or DVD that’s purchased at a Walmart store or online at Walmart.com. Previously, digital…

Netflix announces original survivalist thriller series ‘Between’

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This morning, Netflix announced a new original survivalist thriller series called “Between” that will premiere on City television stations in Canada, the soon-to-be-released Canadian subscription video streaming service shomi, and on Netflix wherever available. For Canadian residents, however, the…

Apple now shipping 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display

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Apple always seems be pushing image resolution further than the norm, as evidenced with their lineup of Macbook Pros, iPads and iPhones with high resolution Retina displays. Now the company’s new 27-inch iMac has introduced 5k…

Here’s a schedule of upcoming Marvel movies

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Movie audiences can’t get enough superhero movies, and this is reflected in the consistent production of titles for theatrical release from studios that collaborate with Marvel and DC Comics. Marvel has a slate of new releases…

AT&T U-verse HD channel update

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From time to time we update the list of HD channels available with AT&T’s U-verse TV service. While some of the changes listed below are fairly recent, others we’ve just been keeping track of. Some recent…

The Myth of Moby Dick explored in new Ron Howard film

Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for the Ron Howard-directed film “In the Heart of the Sea.” Based on the book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex” by Nathaniel…

Panasonic shipping their first 85-inch 4k TV next month

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Panasonic has announced they’ll start selling two new 4k TVs next month, one of which will be their first 85-inch model. The super-sized AX850 and 65-inch AX900 Ultra HD TVs will expand Panasonic’s limited selection of 4k TVs…

How does the PlayStation TV compare to other media players?

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Sony launched the PlayStation TV streaming media player this week, a device that’s almost comparable with Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku, and Apple TV. We say “almost” because what Roku and Apple TV were mainly designed to…

CBS launches All Access streaming service

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As if taking a cue from HBO’s promise to deliver a stand-alone streaming service, CBS has announced a $5.99 per month product that will stream new TV shows the day after airing on traditional television. Branded…

HBO to launch stand-alone streaming service

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HBO’s  chairman and CEO  Richard Plepler said the company is planning to launch a stand-alone, over-the-top streaming service sometime in 2015. What the service will be called, and further details of the web-only product were not revealed. But…

Fox Soccer Plus to offer preview on AT&T, DirecTV, & Verizon

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AT&T U-Verse, DirecTV, and Verizon FiOS customers will get a preview of the Fox Soccer Plus channel starting this Sunday, October 19th through Monday, October 27th. The network covers soccer and rugby international competitions from the UEFA…

Muhammad Ali doc released to Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD to follow

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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has released the documentary film I Am Ali to Digital HD format, four weeks ahead of packaged disc formats. The film can be purchased or rented in HD quality from digital vendors…

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