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Monthly Archives: February 2013

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

Amazon Instant Video adds HGTV, DIY, Food Network and more shows from Scripps

February 28, 2013 |

Alison Victoria,  Host Kitchen Crashers

A deal announced today by Amazon puts hundreds of TV episodes from Scripps Networks Interactive a click away for Amazon Prime subscribers and Instant Video customers. The Scripps channels include HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. The online-only subscription distribution deal with Amazon is a first for Scripps, and exclusive to Amazon. If you’ve been storing up those DIY shows on your DVR, the Prime library might allow you to free up some space.

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The Flixies: Netflix asks users to hand out awards

February 27, 2013 |

Looking to capitalize on the post-Oscars vibe for a little publicity push, Netflix is holding an awards ceremony of their own: the Flixies.Read More

Amazon Cloud Player now available for Apple’s iPad

February 27, 2013 |

Amazon has announced their Cloud Player app is now available for Apple’s iPad, making it easier for you to stream all the music you own anywhere without having to store it all on your tablet. With Version 2.0, Amazon Mobile … Read More

‘Rocky,’ ‘Patton,’ ‘Black Swan’ and more on sale at Amazon

February 26, 2013 |

Six different movies are on sale right now as part of Amazon’s Blu-ray deal of the week.Read More

Amazon Instant Video adds Justified for Prime members, The Shield coming soon

February 26, 2013 | 1

justified-season-2-titleAmazon has announced episodes of the FX series Justified are being made available to Prime members at no additional cost. The episodes are currently available to purchase for $1.99 each, or within a discounted season pass. But the addition to the Prime library will give subscribers access to all four season of the western crime drama. The  agreement with Sony Pictures Television apparently gives Amazon exclusive online subscription distribution rights. Justified episodes are available to stream in HD quality. Read More

New Toshiba microSDHC cards optimized for HD content

February 26, 2013 |

Toshiba has announced the launch of new microSDHC Memory Cards based on SeeQVault technology that are optimized for storing and reading high-definition content. Two configurations of the cards will be available as samples starting the end of March, 2013, in … 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

Sony announces lightweight Xperia Tablet Z Q2 shipping

February 25, 2013 |

Sony has announced the Xperia Tablet Z will start shipping worldwide in the second quarter of this year. The 10.1″ Xperia Tablet is based on the Xperia Z smartphone (pictured left), sharing the same material construction and “OmniBalance” design. Sony says the tablet is the “world’s slimmest and lightest tablet” in the 10″ class, measuring 6.9mm thin and 595 grams. The display is full HD (1920 x 1200p/16:10) with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. Opticals on the tablet include a front 2MP camera and 8MP rear camera with “Exmor R for mobile” back-illuminated CMOS. 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

Amazon offers one-day deal for Oscar-winners on Instant Video

February 24, 2013 |

HD versions of Oscar classics are going for $6 today.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

‘House of Cards’ pays off for Netflix

February 22, 2013 |

Netflix’ new original series is a hit, says poll.Read More

PS4 Press Event Parody

February 21, 2013 |

Just for laughs, and because Sony really didn’t actually reveal a physical console to the masses, Next Media Animation (NMA.TV) has released an animated parody video of yesterday’s Sony PlayStation 4 event in New York City.Read More

More PS4: 4K video, Blu-ray, and used games are a go!

February 21, 2013 |

We’re learning a lot more about the PlayStation 4, just hours after it was announced.Read More

Sony PS4 To Push Limits Of Social Gaming

February 21, 2013 |

Sony unveiled their newest game system today, but the PlayStation 4 console itself was absent from the entire presentation. Read More

‘Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away’ set to release on Blu-ray 3D

February 21, 2013 |

cirque-du-soleil-worlds-away-blu-ray-3dParamount has announced Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away will release to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 12, 2013. The film, released to theaters late December, was executive produced by James Cameron (Avatar) and written/directed by Andrew Adamson (The Chronicles of Narnia).

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away will be available in two Blu-ray editions including a Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD combo or Three-Disc Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. With both editions you’ll also get a Digital Copy and UltraViolet access code. Extras include the “Making Worlds Away” featurette and “A Day in the Life with Erica Linz,” who stars in the performance as Mia. Specs on the Blu-ray Discs include 1080p HD video with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Read More

PlayStation 4 announced, but not seen

February 20, 2013 | 1

Sony made it official at 6:09pm EST today: The PlayStation 4 is real.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

Google Seeks Early Adopters For Google Glass

February 20, 2013 |

Google is looking for its first early adopters to incorporate Google Glass into their lives by way of a social network contest wherein “bold, creative individuals” vie for the chance to help Google shape the future. Interested folks can do this via Google+ or Twitter using a hashtag created for the event (which ends February 27th): #ifihadglass. Read More