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DIRECTV adds ESPN Deportes in HD

September 5, 2013 | 1

Here’s some great news for sports fans who speak Spanish. DirecTV has launched ESPN Deportes in HD, bringing sporting events from around the world in Spanish-language. The channel, first launched on Aug. 26, includes coverage of MLB, NBA, NFL, Caribbean Series winter … Read More

Panasonic’s 65″ 60p 4k Ultra HD TV hits stores October

September 5, 2013 |

Panasonic has announced the consumer-level TC-L65WT600 Ultra HD 4k TV will hit stores in October. What makes the Panasonic L65WT600 unique amidst its class is the set’s 60p input, allowing for 4k broadcast content and 4k-ready cameras. This is a … Read More

What happened to Fox Soccer Channel?

September 2, 2013 |

If you’re wondering what happened to Fox Soccer Channel, the channel has been replaced by Fox’s FXX network. FXX is a sister network to FX and FX Movie Channel and aimed towards a male audience of 18-34 year-olds. The official … Read More

Paramount Star Trek Into Darkness/World War Z double feature starts Friday

August 29, 2013 |

Paramount Pictures has gone retro, bringing back the cinematic double feature with a back-to-back presentation of Star Trek Into Darkness and World War Z for one week only. In what might be the best deal of the summer, theaters are … Read More

Watch the MTV Video Music Awards on TV and streaming online

August 25, 2013 | 1

This year’s 2013 MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast tonight, Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. Eastern from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. You also may not want to miss the VMA pre-show starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. The awards show … Read More

Universal offers $8 savings on Oblivion & Riddick Collection in-store purchase

August 21, 2013 |

If you haven’t already picked up Oblivion on Blu-ray Disc you make take notice of a little coupon attached to the front of the packaging. Universal Studios is offering $8 savings in-store when you purchase Oblivion and the re-released … Read More

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ early release to Digital Download

August 21, 2013 | 1

Paramount Home Entertainment has released Star Trek Into Darkness to digital download three weeks earlier than the Blu-ray Disc and DVD editions hit stores on September 10. The film can be downloaded from iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, Cinema Now, … Read More

‘Captain Phillips’ starring Tom Hanks 2nd trailer released

August 13, 2013 |

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures have released a second trailer for the upcoming film Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. Directed by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, Green Zone), Captain Phillips is based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali … Read More

M-Go offers free streaming of ‘Bridesmaids’

August 9, 2013 |

M-Go is offering free streaming of the hit comedy Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. The film can be streamed on most web browsers including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari, as well as iPads and supporting Android … Read More

PGA Championship app updated for iOS & Android

August 9, 2013 |

The PGA of America and Turner Sports have updated the PGA Championship app just in time for the 95th PGA Championship from Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY. The app for Apple iOS and Android devices provides free … Read More

‘Bond 50’ James Bond collection on Blu-ray just $109

August 7, 2013 |

Amazon is currently selling Bond 50: The Complete Film Collection for just $109.99 — that’s a $190 discount off the list price of $299! ‘Bond 50’ contains 22 of the franchise James Bond films since 1962’s Dr. No, and nine of … Read More

Universal’s ‘The Purge’ release date on Blu-ray & UltraViolet

August 6, 2013 |

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced the release date for The Purge on Blu-ray Disc and UltraViolet. The Blu-ray Combo Pack, which also includes a DVD and Digital Copy, will hit shelves on October 8, 2013. The Purge stars Ethan Hawke (Insidious, Training Day) and Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) in the horror/thriller written and directed by Assault on Precinct 13 screenplay writer James DeMonaco.

In addition to the feature film in four formats (Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet, and Digital Copy) the edition also contains the bonus “Surviving The Night: The Making ofThe Purge” — a behind-the-scenes featurette about the inspiration and making of the film. The bonus also contains interviews with Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder and Edwin Hodge.

The Blu-ray Disc is formatted in widescreen aspect ratio 2.35:1, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround sound. MSRP is set at $34.99 for the Combo Pack. Read More

DIRECTV offers free trial of DOGTV

August 2, 2013 |

Are you a dog or cat person? DIRECTV is offering a free trial of DOGTV on Channel 354 through August 17. DOGTV typically requires a monthly subscription fee of $4.99, and is uniquely programmed to appeal to, well, your dog. … Read More

Samsung to supply new Apple iPad mini display

August 1, 2013 |

Asian sources say Samsung will be the supplier for the next iPad mini displays. The new ‘mini’ will feature a higher resolution Retina display, but the size will likely stay the same as the current iPad mini at 7.9″. … Read More

Netflix launches profiles so his ‘n’ hers don’t get mixed up

August 1, 2013 |

So we thought Netflix’s ‘Profiles’ selection feature would only be launched for Apple TV users and possibly other platforms before the end of summer. But the company has thrown a curve ball and offering profiles for most platforms starting today. … Read More

Comcast X1 Platform launches in Michigan

July 31, 2013 |

Comcast Xfinity TV customers in Michigan now have access to Comcast’s cloud-enabled X1 Platform. The platform provides a more seamless experience with updates to search and navigation features that integrate TV listings, On Demand titles, and DVR listings within a … Read More

Starz & Encore channels to broadcast more Fox titles

July 30, 2013 |

Starz and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution have reached a distribution deal that will put hundreds of Fox movies on  STARZ and ENCORE movie channels. The multi-year agreement includes standard-definition and HD versions of titles, as well as On Demand and … Read More

‘Defiance: Season One’ date announced for Blu-ray, DVD & UltraViolet release

July 27, 2013 |

Universal Studios has announced the release date for “Defiance: Season One” on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and UltraViolet will be October 15, 2013. For a limited time only, “Defiance: Season One” will available in collectible lenticular packaging.

Bonus features on both … Read More

Star Trek: TNG Season 4 Blu-ray close to release date

July 25, 2013 |

It’s been a few months since ‘The Next Generation Season 3’ was released to Blu-ray Disc. Now we’re just a days away from the next TNG collection. Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 4 on Blu-ray Disc will contain … Read More

NGC and Fox announce 2014 premiere of ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’

July 22, 2013 |

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At Comic-Con San Diego, National Geographic Channel and Fox announced the new television series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” will premiere spring 2014 in the US, as well as internationally in 170 countries and 48 languages. “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” comes from executive producer/writer Ann Druyan (“Cosmos”) and executive producer Seth MacFarlane (“Famlily Guy”). The new 13-part series will be directed by Brannon Braga (“Star Trek” franchise) and hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Read More