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HD Report | August 19, 2017

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About Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot

Jeff Chabot writes about technology, broadcasting, and digital entertainment. You can also find him on Gameverse, Gadget Review, and Google+.

Posts By Jeff Chabot

The remaining Harry Potter films releasing to 4k Blu-ray

August 17, 2017 |

Back in March, four of the later Harry Potter films were released to Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc. Now, the remaining earlier films have been slated for 4k release on Oct. 3 including Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber … Read More

Sling launches Chrome in-browser player with basic features

August 15, 2017 |

Sling has launched a new in-browser media player for Google Chrome that doesn’t require an app, plug-in or soon-to-be-extinct Flash application. The player works in the latest versions of Chrome for Windows and Mac PCs, and watching content is as … Read More

Netflix releases ‘The Crown Season 2’ trailer

August 11, 2017 |

Netflix’s Original series The Crown will premiere its second season on Dec. 8, 2017. In anticipation, the streaming juggernaut turned content producer has uploaded a trailer for Season 2 that highlights Queen Elizabeth II and the challenges and tribulations she faces as the young queen.

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Disney to contest Netflix with their own streaming services

August 9, 2017 |

Disney has announced they will no longer license their movies to Netflix after next year, as the company develops their own streaming services: ESPN, and a yet-to-be-named platform to launch in 2019 that will deliver Walt Disney Studios productions.

While Disney … Read More

CBS adding streaming sports channel, expanding All Access globally

August 8, 2017 |

CBS announced Monday they will be adding a streaming sports channel modeled after their streaming news channel CBSN. And, their CBS All Access streaming TV service will be expanding globally, first to Canada in 2018, followed by other international countries and continents.

“By … Read More

CinemaNow movie website & platform is no more [Updated]

August 8, 2017 | 11

If you’ve recently tried to access the digital video service CinemaNow you may have had some trouble. The website and apps now either time-out in errors or redirect to a new website, CinemaNowFree, that not longer provides access to … Read More

Netflix Buys Comic Book Publisher Millarworld

August 7, 2017 |

Netflix has announced purchasing comic book publisher Millarworld, bringing titles such as Kingsman, Jupiter’s Legacy, Kick-Ass, and Reborn under the umbrella of the streaming giant. With the acquisition, Netflix plans to create shows, kid’s series and films based on stories and … Read More

Two Marvel/Netflix Original Series Releasing on Blu-ray Region A/1

August 3, 2017 |

On Tuesday, August 22 the Marvel/Netflix Original Series Jessica Jones: Season 1 and Daredevil: Season 2 will release to Blu-ray Disc in Region A/1, which includes encoding for North America, Central America, South America, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. … Read More

‘Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies’ trailer premieres at Comic-Con

July 20, 2017 |

It’s been almost ten years since Activision published Call of Duty game set in World War II, and now the company has released an official trailer for the upcoming Nazi Zombies horror co-operative from Sledgehammer Games.

The new co-op … Read More

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story now streaming on Netflix

July 18, 2017 | 1

As promised, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiered on Netflix at midnight on Tuesday, July 18th. An odd day to release a feature film, ‘Rogue One’ is the first of the Star Wars franchise films to stream on Netflix, after an exclusive deal with Disney … Read More

Google Play starts offering 4k movies with HDR enhanced color

July 14, 2017 |

Google Play started offering Digital UHD movies last December, and now some of those 4k titles include support for HDR. For now though, the 4k HDR titles can only be played back on the Chromecast Ultra streaming stick.

Upon launch … Read More

Sling TV adds Weather Nation and Showtime Family Zone

July 12, 2017 |

Sling TV announced the launch of two new channels on their over-the-top television service: Weather Nation and Showtime Family Zone.

Weather Nation provides breaking weather updates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as well as local weather information. The channel … Read More

Comcast Xfinity TV customers get Games of Thrones free this week

July 10, 2017 |

Comcast, the largest cable TV provider in the US, is giving their customers access to watch the entire existing Game of Thrones series free until the new season premieres on Sunday, July 16th. The only question is whether or not … Read More

DirecTV Now adds more ABC, NBC and FOX local networks

July 6, 2017 |

AT&T’s over-the-top television service DirecTV Now has more than doubled its live, local network lineup with the addition of new ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates.

The expansion includes thirty new ABC markets in cities such as Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Boston. … Read More

Netflix begins streaming Dolby Atmos & Dolby Vision

June 28, 2017 |

Today, Dolby and Netflix announced a partnership to begin streaming Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision with the just-released Netflix Original film Okja.

Dolby boasts the partnership is the “first global combined Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision (HDR) streaming experience,” but … Read More

Sling TV Cloud DVR now works on iOS, Windows 10 & AirTV

June 22, 2017 |

Heads up slingers. The latest update to the Sling TV app adds support for their Cloud DVR service on Apple iOS, Windows 10, and AirTV devices.

Sling’s “First Look” Cloud DVR service lets subscribers access programs and channels on supporting … Read More

Netflix to stream ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ in July

June 21, 2017 |

If any streaming service would get a hold of a Star Wars title you might have figured it would be Netflix. In a teaser of upcoming titles for July, Netflix included a quick clip from ‘Rogue One’ following a slated … Read More

CBS Announces Star Trek: Discovery Premiere Date

June 19, 2017 |

Star Trek fans like me have been waiting patiently for the new series ‘Discovery’ to launch since the beginning of the year. Today, CBS announced the premiere date will be Sunday, September 24th.

But ‘Discovery’ won’t be airing on the traditional … Read More

DirecTV Now offers Roku 4k player with 2-month service

June 15, 2017 |

AT&T just launched their DirecTV Now streaming service on Roku devices last month, and now the company is offering a free Roku Premiere player to new customers who sign up and pay for two months of service.

In fact, according to a disclaimer … Read More

Sling TV updates Android UI design

June 1, 2017 | 1

Sling TV has updated its user interface (UI) design for Android devices that incorporates subscriber feedback as well as better methods of content discovery.

Perhaps the most useful new feature for a good percentage of users is a Grid Guide (pictured above) … Read More