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HD Report | August 16, 2017

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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 | 9

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

DirecTV Now to add CBS Local Stations, Showtime, the CW & more

August 7, 2017 |

CBS and AT&T have inked a deal to bring their premium networks, cable channels, and local CBS stations to the internet-delivered DirecTV Now service.

The addition completes the circle of major networks known as the Big 4 (ABC, CBS, FOX and … 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

Amazon will distribute films to theaters starting with Wonder Wheel

July 27, 2017 |

Traditional film distribution to theaters is one industry Amazon had yet to conquer, but riding on the success of their Oscar-winning production Manchester by the Sea (2016), and their just-released comedy/romance The Big Sick (2017), the internet giant will bring Woody … Read More

AT&T closer to buying Time Warner

July 24, 2017 |

According to sources and the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division, AT&T is furthering talks to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion. If approved, AT&T would take on ownership of Time Warner properties such as Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO, TBS, TNT, Turner sports … Read More

Redbox gets 7-day window for Warner Bros. titles

May 22, 2017 |

Redbox announced this morning a seven-day window for Warner Bros. titles on Blu-ray and DVD. That means Redbox customers can get new titles just a week after they release to retail stores on disc and On Demand.

At Redbox kiosks … Read More

Martin Scorcese’s ‘The Irishman’ on Netflix: Is This Even Something We Want?

February 26, 2017 |

Eyebrows were raised last week when IndieWire reported that Martin Scorsese’s (no stranger to prominent eyebrows himself) next film, The Irishman, featuring both Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, had been picked up for distribution by Netflix.

Whoa. A movie … 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

Australian Court Blocks Pirate Bay & Other Torrent Sites

December 16, 2016 |

In a legal order issued yesterday the Australian Federal Court has told over 50 internet service providers to block several torrent sites including The Pirate Bay, Torrentz, TorrentHound, IsoHunt, SolarMovie, as well as a list of proxy services.

The court order comes long after content … Read More

Amazon Makes First Drone Delivery in Cambridge, UK

December 14, 2016 |

You might be closer to getting your Blu-ray Discs and other lightweight products much quicker, as Amazon has made it’s first commercial drone delivery to a customer in the U.K.

The purchase, an Amazon Fire TV player and a bag … Read More

Dolby Announces Atmos In 2,000 Theaters & 500 Movie Titles

December 7, 2016 |

Dolby Laboratories announced today new milestones that include the installation of 2,000 Dolby Atmos-enabled theater screens, and 500 movie titles mixed in the immersive audio format.

“When Brave was released in 2012, Dolby Atmos enabled us to bring audiences into the rich … Read More

Warner Bros. To Purchase Machinima In Full

November 17, 2016 |

Already an investor since 2014, Time Warner-owned Warner Bros. has signed an agreement to purchase the rest of the YouTube-based network Machinima for about $100 million. That number is just an estimate from an insider, however, as the financial terms … Read More

Vine Shutting Down, No Longer Accepting Uploads & Discontinuing App

October 27, 2016 |

When Vine launched in 2013 it bet on a user base that would want to create, publish and share short form, 6-second videos and animations with other users. The platform was, although riddled with adult content for much of its … Read More

AT&T May Purchase Time Warner This Weekend [Updated]

October 21, 2016 |

Sources are reporting that AT&T may acquire Time Warner Inc. as early as this weekend. If the deal goes through, AT&T will own major properties in the broadband TV, satellite TV, landline telephone and wireless markets. [Update: AT&T has agreed to … Read More

Verizon Buying Yahoo! Core Business For Almost $5B In Cash

July 25, 2016 |

Verizon has officially announced they are buying Yahoo!’s core business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to regulatory approval and Yahoo’s shareholders. The purchase includes Yahoo!’s search, advertising, content creation, and mobile technologies.

The buyout follows Verizon’s purchase of AOL just over … Read More

Warner Bros. Partners With HEVC Advance for 4k UHD H.265 Compression

June 28, 2016 |

Warner Bros. Entertainment has partnered with HEVC Advance to become both a Licensor and Licensee of the HEVC/H.265 Patent Pool, giving Warner Bros. access to H.265 technology through HEVC Advance, but also allowing the studio/distributor to contribute their own patents for license.

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Over 1M Pirated Downloads of ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale in 8 Hours

June 27, 2016 |

After the finale of Game of Thrones Season 6 over one million people downloaded the episode within the first eight hours, that according to the website TorrentFreak that measures activity on the peer-to-peer file sharing network BitTorrent. The website expects … Read More

Christopher Nolan’s Epic ‘Dunkirk’ Begins Filming

May 23, 2016 |

Principle photography has begun for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming epic action film Dunkirk about the town of Dunkirk, France that was evacuated at the beginning of World War II. The original screenplay was written by Nolan, who is also directing the … Read More

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