Category: Television

Hulu Adds 95 New Titles Today

Hulu today has added 95 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including some classic action and horror movies. The new additions include Carrie, the Brian DePalma-directed horror film starring Sissy Spacek; the original Batman movie starring Michael Keaton; and the first two movies in the Robocop movie series. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only

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Netflix Adds 40 New Titles Today, Including Narcos

Netflix today has added 40 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including five original titles. Today’s additions are led by season three of Narcos, the Netflix original drama about the Columbian drug cartels in the 1980s and 90s; Resurface, a Netflix original documentary about military veterans who employ surfing in their rehabilitation;

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Redbox to Add 35 New Titles In September, Including Wonder Woman

Redbox, the kiosk disc rental service, will add 35 new DVD and Blu-ray movies in September, the company has announced. The new titles will include the box office hit, Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot in the title role; Transformers: The Last Knight, the latest installment in the action-adventure series; and Little Big Lies, the HBO

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UPDATED: DIRECTV & Raycom Extend Deadline

DIRECTV could lose more than 40 local stations tonight due to a carriage dispute with their owner, Raycom. Update: Raycom announced this afternoon that the current pact has been extended until Tuesday, September 5.  So no blackout for now.  The current carriage pact between the companies expires at 11:59 p.m. ET tonight and Raycom has

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Apple Is Right: 4K Movies Do Cost Too Much!

News Analysis The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple and the Hollywood studios have been battling over how much consumers should pay to purchase a movie in 4K. Apple, says the report, wants a $19.99 price tag while the studios prefer something between $25 and $30. The battle apparently has slowed Apple’s effort to

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Should Live Streaming Come With a Warning Label?

News Analysis Showtime’s online presentation of Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was another disaster for live streaming with numerous fans complaining they couldn’t watch due to login issues, buffering and other technical snafus. However, while technical errors during a live streamed, high-trafficked event isn’t new, the class action lawsuit filed yesterday against Showtime is.

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Updated: DIRECTV Now Has 2 Local Carriage Disputes

DIRECTV and AT&T’s U-verse may lose two local TV stations this Friday due to a carriage dispute with their owner, Dispatch Broadcast Group. Update: The two companies have agreed to a temporary pact which will expire Wednesday, September 6.  The stations — WTHR-TV (NBC affiliate in Indianapolis) and WBNS-TV (CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio) —

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DIRECTV Adds Russia Today, But Not In HD

DIRECTV today added RT, formerly known as Russia Today, as reported last week by the TV Answer Man. However, RT, which is on channel 321, is not available in High-Definition on DIRECTV, but just standard-definition. That’s usually a sign that the channel is paying DIRECTV for carriage rather than the other way around. RT is

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Mayweather-McGregor & HBO’s GoT: More Streaming Snafus

It was another bad night for live streaming fans. Well, actually, last night made two bad nights in a row. On Saturday, both the UFC and Showtime streaming apps for the Mayweather-McGregor boxing match suffered several knockdowns, forcing battered subscribers to crawl to their favorite social media sites to register complaints. Click Amazon: Today’s 1-Day-Only

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Dish, Sling TV Hold Free Preview Of Pac 12 Network

Dish and the Dish-owned Sling TV are now holding a free preview of the Pac 12 Network regional sports channel. The channel airs live Pac 12 basketball and football games as well as other conference sports. The free preview on Dish and Sling began Friday and runs until September 17, allowing subscribers to both services

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Netflix to Add 45 New Titles This Week

Netflix this week plans to add 45 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including five original programs. The new titles for the week include season three of Narcos, the intense Netflix original drama about the drug cartels in Columbia; Little Evil (pictured above), a Netflix original horror film starring Evangeline Lily as the

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