Hulu Live to Offer CBS

Hulu today is expected to announce a carriage deal with CBS-owned network affiliates and channels for its planned live TV streaming service, writes The Wall Street Journal. (Hulu confirmed the report today in a press release.) The newspaper says Hulu could ultimately give CBS more money per subscriber than the network currently gets from pay

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DIRECTV vs. Hearst: 2 Things to Remember

The DIRECTV-Hearst fee fight, which has triggered the blackout of 33 Hearst-owned local channels in DIRECTV’s lineup, enters its fourth day today with no sign of progress. Hearst stations yesterday posted a notice suggesting DIRECTV is purposely trying to extend the dispute, although the broadcaster offered no evidence nor a reason why the satcaster would

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Hulu Adds The Bachelor’s Season Debut

Did you miss last night’s season 21 debut of ABC’s The Bachelor? Well, if you didn’t record it, Hulu today has added it to its streaming lineup, along with the season eight debut of Celebrity Apprentice with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the new terminator-in-chief. See Amazon’s ‘New Year, New You’ Sale! The streaming service, which starts at

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Amazon Takes Aim at Roku With 4K TVs

Amazon today announced that its Fire TV platform will be included in 4K TVs introduced later this year by Seiki, Element, and Westinghouse. The televisions, which are expected to be available in the second quarter of this year, will also come with a remote that will be voice-activated with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant. Amazon Fire

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Dish Gets In Bed With Amazon’s Alexa

Dish today unveiled a slew of new products prior to the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show, which include separate partnerships with Amazon, and YouTube, Netflix and Google. For starters, as expected, Dish has launched its AirTV player which will integrate content from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and local channels (by connecting an antenna) into

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CES 2017: 6 Burning Questions For TV Tech

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show will convene in Las Vegas this week with company press events beginning Wednesday and the exhibit halls opening Thursday and staying open until Sunday. (Although there may be more people at the nearby Vegas airport on Sunday than on the floor.) The convention, which draws up to 150,000 industry officials,

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Hulu Adds 81 New Shows, Movies

Hulu, the subscription video on demand service, has added 81 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup over the last two days. The new titles include the season premiere of Fox’s new comedy, The Mick (pictured above),  the Woody Allen classic comedy, Annie Hall, Boxcar Bertha, Martin Scorsese’s second movie, which starred David

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Netflix Adds 24 New Shows, Movies

Netflix just added 24 new TV shows and movies to its streaming lineup, including some classic movies. The new titles include Boogie Nights, the sex-fueled drama from auteur P.T. Anderson and stars Mark Wahlberg and Julianne Moore (pictured); Mel Gibson’s war/adventure story, Braveheart; E.T., the sci-fi masterpiece from Steven Spielberg; and Stanley Kubrick’s peerless horrorfest,

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