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First Xbox One TV and entertainment apps announced

First Xbox One TV and entertainment apps announced

Microsoft has officially announced very first wave of TV and entertainment apps that will be coming to the Xbox One game console when it launches this month. Microsoft says that it's been working with leading entertainment brands and TV providers for years to offer live and on-demand entertainment for Xbox users. The Xbox One console will bring live TV to every market where it sold.

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Nokia Netflix bundle in Lumia 1020 promo [Update: confirmed plus 925 & 625]

Nokia Netflix bundle in Lumia 1020 promo [Update: confirmed plus 925 & 625]

Nokia will bundle Netflix streaming video access with new purchases of the Lumia 1020 on select carriers, it's reported, with the media subscription aiming to sweeten the deal in the competitive UK market over the holiday period. Purchases of the 41-megapixel Windows Phone on carrier Vodafone UK will get a year's use of Netflix bundled, the Financial Times [registration required] reports, while at least one retailer, Phones4U, is offering six months of Netflix on a range of Lumia handsets.

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Netflix and Amazon ink DreamWorks and Disney content deals

Netflix and Amazon ink DreamWorks and Disney content deals

Netflix and Amazon's LOVEFiLM are each getting a burst of new content, its been announced, with DreamWorks and Disney each promising fresh on-demand titles for the cord-cutting favorites. On Netflix, a new deal with DreamWorks will see more than 300 hours of new programming based on existing and upcoming franchises such as Turbo added, while LOVEFiLM will get a mixture of new and classic titles like Dumbo, Ratatouille, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

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Amazon snatches Viacom on-demand deal leaving Netflix facing parent ire

Amazon snatches Viacom on-demand deal leaving Netflix facing parent ire

Amazon has sealed a deal with Viacom, bringing a clutch of new shows - including Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go! - to Prime Instant Video, and potentially dropping Netflix in even hotter water with angry parents. The deal, which will see Amazon add Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTC, and Comedy Central shows to its on-demand catalog, follows the expiration of Netflix's licensing agreement with Viacom last month, which prompted outcry from some subscribers after the shows their children watched regularly suddenly disappeared from the listings.

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Amazon Studios reveals five first original shows

Amazon Studios reveals five first original shows

Amazon has revealed the first five shows that will make up its Amazon Studios Original Series line-up, hoping to prove that Netflix isn't the only on-demand service that can make its own content (and maybe have a better reception than Arrested Development). Two comedy shows, Alpha House and Betas, and three children's shows, Annebots, Creative Galaxy, and Tumbleaf, were selected when Amazon and LOVEFiLM through the decision making process open to the public vote, with the first episodes expected to show up later this year.

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Sony unveils line-up of Smart Blu-ray players, offers integrated Wi-Fi and TV SideView

Sony unveils line-up of Smart Blu-ray players, offers integrated Wi-Fi and TV SideView

Following in line with the upcoming X9000A 4k LED TVs Sony announced earlier today, the company is also rolling out four new Smart Blu-ray players: the S1100, the S3100, the S4100, and the S5100. All four players feature angled, sharp designs embodying a host of features, including integrated Wi-Fi and support for TV SideView, which allows users to control the devices via the TV SideView app.

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Roku adds Sky NOW TV to UK streamers

Roku adds Sky NOW TV to UK streamers

Roku users in the UK have another streaming media option to choose from, with the addition of Sky's NOW TV subscription service to the set-top boxes. Added to the Roku Channel Store today, the new NOW TV app streams content to the Roku boxes but also to existing iOS, Android, PC, and Mac devices; in the initial line-up there's Sky Movies content with the promise of up to 20 new premieres per month.

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Sky and Warner Bros. ink exclusive movie deal: iTunes, Netflix left out in cold

Sky and Warner Bros. ink exclusive movie deal: iTunes, Netflix left out in cold

Movie lovers in the UK may struggle to find their title of choice to watch in the coming months, with news that Sky and Warner Bros. have signed an exclusive deal for new and back-catalog titles. The agreement covers both Sky's on-demand and subscription Sky Movies services, and will see new Warner Bros. releases hit the broadcaster roughly six months after they finish showing in theaters. Other services will have to wait out a twelve month exclusivity period after that before they can offer titles like The Dark Knight Rises, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

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Netflix expanding to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

Netflix expanding to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming media services in the United States, with the company recently expanding into the UK to try and woo the local population with easy movie and TV streaming. Now the company is setting its sights on the rest of Europe, today announcing that it will soon be available in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. Netflix says the full service should launch in those countries towards the end of 2012.

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Amazon Digital Media Innovation Hub will push next-gen content delivery

Amazon Digital Media Innovation Hub will push next-gen content delivery

Amazon is boosting its R&D work into digital media, including "interactive digital services" for consoles, smart TV, tablets and other mobile devices, with a new Digital Media Innovation Hub opening in the UK. The new 47,000 sq. ft. center in Central London will pull together software engineers, UI experts and graphic designers, who will likely be responsible for not only bringing Amazon's site up to date, but for developing the next-gen Kindle Fire tablet interface and software for the much-rumored Kindle smartphone.

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