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Marvel & Netflix at SDCC: Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Daredevil S3

Marvel & Netflix at SDCC: Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Daredevil S3

This year's San Diego Comic-Con has officially kicked off, and Marvel and its streaming video partner Netflix were present to reveal a number of new series on the way, building on their success with Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Adding to April's announcement of a new series for The Punisher were debut trailers for Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Iron Fist.

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‘Making a Murderer’ docu series is heading back to Netflix

‘Making a Murderer’ docu series is heading back to Netflix

Netflix saw incredible success with its documentary series “Making a Murderer,” and so it’s no surprise the company is bringing it back for another season. In an announcement today, Netflix said new episodes for the next season are in production now, and they’ll concern themselves with the continued story of Steven Avery. In this case, Netflix promises the next season will take a look at the post-conviction process and a bit of the drama surrounding it, too.

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Twitch wants performers for a live talent show

Twitch wants performers for a live talent show

Twitch has slowly expanded its horizons, drawing in users for other-than-gaming streaming videos. There’s that bizarre social eating section, for example, as well the larger Twitch Creative community for all sorts of creative and artsy videos. Now, in celebration of that community and the new ways to stream via it, Twitch is calling for users who want to showcase whatever their creative talent is live at the TwitchCon Talent Show — it has specifically called for those with acts in dance, comedy, theater, music, poetry, art, and magic.

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Netflix blames confused customers not rising prices for Q2’s failings

Netflix blames confused customers not rising prices for Q2’s failings

Netflix fell far short of its goals for subscriber growth in Q2 2016, blaming customer confusion around price rises for missing its 2.5m target. The streaming video service had predicted adding 2.5m users worldwide in the three month period, but confirmed today that only 1.68m were added, as churn - the number of people canceling their service - proved greater than Netflix had expected.

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Star Trek TV show (2017) will have next-day streaming on Netflix

Star Trek TV show (2017) will have next-day streaming on Netflix

In a surprising twist, Netflix will offer new Star Trek TV series episodes the day after they’re broadcast on television in the U.S. This marks a pretty big deviation from how Netflix typically operates, though recently we’ve seen some similar deals come into play. Netflix will make the new Star Trek TV series available to subscribers across 188 countries, with it having the distinction of being the “exclusive premiere home” for the show in all of those countries except the US and Canada.

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Game of Thrones season 7 release pushed back to summer 2017

Game of Thrones season 7 release pushed back to summer 2017

If you're anxiously awaiting the return of Game of Thrones, it's time to get ready for a longer wait than the one you're accustomed to. HBO confirmed today that the series will indeed be returning in summer 2017, marking the first time in the series that a season will begin outside of spring. Of course, we knew this was coming, but this is the first time HBO has given us a time frame for the premiere of season 7.

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Netflix debuts ‘Flixtapes’: shareable mixtapes for streaming video

Netflix debuts ‘Flixtapes’: shareable mixtapes for streaming video

If you grew up in the '70s or '80s, you likely remember mixtapes. If you didn't, a mixtape is like the physical form of a playlist; a collection of songs from different artists, usually grouped by a theme or mood, recorded on a single audio tape that could be shared between friends and romantic interests. Well, Netflix has just updated that ancient practice with a new feature called "Flixtapes" — a shareable playlist of movies and TV shows for, well, Netflix.

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New Star Wars Rogue One trailer revealed (behind the scenes)

New Star Wars Rogue One trailer revealed (behind the scenes)

Released at Star Wars Celebration Europe was a bit of footage from behind-the-scenes of the next big film: Rogue One. This story takes place immediately before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, and follows the adventures (and wartime battle action) of Jyn Erso, as well as a diverse cast of other humans and aliens. This clip shows some behind-the-scenes action as we saw last year for Star Wars The Force Awakens, with a clip also revealed during Celebration - in that case the USA version.

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ABC’s streaming service to offer older shows for free

ABC’s streaming service to offer older shows for free

ABC has relaunched a streaming service that takes a page from Crackle’s book — it offers the network’s older shows for free, as well as a handful of original series. The service is ad-supported rather than requiring a pay TV subscription or monthly payments, which is the case with FOX's new livestreaming service and the vast majority of VOD streaming options like Hulu. The content will be offered under "ABCd."

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Now there’s a Pokemon Go movie in the works

Now there’s a Pokemon Go movie in the works

The world has already been subject to several animated Pokemon movies in the past, but now, thanks to the monumental success of Pokemon Go, Hollywood is clamoring to put together a new, live-action adaptation of everyone's favorite monster-catching game series. As the first game in the franchise for smartphones, Pokemon-"it prints money!"-Go has generated a huge amount of buzz over the last week, and it's clear that movie studios want to cash-in on the wave of popularity.

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Apple opens casting call for ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show

Apple opens casting call for ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show

Back in March, Apple's Eddy Cue revealed that the company was getting involved in original TV content by developing a non-scripted series about app developers and the app economy. Production is being split between Apple and television company Propagate, and the show, titled Planet of the Apps, has now started an open casting call. The announcement, posted on the show's official website, says they are looking for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS developers.

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FOX primetime livestreaming launches for cable subscribers

FOX primetime livestreaming launches for cable subscribers

FOX has launched livestreaming of its primetime content, but only for pay TV customers. This is the first time FOX has offered primetime livestreaming; it is launching the new option as a beta, which is available through the FOX website and through FOX NOW. The livestreaming option is offered to all the pay TV customers in 210 TV markets across the U.S. In addition to seven-days-a-week primetime livestreaming, FOX is also livestreaming late night content on Saturdays.

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