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BBC will broadcast Rio Olympics in 360-degree video

BBC will broadcast Rio Olympics in 360-degree video

Olympics fans looking forward to the 2016 Summer Games in Rio take note: the BBC has announced it's launching a service that will allow viewers to watch a large portion of the event in 360-degree video. And you don't need an expensive VR headset like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive either; any unit compatible with an iPhone or Android device will suffice, giving you the opportunity to watch as many as 100 hours of sports coverage as if you were there.

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Hulu’s live streaming TV service will include Turner networks

Hulu’s live streaming TV service will include Turner networks

Following rumors about such plans, Hulu confirmed back in May that it will be launching its own live streaming TV service, something similar in nature to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. Following this, Time Warner cable has announced that it will soon be a 10-percent owner of Hulu, and that the latter company will offer Turner networks on its live TV service. Those networks will span many categories, including things like Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT, CNN, Adult Swim, and Turner Classic Movies, among others.

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‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

Ubisoft has announced that the wildly popular video game ‘The Division’ will be turned into a movie staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. The movie will be made by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and both Chastain and Gyllenhaal’s own production companies Nine Stories and Freckle Films. What storyline will the movie focus on? Ubisoft won't say, teasing instead that "we'll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore."

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Frank Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” an Apple Music exclusive at first

Frank Ocean’s “Boys Don’t Cry” an Apple Music exclusive at first

Apple Music is just about to hit the headlines again. According to the usual unnamed sources, Frank Ocean is scheduled to finally launch his long-awaited and long-delayed album, "Boys Don't Cry" this Friday. And when he does, the album will be available on Apple Music and only on Apple Music. At least for two weeks. This exclusivity is just the latest in a string of deals that Apple has made ever since launching Apple Music, cementing the service's position in the already overly saturated music streaming industry.

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HBO ‘Westworld’ science fiction series premieres October 2

HBO ‘Westworld’ science fiction series premieres October 2

HBO’s science fiction series Westworld will premiere on the network this upcoming October 2, the company has announced. The show stars Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden, among a larger notable cast, and will be a 1-hour episodic series airing in a ten-episode season. HBO first announced plans to develop the show back in August 2015; it is based on Michael Crichton's 'Westworld.'

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Game of Thrones will end after season 8 in 2018

Game of Thrones will end after season 8 in 2018

Game of Thrones fans, the clock is now ticking down how much time is left before your favorite show ends. It's been known for some time that the series, which ended its sixth season earlier this year, was approaching its conclusion, but HBO has made it official: season eight, airing in 2018, will be Game of Thrones' last. The news was delivered by HBO programming president Casey Bloys during the Television Critics Association press tour.

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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie will no longer be two parts

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie will no longer be two parts

Fans of the Avengers movies and Marvel's "Cinematic Universe" as a whole have been eagerly waiting for the Infinity War story arc to come to the big screen. And that's been the plan since at least 2014, when Marvel Studios revealed its release schedule for the next few years included Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018 and Part 2 in 2019. However, the movie studio has just confirmed that Infinity War will no longer be split into two films.

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Batman: The Killing Joke can now be preordered on Blu-ray

Batman: The Killing Joke can now be preordered on Blu-ray

Warner Bros announced plans last year to create an animated adaption of “Batman: The Killing Joke,” an R-rated movie with Mark Hamill voicing the Joker. The movie made its limited theatrical debut this month as promised, giving the first round of fans a chance to catch the movie before everyone else. Now, for everyone who enjoyed it or haven't yet had a chance to see it, the Blu-ray and DVD versions are available for preorder from Amazon.

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Warcraft arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this September

Warcraft arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this September

Can't wait to grab the disc version of Warcraft for your movie collection? There's a little less than two months remaining before you can get the Warcraft DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD editions, per a new announcement. You can preorder the unit now if you want to make sure you get it as soon as possible, otherwise you'll be able to pick it up from your nearest retail store starting September 27.

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Daredevil S3, Jessica Jones S2 won’t hit Netflix until 2018

Daredevil S3, Jessica Jones S2 won’t hit Netflix until 2018

Marvel's growing TV universe on Netflix seems to be well on its way to reaching the same success the Avengers movies have seen in theaters. When the first season of Daredevil premiered, it turned out to be a big hit among fans, and since then we've the show's first spin-off, Jessica Jones, another three series coming between now and 2017, and the recently confirmed Punisher series. The bad news in all of this? Netflix has confirmed it's sticking to just two Marvel series per year.

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Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive

Apple signs ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as Apple Music exclusive

Unless you've been living under a rock recently, you've likely seen what a hit "Carpool Karaoke," the segment from CBS's Late Late Show where host James Corden drives around with a celebrity or musician singing hit songs, has become, especially on YouTube. It's become so popular that even Apple has come knocking, as the Cupertino giant has signed a deal for the rights to turn Carpool Karaoke into an exclusive TV show for Apple Music.

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Blair Witch sequel is the latest surprise movie announcement

Blair Witch sequel is the latest surprise movie announcement

Earlier this year, movie lovers were pleasantly surprised (and later horribly disappointed) with the unexpected announcement of a Cloverfield sequel, which had been kept secret all the way up until its official announcement. In recent days we've been blindsided with the same kind of totally unexpected movie announcement: there's a new Blair Witch sequel, and it'll be hitting theaters on September 16.

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