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Redbox is considering another try at streaming video service

Redbox is considering another try at streaming video service

Redbox, the service known for physical movie rentals via DVD kiosks, is making plans to once again dip its toe into the digital streaming market. A new report from Variety says the company is looking to resurrect Redbox Instant, the streaming service that was shut down in late 2014 after less than two years of operation in partnership with Verizon, with it now being called Redbox Digital.

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Comic-Con to launch its own streaming service this May

Comic-Con to launch its own streaming service this May

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), the annual event that serves as the hub of things once considered geeky but are now mainstream, has revealed that it's going to launch its own streaming service this year in an attempt to provide more news and entertainment than a single convention can hold. Scheduled to debut as a beta on May 7th (also known as Free Comic Book Day), the service, dubbed Comic-Con HQ, will act as a backstage pass to panels and events at the July event, in addition to offering movies and TV shows.

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Netflix to premiere The Little Prince movie after canceled theater release

Netflix to premiere The Little Prince movie after canceled theater release

Unfortunately for fans of animated or foreign films, the US theatrical release of The Little Prince, an adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's children's book, was completely called off by Paramount Pictures a week ago without reason. The French movie was supposed to debut yesterday, March 18th, but even the director couldn't explain the cancellation. Fortunately, he added that the film would still premiere in the US later this year, and now we know how: via Netflix.

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Is Curious George on Netflix? Nope. He is on Hulu now

Is Curious George on Netflix? Nope. He is on Hulu now

In the relatively recent past, you, a parent of a child, may have watched endless hours of Curious George on your streaming device. With Netflix, perhaps - the 2006 film Curious George became a part of Netflix back in June of 2015. But now - gosh help us all - Hulu has secured the "exclusive subscription streaming rights to one of the highest-rated kids television properties." That is Curious George, the television show. All of the episodes of Curious George, just like you've always dreamed of.

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Google agrees to T-Mobile’s “Binge On” terms because they’re “opt-out”

Google agrees to T-Mobile’s “Binge On” terms because they’re “opt-out”

T-Mobile's "Binge On" service allows more video apps to stream media to devices without using up the customer's data allotment. While for the end customer this may seem like a really great deal, (who doesn't like so-called free data?), it continues to hold the door open for internet services to charge different amounts of money for different internet services. True Net Neutrality requires that all internet be treated the same - here that's just not true.

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A-list directors back movie service with day-and-date home release

A-list directors back movie service with day-and-date home release

Earlier this week it was reported that Sean Parker of Napster fame was developing a new movie service that would allow viewers to watch new films at home on the same day they debut in theaters. Dubbed "Screening Room," the service has been pitched to several major Hollywood studios, with promises that it would feature secure anti-piracy technology. However, the really interesting bit is that viewers would need to pay $50 each time they view a movie, on top of a $150 set-top box purchase.

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Synology launches the new DS216j home NAS

Synology launches the new DS216j home NAS

There used to be a time where virtually all of your files were stored on a single computer. Maybe you'd have CDs or floppy disks with some backups, but that was generally it. In today's world, you don't necessarily want all of your media and important documents sitting on a desktop or a laptop. Instead, you might look to a NAS to help you out.

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Amazon developing its own VR platform, job listing hints

Amazon developing its own VR platform, job listing hints

We should've seen it coming, but it looks like Amazon has its own virtual reality ambitions. A recently discovered job listing reveals that the e-commerce giant is working to develop a VR platform to operate within its Amazon Video service. The details are slim at this point, but it looks like the goal is an app or service that will provide entertainment experiences, rather than another piece of hardware to enter the rapidly developing VR headset market.

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Amazon’s next victim is QVC

Amazon’s next victim is QVC

Amazon may have a huge catalog of on-demand video, but the retail behemoth is branching out into live streaming, and home shopping stalwarts like QVC should be worried. "Style Code Live" will be Amazon's first ever live show, streaming a mixture of fashion and beauty content for thirty minutes each day.

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FunimationNow brings streaming anime to your phone

FunimationNow brings streaming anime to your phone

I love watching some anime. From old favorites like Berserk, Elfin Lied, DBZ, and Neon Genesis to newer stuff like Sword Art Online, I enjoy the sort of escape that these types of shows provide. However, getting access to them isn't always the easiest in the US. Thankfully, Funimation is looking to make it even easier to stream your favorite shows.

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Samsung states no plans to buy Tidal music service

Samsung states no plans to buy Tidal music service

While the talk about Samsung being unsatisfied with the performance of its Milk Music streaming service is likely true, the South Korean company has come out and stated that the rumors of talks to purchase Tidal are completely false. Variety reported on Friday that Samsung would be shutting down Milk Music, and the accompanying Milk Video, with plans to replace its streaming media offerings with the Tidal purchase, according to unnamed sources.

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Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

We already know that the new car show from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — essentially the "new" Top Gear — has found a home on Amazon's streaming video service, and that the BBC's reboot of the "old" Top Gear will debut on the UK network in late May with a new set of hosts. But about when it comes time for this iteration of Top Gear to head to streaming services? If a new report from The Guardian is correct, Netflix is already making early bids for the show's rights.

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