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Samsung unveils gold-painted curved TV, will auction it for charity

Samsung unveils gold-painted curved TV, will auction it for charity

Samsung has introduced a 78-inch Curved UHD TV with a unique artistic backing -- one that begs for a spot in the home where both the front and back are visible. The curved television's backing is painted with gold lacquer, and will be featured starting November 20 as part of Christie's Hong Kong autumn auction preview. The special model will eventually be auctioned off, and the funds that result will then be donated to the organization Orbis to help fund access to health-related vision services.

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PlayStation Vue: a cloud-based live TV service arriving in 2015

PlayStation Vue: a cloud-based live TV service arriving in 2015

Sony has announced the upcoming service PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based subscription that will bring both broadcast television and on-demand content to its console owners, as well as those using the iPad and other non-Sony gadgets. "Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary," Sony's Andrew House has declared. The service will include a cloud-based DVR-esque storage option, access to live broadcasts from several networks, on-demand programming, and more, with an initial beta launch being set for later this month and an official rollout taking place early next year.

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Amazon Studios to roll out seven pilots early next year

Amazon Studios to roll out seven pilots early next year

Early next year Amazon Studios will be launching seven pilot episodes for several series that may then go on to become full series productions. As expected, the pilots -- and eventual series -- will be available to Amazon's subscribers via Prime Instant Video. There's a total of six pilots for fictional series, as well as one for the docuseries The New Yorker Presents, which will showcase the New Yorker's history in bite-sized documentary style episodes. We've got a rundown on each pilot for you after the jump.

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Netflix reveals “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series plan

Netflix reveals “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series plan

Netflix is going to turn Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events into a series, bringing the book series' first television adaption following the movie starring Jim Carrey. While plans have been released, the effort seems to be in its early stages, with Netflix currently on the prowl for a director to take on the project. Netflix will be serving as producer alongside Paramount Television, and according to the folks at Deadline, the two companies are fast-tracking the series.

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Netflix releases first “Marco Polo” trailer

Netflix releases first “Marco Polo” trailer

With all of Netflix's announcements over the past couple months, you may have forgotten the series it revealed at the start of the year: Marco Polo. Details on the series were dropped way back in January alongside the promise that we'd be seeing the episodes arrive late in the year. All of that is spot on and the plans are still in place, and Netflix is getting it subscribers ready by publishing the first teaser trailer ahead of the series' December 12 debut.

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Dish Network and Turner squabble, channels go dark

Dish Network and Turner squabble, channels go dark

Contract disputes are a common thing, and we've seen them span all varieties of companies: Amazon has had its share of battles this year, for example, and we've seen television watchers suffer as a result of soured negotiations. That latter issue has again arisen, this time affecting Dish Network subscribers who enjoy watching certain channels, CNN among them. It seems the satellite company is in a dispute with Turner over contractual issues, and as a result several channels -- fairly notable and high-demand ones -- have been pulled.

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Nexus Player detailed for Android Lollipop

Nexus Player detailed for Android Lollipop

Without a doubt the strangest member of the newly revealed Nexus device bunch is the Nexus Player. This circular device is made by ASUS and comes with a remote control - and you can purchase a Gamepad for Nexus Player separately. They’re all made for one-another, creating an experience for your display - likely your television - that’s all Android Lollipop, all the time. Also this device effectively replaces Chromecast - at a different, slightly higher cost, of course - as ASUS’ device is "Google Cast Ready."

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Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ shows first clips at New York Comic Con

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ shows first clips at New York Comic Con

Saturday night at New York Comic Con was the place to be for Daredevil fans, as at a panel for the original Netflix series, Marvel gave the world the first look at four clips from next year's pilot episode. Given screen time were four of the show's main characters/actors, including blind lawyer by day Matt Murdock/crime-fighter by night Daredevil (Charlie Cox), love interest Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), and villain Wilson Fisk/Kingpin (Vincent D'Onofrio).

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Nielsen says software glitch caused months of inaccurate data

Nielsen says software glitch caused months of inaccurate data

Nielsen's television ratings for most of 2014 have been incorrect, it has been revealed, due to a software glitch that skewed some of its numbers. The news was revealed today by Nielsen itself, which said that an internal investigation was kicked off due to "irregularities" that came to light in recent weeks. A few days ago the source of those issues was uncovered: a so-called technical error that affected the ratings of national network television over the course of most of this year.

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Netflix’s Daredevil series logo unveiled

Netflix’s Daredevil series logo unveiled

Back in November of last year, we heard word that Marvel Comics' next television series was going to be Daredevil, and that it would be arriving on Netflix, which has seen ample successes with its own TV shows Orange is the New Black and House of Cards in recent time. Fast forward to yesterday, and the series' official Netflix logo has been unveiled by the companies just ahead of the New York Comic Con, showing a rather traditional deep red comic book-esque design that should please fans.

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