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Sony renews superhero series ‘Powers’ for second season

Sony renews superhero series ‘Powers’ for second season

Sony has renewed its superhero series “Powers” for a second season, something that has been officially revealed by the powers that be at Sony. The series is a drama based on the comic by Brian Michael Bendis, and revolves around a police officer working in the department’s “Powers” division where crimes encompassing those with special powers are handled. This was PlayStation's first scripted drama series, having originally been destined for FX before Sony swooped in to nab it. More details after the jump!

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Hulu tipped in ‘Myst’ television show order

Hulu tipped in ‘Myst’ television show order

Hulu has been tipped in the acquisition of a television show based on the classic video game Myst. The television show will reportedly be a drama coming from Legendary Television, with Evan Daugherty (Divergent’s writer) and producer Matt Tolmach (The Amazing Spider-Man, among others) both being on board. At this point there’s said to be a script to series commitment in place, following Legendary Television’s own acquisition of Myst rights last year. Neither company has commented on the rumored plan at this point.

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Sling TV adds two Spanish language channel packs

Sling TV adds two Spanish language channel packs

Sling TV, the television service that allows users to watch live TV over the Internet, operates with a single core package that costs $20/month, and then with optional add-on packages that offer groups of similar channels for an extra $5 per month. Though the service started out with a relatively small number of channels, it has expanded its offerings on a steady basis, and to kick off May it is back with yet another expansion -- these one being targeted specifically at its Latino users.

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Netflix reveals upcoming TV series based on Dr. Seuss classic

Netflix reveals upcoming TV series based on Dr. Seuss classic

The Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham is about to become a Netflix Original television series, it has been revealed. The series will be the streaming service’s first original programming with Warner Bros., if you don’t count the fourth season of Longmire via Warner Horizon. This new element of the two companies’ relationship will (hopefully) prove well for subscribers, but is said to have been a hassle for those behind closed doors, with the deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. reportedly taking more than a year to finalize.

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Hulu’s new Turner deal adds Adult Swim, Cartoon Network shows

Hulu’s new Turner deal adds Adult Swim, Cartoon Network shows

Hulu has been slowly but surely adding content, fleshing out its library with an impressive number of often watched shows. Today the service announced another deal with Turner Broadcasting, this one bringing with it a host of animated series’ and shows from Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Though it has long offered some of the more popular primetime animated series like Family Guy, this time around it has expanded upon them with things like Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Robot Chicken, among several others.

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Netflix confirmed in order for ‘Full House’ spinoff

Netflix confirmed in order for ‘Full House’ spinoff

Earlier this month, an anonymous source surfaced saying Netflix was toying with a spinoff of the 90s sitcom Full House, and that if the rumored series came to fruition it would be called Fuller House. The sources had made it sound like the reboot was a near-deal, and now a few weeks later it has all been proven true with an official announcement: Netflix is bringing back Full House in 2016, and some of the original cast members will be coming with it.

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Vimeo’s ‘High Maintenance’ web series heading to HBO

Vimeo’s ‘High Maintenance’ web series heading to HBO

Around this time last year, we reported that Vimeo, the video hosting website, had funded another half a dozen episodes of the Web video series “High Maintenance”. Though it hasn't been a widely known series, the show has enjoyed a faithful following, and it has now caught the attention of HBO where it will, no doubt, get a lot more exposure. According to reports, HBO has ordered six episodes of the show, and will also be making the existing episodes available to its subscribers.

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HBO warns torrent users over recent Game of Thrones leak

HBO warns torrent users over recent Game of Thrones leak

Following last week's news that the first four episodes of Game of Thrones season five were leaked onto torrent sites on the night before the season premiere, they were subsequently downloaded millions of times. Understandable, with HBO's drama being the most pirated show around the globe. Also unsurprising is that HBO is displeased with the leak. So displeased, in fact, that the company sent warnings to thousands of torrent users attempting to deter them from downloading the show any further.

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Verizon’s FIOS “Skinny Bundle” vs the competition (basically)

Verizon’s FIOS “Skinny Bundle” vs the competition (basically)

So Verizon is launching a new TV service that allows you to pick just a few channels instead of several hundred. So what? How does that compare to the rest of the TV services on the market today? What we're doing here is taking a run down the networks that offer similar services - the few that do - to show you what the real skinny is. Verizon's so-called "skinny bundle" is supposed to launch on the 19th of April - that's just a few days away. Before then, have a look at this.

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Vizio takes 4K TV down to $600, aiming for middle-class USA

Vizio takes 4K TV down to $600, aiming for middle-class USA

The last time we spoke about "affordable" 4K TVs, Vizio was the brand we were speaking about. That was back in September of 2014, and the word "affordable" was tossed around rather willy-nilly. At $999, a television isn't exactly the sort of equipment the average middle-class citizen is going to be picking up more than once every few years. Fast forward to April 2015 and Vizio's newest stab at the market is a 4K TV with a price just 60% of that which they presented a half a year ago.

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The Simpsons to no longer see Blu-ray, DVD releases

The Simpsons to no longer see Blu-ray, DVD releases

If you've been a collector of the DVD sets of The Simpsons for the last few years, you're going to have some empty shelf space after the season 17 box. Revealed via a Twitter post from the series' showrunner Al Jean, Fox Home Entertainment has decided to stop releasing individual seasons on DVD and Blu-ray. While Jean and the show's other creators expressed disappointment in the change, Fox says the decision was based on the need to move away from physical formats and focus on digital.

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‘Game of Thrones’ S5 episodes 1-4 leaked online

‘Game of Thrones’ S5 episodes 1-4 leaked online

Hearing about a new movie or TV show getting released early on the internet is a common thing these days, but when its new episodes of the most pirated show on the planet, and a day before their premiere, then it's a big deal. Brace yourselves, Game of Thrones fans, as the next few weeks might see an increase of spoilers floating around online (this article is spoiler free, however, I promise). With Game of Thrones' highly anticipated season 5 to debut on HBO Sunday night, the first four episodes were illegally leaked onto torrent sites yesterday.

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