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Sling TV will soon offer Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, Nick Jr

Sling TV will soon offer Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, Nick Jr

Dish Network has struck a deal with Viacom that will result in several new channels being added to the company’s Sling TV offering. The deal is described as a multi-year contract that, in part, renews access to Viacom networks for those with Dish’s regular satellite service. As well, Sling TV will soon offer Nick Jr., Comedy Central, BET, MTV, Spike, and more.

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Lore, hit ‘scary stories’ podcast, is being made into a TV show

Lore, hit ‘scary stories’ podcast, is being made into a TV show

Hit podcast series ‘Lore’ is being made into a TV horror series, according to a new report. The podcast has earned itself a solid fan base over its relatively brief time, having been been awarded iTune’s “Best of 2015” designation with, as of now, more than a million listens every month. The television adaption will be in the form of an hour-long anthology series, and it will be shopped around to potential network destinations.

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HBO offers free weekend for Game of Thrones premiere

HBO offers free weekend for Game of Thrones premiere

HBO, the home of the world's most popular — and most pirated — TV show, is dropping its subscription fee for the upcoming weekend, letting anyone tune-in to its premium television offerings. The free weekend begins on Friday and will last until Sunday night. It's clearly a move to entice viewers to check out HBO's shows and then lure them into subscribing, but it's the scheduling that's genius, with this weekend offering so much content, including the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones.

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Mr. Robot season 2 teaser reveals July 13 premiere date

Mr. Robot season 2 teaser reveals July 13 premiere date

USA surprised Mr. Robot fans with a teaser trailer a few days ago, and today it dropped another surprise: the second season's premiere date. On July 13, fans will get the second season of USA's growing hit Mr. Robot and all the teased anarchy it may bring with it. Still not enough to get you excited? USA also released an exclusive teaser for the new season with a tad more footage from this summer’s episodes.

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Comcast Xfinity TV will soon be watchable via Roku, Samsung smart TVs

Comcast Xfinity TV will soon be watchable via Roku, Samsung smart TVs

Starting this year, Comcast’s Xfinity TV subscribers will be able to watch their cable subscription’s content through a channel on their Roku player, sidestepping the need for Xfinity’s set-top box. The option will roll out some time later this year, and will be available through the Xfinity TV Partner app, an app that has been made — in this case — for Roku’s own set-top boxes and smart TVs.

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Vizio 2016 M-Series TVs bring Android Tablet Remote with SmartCast

Vizio 2016 M-Series TVs bring Android Tablet Remote with SmartCast

Vizio has taken the wraps off its new VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display collection. In it, the maker offers TVs ranging from 50 to 80-inches in size, and they work with the Vizio Tablet Remote, a 6-inch Android tablet that runs the SmartCast app and works to control the television set. The new M-series of televisions, meanwhile, support both High Dynamic Range (HDR) video and Dolby Vision, making them compatible with the new content Netflix is rolling out.

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Apple TV gets new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature for live broadcasts

Apple TV gets new ‘Live Tune-In’ feature for live broadcasts

While the long rumored, full-fledged TV service from Apple has to come to fruition, leaving cord-cutters hopelessly tied to their cable services, the fourth-gen Apple TV has made a small towards watching live television. On Friday the set-top box began notifying users via a splash screen that there's a new "Live Tune-In" feature which enables to jump right to a live TV feed in certain apps.

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Verizon rumored to replace FiOS with next-gen TV service in 2016

Verizon rumored to replace FiOS with next-gen TV service in 2016

It looks like Verizon may be moving away from its FiOS brand, and replacing it with an all-new cable and internet service, according to a new report from Variety. Sources have said the service will be based on a model that uses a new set-top box based on internet technologies, as opposed to existing digital cable signals. At the earliest, it sounds like Verizon may debut the service in an existing FiOS market before the end of the year.

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AirTV set-top box tipped to bring local OTA channels to Sling TV

AirTV set-top box tipped to bring local OTA channels to Sling TV

Sling TV will soon include local TV channels acquired through a new set-top box and antenna setup called “AirTV,” according to a new report. The set-top box would help solve a big problem for Sling TV and streaming live-TV services like it — regional affiliates of national networks like CBS and ABC, and the troubles that come with providing those local channels — and their advertisements — over the Internet.

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Sling TV’s new plan lets you stream to 3 devices at the same time

Sling TV’s new plan lets you stream to 3 devices at the same time

Sling TV, the Internet-based live television service, has introduced a new multi-stream plan that allows subscribers to stream to up to three devices simultaneously. The new plan is very similar to the single-streaming plan, but has a limited set of restrictions on certain channels, such as ESPN and ESPN 2, the kids’ extras like Disney XD and Boomerang, a bunch of Spanish-language channels, and more.

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BBC’s new Top Gear will come to Netflix

BBC’s new Top Gear will come to Netflix

While the three former hosts of the popular car show Top Gear — Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — are currently filming their new, still untitled show for Amazon, UK broadcaster BBC is getting closer to the May debut of its new version of Top Gear. For those who are planning on checking out this new version of Top Gear, with hosts Chris Evans, Matt LeBlanc, and several others, it's been confirmed that Netflix will be your source when it comes to streaming.

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is back, and it’s hopelessly disappointing

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ is back, and it’s hopelessly disappointing

AMC found itself a mega-hit with the launch of The Walking Dead, so much so that it has created a 'prequel' companion series called Fear the Walking Dead. The first season of Fear the Walking Dead wasn't very good, to put it kindly. Fans were willing to look the other way, though, banking on the hope of a better second season with The Walking Dead season 6 serving as a buffer between the two. Now FTWD's second season is upon us -- airing only a week after TWD's terrible season finale -- and it's every bit as disappointing as the first season. Warning: spoilers ahead.

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