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Showtime adds Roku, Sony to streaming service’s launch

Showtime adds Roku, Sony to streaming service’s launch

CBS recently announced that Showtime would get a standalone Internet streaming service akin to what competitor HBO launched earlier this year. The service, at the time, was said to have Apple as its first launch partner, but its exclusive designation is already over. Now both Roku and PlayStation Vue have been added as launch partners, opening the roster of support to a wider audience. The price will still be $10.99 per month; most of Roku's streaming devices will be supported, it seems.

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Detail emerge on Marvel’s ‘Phase 2’ for Netflix

Detail emerge on Marvel’s ‘Phase 2’ for Netflix

While Marvel has been on a roll with hit movies from its Cinematic Universe for some time now, this year's Daredevil series on Netflix was a huge surprise, both for fans and Marvel. The show ended up getting great reviews from critics, and fans loved it so much they can't wait for season two sometime in 2016. Now Marvel realizes they need maintain momentum on the television side of things, and Heroic Hollywood has revealed some inside details on what the studio is planning.

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Sling TV intros “Sling Latino” service with 22 channels

Sling TV intros “Sling Latino” service with 22 channels

Sling TV, the live television service offered by Dish Network, has slowly expanded its content offerings for Spanish-speaking subscribers, but today it has blown the doors open, launching a new “Sling Latino” service that brings with it nearly two dozen live channels for $12/month, and a lesser package with 16 channels for $7/month. This includes some of the top Spanish-speaking channels from well known networks, and includes on demand content. For those in certain countries there are some extra perks.

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Bob Sagat confirmed to return for Netflix’s Full House reboot

Bob Sagat confirmed to return for Netflix’s Full House reboot

With Netflix confirmed to be making a reboot of the popular 90's sitcom Full House, the last few weeks have been filled with questions about which cast members would be returning. When it was announced that Fuller House (yes, that's the real name, but it'll make sense in a minute), would be premiering in 2016, most of the original cast was said to be taking part, including John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse. Now the last holdout, Bob Sagat, has revealed that he will be reprising his role of Danny Tanner, the ever optimistic father from the original show.

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Lenovo Cast: a puck-shaped Chromecast competitor

Lenovo Cast: a puck-shaped Chromecast competitor

There's the Chromecast (check out our review) and the litany of casting devices that have come in its wake, and now Lenovo can be counted among them. Today the company has taken the wraps off its new Lenovo Cast, a puck-shaped wireless hub compatible with just about any Miracast or DLNA device; it can be connected with any display that supports HDMI, as you'd expect, and serves to cast content from gadget to display.

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Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ vampire/zombie comic slated for TV

Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ vampire/zombie comic slated for TV

Zombies have been an entertainment favorite since “Night of the Living Dead”, and in the current Walking Dead-climate others are looking to cash in on the genre. Enter George A. Romero’s ‘Empire of the Dead’ graphic novels, a series from Marvel Comics that details a world with both zombies and vampires. A television adaption of the comics series is being developed by Demarest, it was announced on Thursday. Romero will being writing and executive producing, among others.

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Bill Murray has a Christmas movie heading to Netflix

Bill Murray has a Christmas movie heading to Netflix

Netflix has another exclusive up its sleeve, and it'll be bringing with it a huge roster of well known celebrities. It's called "A Very Murray Christmas", and it very much stars Bill Murray alongside a bunch of guests: there's Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, and Rashida Jones, among others. It's a Christmas special, and as such you'll have to wait until the holiday season for it to arrive. However, the video streaming service dropped a teaser trailer today to drum up excitement.

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Supergirl pilot leaks online, 6 months before TV debut

Supergirl pilot leaks online, 6 months before TV debut

Those who are fans of the comic book hero Supergirl, and are looking forward to the pilot of the new TV series this fall now have a chance to skip the summer wait. A full six months before it's scheduled to air on CBS this November, the first episode of Supergirl has been leaked to torrent websites. The show will tell the story of 24-year-old alien Kara Zor-El and how she escaped from the planet Krypton, eventually coming to Earth and learning to use her super powers.

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HBO’s Game of Thrones continues to smash piracy records

HBO’s Game of Thrones continues to smash piracy records

HBO seems to have one of the best problems that a television network could have. Their mega hit Game of Thrones continues to break internet piracy records, and the show gets more viewers from illicit methods than many other TV shows get legitimately. It must be some form of a compliment when fans of the show who don't have HBO will do anything they can to catch the latest episode. And in fact it's the latest episode that once has once again set a new piracy record.

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Netflix to add BoJack Horseman season 2 this July

Netflix to add BoJack Horseman season 2 this July

If you like yourself some adult-friendly cartoons, good news: Netflix has decided to nab a second season of the not-for-kids animated series BoJack Horseman, which revolves around a man that is half-horse and voiced by Will Arnett. Season 2 will consist of a dozen episodes and will be arriving on July 17 for those with a Netflix subscription (globally). This joins season 1, which has been available since this past August, as well as a Christmas special that came out around Christmas time.

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Seinfeld will start streaming on Hulu starting June 24

Seinfeld will start streaming on Hulu starting June 24

Late last month it was revealed that Hulu will be the exclusive streaming home of Seinfeld, and though we found out at the time that it would arrive in June, a specific date was not provided. Today that changed: Hulu says that you will be able to stream episodes of Seinfeld on the service starting June 26, leaving a little over one month of waiting. Rumor has it Hulu paid more than $500,000 USD per episode for the streaming deal.

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“The Mindy Project” becomes a Hulu original series

“The Mindy Project” becomes a Hulu original series

Hulu has decided to make recently cancelled "The Mindy Project" one of its exclusives, it has been announced. Following its cancellation by Fox, the series has been picked up by Hulu which has ordered a fourth season of episodes -- 26 episodes to be exact, which is actually about two seasons' worth. Regardless, the show will continue where it has left off, only now as a streamable digital offering rather than a traditional cable show. It isn't clear when the season will launch.

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