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YouTube Unplugged live TV service tipped for 2017

YouTube Unplugged live TV service tipped for 2017

YouTube is the latest company working on a live streaming television service, according to a new report, and it’ll be called ‘Unplugged.’ As with Hulu’s newly confirmed service, Dish Network’s Sling TV, Sony’s PlayStation Vue, and more, the service will reportedly allow subscribers to stream from a bundle of cable channels over the Internet. YouTube is said to have “already overhauled its technical architecture” in preparation of the service.

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Hulu says it will offer live television in 2017

Hulu says it will offer live television in 2017

Hulu has confirmed a recent report claiming that it will soon offer live television streaming. In a statement today, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins said the company will roll out “live programming” in 2017, giving viewers something other than the service’s on-demand content. As with PlayStation Vue and Sling TV, Hulu’s live programming will include commercial breaks and will not require a separate cable/satellite subscription.

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Hulu tipped in plan to launch Sling TV competitor next year

Hulu tipped in plan to launch Sling TV competitor next year

Hulu could be the next company to offer a live streaming real-time TV service, according to sources. The service would be akin to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, enabling subscribers to watch live cable channels and broadcasts over the Internet rather than through a satellite or cable television subscription. Sources say Hulu is aiming to launch the live service in the first quarter of next year.

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Netflix is now making a Punisher spin-off series

Netflix is now making a Punisher spin-off series

Marvel's superhero movies have been dominating the box office for years already, and now it's becoming clear that they will soon do the same on Netflix. The streaming service has confirmed that it will be making a new series for The Punisher after the character's recent popularity on season 2 of Daredevil. Actor Jon Bernthal will continue in the roll of vigilante anti-hero Frank Castle, who arrives in Hell’s Kitchen to dish out justice with plenty of guns and violence.

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TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB DVR records local over-the-air channels

TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB DVR records local over-the-air channels

TiVo has taken the wraps off its new TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB, a DVR that doesn’t require any sort of monthly subscription fees and that, says the company, has a new 1TB hard drive (able to record up to 150 hours of high-definition content). The DVR can be used to record content from local channels available via an OTA HD antenna, giving cord-cutters a way to record episodes and movies available freely over the air

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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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