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Report: DirecTV to launch live 4K service early next year

Report: DirecTV to launch live 4K service early next year

Consumers are increasingly adopting devices with 4k-resolution displays, but UHD content to match is still relatively sparse. That will change for DirecTV subscribers starting next year, with a new report claiming the company will introduce a live 4K broadcast service in early 2016. Ahead of that launch, DirecTV has been testing 4K broadcasts with Ultra HD sports offerings.

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FX renews ‘Fargo’ for a third season

FX renews ‘Fargo’ for a third season

If you haven't been watching FX's relatively new television series Fargo, it's safe to get started, as the series appears to be in it for the long haul. FX has renewed Fargo for a third season, doing so after garnering ample praise for its suspenseful, well-made series. The network made the decision to renew it for another season despite being only half way through season 2. It isn’t clear when season 3 will premiere.

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Netflix tipped in ‘Lost in Space’ reboot plans

Netflix tipped in ‘Lost in Space’ reboot plans

The classic television show Lost in Space will soon be rebooted as a Netflix Original, according to a new report. The show first debuted on CBS on September 15, 1965, and ran for only three season — a total of 83 episodes — before its last airing on March 6, 1968. The show is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that it first aired as a black and white series, later being switched over to color broadcast.

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Comcast’s Stream TV launches in Boston, Chicago

Comcast’s Stream TV launches in Boston, Chicago

This past summer, Comcast announced its new Stream TV streaming service, which is now available to some subscribers. The service, which costs $15 per month, first debuted in Boston last week, and now has rolled out in Chicago. It will eventually rollout to users across the nation, something planned to be completed some time in early 2016, and will help the ISP compete with the growing number of other cord-cutting options.

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‘The Bastard Executioner’ has already been cancelled

‘The Bastard Executioner’ has already been cancelled

FX's new drama from Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter has been cancelled after one season, it has been announced. The first season of The Bastard Executioner just wrapped up, and on its heels came the announcement from Sutter himself, who cites a lack of viewers as the reason. Said Sutter, "I don’t want to write something that nobody's f—ing watching."

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Google Play Movies & TV heading to LG smart TVs this month

Google Play Movies & TV heading to LG smart TVs this month

LG Smart TV owners will soon be able to watch content from Google Play Movies and TV, it has been announced. The service will be available to users in more than 100 countries around the globe, working with LG’s webOS smart TV system, as well as the old NetCast 4.0 and 4.5 platforms. Google’s movies and television content include everything spanning from indie releases to new shows and long-standing classics. The support will be coming to LG Smart TVs later this month.

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NBC streaming service SeeSo to launch free public beta

NBC streaming service SeeSo to launch free public beta

NBC is preparing to launch SeeSo, its own streaming video service with a focus on comedy TV shows and movies, no ads, and priced at just $4 a month. Basically like a mini Netflix or Hulu service that only offers one specific genre of entertainment. In order to let viewers try out SeeSo, and in turn test the demand for the service, NBC has said it's launching a one-month free trial in the form of a public beta.

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AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ returns February 15

AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ returns February 15

Better Call Saul, a television show spinoff from the wildly successful Breaking Bad series, first debuted this past February. Given Breaking Bad’s massive fan base and consistently high ratings, it isn’t surprising Better Call Saul itself ended its first season as a ratings smasher. Following with the same timeline, the show’s second season has been announced, and it’ll arrive on February 15, just in time to compete with the Grammys.

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Watch ABC streaming app said to be getting exclusive series

Watch ABC streaming app said to be getting exclusive series

With more of the US's major TV broadcasters getting serious about their future in the world of streaming media, it seems one strategy that's starting to surface is offering original shows and content exclusively for subscribers and/or mobile apps. CBS just recently announced such a move, with a brand-new Star Trek series coming exclusively to their All Access digital subscription service in 2017. Now, according to Variety, ABC is looking to do something similar, with a new show planned for their Watch ABC app.

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Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Anticipation for Jessica Jones, the latest Marvel TV series for Netflix, has only been building since the release of the first trailer a few weeks ago. Now the streaming service is back to whet our appetite even further with a second, longer trailer. With Krysten Ritter starring as Jessica Jones, who experienced a "short lived super hero stint" in Marvel's previous series, Daredevil, the second trailer continues the first's dark vibe, revealing Jones as a booze-hitting loner trying to run from her past.

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Time Warner Cable begins trial replacing cable boxes with Roku

Time Warner Cable begins trial replacing cable boxes with Roku

Time Warner Cable (TWC) has announced a new trial program that will allow customers in New York City and New Jersey to use a Roku set-top box instead of the company's own cable box. The service is a new extension of the cable company's TWC TV mobile app, which let subscribers watch live TV on their devices, as long as they're connected to the home WiFi network. TWC's goal seems to be moving away from leasing cable boxes, and towards letting customers get their subscription over different apps and devices.

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Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Streaming video giant Netflix continues to announce new original content, with it latest being a documentary series based on real crime events. Titled, Making A Murderer, the series is aimed at drawing in viewers who got caught up in similar stories like the Serial podcast or The Jinx on HBO. The 10-episode series will begin streaming on Netflix starting December 18th, and is directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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