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Dish Network scores rights to stream ABC stations via Internet TV service

Dish Network scores rights to stream ABC stations via Internet TV service

Earlier today, word surfaced through The Wall Street Journal that Disney and Dish Network had just recently penned an agreement that would delay "Auto-Hop" functionality for ABC shows, and as a result, litigation against Dish Network would be dropped. The two companies have confirmed this today, but in addition have revealed one detail that hadn't previously surfaced: rights to stream ABC stations on an Internet TV service.

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Xbox One March update to bring 50Hz compatibility

Xbox One March update to bring 50Hz compatibility

Shortly after the Xbox One launched, UK gamers reported issues with video quality, namely in the form of "juddering" when streaming television -- the unfortunate result of television frame-rate differences. Microsoft's console doesn't play well with the 50Hz refresh rate (it uses 60Hz), and as a result gamers have had to perform some digital acrobats to fix the problem. With an update arriving next month, the problem will be fixed.

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Apple’s hobby snowballs: Apple TV fastest growing product

Apple’s hobby snowballs: Apple TV fastest growing product

At a shareholder meeting this week, Apple made clear the current state of affairs with Apple TV, showing it to be the fastest growing product in their hardware line-up. As it was announced that the company made $1 billion USD in revenue in 2013 from Apple TV alone, Tim Cook was reminded of his comment on the Apple TV being a "hobby" all the way back in January of 2012. Today Cook suggested of Apple TV that "it’s a little more difficult to call it a hobby these days."

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Apple TV reboot imminent as current models set to move

Apple TV reboot imminent as current models set to move

This week Apple has quietly announced an add-on to the Apple TV models out in stores right this minute. With the addition of a $25 iTunes card for the Apple TV, the company makes rumors of a reboot being imminent all the more likely. This update will likely bring the Apple TV game support as well as greater connectivity between the smartphone and the Apple TV for live streaming.

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HBO Silicon Valley Season 1 trailer goes live

HBO Silicon Valley Season 1 trailer goes live

What do you do when you're part of a species that always get their behinds handed over to them? You build a startup, of course! That's pretty much the background behind HBO's Silicon Valley show and now the TV network has just let out the trailer to the first season of its upcoming miniseries.

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House of Cards snubbed HBO for upstart Netflix

House of Cards snubbed HBO for upstart Netflix

As House of Cards releases its second full season to Netflix, it’s become apparent that the internet-based video streaming company isn’t the upstart it once was. As HBO continues its upward trend between $4-5 billion in revenue over the past three years, Netflix pushes a much more booming rise, starting at just above $3 billion in revenue in 2011 and hitting at just above $4 billion in revenue in 2013. With the two companies readying for a battle of the revenues here, it would appear that the content battle has already been raging.

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