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Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: embracing violence

Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: embracing violence

The sixth season of Game of Thrones, a season so hotly anticipated that HBO decided to ditch screeners over piracy concerns, has just been revealed in a new trailer. Things are bleak, there's no doubt about that, but the excitement is just getting started. Don't worry, this article is spoiler-free -- the trailer, though, definitely isn't if you're not caught up on all the past episodes.

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Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

We already know that the new car show from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — essentially the "new" Top Gear — has found a home on Amazon's streaming video service, and that the BBC's reboot of the "old" Top Gear will debut on the UK network in late May with a new set of hosts. But about when it comes time for this iteration of Top Gear to head to streaming services? If a new report from The Guardian is correct, Netflix is already making early bids for the show's rights.

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Shows ABC has renewed in 2016 (so far)

Shows ABC has renewed in 2016 (so far)

Have you been crossing your fingers in hopes that your favorite TV shows will be returning? If so, ABC may have some good (or bad, depending) news this evening: it has renewed a bunch of shows, including long-running favorites like Grey’s Anatomy and newer hits like The Goldbergs. It may not be all roses and sunshine, though, as the list of renewed series has a couple of glaring absences, including Castle and The Muppets.

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Game of Thrones goes top secret to avoid (more) piracy

Game of Thrones goes top secret to avoid (more) piracy

Game of Thrones has many bragging rights, including one HBO isn’t happy about: it was the most pirated television show of 2015. The show beat out other popular series’ like The Walking Dead, something due in part to a handful of episodes that leaked before airing on TV. HBO is making sure that doesn't happen again, and has decided to make the show's sixth season top secret: no press copies or screeners of any sort will be sent out.

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is heading back to TV

Legends of the Hidden Temple is heading back to TV

If the return of Full House wasn't enough to satisfy your nostalgic entertainment needs, maybe this will do it: Legends of the Hidden Temple, the game show from Nickelodeon's 90s-era past, is heading back to television. Both Legends and former cartoon superstar Hey Arnold! will be resurrected in the form of television movies, and we have interns to thank for making it a reality.

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Amazon tipped in talks to offer live TV streaming service

Amazon tipped in talks to offer live TV streaming service

Amazon is in talks with networks over a live TV streaming service, according to a new report. If true, Amazon could be the next company to take on traditional cable by offering live content over the Internet, something Dish Network has wholly embraced via its Sling TV subscription service. References to such a service have recently been made by both ESPN and AMC Networks’ respective bosses.

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Better Call Saul season 2 debuts on UK Netflix, US Amazon

Better Call Saul season 2 debuts on UK Netflix, US Amazon

Better Call Saul, AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off, has just kicked off its second season, and now fans have another option to catch the latest episodes should they miss the original broadcast (and aren't able to save them on a DVR). The season premier is already available on streaming services in Europe and the US, although not the same one. Both Netflix and Amazon have grabbed the licensing agreements for the show, it just depends on which side of the ocean you're on.

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Motion-captured Homer Simpson to give live Q&A on TV

Motion-captured Homer Simpson to give live Q&A on TV

It's some time since The Simpsons did something truly fresh and ground breaking, but now it's breaking that streak in a big way. An upcoming episode is set to feature a live segment with Homer Simpson, where he will answer questions from fans and comment on the day's news (in order to prove the questions weren't picked in advance). How is this possible? In a "first for animation," Fox says the performance will be a combination of real-time animation and motion capture technology.

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Google’s “Eye-Phone” wont replace its predecessor

Google’s “Eye-Phone” wont replace its predecessor

While we're estimating that the all-in-one VR headset is going to be a big deal, it's not going to replace your phone - it's going to replace your television. For those that take this next wave serious enough to replace their television AND their phone, well - therein lies the danger. Warnings are out there. We've talked about this. The troubles we've been discussing over the past several years regarding virtual reality headsets become a much bigger deal when it comes to using said device as your one-and-only.

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NBCUniversal launches ‘Hayu’ reality TV streaming service

NBCUniversal launches ‘Hayu’ reality TV streaming service

NBCUniversal has announced a new video streaming service called 'Hayu,' and it is designed specifically for fans of reality television. The service, which will be launching in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, is a one-stop online streaming destination for NBCUniversal’s reality TV shows, including The Millionaire Matchmaker and Made in Chelsea.

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SyFy’s ‘Halcyon’ show to offer 5 VR episodes for Oculus

SyFy’s ‘Halcyon’ show to offer 5 VR episodes for Oculus

SyFy has a TV show in the works, and it will include 5 scripted episodes made specifically for virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. NBCUniversal International Network has ordered a total of 15 episodes from Canadian studio Secret Location, and will have the 10 non-VR episodes aired on SyFy channel and on the network’s website. The series, as expected given the network, is a science fiction show.

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Sling TV adds Cinemax package to channel lineup

Sling TV adds Cinemax package to channel lineup

Sling TV has announced the arrival of another add-on package, this one for Cinemax content. The new package has launched on the service today, and as with other packages can be added for a specific set monthly fee (in this case, $10/month). The channel brings with it both a lineup of movies and series on Cinemax, and joins other big networks like HBO, TCM, Sundance TV, and more.

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