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Amazon Video details its six new fall pilots

Amazon Video details its six new fall pilots

While still celebrating the Emmy wins for its original series Transparent, Amazon has just announced six new pilots for this fall that will hit the Prime Video streaming service. It's a smaller number of test episodes than in previous years for Amazon, but there is an impressive amount of talented veterans involved. The shows are mix of half-hour comedies and dramas, however Amazon will have to judge how they're received by viewers and critics before choosing which ones get an order for a full season.

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Samsung Serif TV is inspired by font design

Samsung Serif TV is inspired by font design

Curved displays notwithstanding, the physical design of televisions hasn't really changed, except to get thinner and thinner. They are simply rectangle screens with a minimal border frame. Well, Samsung has come up with something different, and it's inspired font design: the Serif TV, as in a serif typeface, or one with those little ligatures on the letters. The TV is the result of a collaboration with French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and is said to have originated from the capital letter "I" in a serif font.

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‘How to Get Away with Murder’ is now streaming on Netflix

‘How to Get Away with Murder’ is now streaming on Netflix

How to Get Away with Murder is ABC’s show, but it is now available for watching elsewhere — namely, on Netflix. The video streaming service has managed to grab the exclusive worldwide streaming rights to the show, and launched the first season on its service this past Friday. The first season’s streaming arrives ahead of the next season’s launch on ABC later this week.

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Taken prequel TV show heading to NBC

Taken prequel TV show heading to NBC

A prequel to the Taken movies is heading to primetime TV in the form of a new NBC series. This new series will revolve around Bryan Mills, the movies’ main character, as a young man; a time before he had a child and a wife. Viewers will watch him develop into the man they watched in the movies, including how he came to acquire his “particular set of skills”. Some creative liberties will be taken (heh) however, including having the show set in the present time rather than years ago.

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Sony bringing HDR to more 2015 4K TVs

Sony bringing HDR to more 2015 4K TVs

Today Sony announced that they'll be bringing High Dynamic Range support to "more" of their 4K Ultra HD television sets. Two models already have support for this feature, while three more are set to earn an update in the near future. This update brings Sony's HDR to content that supports it - Amazon Video is one example. With this feature, users see a higher dynamic range of color, luminosity, brightness - for a more distinctive viewing experience. More detail, more color, more intensity.

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NASA to launch first non-commercial UHD TV channel

NASA to launch first non-commercial UHD TV channel

NASA has announced a new partnership with Harmonic that will result in the first non-commercial Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) television channel in North America. Harmonic is a global company offering video delivery infrastructure, and NASA, of course, is no stranger to 4k content — most of which presently goes to the space agency’s YouTube channel. The new channel will be called NASA TV UHD.

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American Horror Story: Hotel set shown off in new trailer

American Horror Story: Hotel set shown off in new trailer

The next season of American Horror Story, Hotel, will be launching next month on FX. We’ve seen it teased with very brief and vague teasers, but earlier today a new 30 second spot was dropped on the official AHSH Twitter page, and in it we get a big look at the upcoming show -- the hotel in which it is set, as well as the roster of characters both familiar and new in all their frightening, trippy getup. The new season premieres on October 7.

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Dish and Common Sense Media partner to offer ratings, reviews

Dish and Common Sense Media partner to offer ratings, reviews

Dish Network has partnered with Common Sense Media to bring its subscribers age appropriateness ratings for content, as well as reviews, helping parents (and others) make informed decisions about what is and isn’t appropriate for their family. The reviews and ratings are already available on the DishAnywhere.com website, and will be available soon on both the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR and the Dish Anywhere mobile app.

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Comcast’s adding new features for football fans

Comcast’s adding new features for football fans

Comcast is catering to the wants of its subscribers, at least the subscribers who enjoy football season. On Thursday, the service provider announced that it is making its X1 Sports mobile app “the ultimate football companion” for football season — for both the NCAA and NFL seasons. Comcast says it’ll be bringing users more football content than before, including everything from visualizations that make it easy to catch up on what has already gone down to real-time stats on games.

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GoT’s Euron Greyjoy to be played by Pilou Asbæk

GoT’s Euron Greyjoy to be played by Pilou Asbæk

Television shows are just starting up again after a long summer, and with them come increasing announcements about the present and future of well known entertainment. That includes information about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, of which the actor who will play Euron Greyjoy has been revealed: Pilou Asbæk, perhaps best known for his recent role in the movie Lucy. HBO currently lists Season 6 as premiering in Spring 2016.

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Amazon to make original series based on Galaxy Quest

Amazon to make original series based on Galaxy Quest

The 1999 movie Galaxy Quest will be returning as an Amazon original series, it has been announced. The movie featured Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and other well known celebrities, and centered around a group of actors who end up sucked into a real-life science fiction adventure. The show's premise is one that will work well for an episodic series, and the movie's sustained fanbase makes this a solid move on Amazon's part.

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Ashley Madison TV show project revealed

Ashley Madison TV show project revealed

Amidst all the news revolving around the Ashley Madison hack is one bizarre report: a TV project based on the hack is in the pipeline. It seems the plan at this point is to shop the show around, and whether any networks will bite is yet to be seen. But regardless, OutEast Entertainment is set to produce a project for television, and there are already two writers in place. While unexpected, the news isn't very surprising.

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