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LG TVs to bring true black Aurora Borealis to Iceland

LG TVs to bring true black Aurora Borealis to Iceland

This week the folks at LG have revealed a concert that'll take place in Iceland. There the band Of Monsters and Men will be playing a set where, behind them, massive LG displays will be showing captured visions of the Aurora Borealis. Color on black, light shining through the displays just as the Aurora shines through the blackness of the sky. This event will be taking place on the 20th of July in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Archer gets an FX renewal up through season 10

Archer gets an FX renewal up through season 10

Good news, Archer fans. FX has renewed the series up through its tenth season, guaranteeing us another few years of everyone's favorite animated spy. We’re currently on season 7, with the eighth season being set to premiere next year. Archer is one of several animated shows targeted at adults that is enjoying a healthy fanbase; FX praised it in a recent statement, saying, "We can’t say enough about what Adam, Matt and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons."

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BitTorrent will launch its own live news channel on upcoming service

BitTorrent will launch its own live news channel on upcoming service

In mid-May, BitTorrent took the wraps off “BitTorrent Live,” a planned multi-channel live video streaming platform that aims to offer content spanning many categories, including “youth culture,” sports, music, tech, and news. More information on that latter category surfaced today, with a job posting revealing that BitTorrent will launch its own TV news network some time before this fall’s election. The channel will be called BitTorrent News.

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PlayStation Vue arrives on Roku in the U.S.

PlayStation Vue arrives on Roku in the U.S.

Sony's live TV streaming service PlayStation Vue has been available for a while now, and until today, you needed either a PS4 or PS3, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, or Chromecast device to watch it. That changes today, with Roku announcing that PlayStation Vue is now available on its own devices, as well, greatly expanding the number of cable cutters and set-top-box owners who can subscribe to it.

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CW may let Netflix stream new seasons two weeks after airing

CW may let Netflix stream new seasons two weeks after airing

Both Netflix and the CW have been in talks about bringing the latter network’s shows to Netflix, doing so less than two weeks after the season wraps up on traditional television. The talks come as the CW’s deal with Hulu reaches its end; under that deal, Hulu provided access to a limited number of episodes shortly after they aired. Hulu reportedly wanted the CW to give it increased rights to stream its content in order to renew the deal, with the talks reportedly having dragged on for months before being abandoned altogether.

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Cable industry offers alternate plan to FCC’s ‘unlocked’ set-top boxes

Cable industry offers alternate plan to FCC’s ‘unlocked’ set-top boxes

Back in January, the FCC came up with a plan to reform the US's cable TV industry by "unlocking" set-top boxes, in turn allowing consumers to use devices from other companies or receive content from multiple providers. The goal is to both open the market to competitors, as well as give consumers more choices in how they browse content. The cable industry, unsurprisingly, didn't like this idea, and now, several months later, has proposed their own idea for reform.

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LG 32LH520D TV launches in India with mosquito repelling tech inside

LG 32LH520D TV launches in India with mosquito repelling tech inside

LG has launched a new TV set in India that has a feature that you would probably never associate with a TV or a TV maker. The TV is the LG 32LH520D and its big feature isn't more resolution or smart functionality or even screen size. The big feature with this TV set is that it has technology inside that claims to repel mosquitoes.

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Dish brings Cuban TV to US via new ‘CubaMax’ channel

Dish brings Cuban TV to US via new ‘CubaMax’ channel

Things are warming between the U.S. and Cuba, and that’s means a gradual mix of both nation’s media. Netflix has already made its way to Cuba, and now Cuban media has made its way to the U.S. Dish Network has announced the arrival of a new channel for DishLATINO called 'CubaMax TV' -- it's dedicated to television shows, movies, kids shows, music videos, novelas, and 'variety shows' from Cuba.

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Netflix original movie ‘The Discovery’ will hit theaters next year

Netflix original movie ‘The Discovery’ will hit theaters next year

Netflix has been open about its plans to trample long-held movie industry practices, making it known that it'd like to premiere a movie for streaming the same day it hits theaters, among other things. These intentions have resulted in swift backlash from theaters, but that hasn't really stopped the company. Now, according to a new report, Netflix has acquired the movie rights to 'The Discovery,' and it reportedly plans for it to hit theaters next year.

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Netflix original ‘Narcos’ will return for second season

Netflix original ‘Narcos’ will return for second season

Netflix will be bringing its popular original series ‘Narcos’ back for a second season, the company has announced. The video service will make Narcos season 2 available on September 2 of this year, kickstarting what seems poised to be another Netflix original hit. The premiere announcement comes just a few days before the company's launch of Orange is the New Black season 4 (it arrives this upcoming Friday).

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Apple TV updated with iPhone remote, Siri upgrade, YouTube search

Apple TV updated with iPhone remote, Siri upgrade, YouTube search

The smart TV platform Apple TV has had a kick in the pants this morning as Apple prepares WWDC 2016 for the next generation in TV-based apps. The first big update is in an app for the iPhone - a remote control with the ability to interact with touch, to move through programs, and generally play content in all the ways the Siri remote can - and more. There's motion controls for games and Siri control as well.

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Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ original mystery series arrives July 15

Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ original mystery series arrives July 15

A Netflix original series called Stranger Things will be launching next month, and ahead of that season 1 premiere is an official trailer. In it we see a show that appears to set in 1980s America (or Canada, maybe), with a seemingly ordinary family being the focus. The family’s son is out late riding his bike one night when he ventures into the woods and sees….something. We don't get to see what that something is, but Netflix does give a long look at the resulting fallout.

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