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Top Gear fans drive tank to BBC in support of Jeremy Clarkson

Top Gear fans drive tank to BBC in support of Jeremy Clarkson

As the most well-known host of one of the BBC's most popular TV shows, Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear has a record of doing and saying things that spawn controversy. Unfortunately for the show's large number of fans, Clarkson's latest actions, allegedly punching a producer, has gotten him suspended and the current season possibly cancelled. But in a show of support, and a spectacle that could be right out of Top Gear itself, fans drove a tank to the BBC's London headquarters to demand their hero be allowed to continue working.

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Snoop Dogg partners with HBO to produce new drama

Snoop Dogg partners with HBO to produce new drama

HBO and Snoop Dogg have teamed up to create a new family drama series, though specific details about the planned show haven't yet been provided. The information was announced in a statement today, and though we don't know the particulars, we do know the series will take place some time in the 1980s in Los Angeles, and will center around a family, some political issue[s], and their local community. The Boondocks writer Rodney Barnes will be writing the new series.

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Hulu nabs exclusive streaming rights to ‘Empire’

Hulu nabs exclusive streaming rights to ‘Empire’

Hulu has scored the exclusive streaming rights to Empire, a Fox television series that has wrapped up its first season. The first season proved to be a success, and those who want to get caught up can do so as of yesterday (assuming they have a Hulu Plus subscription). Empire had its two-hour finale this past Wednesday, and through Hulu Plus all of the episodes are available for streaming...and the future episodes will also be made available once they start airing again on Fox.

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Report: New Apple TV coming at WWDC with Siri, new OS

Report: New Apple TV coming at WWDC with Siri, new OS

Starting with Steve Jobs, Apple execs have routinely promised a better TV experience, bashing our existing experience along the way. In a lot of ways, they’ve failed to deliver. Apple TV is a neat streaming box, but it doesn’t set itself apart in any notable way. The recent price drop for Apple TV was nice, and quietly suggested something new was coming. It is, according to a new report. In addition to new hardware, Apple is reportedly bringing Siri along for the ride, and a new TV app store.

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PlayStation Vue: here’s what you need to know

PlayStation Vue: here’s what you need to know

Sony's newest TV-based venture is PlayStation Vue, a system that works specifically on their PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming devices. Now that we're well and away from the launch of the PS4, a device that Sony assured the public was a "gamer-centric" system back in 2013, it's time to get serious about bringing on television services. For the time being, PlayStation Vue - a TV channel service - will be available to Chicago, New York City, and Philadelphia only, though more cities are on the way in the near future.

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Sony launches PlayStation Vue TV service in Philly, Chicago & NYC

Sony launches PlayStation Vue TV service in Philly, Chicago & NYC

In an effort to make your console more relevant to your TV experience than gaming, Sony is soft-launching PlayStation Vue. Their Internet TV service is robust, sporting 55 channels of take-it-or-leave-it TV. There are no complicated bundles — you get 55 channels with Vue’s starting point. It’s competitive with Sling TV as a streaming TV option, but might leave some wanting. The service notably lacks ESPN, a major feature for Sling TV. PlayStation Vue also costs $49.99/month for the basic package, well above Sling TV’s $20/month starting point.

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Sling TV comes to Xbox, has new add-on packages

Sling TV comes to Xbox, has new add-on packages

Gamers typically don’t like putting the controller down, and they’ll have to even less starting today. Sling TV has announced their streaming service has landed on Xbox, and is currently exclusive to Xbox One. Microsoft is announcing all Xbox One users will be available for a free month-long trial of Sling TV, too. Additionally, Sling is adding some channels to their core lineup (A&E, History, H2, and Lifetime), and has two new add-on packages to round out their competitive TV streaming service.

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‘Seinfeld’ to finally be available for streaming

‘Seinfeld’ to finally be available for streaming

That now classic 90's sitcom, Seinfeld, the self-labeled "show about nothing," is finally on its way to online streaming availability. The only thing is, don't bet on watching it on Netflix. Sony Pictures, the studio responsible for the Jerry Seinfeld-starring show, is said to be starting talks on licensing the rights for streaming. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, Netflix is not interested in joining negotiations. This means you'll likely need to be a subscriber to Hulu, Amazon, or Yahoo's services if you're eager to stream some Kramer.

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Tubi TV scores load of movies in Paramount deal

Tubi TV scores load of movies in Paramount deal

Cord cutters have another relatively little-known entertainment option with Tubi TV ("tubitv"), a service that has recently expanded by striking a deal with Paramount Pictures. Under the deal, Tubi has scored 50 of the company's older movies that are being provided for streaming for free, included among them being Top Gun. Tubi TV works in a way similar to Crackle, in that content is free but supported by advertisements that pepper the content. Tubi TV launched last year, and boasts a large library of content.

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Sony’s Playstation Vue to be the latest TV service for cord-cutters

Sony’s Playstation Vue to be the latest TV service for cord-cutters

Netflix, Hulu, and Yahoo Screen are some of the bigger names in the new business of television programming without a traditional paid-television service. Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will be joining these cord-cutting services soon. SCE is launching a new online TV service called Playstation Vue which will be available through the Playsation Network to Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 console users. Sony wants to change the way users experience the Playstation Network. They've expanded their service from offering games to including a Spotify service for music. The Playstation Vue will now be adding cable-free TV programming to the mix.

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