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BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

With the brand new Apple TV almost in our hands, and its ability to run native apps from its own App Store, it's time for the announcements about which apps and services are hitting the set-top box first. The BBC is one such example, as the British network has revealed that its popular streaming video service iPlayer will be landing on the Apple TV in "the coming months."

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NBC has new comedy inbound: ‘The Russians are Coming’

NBC has new comedy inbound: ‘The Russians are Coming’

NBC has a new comedy inbound, according to a new report, and it is called “The Russians are Coming.” For those familiar with the 60s feature comedy by the same name, you may be disappointed, as this series has nothing to do with that show. Rather, it’ll be a new source of amusement from Mila Kunis’ Orchard Farm Productions and Universal Television.

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Full Jessica Jones trailer debuts from Netflix

Full Jessica Jones trailer debuts from Netflix

The latest television from Marvel will be premiering on Netflix soon, with Jessica Jones scheduled to begin on November 20th. The streaming service has already treated us to a couple teasers, but with less than a month to go, now it's time for the first real trailer. Starring Krysten Ritter as the titular character, Jessica Jones is a spinoff from Marvel and Netflix's previous hit, Daredevil. The show is described as focusing on Jones' life after her "short lived super hero stint."

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Mythbusters’ next season will be its last

Mythbusters’ next season will be its last

Sad news, folks: the next season of Discovery’s blowing-stuff-up-all-the-time show Mythbusters will be the last, according to a new report. The show has long tasked itself with taking on popular rumors and urban legends, using science and elbow grease to try and figure out what is real and what is myth. The show, despite its occasional fumbles, has enjoyed a solid and very dedicated fan base.

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Syfy’s sci-fi TV show ‘Defiance’ has been cancelled

Syfy’s sci-fi TV show ‘Defiance’ has been cancelled

Defiance, a science fiction television show that caught the public’s attention by offering a video game counterpart, has been cancelled. The show has had a three-season run, but won't be returning for a fourth season, according to a new report. Though the first season was successful, Defiance's last two seasons have faltered. This news follows Syfy's cancellation of the fantasy TV show "Dominion."

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Apple TV streaming service likely to get CBS, hints network CEO

Apple TV streaming service likely to get CBS, hints network CEO

It seems development on Apple's highly rumored, long-awaited steaming TV service is still making progress, and is likely to sign at least one of the US's larger television networks. Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, spoke to Bloomberg in an interview this week, saying that his network would "probably" reach a deal with Apple when the time comes. Hopefully this means some of the network's most popular shows will be easily accessible to owners of the Apple TV.

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Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ gets season 2 teaser

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ gets season 2 teaser

The first season of Marvel's Daredevil is available right now on Netflix, and it has proven one of the company's more popular original shows, winning hearts over especially with its realistic fight scene (as opposed to never-gets-tired Hollywood hero fight scenes). Earlier this morning, the teaser trailer for season 2 surfaced online, forcing Netflix's hand -- it has officially released the trailer.

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Amazon tipped to be eying a pay TV service of its own

Amazon tipped to be eying a pay TV service of its own

It seems everyone is doing it these days. Verizon recently launched its Go90 pay TV subscription service. And although Apple, as expected, didn't announce such a plan with the new Apple TV, that doesn't remove the possibility that it could still do so a bit later. And now, the most recent rumored player is Amazon. According to sources, the retailer giant has mulled over the possibility of a paid TV program that would significantly bolster its video offering beyond the already prized Prime Video subscription.

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Vizio 65 and 120-inch Reference series TVs now available

Vizio 65 and 120-inch Reference series TVs now available

Vizio has announced that its high-end Reference series TVs are now available to purchase. The Reference series TVs are the first complete HDR solution with Dolby Vision playback technology integrated. The Reference series includes the 65-inch RS65-B2 and the 120-inch RS120-B3.

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Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom have a good relationship, something yet again demonstrated by a new expanded deal between the two companies. Under this, Hulu has scored VOD rights for a bunch of new shows, including some from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and more. Viacom and Hulu first began their relationship back in 2011, and have since grown it, tacking on more shows and expanding its offerings to cover a wide range of television programming.

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CBS scores unnamed Tina Fey comedy TV series

CBS scores unnamed Tina Fey comedy TV series

NBC may have turned its back on Tiny Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, but that series proved popular regardless, and now CBS has decided to get in on the action. The network has scored a comedy television show project from Fey’s Little Stranger production company, with Tiny Fey, Robert Carlock, and Jack Burditt all being part of the effort.

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Sling TV gets more live college sports events with Campus Insiders

Sling TV gets more live college sports events with Campus Insiders

Sling TV, the service that lets users stream live television over the internet and on compatible devices, has just announced that it's bolstering its live sports offerings with the addition of the Campus Insiders network. The channel will offer access to hundreds of live college sporting events, with a big focus on the upcoming football season. Sling TV says it will be added to their $5 per month "Sports Extra" pack, which is in addition to the service's core "Best of Live TV" package.

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