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Apple opens casting call for ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show

Apple opens casting call for ‘Planet of the Apps’ TV show

Back in March, Apple's Eddy Cue revealed that the company was getting involved in original TV content by developing a non-scripted series about app developers and the app economy. Production is being split between Apple and television company Propagate, and the show, titled Planet of the Apps, has now started an open casting call. The announcement, posted on the show's official website, says they are looking for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS developers.

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FOX primetime livestreaming launches for cable subscribers

FOX primetime livestreaming launches for cable subscribers

FOX has launched livestreaming of its primetime content, but only for pay TV customers. This is the first time FOX has offered primetime livestreaming; it is launching the new option as a beta, which is available through the FOX website and through FOX NOW. The livestreaming option is offered to all the pay TV customers in 210 TV markets across the U.S. In addition to seven-days-a-week primetime livestreaming, FOX is also livestreaming late night content on Saturdays.

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ESPN considering streaming package with live programming

ESPN considering streaming package with live programming

While there are plenty of streaming video services for people who want to see movies and TV shows, there isn't as much selection for dedicated sports fans. That could be changing in the near future, as sports TV network ESPN is reportedly considering a streaming package that wouldn't require a cable or satellite subscription. This comes in a new report from The Information, which adds that the package would be aimed at cord cutters.

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The Walking Dead adds 4 new regular cast members for season 7

The Walking Dead adds 4 new regular cast members for season 7

The Walking Dead has added four new series regulars to its cast for season seven, and they're all faces we've seen before. According to a new report, AMC has tapped Xander Berkeley, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, and Austin Amelio as season 7 regulars, and at least two of them aren't terribly surprising. The seventh season for the original Walking Dead series will be premiering this upcoming October.

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Samsung’s odd Serif TV is now available in the US

Samsung’s odd Serif TV is now available in the US

Most TV makers these days are touting how their products have barely no borders and are so thin that they seem to actually blend into the wall. In short, they are trying to make TVs "disappear", visually speaking, of course. While Samsung is indeed part of that "most" crowd, for at least one model it has decided to go in the opposite direction. Unveiled last September was the Serif TV that shouted borders all around, supposedly inspired by the Serif font for the letter "i". Now that unusual design of a TV is finally available in the US, almost a year later, but only from the Museum of Modern Art.

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Evo 2016’s Street Fighter V tournament will be broadcast on ESPN

Evo 2016’s Street Fighter V tournament will be broadcast on ESPN

Just in case you needed more evidence that professional-level video game tournaments are becoming mainstream entertainment, the ESPN television network has announced that it will be broadcasting the Street Fighter V world championship tournament, held in Las Vegas, later this month. The championship is part of the Evolution Championship Series (Evo), an annual event that hosts a number of high-level fighting game tournaments for other titles, including Tekken, Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros., and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom.

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Netflix orders ‘Lost in Space’ reboot for 2018

Netflix orders ‘Lost in Space’ reboot for 2018

Now that streaming video giant Netflix has proven itself as a source of original shows and movies, it's taking another stab at rebooting a classic series following this year's Fuller House. It's just been revealed that the company has ordered a 10-episode season of a reboot of the sci-fi classic Lost in Space, with plans for a premiere in 2018. The new show is said to stay faithful to the original '60s series that was created by Irwin Allen (and thankfully not the terrible movie from 1998).

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Hitachi will offer HD and 4K Roku smart TVs this fall

Hitachi will offer HD and 4K Roku smart TVs this fall

Hitachi is onboard to make Roku smart TVs, the company has announced. This upcoming fall, Hitachi will offer a line of Roku TVs with both HD and Ultra HD 4K resolution, all of them with various sized displays and Roku’s own OS. The televisions, as with the TCL and Hisense versions that have been available for a while, will give users access to Roku’s streaming channels while eliminating the need to have a separate set-top-box or Roku Streaming Stick.

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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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