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Amazon Fling takes on Google casting: share media with Fire TV

Amazon Fling takes on Google casting: share media with Fire TV

Amazon has introduced its own competitor to Google casting, a new feature called Amazon Fling and the related Amazon Fling SDK that allows developers to add a flinging option to their apps for Fire TV. The Amazon Fling SDK was introduced today, and with it developers can design their apps to "fling" videos, images, and audio from their smartphone to their television. The functionality can be added to existing Android and iOS apps. On the user's end of things, flinging content is as simple as tapping a button.

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Workaholics renewed for another two seasons

Workaholics renewed for another two seasons

Comedy Central has renewed Workaholics for another two seasons, guaranteeing fans will get both season six and season seven of the comedy show. This deal comprises 20 episodes total, with each season consisting of 10 episodes. The network has had good success with this comedy show, with Comedy Central saying that the fourth season had been the highest rated show in it’s time slot among male audiences aged 18 to 34. The next season will be starting this upcoming January.

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South Park renewed for another 3 seasons

South Park renewed for another 3 seasons

Following the exciting The Simpsons news yesterday, it has been announced that Comedy Central will be running South Park through 2019. The network has signed a new renewal deal that spans three seasons, it is being reported, with a 30 episode order being in the pipeline. This means fans will be, at least, seeing the show hit the 300 episode milestone and reach its 23rd season. On September 16, South Park will kick off its 19th season on Comedy Central.

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First new X-Files trailer teases 201 days until show’s return

First new X-Files trailer teases 201 days until show’s return

With the hit sci-fi show The X-Files returning this January as a 6-episode mini-series, Fox has just released the first trailer promoting that the show premieres in 201 days from now. The number 201 is also significant in that that's how many episodes were made during the show's original run from 1993 to 2002. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both returning to reprise their roles of Agents Mulder and Scully, respectively, and fans have already been treated to a first look at the characters when shooting began.

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Study hints kids are future cord-cutters

Study hints kids are future cord-cutters

The television industry has been scrambling to stave off the pressure it feels from services like Netflix and the subscribers it is losing to them. Its efforts may prove to be in vain, however, at least according to a recent study. Miner & Co. Studio conducted research and has found that 57-percent of kids prefer watching videos on their tablet or smartphone rather than on a television. In addition, a common parental discipline might be driving kids further away from television, causing them to associate it with punishment.

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The Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer returning to show

The Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer returning to show

In mid-May some sad news for The Simpsons fans was announced: Harry Shearer, the voice actor behind several of the shows’ regulars like Mr. Burns and Principal Skinner, was leaving. This left fans in a state of limbo — with Shearer gone the show couldn’t continue the way it was, at least not without a replacement who would be tasked with filling very big shoes. It hasn’t been known whether the series would continue on, but goods news lies at the end of it all: it seems Harry Shearer will be returning.

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Hannibal creator says Netflix, Amazon declined to pick up show

Hannibal creator says Netflix, Amazon declined to pick up show

It was only a few weeks ago that it was announced that NBC was canceling the popular show Hannibal, deciding not to renew the cannibal drama for a fourth season. Unsurprisingly, dedicated fans of the program were upset, and almost immediately went to Twitter to call for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon to pick it up. Even the show's creator, Bryan Fuller, teased the show could continue on another network. Sadly, it looks like both Netflix and Amazon have passed on the opportunity.

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Roku scores Comedy Central channel with full episodes

Roku scores Comedy Central channel with full episodes

Roku has a new Comedy Central channel, and through it users can now watch a bunch of full episodes of different shows from the network. Some of the content available through the channel requires users to log in with their TV subscription details to prove they subscribe to the network, but other content is freely available for any Roku user to watch regardless of whether they have a compatible cable package. The channel is available now through the Roku channel store.

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Wet Hot American Summer: Netflix releases first long trailer

Wet Hot American Summer: Netflix releases first long trailer

Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer mini series will be arriving this month, and after teasing subscribers with short and long trailers that refrained from giving us a solid look at the show, it has finally released the first long trailer for the series. At more than two and a half minutes long it isn't disappointing, and we see many of the familiar faces we've since heard are among the cast. Many of them starred in the original and have reprised their roles.

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Hulu and Pluto TV strike content-sharing deal

Hulu and Pluto TV strike content-sharing deal

Among Hulu's latest efforts is a new deal with Pluto TV that will see the service's free content made available in what is described as a "TV-like programming grid". This will be a re-packaging of Hulu’s free content, meaning the content it provides on an ad-supported basis rather than exclusively through its subscription model, and includes both movies and TV shows. Shows will be coming from Fox, ABC, and NBC among others. Furthermore, the shared content will only be viewable on Pluto TV's online site, not mobile devices.

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Philips brings out its own Quantum Dot 4K TV

Philips brings out its own Quantum Dot 4K TV

With TV manufacturer's push for 4K resolutions or curved screens, you probably won't hear much marketing speak about Quantum Dot displays. And yet some strongly hold that this is the future as far as color accuracy is concerned. That is, if they get the green light from environmental agencies. For now, however, Quantum Dot displays, especially TVs, are a rarity despite their promise of better splashes of color. This makes Philips' new 55-inch 55PUF6850/T3 4K TV, with QD Vision's Color IQ Quantum Dot technology, one of a kind.

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Fear the Walking Dead trailer teases “virus or microbe”

Fear the Walking Dead trailer teases “virus or microbe”

As we recently discovered, AMC's TWD companion series Fear the Walking Dead will be arriving some time in August, and as its premiere grows nearer we've been seeing more teases drop. Last was that 30 second clip of someone running really fast, but the latest one is a little less bland. We get a glimpse of the world before the event took place, or at least as it is beginning to take place, and see signs that the government was trying to keep the impending walker-pocalypse under wraps.

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