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NBC streaming service SeeSo to launch free public beta

NBC streaming service SeeSo to launch free public beta

NBC is preparing to launch SeeSo, its own streaming video service with a focus on comedy TV shows and movies, no ads, and priced at just $4 a month. Basically like a mini Netflix or Hulu service that only offers one specific genre of entertainment. In order to let viewers try out SeeSo, and in turn test the demand for the service, NBC has said it's launching a one-month free trial in the form of a public beta.

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AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ returns February 15

AMC’s ‘Better Call Saul’ returns February 15

Better Call Saul, a television show spinoff from the wildly successful Breaking Bad series, first debuted this past February. Given Breaking Bad’s massive fan base and consistently high ratings, it isn’t surprising Better Call Saul itself ended its first season as a ratings smasher. Following with the same timeline, the show’s second season has been announced, and it’ll arrive on February 15, just in time to compete with the Grammys.

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Razer Forge TV isn’t dead: OUYA integration incoming

Razer Forge TV isn’t dead: OUYA integration incoming

The Android TV device Razer Forge TV has been getting some work done in the games department - so says Razer. They suggest that their purchase of the gaming system/company Ouya has allowed them to begin "doubling-down on Android gaming in the living room." As such, we'll expect that the current disappearance of available stock in the Google Store of this gaming TV bundle is just temporary. Once it returns to general sale, we'll more than likely see an upgraded collection of games available for the entire Android TV universe, as well.

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Watch ABC streaming app said to be getting exclusive series

Watch ABC streaming app said to be getting exclusive series

With more of the US's major TV broadcasters getting serious about their future in the world of streaming media, it seems one strategy that's starting to surface is offering original shows and content exclusively for subscribers and/or mobile apps. CBS just recently announced such a move, with a brand-new Star Trek series coming exclusively to their All Access digital subscription service in 2017. Now, according to Variety, ABC is looking to do something similar, with a new show planned for their Watch ABC app.

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PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming video service is now available for the first time on a TV-connected device that isn't a PlayStation console: Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. With the two Fire TV models gaining support starting today, PlayStation Vue is now available to users on six platforms, including the PS4, PS3, iPhone, and iPad, with Sony adding that Google's Chromecast will make seven when it gets added to the lineup sometime "soon."

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarts 12th season

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarts 12th season

In the 90's and the later part of the 80's there existed a little show called Mystery Science Theater 3000. In it, a man was stranded in space with a few robot companions, forever doomed to watch (and riff on) the world's worst movies. The show ran on several different stations over its lifetime, and even had a movie release. Unfortunately, like all good things, it had to come to an end. But now it's poised to make a comeback.

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Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Anticipation for Jessica Jones, the latest Marvel TV series for Netflix, has only been building since the release of the first trailer a few weeks ago. Now the streaming service is back to whet our appetite even further with a second, longer trailer. With Krysten Ritter starring as Jessica Jones, who experienced a "short lived super hero stint" in Marvel's previous series, Daredevil, the second trailer continues the first's dark vibe, revealing Jones as a booze-hitting loner trying to run from her past.

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Time Warner Cable begins trial replacing cable boxes with Roku

Time Warner Cable begins trial replacing cable boxes with Roku

Time Warner Cable (TWC) has announced a new trial program that will allow customers in New York City and New Jersey to use a Roku set-top box instead of the company's own cable box. The service is a new extension of the cable company's TWC TV mobile app, which let subscribers watch live TV on their devices, as long as they're connected to the home WiFi network. TWC's goal seems to be moving away from leasing cable boxes, and towards letting customers get their subscription over different apps and devices.

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Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Streaming video giant Netflix continues to announce new original content, with it latest being a documentary series based on real crime events. Titled, Making A Murderer, the series is aimed at drawing in viewers who got caught up in similar stories like the Serial podcast or The Jinx on HBO. The 10-episode series will begin streaming on Netflix starting December 18th, and is directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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PlayStation Vue snags 18 Disney-owned channels

PlayStation Vue snags 18 Disney-owned channels

Sony's Internet TV racehorse is about to mighty serious. Although still unofficial and unannounced, PlayStation Vue is set to add more than a dozen new channels to its roster, all of them owned by Disney. This means that its selection, which now stands over 90 channels in some territories, will soon be hitting and even surpassing the 100 channel milestone, thanks to Disney's multiple properties, which include Disney Channel, ESPN, as well as the local ABC channel. This practically puts PlayStation Vue at the top of its class.

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ABC renews ‘BattleBots’ for second season

ABC renews ‘BattleBots’ for second season

In February, word surfaced that the show BattleBots would be resurrected via a reboot ordered by ABC. That proved true this past summer, when the show launched as an updated version of the former Comedy Central favorite. Though some things changed, fans showed no less fondness for the battling robots, something underscored by ABC’s latest announcement: BattleBots has been renewed for a second season.

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BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC's iPlayer is easily the most popular way to watch the network's shows digitally, however its main drawback is that its content is limited to 30 days after it airs. This makes older seasons or series unavailable, except for DVDs or Blu-rays. The UK broadcaster is now looking to address this issue, with the launch of its new BBC Store, a digital shop where people can buy and download shows like Sherlock, Doctor Who, and many more.

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