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Netflix Card brings pay-as-you-go to streaming service in UK

Netflix Card brings pay-as-you-go to streaming service in UK

Netflix, the source of all our binge TV-watching these days, has just announced the Netflix Card. No, it's not a streaming video-sponsored credit card, but a way to subscribe to the service through a pay-as-you-go plan. Netflix highlights that the card can be used to continue using the service after the free trial ends, or existing subscribers can switch to pre-paid from the existing billing method. While gift cards for the service have been available in the US for some time, this is the first appearance in the UK.

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Amazon’s HDR video arrives for Prime subscribers

Amazon’s HDR video arrives for Prime subscribers

Back in April, we heard word that Amazon would be adding HDR video support to Prime Instant Video some time later on in the year, doing so with the promise of improved image quality. The new viewing options would be arriving on its own original shows, but the company had said that it was also working with other entities to bring HDR to other content, too. Fortunately, Amazon didn't make us wait too long for the feature to arrive. Today the company announced that Prime members can watch HDR versions of episodes from its own original shows.

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Jeremy Clarkson: Top Gear hosts to reunite for new car show

Jeremy Clarkson: Top Gear hosts to reunite for new car show

It shouldn't really come as a surprise at this point, seeing as how it's been rumored for weeks already, but Jeremy Clarkson himself has confirmed that he and other former Top Gear co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May will be returning with a new car show. The UK's Sunday Times was told the news directly by Clarkson himself, however several other details still remain unknown. The trio, well known for their long stint as hosts of the BBC's Top Gear, left the show after Clarkson's dismissal earlier this year.

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Netflix releases ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ full trailer

Netflix releases ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ full trailer

Netflix's reboot of Wet Hot American Summer has received its first full trailer, a video styled to look like footage on an old VHS cassette that has been sitting in a box in the closet for a couple decades. We get glimpses of many popular faces during the relatively short trailer, as well as the camp itself as the video is designed to be an faux advertisement for the summer camp. Check the trailer out after the jump!

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Hannibal season 3 to be finale for hit NBC show

Hannibal season 3 to be finale for hit NBC show

Bad news for die-hard fans of the NBC show Hannibal, as it was revealed today that the studio has not renewed it for another season, meaning the current third season will be its last. The drama, which acts as prequel to the original Hannibal Lecter movie Silence of the Lambs, has a dedicated fan base and was praised by critics, but unfortunately never found a broad audience, especially for being on one of the US's major networks.

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Fear the Walking Dead arrives in August, new trailer drops

Fear the Walking Dead arrives in August, new trailer drops

AMC's upcoming Fear the Walking Dead series is launching later on this summer (if you're hoping for a release date, we're a little closer to knowing). We have another teaser trailer, as well, and it is a sign that maybe AMC should work on its trailer-making abilities. Not to spoil anything, but the trailer has a man running. And that's it. He has, presumably, seen his first walker, and considering that he's pulling his pants up while running we're guessing the walker made its appearance with unfortunate timing.

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Roku to start playing interactive, targeted video ads [UPDATE]

Roku to start playing interactive, targeted video ads [UPDATE]

Roku, makers of the streaming video device of the same name, have just partnered with video advertising firm Innovid, and together they plan to bring personalized, interactive advertisements to apps that run on the set-top box. They claim the ads will be accurate and "entertaining" — because who doesn't love a good ad — by enabling users to do things like play games, browse a retailer's current sales and stock, or watch extended product videos, all with the Roku remote.

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BBC experimenting with mind control to change TV channels

BBC experimenting with mind control to change TV channels

Here's an experiment you'd expect to hear about from scientists or a large tech company, not the UK's national broadcaster. The BBC is toying around with the idea of replacing a TV's remote control with a headset that reads users' brainwaves. The project is dubbed Mind Control TV, and uses hardware developed by This Place, allowing users to choose a show to watch simply by focusing their thoughts on it. The BBC already has it working in a limited capacity with iPlayer, the broadcaster's video app.

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Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ gets series order from Starz

Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ gets series order from Starz

Neil Gaiman's 'American Gods' will be arriving on your TV as a drama series thanks to a recent order from Starz. There have been rumbles and hopes in the past that an adaption would come about, but for different reasons they've all fallen through. HBO, for example, was set to produce a series based on American Gods a few years ago, but after a couple years they ended up passing it on. From there the production was nabbed by FremantleMedia, and it is that company that has received the order from Starz.

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AMC teases ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ with new poster

AMC teases ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ with new poster

AMC's companion series to its popular zombie series The Walking Dead is called, of all things, Fear the Walking Dead, and it will be arriving this summer. With it will come an expanded look at TWD's walker-filled world and a different group of survivors in a different part of the country (Los Angeles). The network has been somewhat guarded when it comes to details, but did release a teaser trailer for the show a couple months back and now has released the first poster for the show.

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PlayStation Vue heads west, coming to LA, San Francisco

PlayStation Vue heads west, coming to LA, San Francisco

Sony definitely dropped a lot of bombshells at its E3 2015 press conference. Aside from games that have been almost decades, if not more, in the making, But it wasn't only games that Sony was trying to sell on stage. Mixed with the game announcements, Sony also delivered a few juicy details about its newborn TV service, the PlayStation Vue. After dawdling a bit in the east, PS Vue is now heading to California, and it will be bringing with it a new a la carte menu.

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Roku scores Nickelodeon Channel

Roku scores Nickelodeon Channel

Roku just became a bit more attractive for parents (and cartoon-loving adults, we don’t judge). The company recently announced the arrival of a new Nickelodeon Channel, which will let users stream episodes from the network’s various kids shows. The channel is free to download from the Roku Channel Store, and supports both the Roku TVs and the set-top boxes/streaming stick. The channel includes some of the network's more popular shows, including Spongebob Squarepants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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