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Sling TV takes over DishWorld, re-names it ‘Sling International’

Sling TV takes over DishWorld, re-names it ‘Sling International’

Today, DishWorld — the international arm of Dish Network — is being re-branded under the Sling name, and will now be known as Sling International. As Sling International, DishWorld owners can access roughly 200 channels spanning 18 languages including Spanish, Punjab, Filipino, Arabic, Hindi, Vietnamese, and both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. Content includes sports, news, and general entertainment, and new customers are getting a free month to give Sling International a shot. Just like with DishWorld, there is no hardware to hook up.

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Here’s how long binge-watching your favorite shows will take

Here’s how long binge-watching your favorite shows will take

House of Cards owes a bit of its popularity to binge watching. Once a season is dropped, we can watch as much or little as we like in one sitting. It’s the same reason other shows have stood the test of time; we can binge-watch in syndication for fun, or catch up with a series as it heads into a new season. But just how long will it take you to watch Game of Thrones before the April 15 Season 5 debut? Better clear a weekend.

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‘Silicon Valley’ cast to drop by Twitch ahead of season 2 [Update]

‘Silicon Valley’ cast to drop by Twitch ahead of season 2 [Update]

If you’ve got a funny show about a start-up that begins in a dingy home near Silicon Valley, it only makes sense to broadcast it on a service that once had very similar roots. In what could be a groundbreaking experiment, HBO and Twitch have agreed to broadcast the season two premiere of Silicon Valley on Twitch. The deal will stream Silicon Valley to anyone who uses Twitch, and comes with a special treat for those who tune in on Twitch; a live chat with the crew ahead of the season opener.

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Samsung’s new TV lineup includes UHD, “SUHD” models

Samsung’s new TV lineup includes UHD, “SUHD” models

Samsung has introduced a new lineup of UHD ("4k") televisions, and the maker's own premium UHD televisions, which it refers to as "SUHD" offerings. The latter of those two is promised to offer a "crystal clear" picture akin to what you see in real life. The SUHD models are also Cadmium-free, and include Samsung's Peak Illuminator. That's not the say the regular UHD models are any less notable -- they include things like PurColor tech and more for high picture quality.

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Apple may ask networks to handle their own streams for Apple TV

Apple may ask networks to handle their own streams for Apple TV

With Apple TV seeing a price drop at Apple’s latest event for the Apple Watch and MacBook, we all assume new hardware is inbound. A report subsequently outlined what the new hardware was all about (allegedly, of course), giving many of us reason to pause before getting our hands on an Apple TV at a discounted price. Hardware is nothing without god software, and int he case of Apple TV — content. Rather than try to create their own TV streaming network, Apple is reportedly asking TV networks to handle the lifting.

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Sling TV users revolt after content restrictions hit select channels

Sling TV users revolt after content restrictions hit select channels

Sling TV is an exciting option for television viewers, giving the best of television while offering the convenience and piecemeal freedom that comes with watch-it-anywhere Internet streaming. The service, which is from Dish Network, offers a core package that includes many channels streaming in real-time, counted among them being such popular offerings as ESPN, AMC, Disney, ABC Family, CNN, and more. Some users have discovered that not all is quite as it seems, however, and they have started to revolt.

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Fear the Walking Dead: watch the first trailer

Fear the Walking Dead: watch the first trailer

If you watched The Walking Dead's season 5 finale last night (fret not, there are no spoilers here), you were among the first round of people to see the series sequel's very first trailer. It aired halfway through the episode, and during its brief time lent a glimpse into the zombie virus's origins...and in doing so, it suggested that we might finally learn more about how the outbreak took place. The sequel, as we've previously noted, is called Fear the Walking Dead, and it'll be making its debut this summer, bringing us closer to having year-round Walking Dead entertainment.

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‘Walking Dead’ spinoff officially named, debuts this summer

‘Walking Dead’ spinoff officially named, debuts this summer

As fans of AMC's The Walking Dead are well aware, the finale of season five is airing this weekend, meaning the long wait until the show returns in the fall is about to begin. But wait, there's good news! The spinoff series, which will introduce new characters and tell a new story, is set to premier this summer! And while we've known this new show has been in the works for some time now, author of the comics and executive producer for the TV series Robert Kirkman has finally revealed the official name: Fear the Walking Dead. Creative, huh?

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Roku unveils new smart TV lineup, adds Sling TV and WatchESPN

Roku unveils new smart TV lineup, adds Sling TV and WatchESPN

In August 2014, news surfaced that Roku's TV platform would be finding a home on TCL and Hisense televisions, and this morning Roku announced the second-generation version of those TCL Roku TVs. There are a total of eleven new TVs spanning three new series, each of them tailored toward a specific kind of user and bringing with them the same general functionality. The 3700 Series in particular, composed of three relatively budget offerings, will be launching later on this month, while the other two series (3800 and 3850) will be arriving some time in the second quarter of this year.

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Vizio’s new E-Series LED TVs launch with 70-inch model

Vizio’s new E-Series LED TVs launch with 70-inch model

Vizio has launched its latest E-Series budget-centric televisions, and included among them is a giant 70-inch model, bringing consumers a large option for a (relatively speaking) small price tag. There are a total of 11 new televisions, all of them being LED varieties that will soon be available through the most common retailers, as well as Vizio's own website. As you'd expect from the entry-level E-Series, the starting price of the new models is low -- $179 USD -- though the maker promises the models don't compromise on quality.

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