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Apple TV streaming service likely to get CBS, hints network CEO

Apple TV streaming service likely to get CBS, hints network CEO

It seems development on Apple's highly rumored, long-awaited steaming TV service is still making progress, and is likely to sign at least one of the US's larger television networks. Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, spoke to Bloomberg in an interview this week, saying that his network would "probably" reach a deal with Apple when the time comes. Hopefully this means some of the network's most popular shows will be easily accessible to owners of the Apple TV.

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Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ gets season 2 teaser

Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ gets season 2 teaser

The first season of Marvel's Daredevil is available right now on Netflix, and it has proven one of the company's more popular original shows, winning hearts over especially with its realistic fight scene (as opposed to never-gets-tired Hollywood hero fight scenes). Earlier this morning, the teaser trailer for season 2 surfaced online, forcing Netflix's hand -- it has officially released the trailer.

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Amazon tipped to be eying a pay TV service of its own

Amazon tipped to be eying a pay TV service of its own

It seems everyone is doing it these days. Verizon recently launched its Go90 pay TV subscription service. And although Apple, as expected, didn't announce such a plan with the new Apple TV, that doesn't remove the possibility that it could still do so a bit later. And now, the most recent rumored player is Amazon. According to sources, the retailer giant has mulled over the possibility of a paid TV program that would significantly bolster its video offering beyond the already prized Prime Video subscription.

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Vizio 65 and 120-inch Reference series TVs now available

Vizio 65 and 120-inch Reference series TVs now available

Vizio has announced that its high-end Reference series TVs are now available to purchase. The Reference series TVs are the first complete HDR solution with Dolby Vision playback technology integrated. The Reference series includes the 65-inch RS65-B2 and the 120-inch RS120-B3.

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Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom expand deal: more shows inbound

Hulu and Viacom have a good relationship, something yet again demonstrated by a new expanded deal between the two companies. Under this, Hulu has scored VOD rights for a bunch of new shows, including some from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, MTV, and more. Viacom and Hulu first began their relationship back in 2011, and have since grown it, tacking on more shows and expanding its offerings to cover a wide range of television programming.

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CBS scores unnamed Tina Fey comedy TV series

CBS scores unnamed Tina Fey comedy TV series

NBC may have turned its back on Tiny Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, but that series proved popular regardless, and now CBS has decided to get in on the action. The network has scored a comedy television show project from Fey’s Little Stranger production company, with Tiny Fey, Robert Carlock, and Jack Burditt all being part of the effort.

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Sling TV gets more live college sports events with Campus Insiders

Sling TV gets more live college sports events with Campus Insiders

Sling TV, the service that lets users stream live television over the internet and on compatible devices, has just announced that it's bolstering its live sports offerings with the addition of the Campus Insiders network. The channel will offer access to hundreds of live college sporting events, with a big focus on the upcoming football season. Sling TV says it will be added to their $5 per month "Sports Extra" pack, which is in addition to the service's core "Best of Live TV" package.

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MacGyver is finally getting a reboot thanks to Furious 7 director

MacGyver is finally getting a reboot thanks to Furious 7 director

The amount of TV show reboots we're getting these days may be on the edge of "too many," but the latest to be announced is a series that we've all, at least once, thought would be a good idea: the 80's hit MacGyver. The word is that CBS is working on a reboot of the series, which focused on a hero that could get himself out of any dangerous situation with just a few seemingly random items, with Furious 7 director James Wan as an executive producer.

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HBO in talks with Zack Snyder over Watchmen TV adaptation

HBO in talks with Zack Snyder over Watchmen TV adaptation

Remember the fairly well-received movie Watchmen? The adaptation of Alan Moore's influential graphic novel, long thought to be impossible to turn into a movie? Well, we might be getting another visit to that superhero universe, and in the much better fitting format of a TV drama. HBO has admitted that it's in early talks with director Zack Snyder, who helmed the 2009 film, about a TV adaptation of Watchmen.

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Serial podcast to become a TV show

Serial podcast to become a TV show

Serial was a game-changer in the world of podcasts; so great was the popularity that it will soon be reborn as a television show, it has been announced. The show will be heading to cable television, and will revolve around the podcast series’ creation process. Serial was first launched in October 2014, and it has since won an award and has topped podcast charts.

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Samsung denies claim its TVs cheat energy efficiency tests

Samsung denies claim its TVs cheat energy efficiency tests

In response the recent report from the UK newspaper The Guardian, Samsung has issued saying it firmly rejects the claim that their TVs use a power-saving mode to cheat energy consumption tests in the lab. As The Guardian reported, EU-funded research group ComplianTV had written an "unpublished" study that found Samsung TVs used a "motion lighting" feature to lower the brightness during lab tests, resulting in lower energy usage levels than what would be found in real-world situations.

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Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player app

Amazon Fire TV gets ITV Player app

Amazon's Fire TV has just gained another service for users to stream TV shows with. British television broadcaster ITV has just released its ITV Player app for Amazon's set-top box, ahead of their own revamp into the ITV Hub later this year. Similar to Netflix, Hulu, and other services, ITV Player lets users watch their favorite shows on-demand from whichever device is most convenient.

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