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Amazon Prime Instant Video adds Warner TV shows

Amazon Prime Instant Video adds Warner TV shows

Amazon has signed a deal with Warner Brothers Television that will see the online retailer gaining access to televisions shows such as Fringe, The West Wing, and Alcatraz for its Prime Instant Video service. Anyone who subscribes to Amazon Prime gains access to on-demand movies and TV shows that can be accessed via a multitude of devices, and now Warner’s TV catalogue will be added to the list of available content.

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The Laugh Factory app launching on PS3 September 1

The Laugh Factory app launching on PS3 September 1

When it comes to streaming video on gaming consoles, it takes a lot to be the "first" in any category anymore. The marketplace has certainly filled up quickly with all sorts of content. But Sony has found yet another niche - it claims to be launching "the first live comedy application available on any console." It's The Laugh Factory Live, and it's coming to the PS3 on September 1.

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Sky launches Now TV streaming movie service

Sky launches Now TV streaming movie service

If you want to enjoy streaming movies in the UK, currently you have to rely on either Netflix or Lovefilm. Neither are ideal, with missing titles and long waits before new movies show up on either service. Sky has decided to throw its hat into the ring, today announcing Now TV. The service, which launches tomorrow, will offer two methods for watching movies: pay as you go, or via a monthly subscription.

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Hulu’s first exclusive non-English show announced

Hulu’s first exclusive non-English show announced

Hulu is expanding. Literally. For the first time, the streaming video service is bringing a television series that is targeted at an audience other than English speakers. For years, Hulu has been a place for Americans to watch their favorite American TV content, but now it's time for the tastes to expand.

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Netflix users watch more TV, less movies

Netflix users watch more TV, less movies

It's a sign that the average attention span might be dwindling even more than it already has. The latest metrics into user activity on video streaming giant Netflix's platform reveal that TV content is quickly becoming a favorite among a fast-growing segment of the company's users. Movies are still on top, but the gap is closing.

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Netflix not deterred by outage

Netflix not deterred by outage

It only took a line of strong storms to bring down the servers that power Netflix's massive streaming operation, but the online giant says that it still fully belives in the power of cloud computing, and it has no plans to restructure anything as a result of the unexpected service failure over the weekend.

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HBO Go app gets Android tablet support

HBO Go app gets Android tablet support

HBO has updated its popular streaming video app for Android tablets up to version 4.0.4. Previously, it was only available for Android smartphones and the Kindle Fire, among other non-Android devices. HBO Go allows users to watch their favorite HBO shows on demand on devices ranging from tablets to TVs. The service also includes movies that have been licensed to HBO.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 29, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 29, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. Ready for the weekend? We sure are; it was a crazy week at Google I/O, but unfortunately for Google, this is the headline that ends the week - Apple granted preliminary sales ban of Galaxy Nexus. We'll go straight from that to something lighter and fun for the weekend - Nike+ FuelBand now integrates with Path. And if you're a travel fan, you should read this - Delta expanding WiFi access to international flights starting next year.

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Chinese government to launch Netflix rival

Chinese government to launch Netflix rival

Although Hollywood doesn't exactly have a chummy relationship with China, the nation is hoping it can start changing that by promising revenue deals for studios that opt to be a part of a new government-run streaming movie service. The idea sounds like something most Americans could never even imagine, but it could be a huge thing for those in China.

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Closed captioning lawsuit against Netflix to go forward

Closed captioning lawsuit against Netflix to go forward

The National Association for the Deaf's lawsuit against Netflix is heading to court. A federal judge has just denied the video streaming company's motion to have the case dismissed. At issue is whether or not Netflix needs to abide by the Americans With Disabilities Act and provide closed captioning throughout its library of movies and TV shows.

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