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Apple may put $1 billion into original TV content next year

Apple may put $1 billion into original TV content next year

Apple's original content efforts are only getting started. The company plans to put $1 billion into producing its own original shows next year, according to sources, something that will make it a driving force in the growing market for original streaming shows. Though such a budget won't put it into the realm of big networks like HBO yet, it will position it as an upcoming competitor targeting the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, all of which are arguably the biggest sources of original online programming at the moment.

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Game of Thrones episode 6 leaks online, and hackers aren’t to blame

Game of Thrones episode 6 leaks online, and hackers aren’t to blame

Watch out, Game of Thrones fans, because this week's upcoming episode has been leaked a few days early. Though Game of Thrones season 6, episode 7 - dubbed "Death is the Enemy" - is not set to air until Sunday night, it's hitting the internet today. While at first you might thing that the hackers behind HBO's recent security breach are responsible for this leak, you'd be wrong.

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Game of Thrones episode leak results in four arrests

Game of Thrones episode leak results in four arrests

Four individuals have been arrested in India over allegedly leaking a new episode of Game of Thrones. According to a statement from local police, these individuals were in possession of official credentials that gave them access to the new episode. The group is said to have worked for an entertainment company located in Mumbai that would provide access to the episode once it aired in the country.

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New ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ episodes leaked for download by hacker

New ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ episodes leaked for download by hacker

Remember the big HBO hack? The latest one, that is. The company just suffered another blow as the hacker has leaked new Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes online, making them available for anyone to download. That's a big problem for HBO, which announced last year that it would be reviving the beloved series. The new show hasn't yet premiered on the network.

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Game of Thrones season 7, episode 5 recap: Eastwatch

Game of Thrones season 7, episode 5 recap: Eastwatch

Last week’s Game of Thrones episode, The Spoils of War, gave us the explosive action we’ve all be waiting for, but this week’s episode, Eastwatch, calmed things down a bit. Don’t take that to mean that Eastwatch was somehow a boring episode, though; on the contrary, there were some shocking twists for fans who were paying close attention. The things we learned in Eastwatch have some major implications not only for some of our favorite characters, but also perhaps for the fate of Westeros as a whole.

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Amazon lands exclusive deal with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman

Amazon lands exclusive deal with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead franchise, has made a surprise move in signing a new two-year deal with Amazon Studios over AMC, the network that runs the hit post-apocalypse zombie series. The deal means that any new shows to come from Kirkman and his production company Skybound Entertainment will be developed exclusively for Amazon Prime Video.

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Netflix ‘Gypsy’ cancelled after only one season: reviews were mixed

Netflix ‘Gypsy’ cancelled after only one season: reviews were mixed

Netflix, which recently went on a cancellation spree, has just brought another show to a premature end. Gypsy only lasted for a single season before earning the company's banhammer, something that perhaps isn't surprising given its relatively mild launch and mixed bag of reviews. Sources claim that at one point Netflix was in talks with show producers to buy a second season.

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HBO surrenders to Game of Thrones hacker demands (kind of)

HBO surrenders to Game of Thrones hacker demands (kind of)

HBO's unfortunate hacking saga continues today with news that the company has made an offer to pay the hackers who made off with 1.5TB of data from its servers. We first learned of the breach last Monday, when the hackers put full, unaired episodes of some shows out in the open alongside a partial script for Sunday's Game of Thrones episode, The Spoils of War. Then, earlier this week, those same hackers got a little more serious by releasing more internal data and demanding a ransom to halt the trickle release of information.

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RCA’s Roku TVs make one big sacrifice to be so affordable

RCA’s Roku TVs make one big sacrifice to be so affordable

It's been a little while since we've heard from RCA, but the company is back today with a line of three new TVs running Roku OS. The televisions are surprisingly affordable as well, with the largest 50-inch set only coming in at $499 MSRP. Why, in an era for $20,000 88-inch televisions, are RCA's new sets so inexpensive?

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Facebook Watch takes on YouTube, TV with original shows

Facebook Watch takes on YouTube, TV with original shows

They all try to kill the age-old TV but end up themselves becoming one. Sort of. Facebook has just taken a major step forward that puts it at odds not just with YouTube but with every tech company that is trying to become the TV of the future today. More than just one single place to find videos on Facebook (it already has a Video tab for that), Watch is a platform that brings order and consistency amidst the randomness of Facebook videos. In other words, episodic content or regular shows that revolve around a theme or personality. This, folks, is Facebook TV.

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NBC’s SeeSo streaming service is dead: here are some alternatives

NBC’s SeeSo streaming service is dead: here are some alternatives

In late 2015, NBC announced the then-upcoming launch of a streaming service that would provide nothing but comedy, doing so at a small $4/month price point. Given the popularity of the comedy genre coupled with the tiny price tag, SeeSo appeared to have a decent chance at survival. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out that way, and the service is being shut down as a result.

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Neuromancer movie gets greenlight with Deadpool’s Tim Miller behind it

Neuromancer movie gets greenlight with Deadpool’s Tim Miller behind it

The 1984 novel by William Gibson, Neuromancer, will soon be reborn as a movie destined for a theatrical premiere, it has been announced. Neuromancer is regarded as kicking off the cyberpunk genre, and it'll be in the skilled hands of Deadpool director Tim Miller with Simon Kinberg as producer. Who will be writing the flick, however, isn't yet known.

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