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Sling TV adds nine new Discovery networks and more sports

Sling TV adds nine new Discovery networks and more sports

Livestreaming television service Sling TV has added another nine Discovery channels, the company has announced, as well as new sports offerings. The additions join Sling's existing channel lineup, which is split into two different packages with premium add-on offerings as extra options. The new additions have been applied to the service's base options, as well as its Extra offerings, and its Spanish language services.

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YouTube tipped to change original content strategy

YouTube tipped to change original content strategy

YouTube has been in the original programming game for a few years at this point, but now, facing stiff competition from companies like Netflix and Amazon, it might be looking to shake some things up. A new report today claims that YouTube may step away from its strategy of using original content to drive subscriptions to YouTube Premium, potentially making those shows available to free viewers in one form or another.

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Netflix plans original animated shows based on Roald Dahl universe

Netflix plans original animated shows based on Roald Dahl universe

Netflix plans to create a batch of animated content based on Roald Dahl's stories, including Matilda, The BFG, and more. The company says it will "reimagine and extend" the stories for a global audience, targeting them at viewers of all ages. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Roald Dahl Story Company.

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Cyber Monday 2018: The best tech and gadget deals in a simple list

Cyber Monday 2018: The best tech and gadget deals in a simple list

Today we've gone through deals online for electronics and filtered out the duds. The following list is comprised of the deals that make sense. These are the electronics we've found with prices cut from their normal average points to levels that are genuinely good. That is to say their prices are better than normal, if not downright surprisingly low.

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If Steam Link is gone, here are your alternatives

If Steam Link is gone, here are your alternatives

By the time you read this, Steam Link may already be dead. This week Valve announced they'd soon no longer have physical hardware units for their Steam Link system available for sale. This was true of both stock in the UK and in the USA, and final stock will likely leave the official Steam store soon. For those users that already have a Steam Link, there's good news. For those that are just hearing about Steam Link now - you're not alone! Also, there are alternatives for what's basically the exact same service.

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Netflix World War 2 drama is first series created using live-action animation tech

Netflix World War 2 drama is first series created using live-action animation tech

Netflix has announced the order of a new drama series called The Liberator that is set during World War 2. The content will be created with an innovative type of animation called Trioscope Enhanced Hybrid Animation, which involves live action combined with CGI to produce a high level of fidelity and emotion, according to Netflix.

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CBS All Access ‘Interrogation’ crime series can be watched in any order

CBS All Access ‘Interrogation’ crime series can be watched in any order

CBS All Access has announced an upcoming true crime show called Interrogation that can be watched in any order. Every episode will be based on a real police interrogation; the first season will have nine episodes as well as a proper season finale. Unlike some true crime series, CBS says its upcoming show can be watched in any episode order.

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Major expansion coming to Hulu when Disney buys Fox

Major expansion coming to Hulu when Disney buys Fox

Disney's acquisition of Fox could mean big things for Hulu, not just in terms of content, but also in terms of availability. Unlike Netflix, Hulu is a streaming service that's only available in the United States. When Disney's acquisition of Fox finishes up next year, it'll take a controlling stake in Hulu, and it may look to expand Hulu's availability as a result.

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Ubisoft approves two video game live-action movie and TV adaptions

Ubisoft approves two video game live-action movie and TV adaptions

Ubisoft plans to create a movie and a live-action TV show based on two video games, according to a new report. Those games are said to be Werewolves Within, which is reportedly the subject of a movie project, and Child of Light, which Ubisoft reportedly plans to turn into a live-action television series. Scripts for both projects are being developed now.

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PS Vue adds new livestreaming sci-fi and sports channels

PS Vue adds new livestreaming sci-fi and sports channels

Sony's livestreaming television service PlayStation Vue has added new channels for sports and science fiction fans. The additions are split up into the Core and Elite packages, though some of the sports offerings are limited to the Sports Pack, which is an add-on that can be tacked to one of the channel tiers for an additional fee.

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Star Wars’ Boba Fett spinoff movie canceled in favor of Mandalorian TV series

Star Wars’ Boba Fett spinoff movie canceled in favor of Mandalorian TV series

The last few years have seen the Star Wars franchise return to the big screen with new films, including several that focus on specific characters or stories unrelated to the main trilogies. One such project that has been in the works is a standalone movie for Boba Fett, the iconic bounty hunter from the original trilogy. Unfortunately that's no longer the case, as Lucasfilm has confirmed that the Boba Fett movie has been canceled.

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Long rumored Apple TV streaming service release tipped for early 2019

Long rumored Apple TV streaming service release tipped for early 2019

A report today suggests Apple is preparing to launch its long-rumored subscription TV service globally in the first half of 2019. This service would go to war with major TV show and movie streaming services that not only serve their own subscription content, but that of associated and 3rd-party brands. This service would work on Apple TV devices and - MAYBE - elsewhere.

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