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Sony bringing HDR to more 2015 4K TVs

Sony bringing HDR to more 2015 4K TVs

Today Sony announced that they'll be bringing High Dynamic Range support to "more" of their 4K Ultra HD television sets. Two models already have support for this feature, while three more are set to earn an update in the near future. This update brings Sony's HDR to content that supports it - Amazon Video is one example. With this feature, users see a higher dynamic range of color, luminosity, brightness - for a more distinctive viewing experience. More detail, more color, more intensity.

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NASA to launch first non-commercial UHD TV channel

NASA to launch first non-commercial UHD TV channel

NASA has announced a new partnership with Harmonic that will result in the first non-commercial Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) television channel in North America. Harmonic is a global company offering video delivery infrastructure, and NASA, of course, is no stranger to 4k content — most of which presently goes to the space agency’s YouTube channel. The new channel will be called NASA TV UHD.

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American Horror Story: Hotel set shown off in new trailer

American Horror Story: Hotel set shown off in new trailer

The next season of American Horror Story, Hotel, will be launching next month on FX. We’ve seen it teased with very brief and vague teasers, but earlier today a new 30 second spot was dropped on the official AHSH Twitter page, and in it we get a big look at the upcoming show -- the hotel in which it is set, as well as the roster of characters both familiar and new in all their frightening, trippy getup. The new season premieres on October 7.

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Dish and Common Sense Media partner to offer ratings, reviews

Dish and Common Sense Media partner to offer ratings, reviews

Dish Network has partnered with Common Sense Media to bring its subscribers age appropriateness ratings for content, as well as reviews, helping parents (and others) make informed decisions about what is and isn’t appropriate for their family. The reviews and ratings are already available on the DishAnywhere.com website, and will be available soon on both the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR and the Dish Anywhere mobile app.

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Comcast’s adding new features for football fans

Comcast’s adding new features for football fans

Comcast is catering to the wants of its subscribers, at least the subscribers who enjoy football season. On Thursday, the service provider announced that it is making its X1 Sports mobile app “the ultimate football companion” for football season — for both the NCAA and NFL seasons. Comcast says it’ll be bringing users more football content than before, including everything from visualizations that make it easy to catch up on what has already gone down to real-time stats on games.

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GoT’s Euron Greyjoy to be played by Pilou Asbæk

GoT’s Euron Greyjoy to be played by Pilou Asbæk

Television shows are just starting up again after a long summer, and with them come increasing announcements about the present and future of well known entertainment. That includes information about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, of which the actor who will play Euron Greyjoy has been revealed: Pilou Asbæk, perhaps best known for his recent role in the movie Lucy. HBO currently lists Season 6 as premiering in Spring 2016.

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Amazon to make original series based on Galaxy Quest

Amazon to make original series based on Galaxy Quest

The 1999 movie Galaxy Quest will be returning as an Amazon original series, it has been announced. The movie featured Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and other well known celebrities, and centered around a group of actors who end up sucked into a real-life science fiction adventure. The show's premise is one that will work well for an episodic series, and the movie's sustained fanbase makes this a solid move on Amazon's part.

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Ashley Madison TV show project revealed

Ashley Madison TV show project revealed

Amidst all the news revolving around the Ashley Madison hack is one bizarre report: a TV project based on the hack is in the pipeline. It seems the plan at this point is to shop the show around, and whether any networks will bite is yet to be seen. But regardless, OutEast Entertainment is set to produce a project for television, and there are already two writers in place. While unexpected, the news isn't very surprising.

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Mr. Robot finale delayed following Virginia tragedy

Mr. Robot finale delayed following Virginia tragedy

The television network USA has announced that it will postpone the Mr. Robot season finale for one week. The decision was made in light of the tragic and senseless deaths of two Roanoke TV station's employees. The Mr. Robot season finale, says USA Network, includes a scene that is similar in nature to the Virginia tragedy, and while the network stresses that the two are not related (the episode was filmed before the incident), it has elected to postpone airing the episode out of respect for the victims and all affected.

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Hulu grabs Seth Rogen’s ‘Future Man’ comedy

Hulu grabs Seth Rogen’s ‘Future Man’ comedy

Hulu has ordered a 30 minute pilot episode for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s ‘Future Man’ comedy, it has been announced. The comedy is said to follow the likes of a janitor who cleans up during the day, and who plays as a world-ranked gamer at night. Neither of those are central to the storyline, however. Rather, visitors said to come from the future advise the janitor that he is the only hope for humanity — humans will become extinct if the janitor doesn’t do something to stop the invasion of some unspecified “super race”.

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Fear the Walking Dead: watch first 3 mins before Sunday premiere

Fear the Walking Dead: watch first 3 mins before Sunday premiere

This Sunday ushers in the premiere of AMC's new Fear the Walking Dead TV show, a companion series to the network's long-standing and still popular The Walking Dead series. After numerous trailers and a progressive look at the apocalypse version of Los Angeles, the network has released the first full three minutes of the upcoming world premiere. There's not much in it considered spoiler-worthy, especially if you've already seen the trailers.

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Netflix users reclaim 140 hours others spend watching TV ads

Netflix users reclaim 140 hours others spend watching TV ads

Discussions of cord-cutting usually touch on the financial and less-limited aspects of eschewing traditional television. The latter of those two talking points are less relevant today as networks embrace on-demand and live streaming, but there's another aspect of ditching cable that, well, cable can't compete with: the lack of advertisements. Some video streaming services like Hulu still have commercials, but others like Netflix don't, and those who use Netflix are regaining a significant number of hours otherwise spent watching TV commercials.

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