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Street Fighter live-action “World Warrior” TV series finalized

Street Fighter live-action “World Warrior” TV series finalized

Popular video game franchise Street Fighter will soon be a live action television series. A deal for the show was recently closed by Entertainment One, according to a new report, with eOne tapped for international sales. The same team behind the previously launched Street Fighter web series "Assassin's Fist" will be executive producing this new show, although many details are still missing.

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Apple original programming is a year off giving Netflix a headache

Apple original programming is a year off giving Netflix a headache

At the moment, there's no lack of streaming companies trying to tempt your monthly subscription with original programming. Netflix and Hulu have been at it for a long time now, but the fact that they've had plenty of time to establish themselves isn't stopping others like Apple from trying to break into the scene. Apple has dabbled in original programming up to this point, but according to a new report, it may be ready to make a major push in just a year's time.

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Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV price revealed: preorders now available

Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV price revealed: preorders now available

The recently announced Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED television is now available to preorder, and that gives us a price for the model: $2,799.99 USD. That's not cheap, though we didn't expect it to be. There's a lot to like about this TV, not the least of which is its gorgeous, crisp OLED display and X1 Extreme processor. The combination of the two makes it possible to watch high-quality Ultra HD content that features "ultra-detailed pictures," says Sony.

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Roku Channel with free movies arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

Roku Channel with free movies arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

The Roku Channel, which was announced back in September, will be available on some Samsung smart TVs this year. That marks the channel's launch outside of the Roku hardware ecosystem, giving Samsung owners access to the same ad-supported channel enjoyed by Roku Streaming Stick and set-top-box owners. According to the company, Roku Channel is one of its top 20 channels, making it a "tremendous" success for the platform.

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YouTube TV price going up, but there’s a workaround

YouTube TV price going up, but there’s a workaround

Just a heads-up to anyone who has been thinking of signing up for YouTube TV but hasn't just yet: You might want to consider taking the plunge. As announced last month, the monthly cost of YouTube TV is about to increase. This price hike is slated to go down tomorrow, but if you sign up before it goes into effect, you can lock in the current monthly cost for the duration of your subscription.

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2018 Samsung 4K QLED TVs are almost invisible with ambient mode

2018 Samsung 4K QLED TVs are almost invisible with ambient mode

Samsung has taken the wraps off its 2018 television lineup, introducing consumers to its flagship QLED TV offerings, as well as its new Ultra HD, Premium Ultra HD, and Ultra-Large Screen televisions. Samsung has packed a bunch of features into this year's lineup, including things like an Ambient Mode for displaying useful info during the day, Smart TV features with Bixby integration, and more.

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NBC will reduce primetime TV commercials starting in Q4

NBC will reduce primetime TV commercials starting in Q4

Consumers have a number of video streaming options that involve zero or very few commercial interruptions, and that's a bad news for the industry. The lack of commercials and contracts associated with streaming services have made them a popular alternative to cable and satellite. As a result, NBCUniversal is going to take drastic steps to make its own networks more appealing: it's going to have less commercials during primetime television starting later this year.

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Amazon adds UFC pay-per-view event sales: get UFC 222 now

Amazon adds UFC pay-per-view event sales: get UFC 222 now

Amazon just made it easier for UFC fans to ditch cable: it is now offering pay-per-view event sales to everyone, including non-Prime customers. These sales are available directly through the Amazon Video site, where the UFC 222 event scheduled for this weekend is already listed for sale. Purchased PPV products can be viewed using any streaming device supported by Amazon including its own Fire TV devices.

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Netflix Originals library will reach about 700 shows and movies this year

Netflix Originals library will reach about 700 shows and movies this year

It's no secret that Netflix is planning to greatly expand the number of original content it offers, and now we have a roundabout figure to expect: 700 or so total original TV shows and movies in 2018. That's the range the streaming company is targeting, according to Netflix CFO David Wells, who explained that the original content is successfully driving growth.

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BeoVision Eclipse Wood Edition: $16k worth of luxury television

BeoVision Eclipse Wood Edition: $16k worth of luxury television

I could just as easily say the BeoVision Eclipse Wood Edition is a work of art - but that's not nearly so important at the moment. What we've got here is Bang & Olufsen sound and design combined with LG Electronics OLED TV panel tech and software (with webOS and 4K processing.) The 65-inch version of this wild adventure in television hardware is a cool $16k - not something you're going to find at your everyday department store.

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PlayStation Vue adds mobile sign-up, local stations when roaming

PlayStation Vue adds mobile sign-up, local stations when roaming

Sony has announced a trio of changes to its livestreaming television service PlayStation Vue, the biggest for new customers being the addition of mobile sign-ups. Previously you needed a television to subscribe to the service, but Sony has changed that by opening up subscriptions via mobile devices and PCs. There are also new viewing options for existing customers.

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CBS Sports HQ is a 24/7 streaming option for cord-cutters

CBS Sports HQ is a 24/7 streaming option for cord-cutters

CBS just launched a new and totally free streaming option for cord-cutters and sports fans. Called CBS Sports HQ, the new streaming service offers sports and news content 24/7, doing so with "no filler," according to the company. The service is designed for "the modern sports fan" who wants things like game highlights and analysis, as well as sports news.

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