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BitTorrent will launch its own live news channel on upcoming service

BitTorrent will launch its own live news channel on upcoming service

In mid-May, BitTorrent took the wraps off “BitTorrent Live,” a planned multi-channel live video streaming platform that aims to offer content spanning many categories, including “youth culture,” sports, music, tech, and news. More information on that latter category surfaced today, with a job posting revealing that BitTorrent will launch its own TV news network some time before this fall’s election. The channel will be called BitTorrent News.

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PlayStation Vue arrives on Roku in the U.S.

PlayStation Vue arrives on Roku in the U.S.

Sony's live TV streaming service PlayStation Vue has been available for a while now, and until today, you needed either a PS4 or PS3, iOS, Amazon Fire TV, or Chromecast device to watch it. That changes today, with Roku announcing that PlayStation Vue is now available on its own devices, as well, greatly expanding the number of cable cutters and set-top-box owners who can subscribe to it.

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Cable industry offers alternate plan to FCC’s ‘unlocked’ set-top boxes

Cable industry offers alternate plan to FCC’s ‘unlocked’ set-top boxes

Back in January, the FCC came up with a plan to reform the US's cable TV industry by "unlocking" set-top boxes, in turn allowing consumers to use devices from other companies or receive content from multiple providers. The goal is to both open the market to competitors, as well as give consumers more choices in how they browse content. The cable industry, unsurprisingly, didn't like this idea, and now, several months later, has proposed their own idea for reform.

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Dish brings Cuban TV to US via new ‘CubaMax’ channel

Dish brings Cuban TV to US via new ‘CubaMax’ channel

Things are warming between the U.S. and Cuba, and that’s means a gradual mix of both nation’s media. Netflix has already made its way to Cuba, and now Cuban media has made its way to the U.S. Dish Network has announced the arrival of a new channel for DishLATINO called 'CubaMax TV' -- it's dedicated to television shows, movies, kids shows, music videos, novelas, and 'variety shows' from Cuba.

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Netflix original movie ‘The Discovery’ will hit theaters next year

Netflix original movie ‘The Discovery’ will hit theaters next year

Netflix has been open about its plans to trample long-held movie industry practices, making it known that it'd like to premiere a movie for streaming the same day it hits theaters, among other things. These intentions have resulted in swift backlash from theaters, but that hasn't really stopped the company. Now, according to a new report, Netflix has acquired the movie rights to 'The Discovery,' and it reportedly plans for it to hit theaters next year.

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Netflix original ‘Narcos’ will return for second season

Netflix original ‘Narcos’ will return for second season

Netflix will be bringing its popular original series ‘Narcos’ back for a second season, the company has announced. The video service will make Narcos season 2 available on September 2 of this year, kickstarting what seems poised to be another Netflix original hit. The premiere announcement comes just a few days before the company's launch of Orange is the New Black season 4 (it arrives this upcoming Friday).

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‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ will spend one night in theaters

‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ will spend one night in theaters

Batman: The Killing Joke will be available in theaters for one night next month ahead of its Digital HD release. The theatrical release will be made in conjunction with Fathom Events, and will involve two showings at various theaters across the country. The showings will take place at 7:30 PM and 10 PM local time. The movie is animated and will be rated R, and is an adaption of a graphic novel with the same name by Alan Moore.

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Netflix is making its first India-based original series

Netflix is making its first India-based original series

Netflix has announced plans to create an original series based on Indian author Vikram Chandra’s “Sacred Games” novel. The show will be shot in India, and will be made in partnership with Indian production house Phantom Films. Netflix describes the show as being a “Hindi-English series,” and as with the company's other original productions, the show will be available to all Netflix subscribers across the globe.

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Google Fiber TV Box gets Google Cast support

Google Fiber TV Box gets Google Cast support

Google has announced that its Fiber TV Box is getting Google Cast, the tech that most people are familiar with via Chromecast. Google Cast has already made its way into some smart TVs, among other devices; the inclusion in Google’s own Fiber TV box isn’t at all surprising and certainly welcomed. With it, owners will be able to cast content from their mobile device to their TV without a separate casting dongle.

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Mirror’s Edge is getting a TV adaptation

Mirror’s Edge is getting a TV adaptation

The original Mirror's Edge game was released in 2008 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it went on to earn good reviews from critics and praise from fans. Now, eight years later, we're only a week away from developer EA releasing the sequel/reboot, Mirror's Edge Catalyst. However, we may be getting even more of Mirror's Edge, its future dystopian world, and freerunning parkour hero Faith in the future, except in the form of a TV show.

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Apple TV gets SyFy Now, E! Now, and Bravo Now apps

Apple TV gets SyFy Now, E! Now, and Bravo Now apps

NBCUniversal’s TV Everywhere service has expanded via a trio of new apps being made available on Apple TV. The company has released E! Now, SyFy Now, and Bravo Now apps for Apple's set-top-box, but they're not cord-cutting options -- you'll need to have an applicable pay TV subscription to gain access to the content. Those with such a subscription will get access to full episodes, current seasons and more.

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HBO may put ‘True Detective’ on the chopping block

HBO may put ‘True Detective’ on the chopping block

The first season of True Detective was great, and it looked like the newest drama hit on HBO’s hands. That notion promptly disappeared with the second season, a notable flop that certainly didn’t follow in the first season’s footsteps. Now it’s looking pretty likely that HBO will cancel the series rather than try and alter the course. The change would follow then-head of programming Michael Lombardo’s departure.

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