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Game of Thrones goes top secret to avoid (more) piracy

Game of Thrones goes top secret to avoid (more) piracy

Game of Thrones has many bragging rights, including one HBO isn’t happy about: it was the most pirated television show of 2015. The show beat out other popular series’ like The Walking Dead, something due in part to a handful of episodes that leaked before airing on TV. HBO is making sure that doesn't happen again, and has decided to make the show's sixth season top secret: no press copies or screeners of any sort will be sent out.

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Legends of the Hidden Temple is heading back to TV

Legends of the Hidden Temple is heading back to TV

If the return of Full House wasn't enough to satisfy your nostalgic entertainment needs, maybe this will do it: Legends of the Hidden Temple, the game show from Nickelodeon's 90s-era past, is heading back to television. Both Legends and former cartoon superstar Hey Arnold! will be resurrected in the form of television movies, and we have interns to thank for making it a reality.

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Amazon tipped in talks to offer live TV streaming service

Amazon tipped in talks to offer live TV streaming service

Amazon is in talks with networks over a live TV streaming service, according to a new report. If true, Amazon could be the next company to take on traditional cable by offering live content over the Internet, something Dish Network has wholly embraced via its Sling TV subscription service. References to such a service have recently been made by both ESPN and AMC Networks’ respective bosses.

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Panasonic Smart UHD TV DX series sticks to Firefox OS

Panasonic Smart UHD TV DX series sticks to Firefox OS

Firefox OS might be defunct on smartphones, but Mozilla is still trying to push its Web-based platform to other devices instead. Luckily for it, at least one major brand has decided to invest in it by making Firefox OS the OS for its smart TVs. Panasonic has just announced its latest 2016 batch of 4K Pro UHD LED VIERA TV, specifically its brand new DX series. Along with the latest and upcoming Firefox OS versions, the smart TVs also feature Panasonic's new Studio Master HCX+ chipset to deliver HDR performance.

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Google, Vizio to give non-smart TVs Chromecast powers

Google, Vizio to give non-smart TVs Chromecast powers

Despite the growing number of app-empowered smart TVs in the latest generation of living room entertainment electronics, not everyone might be keen on giving their TV that much brain power. There are, of course, ways to bridge the gap between the plain and the smart but those, including the wallet-friendly Chromecast, require additional purchases. It seems that Google wants to change the living room arrangement again and this time it's working with TV maker Vizio to produce regular, but perhaps 4K, TVs that only have one difference: they practically have Chromecast built in.

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Better Call Saul season 2 debuts on UK Netflix, US Amazon

Better Call Saul season 2 debuts on UK Netflix, US Amazon

Better Call Saul, AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off, has just kicked off its second season, and now fans have another option to catch the latest episodes should they miss the original broadcast (and aren't able to save them on a DVR). The season premier is already available on streaming services in Europe and the US, although not the same one. Both Netflix and Amazon have grabbed the licensing agreements for the show, it just depends on which side of the ocean you're on.

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Motion-captured Homer Simpson to give live Q&A on TV

Motion-captured Homer Simpson to give live Q&A on TV

It's some time since The Simpsons did something truly fresh and ground breaking, but now it's breaking that streak in a big way. An upcoming episode is set to feature a live segment with Homer Simpson, where he will answer questions from fans and comment on the day's news (in order to prove the questions weren't picked in advance). How is this possible? In a "first for animation," Fox says the performance will be a combination of real-time animation and motion capture technology.

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Sony launches new 4K HDR UHD TVs with Android TV inside

Sony launches new 4K HDR UHD TVs with Android TV inside

With MWC 2016 looming over the horizon, most of our eyes are naturally set on smartphones and tablets. But the line that divides devices is steadily thinning with smartphone platforms bleeding into TVs and TV display technologies finding their way into smartphones. It seems totally appropriate, then, that Sony is kicking off the pre-sale period of its latest Android TV powered 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart TVs the week before MWC, promising to deliver superb color quality and the convenience of a mobile platform on a large screen.

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NBCUniversal launches ‘Hayu’ reality TV streaming service

NBCUniversal launches ‘Hayu’ reality TV streaming service

NBCUniversal has announced a new video streaming service called 'Hayu,' and it is designed specifically for fans of reality television. The service, which will be launching in Australia, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, is a one-stop online streaming destination for NBCUniversal’s reality TV shows, including The Millionaire Matchmaker and Made in Chelsea.

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SyFy’s ‘Halcyon’ show to offer 5 VR episodes for Oculus

SyFy’s ‘Halcyon’ show to offer 5 VR episodes for Oculus

SyFy has a TV show in the works, and it will include 5 scripted episodes made specifically for virtual reality headset Oculus Rift. NBCUniversal International Network has ordered a total of 15 episodes from Canadian studio Secret Location, and will have the 10 non-VR episodes aired on SyFy channel and on the network’s website. The series, as expected given the network, is a science fiction show.

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Sling TV adds Cinemax package to channel lineup

Sling TV adds Cinemax package to channel lineup

Sling TV has announced the arrival of another add-on package, this one for Cinemax content. The new package has launched on the service today, and as with other packages can be added for a specific set monthly fee (in this case, $10/month). The channel brings with it both a lineup of movies and series on Cinemax, and joins other big networks like HBO, TCM, Sundance TV, and more.

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Archer season 7 trailer channels its inner Magnum, P.I.

Archer season 7 trailer channels its inner Magnum, P.I.

It’s that time of the year when TV shows are heading back to TV, and with it comes a slew of trailers teasing the upcoming premieres. The latest trailer to get us excited is “Archer — P.I.,” a teaser for the seventh season of Archer. As the name suggests, it comes with a stylish twist, modeling itself after the classic Magnum, P.I. intro.

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