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PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

PlayStation Vue service debuts on Amazon Fire TV

Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming video service is now available for the first time on a TV-connected device that isn't a PlayStation console: Amazon's Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. With the two Fire TV models gaining support starting today, PlayStation Vue is now available to users on six platforms, including the PS4, PS3, iPhone, and iPad, with Sony adding that Google's Chromecast will make seven when it gets added to the lineup sometime "soon."

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarts 12th season

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarts 12th season

In the 90's and the later part of the 80's there existed a little show called Mystery Science Theater 3000. In it, a man was stranded in space with a few robot companions, forever doomed to watch (and riff on) the world's worst movies. The show ran on several different stations over its lifetime, and even had a movie release. Unfortunately, like all good things, it had to come to an end. But now it's poised to make a comeback.

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Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Netflix releases another dark Jessica Jones trailer

Anticipation for Jessica Jones, the latest Marvel TV series for Netflix, has only been building since the release of the first trailer a few weeks ago. Now the streaming service is back to whet our appetite even further with a second, longer trailer. With Krysten Ritter starring as Jessica Jones, who experienced a "short lived super hero stint" in Marvel's previous series, Daredevil, the second trailer continues the first's dark vibe, revealing Jones as a booze-hitting loner trying to run from her past.

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Time Warner Cable begins trial replacing cable boxes with Roku

Time Warner Cable begins trial replacing cable boxes with Roku

Time Warner Cable (TWC) has announced a new trial program that will allow customers in New York City and New Jersey to use a Roku set-top box instead of the company's own cable box. The service is a new extension of the cable company's TWC TV mobile app, which let subscribers watch live TV on their devices, as long as they're connected to the home WiFi network. TWC's goal seems to be moving away from leasing cable boxes, and towards letting customers get their subscription over different apps and devices.

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Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Netflix announces true-crime documentary series ‘Making A Murderer’

Streaming video giant Netflix continues to announce new original content, with it latest being a documentary series based on real crime events. Titled, Making A Murderer, the series is aimed at drawing in viewers who got caught up in similar stories like the Serial podcast or The Jinx on HBO. The 10-episode series will begin streaming on Netflix starting December 18th, and is directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos.

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PlayStation Vue snags 18 Disney-owned channels

PlayStation Vue snags 18 Disney-owned channels

Sony's Internet TV racehorse is about to mighty serious. Although still unofficial and unannounced, PlayStation Vue is set to add more than a dozen new channels to its roster, all of them owned by Disney. This means that its selection, which now stands over 90 channels in some territories, will soon be hitting and even surpassing the 100 channel milestone, thanks to Disney's multiple properties, which include Disney Channel, ESPN, as well as the local ABC channel. This practically puts PlayStation Vue at the top of its class.

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ABC renews ‘BattleBots’ for second season

ABC renews ‘BattleBots’ for second season

In February, word surfaced that the show BattleBots would be resurrected via a reboot ordered by ABC. That proved true this past summer, when the show launched as an updated version of the former Comedy Central favorite. Though some things changed, fans showed no less fondness for the battling robots, something underscored by ABC’s latest announcement: BattleBots has been renewed for a second season.

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BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC now sells shows for download from digital store

BBC's iPlayer is easily the most popular way to watch the network's shows digitally, however its main drawback is that its content is limited to 30 days after it airs. This makes older seasons or series unavailable, except for DVDs or Blu-rays. The UK broadcaster is now looking to address this issue, with the launch of its new BBC Store, a digital shop where people can buy and download shows like Sherlock, Doctor Who, and many more.

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Netflix now has 5-minute shows for kids negotiating bedtime

Netflix now has 5-minute shows for kids negotiating bedtime

Netflix has just added a series of videos that will allow parents to perfectly troll their young kids who refuse to go to bed on time. Picture the common situation: child is watching TV when bedtime rolls around. Parent tells them it's time to turn it off, but child begs and pleads for "just one more show," then they'll promise to go to bed. Now, thanks to Netflix, parents can say "fine, just one more show," without it being a big problem. Because the show is only 5 minutes long.

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Tidal adds original TV shows to its service

Tidal adds original TV shows to its service

Tidal, the high-fidelity streaming music service founded by Jay-Z, has announced that it's getting into the original programming game by bringing two TV series to its subscribers. As Variety reports, the show No Small Talk, a new series about rising stand-up comedians, will debut on Tidal today, November 3rd, while season two of Money & Violence, a drama taking place on the streets of New York, will come to the service in January.

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New Star Trek TV show launching on CBS and All Access

New Star Trek TV show launching on CBS and All Access

This morning CBS announced that an all-new (not reruns) Star Trek TV series will be launching in January of 2017. That's a long ways off. But it will have Alex Kurtzman, Co-Writer and Producer of the Blockbuster Films "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" as Executive Producer, so that'll be neat. This TV show is thus far just called "Star Trek", but may have a different name by the time it launches. We're crossing our fingers for a whole new era with callbacks - rather than the oddity that was Enterprise.

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BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

BBC iPlayer app on its way to new Apple TV

With the brand new Apple TV almost in our hands, and its ability to run native apps from its own App Store, it's time for the announcements about which apps and services are hitting the set-top box first. The BBC is one such example, as the British network has revealed that its popular streaming video service iPlayer will be landing on the Apple TV in "the coming months."

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