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AMC planning subscription streaming service that still requires cable

AMC planning subscription streaming service that still requires cable

These days, the streaming video market is varied and plentiful, with everything from Netflix and Hulu to HBO Now and PlayStation Vue. There's also word that TV network AMC, home of The Walking Dead, is looking to get into the game with its own service. However, they might not have thought their strategy all the way through. Sources say the network is developing an ad-free, paid service that will still require viewers to have a standard cable subscription.

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Comcast tipped to have acquired some OTT nationwide channel rights

Comcast tipped to have acquired some OTT nationwide channel rights

Sources have surfaced claiming Comcast has scored over-the-top (OTT) nationwide rights for some channels, giving it a new avenue of possibilities as competitors increasingly roll out live television services delivered over the Internet. With these alleged new rights, Comcast is able to offer television service beyond its typical regions, potentially allowing it to rollout an online television service for people in cities where its regular cable TV isn’t available.

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Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

Quit playing Nintendo Switch on your TV

If you have a Nintendo Switch and you've been spending most of your time playing on your TV, I have a message for you: stop it. The Switch's hybrid nature might be a little strange to folks who have never really used handheld gaming devices, but there's no need to fear change in this case. Playing the Switch in portable mode is, in my opinion, the best way to play.

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AT&T extends DirecTV NOW’s free HBO perk to new customers

AT&T extends DirecTV NOW’s free HBO perk to new customers

Earlier this month, AT&T introduced a special perk for its existing DirecTV NOW subscribers: a bill credit or, depending on their subscription tier, a year of free HBO service. That was great for those who signed up before March 6, but not so much for those who were previously on the fence about signing up. Now the company has announced an extension of the perk, giving new customers the same year of access to that premium channel.

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Hulu Live TV will have DVR, multiple streams, live alerts, and more

Hulu Live TV will have DVR, multiple streams, live alerts, and more

The future of live television is over the Internet, and consumers already have access to several services providing access this way. Soon to join them is one from Hulu, and it'll work largely the same way as competitors' offerings: giving consumers access to TV channels over the Internet. Thanks to the service's beta page, we have some more ideas about what it'll offer: DVR storage, real-time alerts, multiple streaming support, and more.

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Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs, sound bars get pricing and release dates

Sony BRAVIA OLED 4K HDR TVs, sound bars get pricing and release dates

Sony showed up to CES 2017 with a collection of new BRAVIA 4K OLED TVs in tow, but as is usually the case with these trade show reveals, Sony wasn't quite ready to talk release dates or pricing at the time. Today Sony is delivering that information at last, but with these TVs offering 4K OLED panels, don't expect them to be inexpensive.

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Samsung’s QLED TVs go on sale: The Frame “art TV” lands Spring

Samsung’s QLED TVs go on sale: The Frame “art TV” lands Spring

Samsung's 2017 QLED TVs have hit shelves, with the super-skinny Ultra HD sets that wowed back at CES in January also joined by a new digital picture frame. Priced from $2,799 (MRSP), the QLED TVs use Samsung's Quantum dot display technology for 100-percent color volume along with broader viewing angles than before. A new sound bar and Blu-ray player complete the 2017 line-up.

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Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV Cloud DVR feature launches on Amazon devices

Sling TV has announced the availability of its new Cloud DVR feature for subscribers accessing the service via an Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire Stick, or a Fire tablet. The service is an add-on subscription that tacks an extra five dollars onto a subscriber’s monthly rate. The DVR feature provides 50 hours of content storage and conflict-free recording.

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BritBox brings streaming British television to the U.S.

BritBox brings streaming British television to the U.S.

Tired of using VPNs and piracy to get your British television fix in the US? A new streaming service from the BBC and ITV called 'BritBox' aims to be the solution, offering those in the United States access to some British shows for $6.99/month. You'll need to have a broad taste in shows, however, as the service seems to offer a wide range of lesser known (in the US) offerings than the big hits you're likely to have access to through BBC America.

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YouTube TV unveiled: live television with major networks, sports, and DVR

YouTube TV unveiled: live television with major networks, sports, and DVR

We’ve been hearing about it for a while, and now it is officially here: YouTube TV, the service’s own live streaming television service. Here no doubt to take on the likes of PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW, Sling TV and similar, YouTube TV gives subscribers access to major networks like ABC, CBS, and FOX, as well as major sports networks, an unlimited cloud DVR, and even six accounts under a single monthly subscription. And, of course, there’s no contract to keep you shackled.

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Sling TV adds new ‘Extras’ bundle, a cheaper way to get add-ons

Sling TV adds new ‘Extras’ bundle, a cheaper way to get add-ons

Sling TV, the over-the-Internet live television service, has announced a new ‘Extras’ bundle that offers four channel packs at half the cost of subscribing to each one individually. The bundle includes the Lifestyle Plus Extra, the Kids Extra, Comedy Plus Extra, and News Extra. Sling TV is calling this is ‘4 Extras Deal,' and is offering it to both its Blue and its Orange subscribers.

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Stephen King, J.J. Abrams making ‘Castle Rock’ series for Hulu

Stephen King, J.J. Abrams making ‘Castle Rock’ series for Hulu

Author Stephen King and filmmaker J.J. Abrams are teaming up once again to create a new Hulu original series called Castle Rock. The anthology will based on the fictional town, set in Maine, where many of King's famous novels have been set. The announcement was revealed on the Twitter account for Bad Robot, Abrams' production company, and pointed towards a brief teaser clip.

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