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Galaxy Quest TV show project gets new writer at Amazon

Galaxy Quest TV show project gets new writer at Amazon

Just under two years ago, we learned that Amazon would be making an original television show based on the popular 1999 sci-fi movie hit Galaxy Quest. The show, which was being shopped around by Paramount, was eventually picked up by Amazon Studios, but it derailed at some point in the past, slowing to a stall. That has changed, according to a new report, as Amazon has tapped a new writer to take over the project.

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TCL’s 50″ and 65″ P-Series 4K Roku TVs have been cancelled

TCL’s 50″ and 65″ P-Series 4K Roku TVs have been cancelled

Chinese company TCL introduced a bunch of TVs in May including the 4K-toting P-Series lineup. That product line was supposed to launch in the near future in 50-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch sizes, but the company has changed its plans. If you were hoping to get a relatively cheap 4K Roku smart TV, you still can, but only in one size due to TCL's recent decision to cancel a couple models.

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YouTube TV goes live in Boston, Sea-Tac, Vegas, Cincinnati and 10 others

YouTube TV goes live in Boston, Sea-Tac, Vegas, Cincinnati and 10 others

YouTube TV, the company's livestreaming television service, has just expanded to another fourteen markets. This expansion follows a recent one that brought the television option to a number of major cities, and it will be followed up in 'coming weeks' with another expansion into an additional 17 markets. This time around, YouTube TV has gone live in big and moderately large cities like Boston, the Seattle-Tacoma region, Las Vegas, Cincinnati, and others.

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Apple may put $1 billion into original TV content next year

Apple may put $1 billion into original TV content next year

Apple's original content efforts are only getting started. The company plans to put $1 billion into producing its own original shows next year, according to sources, something that will make it a driving force in the growing market for original streaming shows. Though such a budget won't put it into the realm of big networks like HBO yet, it will position it as an upcoming competitor targeting the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, all of which are arguably the biggest sources of original online programming at the moment.

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Sling TV streaming in Chrome browser goes live

Sling TV streaming in Chrome browser goes live

If you prefer to stream live television on your laptop rather than through the company's mobile apps, a new beta launch should get you excited. The company has announced the arrival of Sling TV streaming in Google's Chrome browser, though the entire thing is still in a beta right now. The streaming is possible within Chrome sans the use of a plugin or app.

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New ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ episodes leaked for download by hacker

New ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ episodes leaked for download by hacker

Remember the big HBO hack? The latest one, that is. The company just suffered another blow as the hacker has leaked new Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes online, making them available for anyone to download. That's a big problem for HBO, which announced last year that it would be reviving the beloved series. The new show hasn't yet premiered on the network.

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Amazon lands exclusive deal with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman

Amazon lands exclusive deal with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead franchise, has made a surprise move in signing a new two-year deal with Amazon Studios over AMC, the network that runs the hit post-apocalypse zombie series. The deal means that any new shows to come from Kirkman and his production company Skybound Entertainment will be developed exclusively for Amazon Prime Video.

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Netflix ‘Gypsy’ cancelled after only one season: reviews were mixed

Netflix ‘Gypsy’ cancelled after only one season: reviews were mixed

Netflix, which recently went on a cancellation spree, has just brought another show to a premature end. Gypsy only lasted for a single season before earning the company's banhammer, something that perhaps isn't surprising given its relatively mild launch and mixed bag of reviews. Sources claim that at one point Netflix was in talks with show producers to buy a second season.

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Neuromancer movie gets greenlight with Deadpool’s Tim Miller behind it

Neuromancer movie gets greenlight with Deadpool’s Tim Miller behind it

The 1984 novel by William Gibson, Neuromancer, will soon be reborn as a movie destined for a theatrical premiere, it has been announced. Neuromancer is regarded as kicking off the cyberpunk genre, and it'll be in the skilled hands of Deadpool director Tim Miller with Simon Kinberg as producer. Who will be writing the flick, however, isn't yet known.

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CBS streaming sports channel inbound, but only for Internet TV

CBS streaming sports channel inbound, but only for Internet TV

CBS is gearing up to launch a streaming sports channel, but it will only be made available through TV services that provide live television channels over the Internet. The channel will be launched later on 2017, and though we don't yet know what this channel will be called, we do know it'll distinguish itself from competing sports offerings like Fox Sports and ESPN. The streaming channel will be modeled after the company's existing CBSN infrastructure, as well.

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Vizio SmartCast TV Amazon Video app arrives alongside revamped UI

Vizio SmartCast TV Amazon Video app arrives alongside revamped UI

Vizio is changing the way its smart TVs work, shedding the tablet and casting requirement to bring apps directly onto the television's display. It's a welcomed change that finally makes the company's smart TVs more akin to what you get from companies like Samsung. Coming alongside this revamped television interface is the launch of an Amazon Video app for SmartCast TV, bringing the arguably vital movie and TV app to Vizio's product lineup.

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DirecTV NOW gets 25 local CBS channels, Showtime, The CW and more

DirecTV NOW gets 25 local CBS channels, Showtime, The CW and more

DirecTV NOW just announced a major expansion involving CBS Networks. Among other things, DirecTV is rolling out 25 local CBS stations to its NOW subscribers, enabling those users to watch their local CBS affiliate station over the Internet. In addition to the local stations, this new expansion will bring SHOWTIME, The CW, CBS Sports, and more. The nation's biggest cities will most benefit from this particular expansion.

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