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Street Fighter live-action “World Warrior” TV series finalized

Street Fighter live-action “World Warrior” TV series finalized

Popular video game franchise Street Fighter will soon be a live action television series. A deal for the show was recently closed by Entertainment One, according to a new report, with eOne tapped for international sales. The same team behind the previously launched Street Fighter web series "Assassin's Fist" will be executive producing this new show, although many details are still missing.

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Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV price revealed: preorders now available

Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV price revealed: preorders now available

The recently announced Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED television is now available to preorder, and that gives us a price for the model: $2,799.99 USD. That's not cheap, though we didn't expect it to be. There's a lot to like about this TV, not the least of which is its gorgeous, crisp OLED display and X1 Extreme processor. The combination of the two makes it possible to watch high-quality Ultra HD content that features "ultra-detailed pictures," says Sony.

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Here’s what Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs will cost you

Here’s what Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs will cost you

Samsung has priced up its 2018 QLED TV range, which means if it's time to upgrade your 4K experience with a single "One Invisible Connection" cable and Android-style ambient mode display, it's time to open your wallet. Announced earlier this year, the line-up kicks off with the QN55Q6F which packs a 55-inch screen and a $1,499.99 sticker.

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Roku Channel with free movies arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

Roku Channel with free movies arrives on Samsung smart TVs this summer

The Roku Channel, which was announced back in September, will be available on some Samsung smart TVs this year. That marks the channel's launch outside of the Roku hardware ecosystem, giving Samsung owners access to the same ad-supported channel enjoyed by Roku Streaming Stick and set-top-box owners. According to the company, Roku Channel is one of its top 20 channels, making it a "tremendous" success for the platform.

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Live TV Streaming showdown: cord-cutters’ reference

Live TV Streaming showdown: cord-cutters’ reference

Unlike with music streaming, video streaming is going strong, perhaps even stronger. While cord-cutting alternatives like Netflix, YouTube, and the like continue to rise, the desire and need for live TV programs have never gone away. In fact, it’s exactly because of the rise of video streaming that the demand for live TV streaming services has also increased.

Just like traditional cable or satellite TV services, there are quite a few to choose from, and sometimes more choices within each service. We take a look at five of the biggest live TV services, AT&T DirecTV Now, Hulu Live TV, Dish Sling TV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and Google YouTube TV to see how they fare against each other.

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Favreau helms Star Wars TV show: Because Obvious Default is Obvious

Favreau helms Star Wars TV show: Because Obvious Default is Obvious

It's as if Disney calls Jon Favreau first, and if he's not available, they move on to someone else. Today Disney announced that they'd signed on Jon Favreau to executive produce and write a Star Wars TV show that'll come first to Disney's streaming content app (still not yet released.) This is the 12-billionth time Favreau will have worked with Disney in a leading role.

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2018 Samsung 4K QLED TVs are almost invisible with ambient mode

2018 Samsung 4K QLED TVs are almost invisible with ambient mode

Samsung has taken the wraps off its 2018 television lineup, introducing consumers to its flagship QLED TV offerings, as well as its new Ultra HD, Premium Ultra HD, and Ultra-Large Screen televisions. Samsung has packed a bunch of features into this year's lineup, including things like an Ambient Mode for displaying useful info during the day, Smart TV features with Bixby integration, and more.

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LG 2018 TV lineup boasts OLED, Super UHD LCD, ThinQ AI

LG 2018 TV lineup boasts OLED, Super UHD LCD, ThinQ AI

Hot on the heels of Samsung’s announcement of its 2018 QLED roster, LG is also making its own team to take on the TV market. But while Samsung is fully committed to its QLED display technology, almost to the exclusion of others, LG is embracing both OLED and LCD in all their forms. But more than just touting image quality, LG’s 2018 TV models are embracing the smart home generation with LG’s newly rebranded ThinQ AI platform.

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Samsung teases 2018 QLED TV lineup reveal

Samsung teases 2018 QLED TV lineup reveal

Samsung was one of the first TV manufacturers to launch a line of QLED televisions, starting with their debut in early 2017 (seen above). But the Korean electronics giant notably withheld revealing the new 2018 lineup from this year's CES event in January, instead waiting until March. The company has now announced that it will be holding its own "first look" event in New York on Wednesday, March 7th, where it will unveil its newest QLED, or quantum dot LED, TVs.

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NBC will reduce primetime TV commercials starting in Q4

NBC will reduce primetime TV commercials starting in Q4

Consumers have a number of video streaming options that involve zero or very few commercial interruptions, and that's a bad news for the industry. The lack of commercials and contracts associated with streaming services have made them a popular alternative to cable and satellite. As a result, NBCUniversal is going to take drastic steps to make its own networks more appealing: it's going to have less commercials during primetime television starting later this year.

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Amazon adds UFC pay-per-view event sales: get UFC 222 now

Amazon adds UFC pay-per-view event sales: get UFC 222 now

Amazon just made it easier for UFC fans to ditch cable: it is now offering pay-per-view event sales to everyone, including non-Prime customers. These sales are available directly through the Amazon Video site, where the UFC 222 event scheduled for this weekend is already listed for sale. Purchased PPV products can be viewed using any streaming device supported by Amazon including its own Fire TV devices.

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Netflix Originals library will reach about 700 shows and movies this year

Netflix Originals library will reach about 700 shows and movies this year

It's no secret that Netflix is planning to greatly expand the number of original content it offers, and now we have a roundabout figure to expect: 700 or so total original TV shows and movies in 2018. That's the range the streaming company is targeting, according to Netflix CFO David Wells, who explained that the original content is successfully driving growth.

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