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YouTube TV now provides access to dozens of PBS stations

YouTube TV now provides access to dozens of PBS stations

The Public Broadcasting Service, more commonly called PBS, has announced widespread arrival on Google's livestreaming television service. Starting today, YouTube TV customers can access more than 100 PBS stations using the streaming service, providing them with direct access to the content that would otherwise require traditional pay-TV services, an antenna, or the service's own streaming app.

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Home Alone-inspired Glitter Bomb 2.0 punishes porch pirates with Macaulay Culkin

Home Alone-inspired Glitter Bomb 2.0 punishes porch pirates with Macaulay Culkin

As order-from-home internet shopping continues to dominate the holiday gift-giving season, so too do so-called "porch pirates" traverse the streets. Fighting against their brand of evil is the man named Mark Rober. Last year, Rober introduced us to the concept he called "Glitter Bomb", an innovative tool made to punish would-be home delivery package thieves for their crimes against shoppers.

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HBO Max streaming service orders Snow Crash TV show adaptation

HBO Max streaming service orders Snow Crash TV show adaptation

HBO Max has ordered a television series adaptation of Neal Stephenson's novel Snow Crash, it has been announced. The science fiction novel was published in 1992; the book earned ample critical praise and helped catapult Stephenson's career as a sci-fi writer. The television series based on the book is being developed by Paramount TV -- it'll be a streaming exclusive.

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The Office Netflix exit begins with full Threat Level Midnight

The Office Netflix exit begins with full Threat Level Midnight

The movie "Threat Level Midnight" from The Office is now available for viewing in its entirety for the first time EVER. This movie was included in clips in an episode of The Office, cut apart by the episode in which the main characters of the show react to what's shown in the movie. It's a masterpiece - and it's just one of SIX new clips released by The Office's official PR group here at the tail end of 2019.

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Netflix’s The Irishman was streamed millions of times during its first week

Netflix’s The Irishman was streamed millions of times during its first week

Netflix is boasting about how many accounts streamed its The Irishman original movie in its first week. This is the latest example of Netflix selectively revealing viewership numbers related to one of its original pieces, bucking its usual trend of keeping the numbers private. In addition to the official number, Netflix gives us its performance prediction over the next couple of weeks.

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Reno 911! sitcom returns in 2020 on Quibi short-form service

Reno 911! sitcom returns in 2020 on Quibi short-form service

American comedy show Reno 911! is returning as an exclusive to short-form mobile video service Quibi. The platform is built specifically for millennials (and Gen Z, at this point) who largely consume video content using their smartphones, opening the door to a new short-form genre that offers stories in around 10 minutes or less.

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YouTube Rewind 2019 tries to be fair, but is it?

YouTube Rewind 2019 tries to be fair, but is it?

Today we're taking a peek at the newest YouTube Rewind, the YouTube Rewind 2019. This year's video shows the most-liked videos of the year 2019 with as little curation as possible. That comes with a few caveats, the first of which is "geo-restricted content." Per YouTube, the list of most-liked Creator Videos includes videos uploaded in 2019, with "geo-restricted content that would prevent Rewind from being viewable globally" removed from the list.

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YouTube loosens its age-restriction policy for violent game content

YouTube loosens its age-restriction policy for violent game content

YouTube has published an update on its policy concerning violence featured in video games, reassuring creators that starting today, most videos featuring violent content from these games won't be age-restricted. The clarification aims to ensure that the company is consistently enforcing its violent and graphic content policies, which forbids certain types of videos from YouTube.

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The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

The Mandalorian is still in “A New Hope” mode

Here at the start of December of 2019, we've seen 4 full episodes of the Star Wars streaming live action show The Mandalorian. It started out slow, then it kept on going slow, and it's remained relatively slow through the last couple episodes. This show isn't the bombastic spectacle to which we've grown accustomed with Star Wars movies and cartoons - this is something different entirely.

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TIDAL ‘My Video Mix’ playlists help users discover new music videos

TIDAL ‘My Video Mix’ playlists help users discover new music videos

TIDAL has launched 'My Video Mix,' a new discovery feature that offers algorithm-generated video playlists featuring various content based on genres, popularity, and artists, according to the company. The app's interface has been updated to include a dedicated 'Videos' tab on mobile, desktop, and the Web, as well.

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YouTube wants to help edgy creators earn more ad revenue

YouTube wants to help edgy creators earn more ad revenue

It's no secret that YouTube creators are frustrated with the platform's many changes, not the least of which are ones that impact a channel's ability to earn revenue from advertisements. Of particular issue are creators who create what YouTube refers to as 'edgy' content, the kind that is allowed on the platform but not likely to draw in many enthusiastic advertisers.

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Netflix has already renewed The Witcher for a second season

Netflix has already renewed The Witcher for a second season

Netflix has already renewed its upcoming original show The Witcher for a second season, the company has announced. The show's first season is scheduled to debut on the streaming service just ahead of Christmas, giving fans access to the first full batch of episodes just in time for the holiday season. The series is based on the video game franchise with the same name.

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