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Rotating streaming services trend pushes back against rising costs

Rotating streaming services trend pushes back against rising costs

The streaming industry has grown seemingly exponentially over the past couple of years, with a huge variety of major and minor services launching across the already fragmented landscape. Companies are competing to earn subscribers by releasing original shows exclusive to their own platforms, ultimately fueling the biggest complaint from consumers: the costs have gotten too high. A growing trend pushes back against this industry reality, and it involves rotating services.

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Hamilton alone makes Disney+ worth it

Hamilton alone makes Disney+ worth it

Assuming you haven't been living under a rock for the past three weeks, then you likely know that Hamilton is now live on Disney+. Hamilton is one of those benchmark Broadway musicals, like Phantom of the Opera or Wicked, that changed the game and generated insane amounts of hype when it first premiered. And like those two shows, it's going to be a long, long time before we see Hamilton close on Broadway or stop touring.

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Watch Hamilton on Disney+ now: 5 key facts you’ll want to know

Watch Hamilton on Disney+ now: 5 key facts you’ll want to know

So you're watching the Disney+ (or Disney Plus, if you prefer) release of Hamilton right now. You've listened to the Broadway soundtrack a billion times at this point, and you might well have seen a bootleg version of the play - maybe you even saw the play live on stage. Now you're watching this Disney+ version and you're wondering if there are any interesting tidbits, any facts you can share with your family and/or friends with whom you're watching the play at home. We've collected a few that you can use, right here!

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Amazon Studios will turn Fallout games into an original TV show

Amazon Studios will turn Fallout games into an original TV show

Amazon Studios and Bethesda have announced a new collaboration that will result in an original TV series based on the Fallout games. An official teaser for the upcoming show has been released, with Bethesda stating that it has spent the past decade looking for the best way to bring the games to television. Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks, and Kilter Films will work with Amazon Studios on the project.

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Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Hasbro and Universal Brand Development collaborated to bring to life a true oddity. This is the Back to the Future branded Transformer called Gigawatt. Alongside the release of this transforming plastic toy, IDW will release at least one issue of a crossover Transformers x Back to the Future adventure, also in collaboration with Amblin Entertainment.

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Sling TV offers price guarantee for subscribers worried about price hikes

Sling TV offers price guarantee for subscribers worried about price hikes

Over-the-top (OTT) live streaming television service Sling TV is now guaranteeing its customers that it won't raise their rates for at least a year, addressing price hikes introduced by competing companies like YouTube TV. This fixed-price guarantee isn't available to everyone, however -- you'll need to sign up for the service sometime this month to take advantage of it.

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Beavis and Butt-Head return, with potential for Daria, King of the Hill

Beavis and Butt-Head return, with potential for Daria, King of the Hill

Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge signed a deal with Comedy Central to bring the show back for at least two seasons of episodes. In a release this morning, Comedy Central said they'd "announced an expansive deal" with Judge "to reimagine MTV's seminal, Gen-X defining "Beavis and Butt-Head," as well as additional spin-offs and specials."

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YouTube TV is getting another price hike and it’s a big one

YouTube TV is getting another price hike and it’s a big one

YouTube TV subscribers are getting a mix of good and bad news today. The good is that YouTube TV is getting more channels and some new features. The bad, unfortunately, is that those new channels and features are coming at the cost of yet another price hike, and this is a big one.

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Super Nintendo Land opening delayed indefinitely

Super Nintendo Land opening delayed indefinitely

A lot of businesses around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic but some of the biggest casualties have been in the hospitality, tourism, and entertainment industries. Regulations against mass gatherings and large social events have pretty much forced theme parks to remain closed until recently. But while some are starting to slowly resume operations, Universal Studios Japan has decided to put on hold the opening of its newest attraction, one that would have gathered masses of kids and adults that will want to escape the worries of the real world into one straight out of a video game.

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Disney’s live-action Mulan movie delayed yet again

Disney’s live-action Mulan movie delayed yet again

Disney has bumped the theatrical release date for its live-action Mulan movie yet again, underscoring the uncertainty we still face in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie was originally scheduled to hit theaters earlier this year, but was delayed as theaters shut down around the world as part of social distancing efforts and lockdowns.

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George RR Martin suggests ‘Winds of Winter’ book will be ready in 2021

George RR Martin suggests ‘Winds of Winter’ book will be ready in 2021

Fans of the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, better known for its television adaptation Game of Thrones, may get a new installment soon, relatively speaking. Author George R.R. Martin is a notoriously slow writer, having penned the first book in the series back in 1991. There are seven planned books, but only five have been published to date. That may change next year.

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Warner Bros delays Tenet release because of COVID-19 spikes

Warner Bros delays Tenet release because of COVID-19 spikes

Christopher Nolan's Tenet was supposed to be one of the biggest movie releases of the summer, but it seems the COVID-19 pandemic is making Warner Bros push the movie's release back. The good news is that while Tenet is getting delayed again, it isn't getting delayed by much - instead of releasing on July 31st, Warner Bros will instead be release Tenet in mid-August.

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