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Review: Los Angeles Times Originals Roku App

Now available in the Roku Channel Store, the Los Angeles Times Originals channel features more than 70 short and long-form videos across a variety of categories including Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, and Documentaries. The Los Angeles Times Originals will have a Breaking News category that will dynamically appear in the channel when a major news is […]

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Chromecast 2 Details Leak In FCC Filing

Chromecast 2 details leaked FCC filing well details are limited because of the 180 confidentiality request from Google. What we know is the size will be almost unchanged and that the new Chromecast will have the same model number as the current generation. Here is what got form the documents: •    Chromecast 2 should have […]

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HBO Will Offer Stand Alone Subscriptions in 2015

Update: A possible source DavidAG02 has given some possible more new details on the HBO Go Subscription plan on Reddit. Well we cannot authenticate these details but we have revived reliable information from post like this in the past. Here is what was posted. A good friend of mine works for HBO on their Digital […]

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Verizon Now The Fastest Netflix ISP After Shutting Down Their Netflix Competitor

Verizon just official shut down their Netflix competitor Red Box Instant this month. Now Verizon jumps 9 spots on Netflix ISP speed tracker. “The rapid rise, which began last month, followed an interconnection agreement with the company that uncongested ports for mutual customers,” Netflix said in their monthly speed report. Verizon stopped allowing new customers […]

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Aereo Moves To Become A Cable Company

The FCC is discussing if the federal government should cover Aereo under the same laws and protections satellite television providers and cable companies receive.  In a meeting last week, Aereo told the FCC that it would be willing to accept those regulations. In Aereo’s FCC filing  Aereo said “Online linear channel streaming services have the ability to […]

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Netflix Now Charges Extra For Ultra HD 4K

    If you want to see 4K Ultra HD from Netflix you will have to sign up for the $11.99 a month “family” plan if you are a new member. Netflix said the move was to help cover the cost of 4K content. There is a lot of truth in the fact that it […]

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Hulu Is Considering Running Fewer Ads

Hulu’s CEO Mike Hopkins who recently took over in May 2014 recently said he was “always looking at a variety of ways to create the best possible experience for our viewers and advertisers including reducing the ad load.”. Reducing the ads is a clear move to bring in more subscribers and copy the Netflix model. […]

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Chelsea Handler Stand-Up Show To Launch On Netflix Friday

Chelsea Handler show, “Uganda Be Kidding Me,” is part of Handler’s new deal with Netflix in which she will eventually create a talk show for Netflix. The new talk show is expected to be available in early 2016. Chelsea Handler the former host of E!’s “Chelsea Lately” will produce a series of comedy-documentaries for Netflix. […]

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