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What's the next Game of Thrones? All the contenders for fantasy TV's crown

The saga of the Seven Kingdoms may be bowing out, but it has opened the floodgates. Here’s your guide to the next big heroesRand al’Thor was found as a baby on the slopes of Dragonmount and taken to Two Rivers, where he grew into a broad-shouldered shepherd boy. But Rand is possessed of immense power, a power as yet untapped, for he is also The Dragon Reborn, destined to be hunted by Darkhounds and Darkfriends as he bids to prove himself a mighty warrior leader. Among other things, Rand’s existe...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Hbo, Television, Media, Drama, Film, The Walking Dead, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, Bbc, Netflix, Culture, Mtv, Television & radio, Television industry

Six of the best 4k HDR TVs

Huge screens, dynamic range, lots of pixels, OLED … cut through the telly jargon to find the right one for your homeLet’s face it. Your current TV is showing its age. Its resolution is resolutely HD (so very 00s) and it doesn’t even respond to voice commands, no matter how loud you bawl. Maybe the time has come to upgrade to something cutting edge.Connected smart TVs are now standard fare. With integrated streaming services, you can season binge from Netflix and Amazon Prime Video without the ne...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Television, Samsung, Netflix, Sony, TV streaming, Panasonic, Lg

The Casketeers: how two Māori funeral directors became beloved Netflix stars

Francis and Kiaora Tipene started in the funeral business with nothing but passion. Now they’re introducing the world to a warmer, funnier side of deathIt had just gone midnight when Kiaora Tipene touched her first dead body, after receiving a call from her overwhelmed husband to assist with dressing cadavers.It was Francis’s sudden and startling passion for the funeral industry that had brought the young couple from the isolated town of Kaitaia, in rural Northland, to New Zealand’s largest city...
Tags: Television, Australia news, Netflix, Culture, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, New Zealand, TV streaming, Francis, Auckland, Northland, Kaitaia, Kiaora Tipene, Tipenes

IMDB Launches Free Movie and TV Streaming Service Called Freedive

IMDB has launched a free streaming service called Freedive that features dozens of movies and TV shows. And while it doesn’t have new releases, the selection isn’t half bad, with movies like Drive, Adaptation, Gattaca, True Romance, Last Action Hero, Legends of the Fall, and Panic Room as well as TV shows like Fringe,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Science, Television, Movies, TV streaming, Fire TV, Imdb, Cordcutters, Free Movies, Movie Streaming Services

Fall of the iCurtain: Apple brings iTunes to Samsung smart TVs

Surprise move signals wider opening up of Apple ecosystem as tech firm seeks new revenueApple has announced that iTunes films will be available on Samsung smart TVs, ending the company’s insistence that users buy an Apple TV to watch their purchases on a big screen.Fifteen years after Steve Jobs launched iTunes for Windows, quipping that he was “giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell”, the move signals a wider opening up of the Apple ecosystem, with TV manufacturers including Sony, LG a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Business, Music, Technology, Television, Media, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Smartphones, Apple TV, Software, Itunes, Mobile Phones, Culture

Julia Roberts joins rush by top actors to big-budget TV streaming

Star is latest A-lister on the small screen as Amazon and YouTube launch new seriesStreaming TV is ushering in a high-rolling, gold rush era, with Hollywood actors signing up to a slew of big-budget shows.This month, two hotly anticipated shows will launch that encapsulate the genre’s newfound popularity. Julia Roberts stars in the Amazon series Homecoming, earning a reported £450,000 per half-hour episode, while YouTube makes its biggest foray into UK programming with the sci-fi series Origin –...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, UK, Hollywood, Technology, Media, Youtube, UK News, Apple TV, Julia Roberts, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Harry Potter, TV streaming

BBC and Sky call for EU crackdown on Saudi pirate TV service

Broadcasters highlight ‘threat’ from BeoutQ, which provides illegal access to content such as Premier League gamesThe BBC and Sky have called on the European commission to take formal action against Saudi Arabia over a pirate TV and streaming service that provides UK viewers with illegal access to content including Premier League football, The Bodyguard and Game of Thrones. Related: Premier League​ games 'screened illegally via Saudi satellite firm' Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Technology, Television, Media, Saudi Arabia, Football, Eu, Sport, European Union, World news, Bbc, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Television & radio

Battle rejoins between TV’s two biggest stars: Netflix and Amazon

As two more blockbuster series premiere on the rival streaming services, how much longer can either sustain the spending that fuels their success?The contest for cinemagoers and TV viewers was once fought between studios, film stars and broadcast networks with captive audiences. But in the reshaping of the entertainment industry for the 21st century there are only two tribes that matter: Netflix and Amazon.And the competitive terrain has changed. Blockbusters and primetime must-sees are not corn...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Technology, Media, Internet, US, E-commerce, Netflix, TV streaming, Amazon Prime Video

From rail safety to Spotify access: the key no-deal Brexit notices

We look at the areas likely to be most affected by fallout from Britain crashing out of the EUEurostar travel between London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam could be disrupted in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to one of the 76 notices that have been published about potential issues arising if the UK crashes out of the EU. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Spotify, Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Wales, Scotland, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, Energy industry, Immigration and asylum, Netflix, Britain

Another Captain Cook documentary – but do we really need it?

With Sam Neill at the helm in The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, the Endeavour takes a refreshingly different tackViewers following the advance of the HMS Endeavour towards these shores via Foxtel’s new series The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, have over the past fortnight enjoyed an unexpectedly fresh take on the young Yorkshire lieutenant’s first voyage of discovery. Did we really need a six-part, in-depth exploration of Captain Cook? Of course not. But fortunately, The Pacific i...
Tags: Cook, Television, Documentary, Australia news, Foxtel, Culture, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, New Zealand, Yorkshire, Australian television, TV streaming, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Neill, Tahiti

KSI v Logan Paul: was the YouTubers' fight more than just hype?

The pair’s boxing bout on Saturday drew a global audience of two million. For a fanbase used to fake online beef, it was a welcome next stepTo understand why millions of people watched two YouTubers duke it out in the Manchester Arena this weekend, you have to remember one thing: it had very little to do with boxing.KSI, real name Olajide William “JJ” Olatunji, and Logan Paul are better known for their antics online than they are for their boxing prowess. Yet, after months of online feuding, the...
Tags: Technology, Media, Celebrity, Youtube, Sport, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, TV streaming, Boxing, Video On Demand, Jake, Logan Paul, Manchester Arena, KSI, Deji

Facebook’s results suggest it is short of new users and goodwill

As more of the world logs on, the company is nearing saturation: so now it is spending on rebuilding its reputationWhat’s bad for Facebook’s market cap might be good for society. That, at least, is what the company would like investors to take away from its disastrous second-quarter results, which triggered a fall in its stock-market valuation of almost $120bn (£92bn), the largest single loss of value in Wall Street history.At its core, the collapse is due to three negative trends: a stagnant us...
Tags: Energy, Facebook, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking, UK News, Technology sector, Nuclear Power, TV streaming, Virgin Media, Hinkley Point C

Plex adds a traditional grid programming guide to its TV service

Media software maker Plex is the latest live TV service to add a traditional grid-style programming guide as an alternative to browsing through thumbnail images or lists of recommendations. The guide, which is available first on the web, is a nod to cord cutters who may have changed how they want to access live TV – in Plex’s case, via a digital antenna and then through its media software – but aren’t yet ready to give up the old-school grid format for finding what’s on. Plex is not the only liv...
Tags: Media, Tech, Netflix, TV streaming, Plex, Live TV, Tv Guide, DirecTV, YouTube TV Hulu

The next Homeland? The problems with Fauda, Israel's brutal TV hit

The Netflix smash – about a ruthless Israeli unit hunting down terrorists – has been praised for its evenhanded portrayal of the Palestinian conflict. But are there glaring omissions?Israel’s biggest TV hit series returns to our screens this week, opening with Israel’s biggest nightmare. The second series of Fauda, the political thriller about an Israeli army undercover unit, begins with a bomb explosion at a bus stop. But it gets worse, as it turns out the attack wasn’t ordered by Hamas, but by...
Tags: Television, Media, Drama, Law, Israel, Homeland, World news, Syria, Netflix, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Television & radio, Gaza, West Bank, TV streaming

Barack and Michelle Obama 'in talks with Netflix over TV series'

Ex-president and first lady said to be in advanced negotiations with streaming serviceBarack Obama is in talks with Netflix about producing a series of high-profile shows, it has been reported.The former president of the US and his first lady, Michelle Obama, are in advanced negotiations with the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world, sources told the New York Times. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Obama, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Michelle Obama, TV streaming, Barack, New York Times Continue

Netflix and Amazon on edge as Disney plans own streaming service

Studio will pull all titles from rivals and try to corner market in family-friendly fare from 2019Disney is to pull its movies from Netflix and take on the streaming company with the launch of its own service from 2019, showing family-friendly fare such as the Toy Story films, Frozen and its forthcoming sequel, and The Lion King. The move is being seen as a potential major challenge to Netflix, whose shares fell 4% in after-hours trading on the back of the news, and to Amazon. Disney said it had...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Media, Internet, Film, Marvel, Disney, US, World news, Netflix, Culture, TV streaming, Walt Disney Company, Lucasfilm, Avengers, Indiana Jones

Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience

US-based streaming service marks milestone with more than half of its 104m customers signed up outside AmericaThe remarkable change in the way the world watches TV has been underlined by new data from Netflix showing that more than 100 million people worldwide now subscribe to the streaming service.The company - which is now valued at $78bn (£60bn), making it worth almost nine times as much as the UK’s ITV and1.5 times bigger then Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox - added 5.2 milllion subscriber...
Tags: UK, Technology, Television, Media, Internet, US, UK News, US news, Fox, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, US television, TV streaming, Video On Demand

Score a refurbished Roku Premiere 4K UHD Streaming Media Player for $48

Access more TV shows and movies in 4K and HDR with a certified refurbished Roku Premiere 4K UHD Streaming Media Player, which is currently available for under $50 through this limited-time Amazon deal. The post Score a refurbished Roku Premiere 4K UHD Streaming Media Player for $48 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, TV streaming, Roku, Hdr, Daily Deal, Roku premiere

Hands on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

 Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York, after earlier promising its “under $40” offering would arrive sometime this spring. The service – which is actually $39.99 per month – has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR, and combines Hulu’s existing on-demand library, including its… Read More
Tags: Travel, Reviews, TC, Mobile, Apps, TV, New York, Television, Media, TV streaming, Hulu, Hands On, Live TV

Roku roundup: The best deals we can find for our favorite TV streamer

If you're cutting cable or just want to add streaming to your regular programming, Amazon is offering up to $20 off new and refurbished Roku streamer models. Enjoy access to thousands of TV channels, movies, and more. The post Roku roundup: The best deals we can find for our favorite TV streamer appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Home, Trends, Home Theater, TV streaming, Roku Streaming Stick, Movies & TV, Roku Express, Roku deals, Streaming Device

Now $60, the Google Chromecast Ultra is an affordable HD streaming solution

One of the best and most affordable 4K streaming devices on the market, the Google Chromecast Ultra is now available for just $60. The Chromecast Ultra offers high-speed streaming via Wi-Fi and Ethernet. The post Now $60, the Google Chromecast Ultra is an affordable HD streaming solution appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, Video Streaming, Trends, Home Theater, TV streaming, 4k Streaming, Movies & TV, Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast deal, Google Chromecast Ultra

Comcast launches its Xfinity TV app into beta on Roku

 Comcast’s Xfinity TV application launched into beta today on Roku, offering both live and on-demand programming, including local broadcast stations as well as public access and government channels. It also lets customers watch their cloud DVR recordings. But make no mistake: this isn’t really an app for cord cutters for the time being. To use the app, most Comcast customers… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, TV, Television, Media, Comcast, TV streaming, Roku, Xfinity, Streaming Service

Fantastic riches and where to find them: how to grow a $22bn franchise

Fantastic Beasts is not just a new outpost for the Harry Potter empire. It is a pivotal moment in the creation of The Wizarding World of JK Rowling – and it could give the gold-gobbling niffler a run for its money. We go over the booksA film franchise is like a shark: it must keep moving forward or die. Now that the goldmine of Harry Potter has been largely exhausted after eight phenomenally successful films, the baton has been picked up by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Fantastic Beas...
Tags: Books, Business, Publishing, Toys, Games, Media, Film, US, Life and style, Film Industry, Culture, Stage, Eddie Redmayne, Science fiction and fantasy, Harry Potter, TV streaming

Pilot episode of ‘Atlanta,’ Donald Glover’s new FX series, is free to stream

The day after the premiere of the first two episodes of Donald Glover's new TV show Atlanta, FX released the pilot episode on Facebook and YouTube. In the first day, the episode racked up more than one million views on both platforms. The post Pilot episode of ‘Atlanta,’ Donald Glover’s new FX series, is free to stream appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Atlanta, Netflix, TV streaming, Hulu, Donald Glover, Movies & TV

The Starz standalone streaming app has finally arrived on Roku devices

In April, Starz took a hint from HBO Now and similar services with the launch of a standalone app that doesn't require a cable or satellite subscription. Now that app is finally available for Roku users. The post The Starz standalone streaming app has finally arrived on Roku devices appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, Starz, TV streaming, Roku, Hbo Now, Movies & TV, Starz App

Wong Kar-wai gets his own online Chinese series

The celebrated auteur behind In the Mood for Love and The Grandmaster is behind a costly new online show Wong Kar-wai, the arthouse auteur best known for 2000’s slow-burn romance In the Mood for Love, is venturing into the internet arena with a new online series. The Hong Kong film-maker will produce and co-direct all 18 episodes of the as-of-yet untitled drama, according to the Hollywood Reporter, which will be divided into two seasons (season one will boast 12 episodes; season two, six). The s...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Television, Internet, Film, China, Culture, Television & radio, TV streaming, Wong Kar Wai, Wong, Wong Kar, Huanxi Media Group

Netflix’s early customers face price hike

UK customers who signed up to streaming service in its early days face increase of £1.50 to continue receiving high-definition version of programmesUK customers who signed up to Netflix soon after its launch will face a price hike of £1.50 to keep HD streaming of shows such as House of Cards or Orange is the New Black.The service is moving those users who signed up in its early days from a £5.99 standard package to one costing £7.49. Users can opt to continue paying £5.99, but will only be able ...
Tags: UK, Media, UK News, Netflix, Digital Media, Television & radio, TV streaming, Media business

Logitech Harmony Elite review: easy to use remote that takes charge of your home

From home entertainment and wireless speakers to lights, thermostats, sensors, alarms and more, this is the one remote to rule them all – for a pretty priceThe Logitech Harmony Elite is the one remote to rule them all, from TV, set-top box and console to lights, thermostat, wireless speakers and internet-connected sensors, it’ll control the lot.Logitech has a long history of making excellent universal remotes that can not only control every IR device in front of your television, but also allow y...
Tags: Gadgets, Apps, Internet Of Things, Technology, Television, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Sony, Logitech, Playstation 4, TV streaming, Smart Meters, Smart Homes, Logitech Harmony Elite

The Secret Actress: who’d have thought Netflix would usher in gender equality​?

In her column lifting the lid on the film and TV industry, an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated actor challenges the old white dudes running HollywoodFirstly, I have to address the people who are bummed I’m not naming names and being vicious in this column. To you I say: go and buy a revolting tabloid and continue your depressing devolution. So, getting paid in Hollywood: this is a bit of a thing right now. Oh wait – if you’re a woman anywhere, it has always been a thing. In my industry and in ma...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Media, Film, US, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, TV streaming, Michael Fassbender, Golden Globe

BBC and ITV in talks to launch a Netflix-style streaming service

Subscription video service is likely to focus on providing popular older, archive TV content, not the first-run of showsThe BBC is understood to have held talks with rivals including ITV about launching a Netflix-style video streaming service.The talks, which are understood to also involve NBC Universal, the owner of the producer of shows including Downton Abbey, centre on the potential to develop a subscription TV service. Continue reading...
Tags: Downton Abbey, Media, UK News, Bbc, Netflix, Digital Media, Television industry, ITV channel, ITV plc, Channel 4, TV streaming, Adam Crozier, Top Gear, Nbc Universal, iPlayer, Bbc Worldwide