TV Time, the TV tracking app with over a million daily users, can now find your next binge

 With TV programming now spread out across a variety of services beyond traditional network TV, it can be hard to know what to watch next and what’s popular, given how much great content there is to choose from. An app called TV Time is helping with that, by allowing TV fans to track shows they’re watching, discover new programs and socialize with fellow fans following each episode. Read More

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YouTube TV will be all over the World Series for two more years

 As promised last month, YouTube TV is today launching the MLB Network on its streaming TV service, and with it, comes the announcement of an expanded promotional partnership with Major League Baseball. YouTube TV will again serve as the “presenting” sponsor of the World Series for two more years, and will debut a season-long sponsorship as well. In addition, YouTube TV subscribers… Read More

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Viacom to launch its own streaming service this year

 Is there room in the market for yet another streaming service? Viacom thinks so. The company, on its earnings call on Thursday, said it’s planning to launch its own ad-supported streaming service by September 2018, the end of its fiscal year. The service will include “tens of thousands of hours of content” from across Viacom’s library. Viacom had hinted about its plans… Read More

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DreamWorksTV launches its first over-the-top streaming service on Amazon Channels

 Awesomeness, the digital media company acquired by Comcast for $3.8 billion in 2016, is today bringing kid-friendly programming, including original content, to Amazon Prime subscribers with the launch of DreamWorksTV on Amazon Channels. The new subscription service is aimed at kids ages 6 through 12 and will cost $4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial period. Until now, DreamWorksTV has… Read More

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YouTube TV and Hulu Live TV now have hundreds of thousands of subscribers, says report

 Hulu and YouTube are battling for subscribers for their respective live TV streaming services, according to a CNBC report out this morning, which says that Hulu Live has grown to 450,000 paying subscribers and YouTube TV has just over 300,000. Both are still trailing competitors including Dish’s Sling TV, which has more than 2 million estimated subscribers, and AT&T’s DirecTV… Read More

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Hulu’s next big update will include a new Live TV guide, plus personalization improvements

 Hulu, which this morning announced it now reaches 17 million subscribers, showed off an upcoming version of its user interface at CES. The new interface includes features designed in response to user feedback, including a Live TV guide for quickly navigating through what’s currently airing, as well as more tools that will help Hulu to better suggest content you actually like, while… Read More

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Alexa support comes to 2018 TVs from Sony, Hisense and LG

 Alexa continues to make its way to the TV – going beyond attached players like Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Sticker or the Fire TV Edition televisions. At CES, a number of TV manufacturers announced their plans to integrate Amazon’s voice-controlled smart assistant into their own sets, either for the first time or as an expansion on earlier efforts, including Hisense, Sony… Read More

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LG has come up with a surprisingly interesting way to apply AI to TV

 Generally speaking, at CES and elsewhere, when a company says something is powered by AI, they’re blowing smoke. And while smoke was definitely blown at LG’s otherwise unremarkable press conference this morning, the company also announced it was applying AI in a way that’s both unexpected and smart: intelligently enhancing TV images using computer vision. Read More

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Apple adds a documentary series about extraordinary homes to its streaming lineup

 Apple has greenlit a new documentary series called “Home,” according to a new report from Variety out today. The series will give viewers an “inside look” at extraordinary homes from around the world — and those who built them — over the course of 10 one-hour episodes. The show is the latest addition to Apple’s growing lineup of original shows, which… Read More

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Amazon’s a la carte TV service, Amazon Channels, adds CBS All Access

 Amazon’s a la carte TV subscription service, Amazon Channels, just added another big name to its lineup. Today, the companies announced that CBS’s over-the-top streaming service, CBS All Access – yes, the home to the new “Star Trek” – will now be available on Amazon Channels. However, only the higher-priced, $9.99/month commercial-free subscription will… Read More

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