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Sorry for the big hiatus, should've warned you all but I was too busy enjoying my NVIDIA Shield. Anyway, here is some more news.

For those who are about to prepare for hurricane Dorian, here is a guide for The Weather Channel's coverage

MEGATON: Roku announces new hybrid player/soundbar (Roku Smart Soundbar); $179 USD, coming october 13th

Jeff McElfresh (WarnerMedia CEO) to manage AT&T TV, AT&T TV NOW, and DIRECTV starting this October

CBS to launch new Dabl OTA tv channel in partnership with Martha Stewart and Emille Lagasse September 9th

Netflix orders Korean drama "Round Six"

Pluto TV adds new channel based on Fuse TV

Certain Disney Channel archival content to move to Disney+

Amazon Fire TV to expand to new European markets
 
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Amazon announces new Fire TV Cube model, Amazon Fire TV Soundbar, and new Fire TV Edition partners

TDLR:

Fire TV Cube (2nd Generation)
  • Hexacore processor
  • $119.99 USD
  • supports Dolby Vision HDR, HDR 10+, and 60 fps 4K
  • Preorders start today

Amazon Fire TV edition Soundbar
  • First partner is Anker (Nebular Fire TV edition soundbar)
  • Nebula Soundbar launching in United States, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom
  • $229.99 in the United States
  • Releases on November 21
  • New owners to get free 90-day trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Fire TV Edition partners
  • New partners include JVC, Skyworth, Arcelik, TPV, and Compal
  • Fire TV Edition sales to expand to United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria.
  • Germany and Austria to get Grunding Fire TV edition models to have far-field voice control. No plans for those TVs to come to other regions as of this time.
  • Toshiba to release 65" TV with Dolby Vision, available October 2019 in US and Canada
 
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As of September 6th, nearly 1,000 channels had their frequencies changed. If you own an antenna, be sure to rescan for channels.

AT&T TV Anywhere apps cause confusion

Twitch finally coming to Apple TV

Roku CEO Anthony Wood interested in seeing 1/2 of Television sets include Roku OS

Amazon interested to add free 24/7 live tv; in talks to revive "Vice News Tonight"
 
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MEGATON: NBCUniversal's streaming service is now called "Peacock"; coming April 2021; first original series include reboots of Saved By the Bell, Battlestar Galactica and Punky Brewster

Samsung TV Plus to add "This Old House" channel

VH1, BET Her channels available now on Pluto TV

AT&T CEO's Randall Stephenson statement on purchasing DirecTV and WarnerMedia

New changes to PS Vue coming tomorrow

  • Launched NBC 4 (Columbus, OH) and NewsChannel 8(Tampa Bay Area, FL)
    • Added to Access Plan and above
    • Replacing NBC OnDemand
  • On 9/18/2019, Destination America and Science Channelwill be moving from Access Plan to Elite Plan
    • Access and Core subscribers will lose Destination America and Science Channel. All of their associated On Demand and DVR content will no longer be viewable. If you wish to continue watching Destination America and Science Channel subscribers will need to upgrade to Elite Plan or above.
  • MotorTrend will become available in the Access Plan and may be enjoyed by all plan subscribers.
 
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MEGATON: Beld Internet to shut down its cable television service due to costs; will attract cord-cuttters
However, they will still provite local television via BCAM: www.bcam.tv

AirTV channel is gone from Roku channel store

CBSN adds Boston feed

ESPN to create exclusive content for Facebook Watch

YouTube to shut down TV leanback interface

New AirTV model accidentally leaked on AirTV website

Android version of Pluto TV now available in Europe

NBC to launch free news streaming network Lx in 2020
 
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Disney bans Netflix ads on its TV networks

Future Sesame Street episodes to be HBO MAX exculsive, plus spinoffs

Stirr adds 10 new channels

One individual sends 1 million complaints to FCC

Disney+ in trouble of coming to Fire TV

Frndly TV now out of beta

Grandfathered ATT TV NOW customers have DVR reverted to 20 hours

Survey reveals that Netflix subscribers won't leave for Disney+/Apple+

FCC to determine if Streaming services are "effective competition"

Prime Video to continue offering Disney movies in Latin America until Disney+ launches there in 2020

Chicago's 9% tax on paid streaming services classified as legal

Pluto TV adds new channels including Baywatch

Netflix offering free content including original series "Bard of Blood" in India

Tesla gets new video theather via major system update

Tivo announces EDGE DVR; (Antenna $349 USD; Antenna $399 USD)
 
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Hulu drops support for AirTV DVR and Channel Master Stream+

Sling TV gets updated search and channel guide

Fox Nation to host 1st Patriot Awards

PBS and PBS Kids to go live on YouTube TV November 4th 2019

Netflix ending support for older Roku models (the first two models)

Roku TVs get interactive pop up ads

Dish Network's hidden fees

AMC to monetize with SpotX during Halloween

Tubi to raise $150 million in funding

FCC requested to change OTA TV rules for better coverage

Redzone Wireless LLC expands internet service to Rural Maine

Roku announces Onn-branded soundbar

Broadcasters respond to Locast accusations
 
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Disney+ gets limited time subscription tier: $5 a month for 3 years

Starz Inc possibly becoming independent again

22 new channels added to Xumo

AT&T SportsNet gets new deal with MLB Pirates

PGA Tour to feature every single shot of the 2020 Players Championship

AT&T selling its wireless and wireline businesses in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

HBO Max announces two new original Kids series

New short form version of 60 Minutes announced
 
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Phoebe Walter-Bridge to create more content for Amazon Prime

Roku Wifi Extender being tested; called Roku Relay

Legendary Television bringing its shows to Plex

Amazon Music app for Apple TV available now

SommTV launched, streaming service focused on food and drink

Drew Berrybore gets CBS talk show

More free movies coming to YouTube

Comcast accused of overcharging internet-only customers



We are dropping sling and subscribed to YouTube TV because our air satellite sucks and we need local channels for college football.
Great to hear, I'm currently subscribed to YTTV but I am putting my membership on pause since my mom and I are broke.
 
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CNN to stream their Democratic Presidential Debate for free

Sling TV will show CNN's Presidential Debate for non-subscribers as well

Speaking of Sling TV, they just added content for non-subscribers too for Fire TV and Android

Disney+ video of all content coming to US

Hulu 4k support expanded to Xbox One, LG Tvs and Fire TV.

ATSC 3.0 testing expands to Phoenix

YouTube TV no longer allows subscribing via iTunes for new users

NagraStar (joint venture of Dish Network) to sue more iptv subscribers and resellers

Comcast moving select channels to higher TV plan tiers

BBC's iPlayer gets revamp to compete against Netflix

Tubi to launch Tubi Kids section; coming to UK 2020
 
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Netflix ranks Spectrum and Verizon FiOS as the fastest ISPs

Apple TV app for Roku and Roku TV available now

Crunchyroll to produce content based on Line Webtoon webcomics

Pluto TV adds 11 new Spanish-language channels including Spanish versions of 007, Nickelodeon, and Dog: The Bounty Hunter.

Crackle+ getting studio for original content

MEGATON: AMC Theatres to launch on demand streaming service

True Royalty streaming service looking to expand into US and other markets
 
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MEGATON: New Adventure Time specials coming to HBO Max

AT&T possibly giving free HBO Max to AT&T customers that have HBO;Also wants DIRECTV customers to move to HBO Max and AT&T TV NOW; Ad supported tier confirmed with Live TV plan to follow after

HDHomerun's Android app to get new UI

2019 Roku models available now in Mexico and Colombia

FCC now rules cable replacement services as effective competition to cable tv

Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act now requires streaming services to provide emergency alerts

Netflix ends support for old Vizio smart TVs on December 1st

Verizon FiOS lost 67,000 customers in Q3 2019

Spectrum lost 770,000 customers

Vice creating new original series for Hulu

Sony looking to sell Playstation Vue business

Vudu announces Pumpkin Smash contest; prize is $100 Vudu credit

Discovery to create more streaming services based on their TV networks

2020 to be CBS All Access' biggest year

Best Buy selling new Nvidia Shield models early

Speaking of Nvidia Shield, new models are most likely coming October 28th

The Jim Henson Company to develop new talk show for Disney+ starring an alien (not ALF)

The Dodo to produce original series for Quibi

ESPN+ criticized for pre-roll ads

PSA: You can't purchase movies/TV shows on the Apple TV app for Fire TV
 
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MEGATON: Hocus Pocus 2 confirmed; Disney+ original movie

Verizon 5G home internet service expanding to Dallas and Ohama

Stirr adds 10 new channels

AT&T TV NOW's 100-hour DVR add on to launch in November

PSA: PBS and PBS Kids launching on YouTube TV next week
 
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New Nvidia Shield TV models available now

It’s finally here. Meet the new #NVIDIASHIELD TV family.

Level up with Dolby Vision and Atmos, AI-Upscaling, an updated design, and more. With built-in Google Assistant and the most 4K HDR entertainment in a streaming media player. Available now.
For those who were wondering of the differences:
  • Base has new cylinder design and has 8GB. Pro is the 2017 model with 16GB
  • Redesigned remote with dedicated volume and Netflix buttons, also has backlit buttons and is powered by AAA batteries instead of lithium batteries.
  • Dolby Vision and Atmos for both models
  • Tegra X1+ is 25% faster

AT&T looking to sell DirecTV

AT&T TV NOW lost 195,000 subscribers

AT&T to sell WarnerMedia's central Europe operations

New titles coming to Prime Video this November
November 1


  • A View To A Kill (1985)
  • Bad Santa (2003)
  • Big Top Pee-Wee (1988)
  • Chinatown (1974)
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  • Die Another Day (2002)
  • Double Jeopardy (1999)
  • Dr. No (1962)
  • Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
  • Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex * But Were Afraid To Ask (1972)
  • Fatal Attraction (1987)
  • Fire with Fire (2012)
  • Flashdance (1983)
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  • Freelancers (2012)
  • From Russia With Love (1963)
  • Gloria (English Subtitled) (2014)




  • Goldeneye (1995)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Kingpin (1996)
  • Licence To Kill (1989)
  • Light Sleeper (1992)
  • Live And Let Die (1973)
  • L.O.L. Surprise: Winter Disco Movie (2019) – Amazon Original kids special
  • Moonraker (1979)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)
  • Octopussy (1983)
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  • Overlord (2018)
  • Reds (1981)
  • Save the Last Dance 2 (2006)
  • Soapdish (1991)
  • Summer’s Moon (2009)
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  • The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
  • The Firm (1993)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  • The World Is Not Enough (1999)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan: Season 2 – Amazon Original series
  • Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  • Training Day (2001)
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)

November 6


  • Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)

November 7


  • Thursday Night Football: Chargers @ Raiders (NFL)

November 8


  • One Child Nation (2019) – Amazon Original movie

November 13


  • Anna and the Apocalypse (2018)
  • Romans (2017)

November 14





  • Instant Family (2018)
  • The Souvenir (2019)
  • Thursday Night Football: Steelers @ Browns (NFL)

November 15


  • Creed 2 (2018)
  • The Man in the High Castle: Season 4 – Amazon Original series

November 19


  • Bottom of the 9th (2019)

November 20


  • The Fanatic (2019)

November 21


  • Thursday Night Football: Colts @ Texans (NFL)

November 22


  • Costume Quest: Christmas Special – Amazon Original series

November 29


  • The Report (2019) – Amazon Original movie

November 30


  • Low Tide (2019)

November 2019





  • Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) – Amazon Original movie
  • The Feed: Season 1 – Amazon Original series

New in November – Available for Rent or Purchase on Prime Video


November 12



  • Angel Has Fallen (2019)

New in November – Available for Streaming on Prime Video Channels


November 1



  • America’s Test Kitchen Home for the Holidays (PBS Living)

November 4


  • His Dark Materials (HBO)

November 10


  • Shameless: Season 10 (Showtime)
  • The Dublin Murders (Starz)
  • Wolfhall (PBS Masterpiece)

November 15





  • Xavier Riddle and The Secret Museum: Season 1 (PBS Kids)

November 17


  • Ray Donovan: Season 7 (Showtime)

November 21


  • RSM Classic (PGA Tour Live)

November 22


  • Mr. Selfridge (PBS Masterpiece)
  • Wild Krats: Vol. 17 (PBS Kids)

November 25


  • A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) (Showtime)

*Subject to change without notice.
WHat is coming to and leaving HBO Now this November

Theatrical Premieres:
Head Full of Honey, 2018 (11/2)
Look Away, 2019 (11/4)
Blindspotting, 2018 (11/1)
The Kid Who Would Be King, 2019 (11/9)
Little, 2019 (11/16)
Us, 2019 (11/23)
Shazam!, 2019 (11/30)





Series Premieres:
His Dark Materials, Series Premiere (11/4)
Santos Dumont, Series Premiere (11/11)
Sesame Street, Season 50 Premiere (11/16)


Series Finales:
Axios, Season 2 Finale (11/10)
Catherine the Great, Miniseries Finale (11/11)
Real Time with Bill Maher, Season 17 Finale (11/16)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Season 6 Finale (11/18)
Chumel Con Chumel Torres, Season 4 Finale (11/18)
Room 104, Season 3 Finale (11/29)


Original Programming:
Entre Nos: Erik Rivera: Super White (11/1)
Daniel Sloss: X (11/2)
The Apollo (11/6)
Very Ralph (11/12)
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (11/9)
Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops (11/19)
Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season (11/26)


Estrenos:
Message Erased, 2019 (11/1)
Sobredosis de amor (AKA Roommates), 2019 (11/1)
Pajaros de Verano (AKA Birds of Passage), 2019 (11/8)
Papi Chulo, 2019 (11/15)


2018 HBOAccess Pilots:
Halfway (11/1)
Unimundo 45 (11/1)
Sterling (11/1)


Starting November 1:
Big, 1988
Bruce Almighty, 2003
Chocolat, 2000





The Condemned, 2009
The Condemned 2, 2019
Crazy, Stupid, Love, 2011
The Darjeeling Limited, 2007
The Darkness, 2016
The Day After Tomorrow, 2004
Flawless, 1999
For Love of the Game, 1999
Forget Paris, 1995
Hope Floats, 1998
Indignation, 2016
Jingle All the Way (Director’s Cut), 1996





King Arthur (Director’s Cut), 2004
Mr. Bean’s Holiday, 2007
Nine Months, 1995
Pan, 2015
Reversal of Fortune, 1990
The Town, 2010
True Lies, 1994
Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster, 1997


Ending November 30:
Blackkklansman, 2018
Breakin’ All the Rules, 2004
Captivity, 2007
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
Darkman, 1990
Darkman II: The Return of Durant, 1996
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die, 1996
The Darkest Minds, 2018
Deja Vu, 2006
The Diary of Anne Frank, 1959
Disclosure, 1994
Hop, 2011
Insidious: The Last Key, 2018
Legend, 2015
Lions For Lambs, 2007
The Lost Boys, 1987
Macgruber (Extended Version), 2010
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 2018



Manhattan Night, 2019
My Friend Dahmer, 2017
Paper Heart, 2009
Paycheck, 2003
Peter Pan, 2003
Pride, 2007
Ramona and Beezus, 2010
Robin Hood, 2010
Steve Jobs, 2015
Stratton, 2016
 
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A shitload of HBO MAX news just came out:

HBO MAX to launch on May 2020; $14.99 USD /mo; Ad-supported version in 2021

FIrst look at HBO MAX UI for mobile and streaming boxes

MEGATON: South Park is moving from Hulu to HBO MAX

So will Rick and Morty

All DC movies to be available on HBO MAX on day of launch

New HBO MAX original comedy shows by Elizabeth Banks, Issa Rae, and Mindy Kaling in the works

Some of Cartoon Network's upcoming original shows are now becoming HBO MAX originals

Bell Media to bring HBO MAX original programming to Canada

New AT&T Unlimited wireless plans announced with free HBO MAX at launch

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Now for the other news!

Majority Shareholders approve Viacombs (Viacom CBS) merger, in effect this December

STIRR (Sinclair) adds 17 new channels including People TV, Newsy, and Filmrise; 1.3 million downloads

Playstation Vue to shut down on January 30th 2020

Tastemade TV and Hallmark Channel to be removed from PS Vue this November

T-Mobile US's LTE home internet service launches today

Get a free Firestick for prepaying for 6 months of Philo
 
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Verizon Stream TV box is now official

Whistle announces OTT TV network WhistleTV;

Two new Tyler Perry shows coming to BET+

PS Vue no longer accepting new subscribers amid shutting down

STIRR to stream the 2019 iHeartCountry One Night for Our Military live for free

New Disney+ original The Big Fib announced

MEGATON: The Mighty Ducks getting reboot for Disney+

Roku offering Showtime and Starz bundle for $16.99 /mo

Hulu to be exclusive streaming home for FX shows; FX+ shutting down

Pluto TV launches 5 new channels, including a 24/7 election channel, all episodes of Naruto part 1, and Leverage

Select Sesame Street episodes coming to Kanopy

Britbox finally launches in the UK 2 years after launch
 
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