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Netflix comes to Cuba, but who will be watching?

Consumers in Cuba who actually have access to Internet can now sign up for Netflix to catch favourite TV shows and movies

Sling TV opens up to the public, adds AMC to the package as a closer

Sling TV is now officially available to the public, and AMC has been added to the core $20/mo. package.
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New report: music labels, not Spotify, are to blame for poor artist payouts

New data shows that labels take the majority of subscriber fees from streaming services, while musicians get the short straw.

The latest numbers suggest Netflix and friends really are killing traditional TV

Streaming TV services are cutting into traditional TV viewership numbers in a major way.
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Reuters brings TV news into the 21st century with new iPhone app

Reuters TV is a new mobile app that will offer curated, personalized news to subscribers
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Sling TV adds heaps of Hispanic programming with new Univision deal

Sling TV has partnered up with Univision to add Hispanic content to its lineup

Aziz Ansari brings his latest comedy special to Netflix in March

Aziz Ansari will perform live at Madison Square Garden, and it will stream on Netflix
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Nickelodeon breaks out of cable’s cage, preps standalone streaming service

Nickelodeon is following the lead of other networks like HBO and CBS with plans to launch its own standalone subscription streaming service
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Check out the first teaser for Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer prequel

A new teaser trailer confirms which cast members will be returning for the reboot of Wet Hot American Summer on Netflix
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Sandler taps Taylor Lautner, Blake Shelton, & others for Ridiculous 6 Netflix movie

Adam Sandler's first movie for Netflix will be called Ridiculous Six, and will star an ensemble cast including everyone from Steve Buscemi to Blake Shelton
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The NFL and Google make nice, partner up for an official YouTube channel

The NFL has partnered with Google for a YouTube channel and Search integration.
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Hulu courts the youth vote, orders up new series from YouTube’s RocketJump

Hulu will be offering a new series from Lionsgate and RocketJump, the studio behind popular YouTube show Video Game High School
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Netflix raises the stakes, plans to launch 20 original series per year

Netflix says it plans to launch 20 or so original shows each and every year.
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Amazon picks up Jesse Eisenberg comedy, Bream

A series of short stories actor Jesse Eisenberg writes for McSweeney's will be turned into a TV series on Amazon.
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Will Arnett takes another swipe at a streaming TV series with Flaked on Netflix

A Will Arnett-created show, Flaked, in which the actor will also star, is set to debut on Netflix in 2016
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Dive right in to all 13 shows for Amazon’s ambitious 2015 pilot season [Update]

Amazon Prime Instant Video will be adding seven new pilot series to its lineup in 2015, letting subscribers help choose which continue to full airing.
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Bronies beware: Netflix to lose Hasbro shows next month

Netflix and Discovery could not come to an agreement, which means Discovery kids content will no longer be available as of February 2
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Fox News and Dish shake hands, service restored to subscribers

Dish and Fox have kissed and made up, bringing back the two Fox channels that went dark as negotiations stalled.
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Amazon to debut original drama series Bosch February 13

Bosch, a 10-episode drama series based on the book series by Michael Connelly, is coming to Amazon February 13
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Grab your marshmallows: Wet, Hot, American Summer makes a triumphant return on Netflix

Cult film classic Wet, Hot American Summer gets a reboot through Netflix
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Dish blacks out channels again; this time it’s Fox

Fox News blacked out for Dish as contract negotiations continue
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Offline viewing: Netflix says ‘never’ while Amazon says ‘always’

Netflix says it will never let viewers watch offline, focusing instead of making Wi-Fi access anywhere.

Got DISH? Now you have Netflix, too; streaming app comes to set-top boxes today

The Netflix app can now be accessed directly from the second-generation Hopper set-top box from DISH.
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Receive Netflix recommendations from friends and play them with your smartwatch

Netflix added Android support for Social Recommendations, which will allow Android device users, including Android Wear, to recommend shows via Facebook
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HBO GO is now on Amazon Fire TV, voice search included

HBO GO is now available through Amazon Fire TV, and the catalog is also searchable via voice search.

Is Netflix sleeping with the enemy? Big Red may strike big deals with cable providers

Netflix is rumoured to be in talks with TV providers to have its app made available through their set-top boxes.
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Hulu will offer Discovery Network shows like Deadliest Catch starting January 1

Hulu will offer popular Discovery Network shows, including How It's Made and Deadliest Catch
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Netflix and Amazon score multiple Golden Globe nominations for original TV series

Netflix and Amazon both garnered Golden Globe nominations for original series, including House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Derek, and Transparent
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Netflix salutes Nina Simone with 2015 documentary

A documentary titled What Happened, Miss Simone? based on the life of singer and activist Nina Simone will air on Netflix next year.
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CBS pulls the plug on Dish customers in several major cities [Update]

CBS goes dark on Dish network in several major markets.

British sci-fi miniseries Black Mirror is now streaming on Netflix

The popular, disturbing sci-fi miniseries Black Mirror from British creator Charlie Brooker is now streaming on Netflix.
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Netflix announces February premiere of House of Cards season 3 with new teaser

Netflix teases with a "special message" from the White House declaring the return of Frank and Claire Underwood in Season 3 of House of Cards.
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AMC offers another taste of Better Call Saul with this new trailer

See the latest trailer for Better Call Saul, which will enjoy a 2-night premiere on AMC February 9 & 10.
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AV receiver apps for smartphones and tablets will make you look like a home theater wizard

The most popular network AVR apps can turn a smartphone or tablet into a remote control, sure, but did you know they can do far more?