Star Wars TV Show ABC

A ‘Star Wars’ TV series could be coming to ABC, network in talks with Lucasfilm

August 5th at 3:10 PM

A ‘Star Wars’ TV series could be coming to ABC, network in talks with Lucasfilm

Knowing that we have a new Star Wars movie to look forward to every year for the foreseeable future makes the wait more bearable, but that doesn’t mean we can ever have enough Star Wars in our lives.

To that end, someone at the Television Critics Association press tour this week asked ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey if the network was considering bringing the endlessly popular franchise to network television at some point in the future. Unsurprisingly, the answer was “yes.”

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AT&T Drones

AT&T wants to use drones to improve its LTE network

July 13th at 3:32 PM

AT&T wants to use drones to improve its LTE network

AT&T today announced that it had reached the trial phase of a national drone program designed to improve wireless LTE coverage in situations where the network might otherwise be overloaded.

Indeed, as anyone who has attended a large public event can attest, the cellular service at places like large sports stadiums and expansive outdoor music festivals often leaves a whole lot to be desired. With tens of thousands of individuals simultaneously trying to text and send photos and videos, trying to get anything through is typically an exercise in frustration.

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Watch ABC Democratic Debate Online

How to watch the final Democratic debate of 2015 online tonight

December 19th at 7:30 PM

How to watch the final Democratic debate of 2015 online tonight

On Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, ABC News will host the third and final Democratic debate of the year at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Once again, the candidates taking the stage will be Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley and front-runner Hillary Clinton. More →

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Fall 2015 TV Schedule

Complete Fall 2015 TV Schedule: Premiere Dates for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW Shows

June 26th at 4:56 PM

Complete Fall 2015 TV Schedule: Premiere Dates for ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW Shows

It’s the end of June. The weather is heating up and the concerts are kicking off and blockbuster movies are trickling out every week, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the fall TV schedule. As of this week, we now know the complete schedule for all five of the major networks, including the premiere dates of every new show coming this fall.

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ABC New Shows 2015

Here are all of the trailers for ABC’s new 2015-2016 TV lineup

May 14th at 2:41 PM

Here are all of the trailers for ABC’s new 2015-2016 TV lineup

On Monday, we shared the cancellations and renewals for the five major networks: NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox and The CW. There weren’t too many surprises on the list, but it doesn’t really matter, because what we’re really interested in are the new shows that will be premiering over the next 12 months.

ABC, the last of the four major networks, finally published trailers for its new shows. Let’s take a look. More →

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Cancelled TV Shows List 2015

Did your favorite show get the ax? A complete list of TV show cancellations

May 11th at 12:13 PM

Did your favorite show get the ax? A complete list of TV show cancellations

The month of May is crunch time for network television shows, as this is the time when networks decide to cut bait with shows with low ratings. We now have the complete list of shows on all four major networks that won’t be returning in the fall — check it out below.

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ABC Hulu Content Removal

ABC yanks newer episodes off Hulu, will be available for cable customers only

May 14th at 7:50 PM

ABC yanks newer episodes off Hulu, will be available for cable customers only

ABC isn’t taking kindly to Hulu subscribers who are watching its shows online instead of paying for monthly cable services. The New York Times reports that ABC, which is owned by Walt Disney, has decided to yank newer episodes of its shows off both the free version of Hulu and its own homepage and will instead put them on its mobile app that is only accessible to cable subscribers. The network says that it’s created its own in-house streaming app to better adapt to customer preferences by giving users access to its content on all their portable devices. ABC plans to roll out the app in six different cities over the summer.

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Hulu Plus for Xbox 360 launching Friday, free until May 6th

April 28th at 10:46 PM

Hulu Plus for Xbox 360 launching Friday, free until May 6th

Looks like the weekend’s going to start a bit early. Hulu’s subscription-based Hulu Plus service will launch for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 on Friday, and here’s the best part: it’s free for  Xbox Live (Gold and Silver) users until May 6th. After that you’ll have to drop $7.99 per month to kick back and watch your favorite shows from ABC, Comedy Central, FOX, NBC, MTV, and others. Hulu’s even adding Kinect support, which means you’ll be able to play, pause, fast forward, or rewind whatever you’re watching with your voice or with a gesture. Hit the jump for the full release. More →

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Netflix inks new streaming deal with ABC

December 8th at 11:41 AM

Netflix inks new streaming deal with ABC

Netflix announced a new deal Wednesday that will bring additional content from ABC, ABC Family and the Disney Channel to the company’s online streaming catalog. “Watch Instantly” allows Netflix’s DVDs-by-mail subscribers to stream an unlimited amount of television and movie content to computers and compatible set-top boxes, and now the service is also available as a stand-alone offering for $7.99 per month. New shows that will now be available on Watch Instantly 15 days after their initial air date include “Grey’s Anatomy,”  “Desperate Housewives” and “Brothers & Sisters.” The deal also brings complete seasons of popular shows like “Lost,” “Ugly Betty” and “Scrubs” to Watch Instantly.

“TV content streamed from Netflix has proven to be immensely popular with our members,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “Adding to our existing Disney-ABC lineup with great network and cable shows, and opening up ABC Family for the first time, are important steps in creating a wide and diverse selection of content Netflix members of all ages can watch.”

The move with Disney-ABC is the latest in a series of deals Netflix has put together in an effort to bolster the new content available in its streaming catalog. Hit the break for the full press release. More →

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Fox blocking Google TV?

November 10th at 9:38 PM

Fox blocking Google TV?

What’s the deal network television? No love for Google TV? Major broadcast networks ABC, CBS, and NBC have already put a software block in place preventing Google TV appliances from accessing their content, and now it seems like Fox is joining the party with its own anti-GTV stance. Blog gtvhub is reporting that basic cable network Fox is blocking access to its online streaming-video content from Google TV devices. Seems pretty lame to us. What do you think, does this affect the utility of Google’s TV software? More →

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Disney to bring new content to Hulu?

March 29th at 4:36 PM

Disney to bring new content to Hulu?

Hulu may be getting a healthy dose of new programming content courtesy of Disney. According to sources close to the situation, Hulu and Disney are in serious negotiations to bring Disney programming to the online video portal. The talks reportedly focus on ABC programming content which include the popular TV series  Desperate Housewives and LOST, but may include programming from other Disney assets as well. In exchange for providing content, Disney is requesting an equity stake in Hulu on par with NBC Universal and News Corp and possibly performance incentives. With the relationship between Hulu and CBS souring, Hulu could use a high profile deal to boost its position in the increasingly competitive online video marketplace.

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