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Netflix, beware: Apple lost the bid for ‘Top Gear’ but it’s working on in-house TV and movie projects

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Netflix, beware: Apple lost the bid for ‘Top Gear’ but it’s working on in-house TV and movie projects

Soon after the BBC fired Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson, it became clear the highly praised TV show will move to a different home, even if that meant starting from scratch under a new brand. Netflix was at one point rumored to be the company offering a killer deal to Clarkson and his two co-hosts, James May and Richard Hammond, but Amazon eventually secured that contract.

Little did anyone know that Apple has been involved in those negotiations as well, looking to steer Clarkson, May and Hammond towards Cupertino. This appears to be part of a broader Apple strategy of better positioning itself in the TV ecosystem. More →

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Best Netflix Movies Watch September

These hit movies are switching from Netflix to Hulu in October

By on August 31, 2015 at 10:01 PM.

These hit movies are switching from Netflix to Hulu in October

Netflix offers you fast access to a garden variety of movies and TV shows that you can instantly watch from the comfort of your home, but its catalog of titles continuously expands and contracts. The company adds plenty of new content each month but also has to cancel movies and TV shows as some licensing deals expire. Such will be the case in October when Netflix will remove a bunch of interesting titles from its library, so you should hurry up and see them in September.

However, it’s all not bad news, as the movies Netflix is removing will be available on a competing platform that you might already be using as well. More →

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Watch the first trailer for Will Smith’s ‘Concussion,’ the movie that’s scaring the NFL

By on August 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Watch the first trailer for Will Smith’s ‘Concussion,’ the movie that’s scaring the NFL

You probably can’t wait to see Will Smith as Deadshot in the upcoming the Suicide Squad action movie, but the actor has one more exciting movie coming out before that. Called Concussion, the movie is based on real events that had a tremendous impact on the NFL and football players’ health.

Concussion will launch in theaters on December 25th, but the first trailer for it is available now. More →

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4K TV Deals

Killer Amazon deal: A 49-inch 4K TV for under $550

By on August 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Killer Amazon deal: A 49-inch 4K TV for under $550

4K content is becoming more and more common these days. That said, there still aren’t really enough ultra HD movies and TV shows out there to warrant spending thousands of dollars on a 4K HD TV. But guess what: You don’t have to spend thousands to get a high-quality ultra HD TV.  More →

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Confirmed: ‘Prometheus 2’ is Ridley Scott’s next movie after ‘The Martian’

By on August 30, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Confirmed: ‘Prometheus 2’ is Ridley Scott’s next movie after ‘The Martian’

The Martian looks like one of the most exciting movies of the year though it may face some tough competition at the box office this fall. Directed by Ridley Scott, a versed sci-fi movie maker, the film tells the story of an astronaut who gets stranded on Mars and has to find ways to survive in hope of a less-than-likely rescue mission, then somehow contact Earth to let everyone know that he’s actually alive.

A series of trailers that make the story look like a real NASA endeavor might have you all excited about the movie that’s set to hit theaters in October. However, fans of the Alien franchise should be even more excited to hear that Scott confirmed he’s working on Prometheus 2, the second episode in the prequel adventures of the Alien universe. More →

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Popular Netflix Shows

Here are Netflix’s most popular original shows

By on August 29, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Here are Netflix’s most popular original shows

Aside from an extensive and ever-changing and expanding catalogue of TV shows and movies, one of the things that makes Netflix such a compelling service is that it offers up a broad selection of original and highly addicting content. From political dramas like House of Cards to delightfully absurd comedies like Wet Hot American Summer, Netflix’s expanding pool of original content has a little bit of something for everyone.

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Apple TV Service Price

Apple wants to charge $40/month for its TV subscription service; content providers demand more

By on August 29, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Apple wants to charge $40/month for its TV subscription service; content providers demand more

With a revamped Apple TV just around the corner, Apple is laying the groundwork for what may soon be a wildly successful TV streaming business.

With streaming services like Netflix and HBO Now more popular than ever, the writing on the wall is clear: consumers, on the whole, just aren’t as interested in paying $100 a month for 150 channels. Instead, they’re much happier getting less and paying less.

With that in mind, Apple’s rumored TV subscription service may truly be a market disruptor. Not to mention,  it would certainly fit Apple’s time-tested m.o of coming to the party late yet still being able to turn an industry on its head.

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Did Jimmy Kimmel secretly make fun of Jimmy Fallon this week?

By on August 28, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Did Jimmy Kimmel secretly make fun of Jimmy Fallon this week?

NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been a ratings success ever since it debuted back in February 2014. In fact, there are some weeks when Fallon’s ratings are higher than competing late night talk shows on ABC and CBS combined.

Say what you will about Fallon, but the former SNL star has expertly created a more whimsical take on the traditional late night talk show to great success. Whether it’s lip sync battling with Michelle Obama, putting together a near-perfect Saved by the Bell reunion, or partaking in any number of ridiculous games with celebrities, Fallon’s show is seemingly a viral video making machine.

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Apple TV 2015 Launch Analysis

The next-gen Apple TV could be the most exciting product Apple has released in years

By on August 28, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

The next-gen Apple TV could be the most exciting product Apple has released in years

I’ll admit that I haven’t been all that hot about Apple’s two newest products. Let’s start with the Apple Watch: I have never had less interest in an Apple product in my entire life than I have in the Apple Watch. And as for Apple Music, I simply don’t see the point of it when Spotify already does everything it does, but better. The new Apple TV set-top box that Apple will reportedly unveil next month, however, has me very intrigued. More →

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HDTV Deals Amazon

Amazon sale: You won’t believe how affordable these 6 big-screen HDTVs are right now

By on August 26, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Amazon sale: You won’t believe how affordable these 6 big-screen HDTVs are right now

Earlier this week, we told you about a huge sale Amazon is having on 4K TVs with great, big screens… and they’re all still on sale at big discounts if you want to check out that post. Today, the BGR Deals Team is focusing on TVs again, but from a different angle: big-screen HDTVs that are shockingly affordable.

You should note that these prices are only good until the end of the day on August 29th though, so you had better hurry if you see anything you like. More →

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4K TV Deals

Amazon is having a big sale on big-screen 4K TVs – here are 5 of the best deals

By on August 25, 2015 at 9:35 AM.

Amazon is having a big sale on big-screen 4K TVs – here are 5 of the best deals

Look, we’re going to level with you: 4K TVs still aren’t a must-have. Even though services like Netflix are starting to get on board, you know as well as we do that there just isn’t enough “ultra HD” 4K content out there to make 4K a necessity. But 4K content is coming and if you’re smart, you’ll begin to prepare yourself now.

BGR readers in the market for a new TV should absolutely think about picking up a 4K set. Sure, you might save a few dollars by going with a 1080p unit instead, but when you get to larger screens that are 55 inches and up, you really can tell the difference between full HD and ultra HD. In a couple of years when ultra HD content is everywhere, do you want to be left out?

Well, you’re in luck, because Amazon is having a big sale on HDTVs this week, and there are some great oversized 4K units to be found. We’ve picked out the five best deals and you’ll find them listed below. More →

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Comcast: We’re ready for 4K distribution today

By on August 24, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Comcast: We’re ready for 4K distribution today

While there’s no disputing that the picture quality of 4K content is absolutely breathtaking, the transition to a 4K world isn’t going to happen overnight. For starters, 4K HDTVs are relatively expensive and remain something of a curiosity for most mainstream consumers. Even though the price of 4K sets have gone down dramatically in the last 12 months alone, the percentage of 4K sets in living rooms remains small.

Even more limiting is the fact that most content today simply isn’t being produced in 4K. While Netflix is committed to shooting all of its original programming in 4K — and even 6K in the case of House of Cards — they are in the minority. Furthermore, because 4K is so data heavy, bandwidth issues may impede widespread adoption.

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