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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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The Walking Dead Season 6 Trailer Premiere

Watch ‘The Walking Dead’ season 6 preview trailer right now

By on August 24, 2015 at 4:15 PM.

Watch ‘The Walking Dead’ season 6 preview trailer right now

We’re almost there. AMC will soon kick off the sixth season of its highly acclaimed The Walking Dead TV series. However, there’s still some waiting left for fans of the series, as the show premieres on October 11th. In the meantime, there’s a new cryptic trailer for the upcoming season, which was released during the Talking Dead show. More →

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Stephen Colbert’s first ‘Late Show’ guests to include Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

By on August 24, 2015 at 1:25 PM.

Stephen Colbert’s first ‘Late Show’ guests to include Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

With the loss of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, Comedy Central is certainly going through a late night transformation. And while Stewart is, believe it or not, now wrestling in the WWE, Colbert will be taking over David Letterman’s old Late Show spot on CBS come September.

Given the cult like following Colbert has amassed in the last few years, it’s going to be extremely interesting to see how he fares against the likes of Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. With the show’s first episode set to air on September 8, CBS today released the full slate of guests set to appear on the show during its first week in production.

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Marvel's Most Wanted TV Show

‘Marvel’s Most Wanted’ could be the latest Marvel series coming to network TV

By on August 21, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

‘Marvel’s Most Wanted’ could be the latest Marvel series coming to network TV

It didn’t take long for Marvel’s reign at the box office to convince TV executives that it might be a good idea to jump on the bandwagon, but it hasn’t been as effortless of a transition as they might have imagined. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a solid concept for ABC, yet two seasons in, many viewers are only just starting to see the potential of the series.

Still, as long as the superhero movies continue to rake in billions, the networks are going to take their chances.

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The Hateful Eight Characters Posters

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ characters revealed in movie posters

By on August 20, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ characters revealed in movie posters

Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is one of the most anticipated movies coming out this year. The western tells the story of eight mysterious characters who are linked by some sort of collective past, and the first trailer isn’t really that revelatory. Released a few days ago, the short trailer shows some of the film’s characters focusing on Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell. But there are plenty of other well-known figures in this Tarantino creation, and a series of posters just leaked, each one featuring one of the major eight protagonists. More →

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Fear the Walking Dead Video Preview

Watch the gruesome first moments of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ right now

By on August 20, 2015 at 12:20 PM.

Watch the gruesome first moments of ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ right now

Fans of The Walking Dead are going to have to wait a couple more months for the sixth season of the gruesome drama, but this weekend marks the beginning of a new show set inside the same universe. Fear the Walking Dead is a spinoff of the original show, set in Los Angeles before events of The Walking Dead.

The first episode premieres on Sunday, but you can watch the opening scene right now. More →

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Being an Extra on Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones: This is what it was like to be an extra on HBO’s hit show

By on August 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Game of Thrones: This is what it was like to be an extra on HBO’s hit show

We’ve spent five seasons exploring the land of Westeros with our favorite (and least favorite) characters on Game of Thrones, but what would it be like to actually visit George R.R. Martin’s fictional world? One fan got to find out when he was cast as an extra for the infamous Purple Wedding scene in season four. More →

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The Martian Movie Trailer YouTube

Watch the brand new trailer for ‘The Martian’ right now

By on August 19, 2015 at 4:55 PM.

Watch the brand new trailer for ‘The Martian’ right now

This fall, a new epic space movie will hit theaters worldwide – Ridley Scott’s The Martian. Starring a bunch of well-known actors, the film proposes a highly challenging idea: an astronaut is left behind on Mars during a NASA mission and has to find a way to survive for a few years until his team can come back and rescue him. More →

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The traditional network comedy is dead

By on August 19, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

The traditional network comedy is dead

The list of 2015 Emmy nominations emphatically confirm something many have alluded to for a long time: the traditional network comedy is dying a slow death. With seven nominations given for Outstanding Comedy Series, only two series — ABC’s Modern Family and NBC’s Parks and Recreation — happen to air on one of the big three networks. In fact, the percentage of nominated comedies originating either from HBO, Amazon, Netflix, or traditional cable is higher than it’s ever been before.

With Parks and Recreation now over, Modern Family may soon be the only traditional network comedy left standing. Now admittedly, there are some great comedies currently on-air that weren’t nominated at all, with Fox’s New Girl and Brooklyn 99 being two prominent examples. Still, its hard to ignore that the smartest and most irreverent comedy these days tends to come from outlets like Comedy Central or from subscription services like HBO and Netflix.

So what happened?

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HDTV Deals

These are the 5 top-rated HDTVs on Amazon

By on August 19, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

These are the 5 top-rated HDTVs on Amazon

Buying an HDTV can often be very difficult. You can search Google and read reviews for days and still have no idea which model to purchase. Sometimes, the easiest way to find a great television is to rely on the wisdom of the crowd — and there is no bigger crowd of consumers than Amazon shoppers.

Here are the five top-rated HDTVs on Amazon: More →

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The Daily Show Trevor Noah TV Ad

Watch Trevor Noah adjusting his seat in first funny ad for the new ‘Daily Show’ season

By on August 19, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Watch Trevor Noah adjusting his seat in first funny ad for the new ‘Daily Show’ season

We’ve known for a while that Trevor Noah will take over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart, and now that the famed host has said his goodbyes it’s time for Noah to bring his humor to Comedy Central’s TV hit. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah premieres on September 28th, but you can already enjoy a first new ad for it. More →

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