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Apple TV Service Price

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

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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 4K

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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