Netflix Plans Price Increase on Customers

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New subscribers will feel the pinch first ... By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Well, we saw this coming… since Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast's protection racket for preferred bandwidth traffic, the online streaming company has announced that in spite of over $1.25 billion in earnings and a … [Read more...]

Farscape Movie in the Works

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I remember a time when the only real space-opera genre show on television was Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sure there were a bunch of other sci-fi television shows but if you wanted to follow the crew of a starship, that starship was named … [Read more...]

Comcast’s profit rises; company adds video subscribers

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By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, posted higher first-quarter revenue and net income on Tuesday showing it could add video subscribers for two quarters in a row, a rare sight in the cable industry. On the cable side, Comcast added 24,000 net video … [Read more...]

Echo of 1984 Betamax landmark in U.S. high court Aereo TV fight

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By Lawrence Hurley and Liana B. Baker WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) When the U.S. Supreme Court hears a one-hour oral argument in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, it will not be the first time the court's nine justices will have the final say over the fate of a new TV viewing technology. Thirty … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Transcendence

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Even very talented people are prone to error, Hollywood consistently proves that phenomena. In fact, a movie like Transcendence would never have been produced, if it wasn't for the big names blinded by a script which fails to transcend the limitations of its own … [Read more...]

Is ABC Close To Greenlighting Marvel TV Series Agent Carter?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s lackluster reception, though it has improved recently, with episodes tying into Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the studio seems unfazed in its bid to take over television. Deadline is reporting that project Agent … [Read more...]

U.S. wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of heart disease: autopsy

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(Reuters) The Ultimate Warrior, one of the most celebrated names in U.S. professional wrestling, died of natural causes attributed to heart disease, an Arizona coroner's office said on Tuesday. An autopsy on the 54-year-old wrestler, whose given name was James Hellwig, confirmed his cause of … [Read more...]

Star Wars Episode VII: Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Won’t Appear

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While trying to find out who will actually be starring in Star Wars: Episode VII is proving impossible, ruling out who won't be appearing has been far easier. The latest to be crossed off the list of potential cast members is Benedict Cumberbatch, who of course … [Read more...]

Relativity Media takes on Disney with Maker Studios bid

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(Reuters) Privately held film and TV studio Relativity Media has offered up to $1.1 billion to buy Maker Studios, whose shareholders are scheduled to vote on Tuesday on a bid by the Walt Disney Co, according to a letter provided to Reuters. Relativity offered $525 million in cash and stock to … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: Watch Out 4K, Here Comes Super Hi-Vision 8K

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RED also showcases 6K Dragon footage in IMAX By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) NHK was at NAB this week, quietly showing off footage shot with a Super Hi-Vision 8K camera, affectionately known as The Cube. And after walking out of their brief 16 minute demonstration, I was left with the feeling … [Read more...]

Colbert to replace Letterman on ‘The Late Show’

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By Eric Kelsey - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Comedian Stephen Colbert, who made his mark satirizing political conservatives on cable television's Comedy Central channel, was named on Thursday to succeed veteran late-night star David Letterman as the host of the CBS "Late Show" next year. Colbert, 49, … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Renewed For 2 More Seasons

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Bum bum ba-ba bum bum ba-ba bum bum ba-ba bum bum... The theme music to Game of Thrones is so catchy that even reading it will get it stuck in your head. For me it's also absolutely Pavlovian and I can never wait for the next chapter in this sprawling epic which … [Read more...]

Dish, Hearst TV reach agreement to restore programming

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(Reuters) Hearst TV said on Wednesday it signed an agreement with Dish Network Corp ending a blackout that affected Dish subscribers who could not see programs from ABC, NBC and CBS broadcast affiliate stations in 25 markets. "We appreciate the support and patience of our viewers, advertisers and … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: Adobe Unveils Lightroom Mobile for iPad

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddlenews) Adobe says Lightroom mobile is available for the iPad. Lightroom Mobile is a companion app for Adobe Lightroom 5. Lightroom mobile is available for those subscribing to Adobe Creative Cloud. The new app allows photographers to sync photos from an existing … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: JVC Wades into the Deep End of the 4K Super 35 Pool

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Announces full range of full frame cameras By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Capable of 4K ultra high definition cinema and broadcast production, JVC announced a quartet of Super 35 based cameras showcased at NAB will offer a range of options. … [Read more...]

NAB 2014: RED Assures Users That SCARLET DRAGON Is Still Coming

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Other announcements include 4K Broadcast module By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In response to rumors that RED may be abandoning the Scarlet Dragon project, RED's fire chief Jared Land announced RED Dragon will likely be shipping in June for a price of $14,500. RED also has news of a new … [Read more...]

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