‘How I Met Your Mother’ gets final season – and reveals the mother

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"How I Met Your Mother" will be back for a ninth and final season that will reveal -- finally -- who the mother is. CBS and 20th Century Fox Television announced Wednesday that the series would be back for one final go-round with series regulars Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, Neil … [Read more...]

doddlePRO App Catches the Attention of Forbes

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Magazine examines Hollywood's green initiatives and puts our app Center Stage By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Granted, talking about zombies seems to be all the rage these days since The Walking Dead debuted in 2010. But what's really getting noticed is how our app, doddlePRO, is becoming the … [Read more...]

H.265 Approved For High Res Video Streaming


New Codec will benefit low bandwidth users By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) As if right on cue, and as expected, the ITU has approved H.265 High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) as their new compression standard spec because it offers greater resolution and smaller file sizes, making it the ideal … [Read more...]

Diabolical Spacey plots revenge in Netflix show House of Cards

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By Lisa Richwine (Reuters) - In the new political drama series "House of Cards," Kevin Spacey plays a win-at-all-costs American politician scheming to disrupt the young administration of a president he helped elect. The setting serves as the backdrop for a series that distributor Netflix Inc … [Read more...]

YouTube preparing to offer paid subscriptions this year: report

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(Reuters) - YouTube, the video website owned by Google Inc, plans to offer paid subscriptions to some of the content on its site later this year, according to a media report. YouTube has reached out to several video producers, asking them to submit applications to create for-pay "channels," … [Read more...]

Professional Attitudes on 4K Confirmed

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Survey shows pros believe consumers will embrace by 2015 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) This month at CES, the buzz was all about 4K. And most manufacturers announced their ultra high definition (not to mention ultra high price points) TVs with great fanfare, including Samsung's Chalkboard HDTV … [Read more...]

The X-Files Investigations Continue in New Comics

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By Greg Gilman (TheWrap) - "X-Files" fans have wanted to believe that Mulder and Scully's adventures would continue, and now they will - in comic book form. IDW Publishing announced on Monday that it has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to create a brand-new series of comics … [Read more...]

Charlize Theron’s Hatfields and McCoys Update Gets NBC Pickup

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By Tim Molloy (TheWrap) - NBC has ordered the drama pilot "Hatfields and McCoys," a modern-day tale of the famously warring families from a team that includes executive producer Charlize Theron. The series bears no relation to History's hit miniseries of the same name, which aired last year. But … [Read more...]

RIM names multiple BlackBerry 10 music, video partners

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(Reuters) - Research In Motion Ltd has gathered a number of big-name music and video partners for its BlackBerry 10 storefront, ranging from Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures to Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. RIM announced the partners on Monday, ahead of Wednesday's launch of … [Read more...]

Time Warner Cable to carry LA Dodgers baseball channel

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By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc said on Monday it will carry the new Los Angeles Dodgers television channel, outbidding Fox Sports, which held the rights to show Dodgers games for more than a decade. The Dodgers ownership group will control the channel, becoming the latest … [Read more...]

Star Wars VII May Not Open in 2015; 3D Prequel Re-Releases Scrapped


Lucasfilm Scraps 3D Releases to Focus on Episode VII By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While everyone has been talking about the gigantic news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars film, many have missed the news that while the relaunching of the series is scheduled for summer of … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead: Gale Ann Hurd Talks Green Filmmaking With doddleNEWS


Environmentalist Producer Makes Series Green By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) AMC's The Walking Dead is being called the best show on Television. But according to a recent interview, Producer Gale Anne Hurd's vision is not only to make the scariest and best dramas on TV, but also make it the most … [Read more...]

Hostage film Argo wins producers’ award as Oscars loom

Actor, director and producer of "Argo" Ben Affleck arrives at the Producers Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, California

By Sue Zeidler (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" continued its trophy-winning streak on Saturday, taking the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards in the latest boost to its chances at the Oscars. Guild picks regularly go on to win at the film industry's most prestigious event - for the … [Read more...]

Argo triumphs with top prize at Screen Actors Guild

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By Jill Serjeant (Reuters) - Iran hostage drama "Argo" won its second big award in two days on Sunday, boosting its chances of winning a best picture Oscar next month in a race that had been considered wide open. "Argo" won best cast ensemble, the top prize, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, … [Read more...]

Feige: Avengers 2′s Magnificent Seven Will Be Worth It


Marvel President Says Whedon's Outline Will Have Roots Starting in Iron Man 3 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) While Marvel President Kevin Feige admits that the plot outline for Avengers 2 is in its early stages and that writer-director Joss Whedon has a lot of work to do, he says that there are … [Read more...]

Netflix wins back Wall Street, shares jump 42 percent

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By Lisa Richwine and Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - Netflix Inc impressed Wall Street with a surprisingly strong holiday quarter that eased near-term concerns about its costly international expansion and its movie and TV bill, sending its shares skyrocketing 42 percent. The jump represented the … [Read more...]

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