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Actor Jason Bateman confirmed on Twitter on Friday that he had officially signed on to a new season of cult classic Arrested Development, which was first revived by Netflix in 2013. In previous comments, show producer Brian Grazer has said "Netflix is determined to do more episodes," and that all of the series' main actors have agreed to participate, and to payment terms. (Grazer is the business partner of Arrested Development narrator Ron Howard, who also occasionally dabbles in filmmaking). ...
Major Hollywood studios are optimistic they can reach a last-minute deal with film and television writers in order to avoid a strike that could cost Hollywood billions of dollars and bring many TV shows to a temporary halt. Negotiators for the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reportedly ended their ongoing discussions on Sunday evening with guarded optimism that a deal could be reached between the two sides before a Monday night deadline, accor...
U.S. President Donald Trump may finally get a break. Late-night talk shows and topical satire, including NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” will be the first hit if the Writers Guild of America (WGA) goes on strike next week in a stoppage that media analysts say could send viewers flocking irreversibly to streaming services. Contract talks are likely to go down to the wire this weekend to avert a strike by some 9,000 TV and movie writers should they fail to reach a deal with the Alli...
Walt Disney’s new deal with more than 160 of its local affiliate stations makes it more likely that you will be able to see an online live-stream of your local ABC channel. Announced on Monday, Disney’s new deal allows the media giant’s Disney-ABC Television Group unit to negotiate new streaming deals on behalf of ABC’s local broadcast affiliates. In a press release, Disney said the deal is part of the company’s Clearinghouse initiative, which allows ABC affiliates ...
You can now download Netflix movies and TV shows onto your PC so that you can watch them later. Nearly four months after the popular streaming website rolled out its offline viewing feature for iOS and Android, Netflix has reportedly made the feature available for the Microsoft Windows 10 PC app. The website Windows Central first reported on the update, which allows desktop users to download Netflix content so they can watch it without an Internet connection. Users who have the most recent versi...
The proliferation of streaming television content has prompted Barclays to launch a new fund aimed at helping the British bank’s clients develop more streaming programs. Barclays said on Tuesday morning that it has created a new $125 million fund to be used specifically to support U.K.-based TV production clients’ streaming video-on-demand projects. Barclays added that the fund is the first of its kind from a major U.K. bank. The new fund is a reaction to the growing popularity of st...
AT&T is hoping that promotions can keep bringing in new subscribers for the DirecTV Now live-streaming television service. The telecoms giant recently announced that, for a limited time, customers can receive a full year of HBO for no additional cost if they sign up for one of DirecTV Now’s two pricier subscription tiers. That means savings of $60 for the full year--HBO usually costs an extra $5 per month for DirecTV Now subscribers. The catch? It only applies to either the Go Big chan...
At some point in the future, you could be watching Netflix movies and TV shows that were cut specifically for viewing on your mobile device. Netflix will reportedly explore the possibility of re-cutting some of its original programming to optimize the content for viewing on devices like smartphones and tablets. According to The Verge, Netflix chief product officer Neil Hunt told reporters on Wednesday that the company plans to look into mobile-specific cuts of the movies and television shows pro...
The brackets are ready to be filled in as college basketball’s biggest tournament kicks off this week. March Madness officially starts on Tuesday, March 14 when teams begin vying for a national championship, which will be decided at the NCAA men’s title game on April 3. All told, there will be 67 total thrilling matchups over the next three weeks--and, myriad options for basketball fans who want to follow their favorite college teams on television or streaming online. CBS ...
A TV streaming service aimed at U.S.-based Anglophiles is now officially available. BritBox, created in partnership with rival British broadcasters BBC and ITV, opened for business on Tuesday. The subscription Netflix-like streaming service is home to a variety of new and old programs from BBC, the U.K.’s public broadcaster, and ITV, the country’s largest commercial broadcaster. The two broadcasters market the service as the “largest collection of British programming available ...
YouTube is officially jumping into the live-streaming television fray with a new subscription service called YouTube TV. The Google-owned streaming video company previewed YouTube TV during a press event held at YouTube’s Los Angeles facility (and live-streamed to press in New York City and San Francisco) on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to the announcement, YouTube boasted that the event would “showcase a new way to experience the TV content you love.” The long-anticipated new serv...