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Amazon Instant Video Begins 4K Streaming

SEATTLE: Amazon Instant Video is offering movies and TV shows in Ultra HD picture quality, a resolution with four times the number of pixels as standard full HD. Ultra HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra HD smart TVs. This includes ...

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CBS & DISH Reach Carriage Agreement

NEW YORK/ENGLEWOOD: CBS Corporation and DISH Network Corporation have reached a new multiyear carriage pact, restoring CBS-owned stations to the platform after a 12-hour blackout. The agreement includes retransmission consent for CBS-owned stations on DISH in major markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The agreement also grants DISH ...

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Fox 21 & Fox TV Studios to Merge

HOLLYWOOD: Fox 21 and Fox Television Studios are being combined into a single entity, the newly formed Fox 21 Television Studios, led by Bert Salke. Salke, who has been serving as the president of Fox 21, takes on the role of president for Fox 21 Television Studios. The new Fox ...

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Universal Cable Productions Adapting Dear Zachary Doc for TV

UNIVERSAL CITY: Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has acquired the rights for the critically acclaimed inspirational documentary Dear Zachary from Kurt Kuenne, with the aim to develop it into a miniseries. Dear Zachary served as Kuenne's tribute to a fallen friend, Andrew Bagby. Kuenne interviewed numerous relatives, friends and associates of Bagby, ...

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Nielsen: Linear TV Viewing Slips, Streaming Continues to Rise

NEW YORK: According to a new report from Nielsen, online video streaming viewing went up 60 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, while traditional TV viewing slid 4 percent during the same period. Nielsen's latest Total Audience Report finds that Americans' average daily time spent watching live TV decreased by ...

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BBC America Renews Almost Royal

NEW YORK: BBC America is going for a second season of Almost Royal, which marked its first original comedy series. The 8×30-minute season two is produced by Burning Bright Productions with Clive Tulloh (Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man, The Dame Edna Treatment) as executive producer and Séamus Murphy-Mitchell (Bug, Friday Night ...

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NBC to Air First-Ever People Magazine Awards

UNIVERSAL CITY: Time Inc.’s People has partnered with dick clark productions for the inaugural live-TV event The People Magazine Awards, set to air December 18 on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The two-hour special will include performances from 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5, and will feature appearances ...

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