Now that most streaming choices are either monthly subscription services or free ad-supported channels, the brand-new Flix Premiere returns to cable’s pay-per-view rental model: each film costs $4.99 and must be watched within 24 hours. Indie film buffs can also rent five films for the price of four. Following an earlier launch in the UK, …
Revry, an LGBT-focused subscription streaming service, has launched over Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and smartphone apps. Priced at $4.99 per month or $54.99 annually, the service includes, movies, web series, podcasts and music. Initial “queerated”-content includes all five seasons (30 episodes) of Starting From…Now!, an Australian-produced lesbian web series that Revry says has already surpassed 24 million …
Streaming video competitors Hulu and Netflix have announced content licensing deals that considerably expand their libraries of children’s programming. In an agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group, Hulu acquired streaming rights for full prior seasons of kids’ titles from Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The deal will add more than 500 episodes and more …
PBS’ acclaimed math-centric, live-action kids “detective” series Odd Squad, starting its second season with an hour-long special today, will also premiere its first-ever movie, conveniently titled Odd Squad: The Movie, on August 1. The new season features two new Odd Squad kid agents, but in the movie the original two Odd Squad agents will return to team up with …
RT, a global English-language news network based in Russia, will produce a 360-degree video of tonight’s Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabio Maldonado mixed martial arts match in St. Petersburg. The fight will be made available to viewers via its RT360 app for iOS and Android. RT has already amassed a large library of 360-degree videos found …
Trivia: From 1954 to 1977, three classic TV dads – Jim Anderson, Steve Douglas and Fred Sanford– ruled the airwaves. But never at the same time! Anderson’s Father Knows Best left the air after the 1959-1960 season. That fall, Douglas’ My Three Sons began, lasting through 1971-1972. Then Fred Sanford’s Sanford & Son premiered. Of …
Rick Gervais has some news for fans of the original BBC series, The Office. Deadline reports that Netflix has secured the exclusive US and select international rights to premiere The Office spinoff movie, David Brent: Life on the Road, in 2017. Gervais first discussed the Netflix deal on the June 16 Opie with Jim Norton …
Vidgo, which announced beta testing for a new Internet television streaming service at the January Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, has released more details about programming and device compatibility. Subscribers will be able to stream programming,with no annual contracts to devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android, as well as …
Online theater streaming service BroadwayHD will live stream She Loves Me on June 30 at 8 pm ET. This will be the first time a Broadway show has ever been telecast live, say the producers. The Roundabout Theatre Company revival stars Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, and the telecast will be produced in association with …
Worldwide news provider Reuters has launched what it’s calling version 2.0 of its year-old Reuters TV, which is available over the web, on Apple platforms and via an Android app. The redesigned site now includes three main sections: “Featured,” consisting of thematic programs curated and hosted by Reuters journalists. The current feature, for example, is …
New platform to cater to fans of anime, animation, gaming, comedy and technology Ellation has announced that later this year it will introduce VRV, a multichannel video platform providing what it describes as the best of anime, animation, gaming, comedy, fantasy, and technology. Channels will include Ellation’s own Crunchyroll, along with partner channels Rooster Teeth, …
In a deal with A+E Networks and Chute Ten Productions, Hulu has snagged exclusive subscription streaming rights to Roots, the four-episode remake of the groundbreaking 1977 television series. The show, to be available this fall, is a historical retelling of American slavery and one family’s determination to survive and persevere from one generation to the …

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