Free ‘Ray Donovan’ Premiere

Non-Showtime subscribers can watch a free, TV-14 rated version of the season four premiere episode of its award-winning series Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber, on YouTube and SHO.com. The start of the new season finds Ray, an in-demand professional fixer in Los Angeles, seeking redemption following his murder confession to a priest. The series also … Read more

‘Queerated’ Revry Launches

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 … Read more

Hulu and Netflix Expand Kids’ Libraries

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 … Read more

Hulu Secures Exclusive Streaming Rights to ‘Roots’ Remake

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 … Read more