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Looks Like Twitch Is Now Blocked in China

Twitch had a rush of popularity in China last month, but now reports indicate that the live streaming video platform is no longer available in the country. Read More >>

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Spotify Prepares to Let Anyone Upload Their DIY Acid Bangers

Spotify is making plans to fill one of the more gaping holes in its streaming offering, with a trial about to see it allow so-called indie musicians and their run-by-a-mate record labels self-publish on the platform. Hence anyone may soon be able to become a GarageBand streaming celebrity. Read More >>

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A Vengeful Daredevil Returns for Season 3 This October

Matty’s back. And more beat up than ever before, which is saying something given that The Defenders literally dropped an entire building on him. Read More >>

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Legion’s Dan Stevens Faces a Nightmarish Cult in the First Apostle Trailer

What do you do when not facing mutant marvels and battling in wild mental planescapes in Legion? If you’re Dan Stevens, you apparently spend your time investigating old-timey cults that are proooooobably up to no good. Read More >>

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Watch Sky Sports On Your Phone For Just £6 a Month With Now TV

Now TV, the streaming service operated by Sky, has just announced a new monthly pass: Sky Sports Mobile. Priced at £5.99 a month, it gives subscribers access to four Sky Sports channels on their mobile device. Read More >>

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Get to Know the Coven in These New Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Photos

Hail Satan! As the temperatures start to drop and autumn slowly creeps back into our lives, we inch ever-closer to the haunting debut of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. With a little over a month to go before the teenage witch returns, here are some new looks at Sabrina’s circle of family, friends, and devilish cohorts. Hint: Michelle Gomez makes pure evil look good. Read More >>

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Streaming Giants Need the Same Regulation as us, Says BBC Boss

BBC director general Tony Hall has come up with an idea that's fairly impossible to introduce, but still. He'd like to see the massive global media streaming services subjected to the same regulatory regimes as the BBC and the other UK public service broadcasters face, lest original UK content fade from our screens over the coming years. Read More >>

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IMAX Says it Has Talked With Every Major Subscription Service About Theatrical Releases

Every major streaming video service has approached the IMAX theatre chain about the possibility of theatrical releases, Imax CEO Richard Gelfond told investors at a conference this weekend. Read More >>

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Spotify Finally Raises Its Frustrating Limit on Offline Downloads 

Spotify has finally addressed what is, for many users, the biggest problem with its service. On Wednesday, it lifted the number of songs that users are allowed to download for offline listening. Read More >>

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Iron Fist Season 2 Introduces a Cavalcade of New Characters From Marvel’s Comics

The way Netflix’s Marvel shows gradually introduce certain B and C-level supporting characters from the comic books into their universes has always been one of the most interesting things about them. Iron Fist’s second season continues in this tradition, but the specific characters introduced here could portend major things on the horizon for Marvel’s street-level heroes. Read More >>

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EU Officially OKs Apple’s Shazam Acquisition

After Apple announced plans to acquire Shazam at the end of 2017, the deal was put on hold when the EU launched an antitrust investigation to determine if it would decrease competition between streaming music providers. Read More >>

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Netflix’s New Hire Wants to Help Sell You T-Shirts and Other Streaming-Themed Tat

The real money isn't in filmmaking, or TV, it's in merchandising. Just ask George Lucas, who got rich off flogging Star Wars toys, or Disney who made $53 billion in retail sales last year alone. So it's no surprise that new kid on the block Netflix wants a slice of that cash. After all, there's only so much money that can be made from £10-a-month streaming subscriptions that everybody shares with multiple friends. The company's latest hire is one step towards making that happen. Read More >>

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Henry Cavill Will Lead Netflix’s Witcher Series as Geralt of Rivia

The Witcher has found its, err, Witcher—in none other than DC’s Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill. Read More >>

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Last Year Netflix and Amazon Spent £150 Million on British-Made Programming

Earlier we brought you news that the EU had told Netflix and Amazon that they need to have at least 30 per cent local content in their catalogues. While that seems like an awkward, ill-thought-out target, it seems both services have made a start towards that. Both companies spent £150 million British-made programming last year, which is a 20 per cent year-on-year increase. Read More >>

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EU to Demand Netflix and Amazon Create More Local Content

EU laws about regional content generation for the borderless digital media giants are likely to be introduced at the end of the year, with the current plan being to force the US-based streaming giants of the world to ensure that at least 30 per cent of their content could conceivably be described as being "local" to the audience. This is presumably amazing news for the holders of the BBC archive, which could flog off thousands of hours of crappy sitcoms to help Netflix and Amazon meet their quotas. Read More >>