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The US Department of Justice Just Warned the Academy About Blocking Netflix From the Oscars

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has warned the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Dawn Hudson, that any attempts to prevent Netflix and other streaming video companies from receiving eligibility to be considered for an Academy Award may earn it antitrust attention, Variety reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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Android TV is Good Now

While often derided as buggy, slow, and not as good as alternative options like the Apple TV or even the Chromecast, Android TV has been quietly fixing a lot of its problems and adding a pile of features that make it worth a second look. Nearly five years after launch, there are a lot of reasons Android TV might be worth a second look for your living room. Read More >>

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Disney Reportedly Wants the Star Wars Broadcast Rights Back for Its New Streaming Service

Basically, Disney wants to alter the deal. And it’s hoping that American TV is praying it doesn’t want to alter it any further. Read More >>

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This Futuristic Colour TV Set Concept From 1922 Was Way Ahead of Its Time

I’m pretty obsessed with the ideas that illustrators, writers, and technologists had for television in the 1920s. It was a decade when radio broadcasting went from niche to mainstream. So the ideas that people had for TV, before the first successful TV transmission was demonstrated in 1925, look like amazing contraptions that stretched the sci-fi imagination. Read More >>

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The Surprisingly High-Tech Super Bowl I Broadcast

When footage of CBS’s 1967 coverage of Super Bowl I first emerged from the ashes seven years ago, sports historians reacted with glee. Long considered one of the Holy Grails of sportscasting history, the footage, found on a set of two-inch Quadruplex video tapes in a dusty Pennsylvania attic, provided a rare glimpse at an event once held exclusively in the memories of the nearly 62,000 attendees that January afternoon at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Read More >>

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This Artist Drawing an Incredibly Detailed Mechanical Crab Is Like a Human Printer

Watching this timelapse footage of artist Steeven Salvat drawing a cutaway illustration of a mechanical crab, revealing its impossible inner workings on one side, will make you marvel at his patience and incredibly steady hand. If the art thing doesn’t work out, Salvat could easily find work as a surgeon. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Samsung Swears Its Top-Shelf Displays Won’t Suck as Much as Last Year

Samsung may not come out and admit its 2017 QLED televisions were pretty terrible, but when we actually reviewed one last year, we came away far less impressed than we should have considering the £3,000+ price of the TV. The television kind of sucked! Samsung actually seems to recognise its dropped the ball, because this year it gave a select group of journalists a demo of a new and improved display. It wants you to know its changed, and if that demo is anything to go by, Samsung has. Read More >>

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This Fan Edit Mashes up The Simpsons With Classic Anime

I spend a lot of time on the internet, and I’m going to level with you: I have no idea how “Steamed Hams” became a meme. Read More >>

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Why Didn’t You Watch the Best Show Ever Made About Silicon Valley?

It’s hard to make good TV about Silicon Valley and its predecessors. Especially a drama. Watching a bunch of nerds talk about coding and CPUs is appealing to a only a painfully small fraction of the population—but someone definitely thought that same thing about advertising before Matthew Weiner trundled into AMC and pitched Mad Men. That show proved even the most boring subject matter could be riveting with the right approach. Over the course of its four seasons, Halt and Catch Fire, which ended earlier this year, discovered the fascinating, frustrating human side to the soulless monsters who built Silicon Valley. Read More >>

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Keith Chegwin Has Died

Sad news for Brits this afternoon after it has been confirmed that Keith Chegwin has died following a long illness. Read More >>

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Why Designated Survivor Sucks

When the world first saw the trailer for Designated Survivor a couple of years ago, it seemed inevitable that it would be a huge hit. The show had an instantly compelling premise: What if Congress was destroyed in a terrorist attack, and all of a sudden the “designated survivor” - a low ranking cabinet member - instantly became the President? Read More >>

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Netflix Reportedly Severs Ties With Kevin Spacey, Effective Immediately

Days after halting production on the sixth and final season of House of Cards, Netflix has reportedly opted to cut star Kevin Spacey loose immediately amid allegations the actor sexually assaulted actor Anthony Rapp while Rapp was 14 years old. Read More >>

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Doctor Who’s Next Doctor is Finally Being Unveiled This Sunday

It’s been 165 days since we heard that Peter Capaldi’s time on Doctor Who was up. Now, we finally know that it’s going to be just a few short days until we meet his successor. Read More >>

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All 4’s Terrible Ads Are About To Start Saying Your Name Out Loud

Channel 4 catch up service All 4 already has the worst ads of all the streaming platforms, and they're about to get even worse. Read More >>

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A ‘League of Gentlemen’ Anniversary Special Is Coming

Great news for League of Gentlemen fans: it's coming back. Read More >>