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TVPlayer’s Premium Subscription Will Let You Record Live TV and Store it in the Cloud

Remember TVPlayer? You should, because it's an app available damn near everywhere that lets you watch over 70 Freeview channels on your phone/computer/smart TV and so on, without having to pay. All without an aerial, thanks to the magic of streaming. Read More >>

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BT and Sky Sign BT Sport/Sky Sports Content Swap Deal

People who actually use BT TV -- instead of just getting angry about how much money the company is investing in it instead of making the internet better -- are in for a treat, as BT and Sky have signed a deal to allow both their sets of subscribers to access previously exclusive content through each others' networks. It's like they're friends now, although Sky's almost certainly only pretending and waiting for BT to give up. Read More >>

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Of Course The Simpsons Predicted the Disney/Fox Deal

At this point, it shouldn’t be at all surprising that The Simpsons managed to accurately predict a wild bit of IRL news that none of us ever saw coming, but yes: The Simpsons totally called Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Read More >>

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Everything Disney Owns Now it Has Bought 21st Century Fox

Back in November, word came out that Disney had been in talks with 21st Century Fox, with the topic of discussion being Disney buying nearly all of Fox's assets. Well, today that deal has actually gone ahead: Disney now owns Fox. Read More >>

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The Grand Tour Presents Itself as a Factual Show, So it Should Be Held Accountable as One

The first episode of The Grand Tour's second series launched last week, with the usual over-exaggerated pantomime that has become sadly normal since the trio of presenters left the BBC. The problem is that a lot of what they said during the challenge was utter nonsense. Whether it was misrepresenting the volume of chargers in the area surrounding area, the routes they took, and so on. Read More >>

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The War on Christmas Travels to the Moon in This 1950s TV Clip About The Future

Back in the early 1950s, a ventriloquist named Paul Winchell had a TV show that featured his dummy named Jerry Mahoney. The program was a hit and is perhaps most notable today for featuring Carol Burnett’s TV debut. But even if you’re not interested in ventriloquism, one episode from December 20th, 1953, will be amusing to fans of paleofuturism. That holiday season episode imagined what Christmas would look like in the futuristic year 2000. Read More >>

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Rick Loses More Than the Battle on The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale

We all knew Rick’s siege against the Saviours couldn’t work. There’s no way our heroes could fight an antagonist so powerful and defeat him with a single attack. Moreover, we knew Negan would never be beaten in a mere mid-season finale. So the question wasn’t if Rick was going to lose, but what he was going to lose. Read More >>

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Let’s Talk About Tonight’s Walking Dead Finale, Shall We?

Well, it was a mid-season finale. The Walking Dead likes to save its major events for premieres and finales. So although we knew the Negan/Rick conflict wasn’t even close to over, and—hmm? What? You just want to talk about that last-minute shocker? Yeah, okay. Read More >>

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See the Downfall of Dragons and the History of the Dragonpit in this Animated Game of Thrones Featurette

The longer Game of Thrones has gone on, the more and more it’s plunged into the nitty-gritty of George R.R. Martin’s fantastical setting and its most obscure concepts—so it’s good that HBO’s home releases are packed with little animated primers to keep you in the know when it comes to Westeros’ long history. And this new one is all about dragons. Read More >>

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Stranger Things, Shape of Water and Twin Peaks All Get Golden Globe Nominations

The Golden Globes are one of Hollywood’s splashiest honours, often seen as good predictors as to what actors and movies might win Oscars and Emmys. This year, some of the best genre work from TV and movies are in the running to win a Golden Globe. Read More >>

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The Apple TV App is Finally Appearing on UK Devices

A certain Cupertino-based firm wants all the programming that floods into your eyeballs to go through Apple TV. To assist in this goal, Apple has finally started to roll out the TV app for its microconsole. Read More >>

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The First Trailer For Jessica Jones’ Second Season Features an Epic Spider-Man Diss

Netflix’s Marvel shows have a well-documented history of not doing a very good job of trying to connect to the larger MCU. In the first trailer for Jessica Jones’ second season though, everyone’s favourite alcoholic detective calls out Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben in the best possible way. Read More >>

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The New Trailer for Doctor Who’s Christmas Special Might Reveal Peter Capaldi’s End

We’re getting closer and closer to Christmas—which means the twilight of the Twelfth Doctor is nearly upon us. The latest look at Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who swansong might go a little farther than you’d expect in revealing what’s in store for not one Doctor, but two. Read More >>

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Where is The Grand Tour Season 2 Test Track?

Amazon released the first episode of second series of The Grand Tour this morning, and there are a bunch of changes that have been made since last year. We already know about the revamped celebrity segment and the tour tent that isn't touring, but now that the episode is out we know there's a brand new test track. Read More >>