Media & Entertainment

Amazon expands Fire TV lineup with more QLED models, entry-level 2-Series TVs and new markets

As competition among smart TV makers heats up, Amazon today is introducing an expanded Fire TV lineup which now includes more sizes for its top-of-the-line Omni QLED series as well as a new, lower-cos

Apple TV+ drops its free offering for ‘Friday Night Baseball,’ expands games to 45+ countries

Apple and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced today new updates to its “Friday Night Baseball” offering. The games are now available to Apple TV+ subscribers in 60 countries, up from the origina

Netflix’s ‘Gears of War’ movie gets ‘Doctor Strange’ writer Jon Spaihts

Netflix announced today that its “Gears of War” live-action movie will be written by Jon Spaihts, known for his work on “Doctor Strange” and “Dune.” “Gears of War is one of the all-time

Amazon kills DPReview, the best camera review site on the web

After 25 years of extremely detailed reviews of digital cameras and accessories, the irreplaceable DPReview is being shut down by Amazon as the company proceeds with a new round of layoffs. DPReview w

India won’t tolerate abusive, obscene content on streaming services, minister warns

India will not tolerate use of abusive language in movies and TV shows on on-demand video streaming services, a key minister has warned.

Podcast network Maximum Fun is becoming a worker-owned co-op

Maximum Fun owner Jesse Thorn is selling the podcast company that he founded almost 20 years ago. Rather than surrendering the network to a big tech company or media conglomerate, he is selling it bac

As banks totter, crypto is busy racking up gains

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is Alex and we are here to do our Monday show, a kicko

Here’s how to stream March Madness 2023

We hope you’ve filled out your brackets by now because the madness is officially here. Last night kicked off NCAA Selection Sunday, where the full March Madness schedules were finalized for the NCAA

Wētā FX talks all things ‘The Last of Us,’ including the iconic bloater and giraffe scenes

“Nobody does creature work the way Wētā does,” Craig Mazin, co-creator of HBO’s “The Last of Us,” said in the official podcast for the video game adaptation series. If you’d had a chance

Pornhub owner MindGeek sold to private equity firm

MindGeek — owner of several adult entertainment sites, including Pornhub, Brazzers and Redtube — was acquired by a Canadian private equity firm, Ethical Capital Partners (ECP). ECP, which

YouTube TV hikes price to $72.99 per month due to rising ‘content costs’

YouTube has announced that it’s raising the price of its YouTube TV subscription to $72.99 per month. The new monthly price is an $8 increase from the current $64.99 monthly fee. New members wil

Employees at Epic-owned Bandcamp form union

U.S. employees at Bandcamp, an online audio distributor, have announced their formation of a union. Last year, the platform was acquired by Epic Games, the multibillion-dollar company behind games lik

The bizarre trailer for Peacock’s new series, ‘Mrs. Davis,’ features a war against AI

Peacock released yesterday the official trailer for its upcoming original series, “Mrs. Davis,” a peculiar yet hilarious take on artificial intelligence and a nun (played by “G.L.O.W.” actress

Sling TV launches new features for sports fans, including picture-in-picture mode and an iOS widget

Sling TV announced the launch of three features yesterday that many March Madness fans will likely enjoy, including a new “Side View” feature that allows web users to watch games in a small screen

T-Mobile to acquire Ryan Reynolds’ Mint Mobile in $1.35 billion deal

T-Mobile is acquiring Mint Mobile, the budget-friendly wireless provider partially owned by Ryan Reynolds, in a deal valued at up to $1.35 billion, the company announced on Wednesday. The move indicat

YouTube TV launches early access to a ‘multiview’ feature for watching four streams at once

YouTube TV is today announcing a new feature that may help the live TV service attract more subscribers — and particularly those who like to watch live sports. The company says it’s launch

Kakao to close Tapas Entertainment Korean office next month as part of a restructuring

Kakao Entertainment, owned by South Korean tech giant Kakao, will shut down the Korean branch of Tapas Entertainment, the U.S.-headquartered storytelling platform, next month.  Kakao Entertainment to

Spotify’s new ‘DJ’ feature is the first step into the streamer’s AI-powered future

Spotify has bigger plans for the technology behind its new AI DJ feature after seeing positive consumer reaction to the new feature. Launched just ahead of the company’s Stream On event in L.A.

Fire TV users gain interactive NCAA brackets with a new March Madness-timed feature

Amazon launched today its new interactive NCAA bracket feature on Fire TV, giving users the ability to create a bracket and track their progress throughout the March Madness tournament. Fire TV users

Netflix nabs six Oscar wins, including ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Although A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” stole the show this year with seven Oscar wins, Netflix was close behind with six wins thanks to the German war movie “All Quiet on the Weste
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