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  • Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV

    Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV

    TV provider Dish Network is today rolling out new technology that will make watching television a hands-free experience, via a new integration with Amazon Alexa. The company says that its pay TV customers using either its Hopper or Wally receivers will now be able to search for programs, change channels, as well as pause, rewind and fast forward television just by speaking. These options… Read More

  • Watch Judah Friedlander explore the future of AI in Judah vs. The Machines

    Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY actor Judah Friedlander, maybe best known for playing Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock, took the stage to announce a new show that will air right here on TechCrunch. Titled Judah vs. The Machines, the show follows Judah Friedlander as he meets the “world’s smartest AI robots”. This trip takes him to places like Facebook HQ and the University of… Read More

  • Twitch taps into nostalgia with plans to stream “Mister Rogers”

    Twitch taps into nostalgia with plans to stream “Mister Rogers”

    Twitch is now going to stream PBS’s “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Yes, the classic kids’ show is being made available to the mostly adult users of the Amazon-owned video game streaming site. Why? Well, a couple of reasons. For starters, Twitch already has a deal with PBS Distribution which has allowed it to stream a number of classic TV programs, including… Read More

  • CBS launches an All Access-Showtime ‘skinny bundle’ for cord cutters

    CBS launches an All Access-Showtime ‘skinny bundle’ for cord cutters

    CBS has been promising a bundle of its two flagship streaming services, CBS All Access and Showtime, since last year. And on last week’s earnings call, CEO Leslie Moonves announced a combined package would soon be available. Today, that combined package has arrived. Starting now, consumers can sign up for CBS’s own take on the “skinny” bundle through either the… Read More

  • PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV

    PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV

    PBS KIDS is ready to take over your kids’ TV. The company this morning announced the launch of its own streaming stick, called the PBS KIDS Plug & Play, which delivers a combination of on-demand video, sing-alongs, and games, as well as access to the PBS KIDS’ live stream when connected to Wi-Fi. The content selection is updated regularly, at no additional cost. There’s… Read More

  • Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

    Free streaming service Tubi TV grabs $20 million in new funding

    San Francisco-based Tubi TV has raised an additional $20 million for its advertising-supported streaming service for TV and movies. Investors in the round are betting on the fact that the next big streaming competitor won’t be a direct rival to Netflix and others with a subscription-based business model, but rather a free service that offers a wide variety of titles for free viewing. Read More

  • Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

    Twitter brings its TV app with live video to Roku

    On the heels of Twitter’s plans to significantly expand the amount of live streaming video content on its network, the company today is bringing its big-screen video app to a new platform with its launch on Roku devices. The arrival comes over half a year after the TV app was first introduced on Apple TV, Fire TV and Xbox One, and will offer a similar experience that combines live… Read More

  • Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

    Hands-on with Hulu’s new Live TV service

    Hulu officially announced the launch of its live TV streaming service this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York. The service has a robust channel lineup, cloud DVR and combines Hulu’s existing on-demand library, including its Originals, with streaming TV and on-demand content from its broadcast partners. However, a key part is the revamped, redesigned Hulu experience. Read More

  • Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

    Hulu’s new Live TV app hits the app stores

    The new app for Hulu’s just-announced live TV service has now hit the app stores. Instead of offering the ability to upgrade to the live TV offering within Hulu’s existing app, the company has instead rolled out a new app, called “Hulu with Live TV.” The app features Hulu’s revamped user interface which is arriving alongside the launch of the live TV service… Read More

  • Hulu adds Scripps Networks channels to its on-demand and live TV services

    Hulu adds Scripps Networks channels to its on-demand and live TV services

    Hulu is announcing this morning at its Upfront presentation in New York a new affiliate agreement with lifestyle media company Scripps Networks Interactive, that will bring a host of its top channels to both Hulu’s existing on-demand service as well as its now-launched live TV service. The channels being added include HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network – helping to round… Read More

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