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SkratchTV

PGA Tour to launch an online golf network aimed at millenials

Skratch TV to target young golf enthusiasts who like their content bite-sized.

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Samsung's latest smart TV snafu injects Pepsi ads into your personal videos

After fending off privacy concerns around voice recognition in its smart TVs, Samsung is facing new complaints about ads appearing in users' video streams.

BitTorrent

BitTorrent starts producing original TV shows in a quest to reform its image

BitTorrent is getting serious about transforming the BitTorrent protocol into a serious distribution method for legal media.

Music copyright changes

Proposed changes in copyright law could render online music streaming more expensive

Music copyright law is a mess, but the changes the U.S. Copyright Office is proposing might not help.

Target Ticket

Target pulls the plug on its digital video service less than 18 months after launch

The 'let's build-it-from-the-ground-up' approach just didn’t work for the big retailer.

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Samsung: Our smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on your conversations

Users have to deliberately press buttons to activate the voice commands features, Samsung says.

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Sling TV blocks Android dongles and Fire TV sideloading

Crafty users can still install an older version to get around Dish's arbitrary restrictions.

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UltraFlix hires 'Star Wars: Despecialized Edition' editor to help oversee 4K conversions

Petr Harmy, the restorer who brought the painstakingly remastered "Star Wars: Despecialized Edition" trilogy of films to Star Wars fans, will now work at NanoTech's 4K Studios, helping its UltraFlix 4K streaming service convert movies to 4K resolution.

Smart TV spying on you

Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.

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Sling TV's web-based live television opens to all cord cutters, adds AMC to lineup

Cable cutters rejoice! Anyone can subscribe to the live TV streaming service Sling.

Legend of Zelda

Netflix said to be developing a live-action 'Legend of Zelda' series

Netflix is working closely with Nintendo on the series, according to a Wall Street Journal report

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Matchstick streaming dongle, scheduled to ship in February, gets pushed to August

That’s the bad news. The good news is that backers of the Firefox OS-powered stick will be upgraded to a quad-core CPU at no additional cost.

Corporate Swine

Record labels reap 45 percent of royalties from streaming services, study finds; artists lucky to pocket 7 percent

The streaming model isn’t benefitting musicians any more than CDs did, despite the miniscule distribution costs.

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Netflix's next original will head to 1970s New York

As Netflix's original content war with Amazon intensifies, it's tapping the director of Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby for a new drama.

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Grab $6 in Google Play credit through your Chromecast

Google's intent is to encourage you to rent a movie for Valentine’s Day, but it’s good for any content in the Play Store.