As the world moves into higher and higher digital resolution, production companies have to keep up. Amazon Studios appears to be looking to one such company to lead the charge in shooting its television series with 4K technology.
The company announced Monday that it plans to shoot all of its 2014 full-length original series, as well as any new pilots, in 4K ultra HD.
"As a premium original content creator, we're excited about 4K and the future of Ultra HD technology, particularly as we move into drama series next year," Amazon Studios director Roy Price said in … Read more
It was only a matter of time before Sherlock and Doctor Who fandom collided, but they have finally met in a mashup video that will undoubtedly spawn its own flurry of fan fiction.
Created by fan John Smith, the expertly edited video called "Wholock" shows exactly what can happen when the Great Detective investigates the mysterious Time Lord known as only The Doctor. … Read more
We've all been there -- sitting on the couch, finding a great show, and watching as many of its episodes as possible in one sitting. And a new study seems to prove it's becoming awfully commonplace.
Netflix on Friday released the results of a survey conducted on its behalf by Harris Interactive, revealing that 61 percent of 1,500 TV streamers binge-watch shows at least every few weeks. So what precisely is binge-watching? According to the poll, 73 percent of respondents say it's watching between two and six episodes of the same TV show in a single … Read more
When the time comes to view that hot new YouTube video everyone's talking about, which would you rather do: gather around a laptop, tablet, or, horrors, smartphone, or kick back and enjoy it on your big-screen TV?
Although YouTube was built for Web browsers, it can easily find a home in your living room. All you need is the right gear. If you don't have a so-called smart TV that already has a YouTube channel, here's an overview of the various ways to watch all your favorite cat videos from the comfort of your couch.… Read more
Aereo on Thursday said it will not oppose broadcast television companies' petition for the US Supreme Court to rule on the legality of the online service that streams over-the-air programming.
"While the law is clear and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and two different federal courts have ruled in favor of Aereo, broadcasters appear determined to keep litigating the same issues against Aereo in every jurisdiction that we enter," Chief Executive Chet Kanojia said in a statement. "We want this resolved on the merits rather than through a wasteful war of attrition."
Television broadcasters in … Read more
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Game consoles almost need to shed the word 'game.' They are still masterful at gaming, but so much more is coming in terms of broadcast TV, online video, and communication that they are moving to the center of the living room. We'll take a look at how consoles win over incumbent technologies that already do all that and cost much less.
Plasma televisions are our favorite. Too bad they appear to be dying. The market has swung hard to LED LCD and it's still too early for OLED to make a dent. We'… Read more
Apple has been bulking up its content lineup on the Apple TV, and Wednesday, the company announced still more updates.
The set-top box now features access to Bloomberg TV and ABC Network's Watch ABC. Bloomberg's app features live business and finance news, while Watch ABC provides on-demand and live programming in select cities. Crackle, the increasingly popular repository for movies and television shows, also has made its way to the Apple TV.
Apple has been on a tear this year adding new apps. This year alone, the set-top box's users have see HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Watch … Read more
Sherlock Holmes is back! Dr. Watson's Magnum P.I. mustache! New love interest! Mrs. Hudson screaming! This and many more moments worthy of any rabid "Sherlock" fan can be found in the new interactive trailer released by BBC One.
Warning: Spoilers ahead, so if you've never watched "Sherlock" or are catching up (there are only three episodes a season) stop reading now. … Read more