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At Launch, HBO's New Streaming Service Will Only Be Available on Apple Devices

Debuts at $15 a month, in time for Game of Thrones

Apple TV is going to be the only way to watch HBO's cord-cutter-friendly streaming service, at least when the service launches. HBO Now will debut at the beginning of April, according…

Here's the Guy From Adult Swim Who Trawls Vimeo for Your Art School Thesis

Off the Air's Dave Hughes makes the weirdest stuff on TV

Dave Hughes is not a household name. He is, however, a beloved figure if you're really into strange art video and electronic music, largely because of his insane Adult Swim…

Is the NBC News Shake-Up Really About Brian Williams?

Andy Lack takes over for Pat Fili-Krushel

News broke Friday morning that NBC News chairman Pat Fili-Krushel will be replaced by Andy Lack, whose name is more or less synonymous with NBC News' late-'90s renaissance when the…

What Will the 'Slow TV' Phenomenon Look Like If It Comes to the U.S.?

Uninterrupted footage of a chair being assembled? Sold!

A rather strange programming phenomenon is sweeping Europe: slow TV, which bypasses quick edits and montages in favor of leisurely paced windows into the world. The biggest splash has been made…

Yahoo's New Season of Community Spoofs Age of Ultron Trailer

A look at the brainy sitcom's fabled return

Yes, it's really happening, folks: Yahoo Screen's sixth season of Community—the one that nearly didn't happen because of low ratings and a difficult relationship between creator Dan Harmon and NBC—released…

Guy-Centric Spike Network Hopes Scripted Shows Like Tut Will Entice Female Viewers

Unveils rebranding effort at Upfront

Viacom's bro-centric Spike network hasn't been in the upper echelons of cable TV in the recent past, but the company plans to change all that. Today at Manhattan's Cipriani 42nd…

How Leonard Nimoy Created an Alien Who Embodied the Best of Humanity

Mr. Spock proved logic, loyalty and optimism could coexist

One story often told by Leonard Nimoy, who died today at age 83, was that quite a few fans of his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, assumed Nimoy himself was…

The Winners and Losers in the FCC Ruling for Net Neutrality

Mozilla and Netflix celebrate as Comcast and Verizon seethe

In a historic decision today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of net neutrality by preventing broadband providers from throttling high-traffic services like Netflix. Specifically, the regulatory body voted…

Nickelodeon Unveils Subscription Service for Preschoolers at Upfront

Noggin app will stream Blue's Clues and more for $5.99 a month

Starting March 5, Nickelodeon will debut a streaming service for TV's smallest viewers: Noggin, a preschool-targeted, ad-free app that will stream reruns of Blue's Clues; Little Bear; Ni hao, Kai-Lan;…

Why Keith Olbermann Picked Such a Dumb Fight on Twitter and Ended Up Suspended

A case of argue first, click later

ESPN commentator and world-champion friendmaker Keith Olbermann this week launched a Twitter war with college students who'd raised $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. The incident left Olbermann with a (paid)…

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