Friday’s Funny Feature – PBS Reporter at Heavy Metal Concert

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) Nothing is more funny than seeing calm, stuffy news reporters try to blend in and report from an event they really have no business at being, as is the case of one hapless PBS reporter who was literally 'Caught in a Mosh!' (Like that Anthrax reference?) What's … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones To Possibly End as a Feature Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Game of Thrones is quite possibly one of the most popular shows on television right now and the one I'm always excited about seeing a new season of. With season 4 just around the corner and the producers saying that the series may only last seven or eight seasons, … [Read more...]

Discovery to supply shows for Chinese pay-TV network

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(Reuters) Discovery Communications Inc, owner of cable networks including the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, said on Thursday it will provide programming to a new pay-TV channel in China operated by WASU Digital TV Media Group. The first shows on the digital channel, called Qiu Suo, will … [Read more...]

Avengers: Age of Ultron News, Plus Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, & Iron Man Hulkbuster Art

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  By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With production currently underway, ABC is screening the first teaser for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Although fans shouldn't get too excited, as so far only second unit crowd sequences have been shot. However, Marvel has released concept art featuring … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Goes Commercial

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New McDonald's ad shot on Pocket platform By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is starting to be used for commercial production as part of a new ad campaign for McDonald's. The commercial ad, dubbed "SuperGood," features a first person point of view of McDonalds' … [Read more...]

Google, Viacom settle landmark YouTube lawsuit

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By Jonathan Stempel - NEW YORK (Reuters) Google Inc has settled a landmark copyright lawsuit in which Viacom Inc accused the Internet search company of posting its programs on the YouTube video service without permission. The settlement ends seven years of litigation that drew wide attention … [Read more...]

Veronica Mars’ Marriage to UltraViolet Angers Kickstarter Supporters

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Download rewards aren't easily accessible with DRM scheme By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's always full of promise on Kickstarter. A great idea plus a dedicated fanbase, equals a recording setting campaign based on promised rewards. And sometimes, it goes south from there. And it's not only … [Read more...]

‘The Americans’ dresses TV family drama in KGB disguise

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By Eric Kelsey - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) As a former CIA agent in training, Joe Weisberg knows a moral dilemma when he sees it. But instead of pressing on the weaknesses of would-be informants, Weisberg now writes them into the characters of his Cold War spy drama "The Americans," which is currently … [Read more...]

Comedian and Tonight Show regular David Brenner dies at 78

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NEW YORK (Reuters) David Brenner, a stand-up comedian who appeared regularly on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," died on Saturday in New York, a family spokesman said. He was 78. Brenner, who had been battling cancer and performed most recently on New Year's Eve, passed away at his home … [Read more...]

VHX: Indie Online Video on Demand Portal Launches

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VHX Seeks to Sell Video on Demand Content Directly By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The wonderful thing about the Internet for an independent filmmaker, musician, comedian, or even teacher, is that you no longer need permission to make a movie and sell it. You can do it online. Many do that, but … [Read more...]

‘Enormous’ Teaser Trailer – The Giant Monster Webseries

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Giant monsters are all the rage these days. First we had Guillremo Del Toro's Pacific Rim last summer, the Godzilla remake is about ready to stop all over the planet in May and now we have a teaser trailer for the webseries Enormous from Machinima. Here's the … [Read more...]

Amazon May Be Raising Prime Rates, But There Are Ways Around That

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Like Netflix, Amazon has committed to streaming original programming, which for Amazon Prime members is free to use. But with the latest shake down of Netflix by Comcast and other ISPs for preferential traffic, it may be that their recent 25% increase in the annual … [Read more...]

Movie Voice Legend Hal Douglas Has Passed On

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By Danny F. Santos Hal Douglas is instantly recognizable and yet if you passed him on the street, you'd never know him. That's because while you may not have known his face, you've heard his voice a hundreds of times in Hollywood trailers. At 89, Douglas has passed on due to complications … [Read more...]

Jennifer Lopez-backed channel offers to buy Fuse TV: Bloomberg

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(Reuters) Latino-focused cable network NuvoTV has made an offer to buy Madison Square Garden Co's Fuse TV for more than $200 million in cash and stock, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The offer from NuvoTV, in which pop singer Jennifer Lopez owns a minority stake, … [Read more...]

Robert Rodriguez Wants to Take Over TV

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Director Launches El Rey Network with From Dusk Til Dawn TV Show Premiere By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Tonight at 9PM ET, Robert Rodriguez' El Rey Network will premiere it's first original drama based on Rodriguez iconic vampire film "From Dusk, Til Dawn."  And with it, comes a new way of … [Read more...]

Comcast lobbyist Cohen meets his match in FCC’s Wheeler

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By Alina Selyukh and Liana B. Baker - WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) Comcast Corp's top lobbyist David Cohen is known to be a savvy political operator, having pushed through the No. 1 U.S. cable operator's landmark acquisition of media giant NBC Universal in 2011. But when it comes to getting … [Read more...]