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Streaming video will continue to dominate screens as cord cutting accelerates into 2019

Streaming video services already outpace pay TV in U.S. homes with broadband (about 80 percent of all U.S. homes, or about 102 million of the 128 million U.S. homes). More than three-fourths of those homes (76.4 percent) use a streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, according to research from The Diffusion Group. – Mike Snider, USA TODAY http://bit.ly/2AuH8Cu

“Black Mirror” isn’t just predicting the future—it’s causing it

Your decisions in interactive films could have many unintended consequences. If Netflix determined that those who immediately chose to kill a family member in “Bandersnatch” would be more likely to enjoy the film Kill Bill Vol 1, then this data could be used to serve you more violent films. Netflix is planning more interactive content in 2019—and it’s already been running interactive kids’ content for years. This will allow them to gather more instinctive behavioral data on a variety of subjects. What if it started serving you programs celebrating a particular political party because of the choices you made in an interactive White House thriller? – Alice Thwaite, Quartz https://trib.al/F8lES5E

Sling TV rolls out improved UI features on Apple TV

First, the grid guide will now show you more information when you select a listing. The top of the screen will feature a photo preview as well as a description of that listing, and the listings themselves will be larger. Additionally, channel category filters will be accessible from the left side of the screen. Secondly, when you select a show, the series’ information view will now include images as well as information about other seasons that you can watch on Sling TV. – Mallory Locklear, Engadget https://engt.co/2F3r9OJ

DC Universe’s Doom Patrol arrives on February 15th

The series will follow the team, each of whom has acquired special powers and has faced alienation from society as a result. Assembled by Cyborg, they will find themselves “in a place they never expected to be,” with a “mission hard to refuse.” The group first appeared in comics in 1963 in the My Greatest Adventure comic title, and has featured a rotating lineup since. – Andrew Liptak, The Verge http://bit.ly/2V2UtdN

DC Universe starts streaming on Amazon’s Fire TV

DC Universe is now available through Amazon’s Fire TV devices, giving you another way (and in some cases, a cheap way) to catch up on Titans in the living room. It’s best-suited to video, of course, but DC and Warner Bros also say that you can read comics, shop and socialize while you’re lounging on the couch. A subscription will still cost you $8 per month or $75 per year. – Jon Fingas, Engadget https://ift.tt/2QJ0RII
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