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Peacock Sets July Launch Date: NBCUniversal Streaming Service Will Offer Free Tier, Ad-Free Subscriptions

It was also revealed that the service will offer a free, ad-supported tier, as well as options for ad-free service. Peacock Free and Peacock Premium (the latter of which costs $4.99 a month for non-bundled Comcast and Cox subscribers) both will come with ads, but premium customers can upgrade to an ad-free experience for an additional $5 per month. (Any customer can also purchase the ad-free experience directly for $9.99 per month.) – Ryan Schwartz, TVLine » https://ift.tt/2FYzySY

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YouTube gives creators more control over copyright claim disputes with new update

The new update now lets creators address copyright disputes directly from their digital back-end workspace and gives them the option to trim out the claimed content in question. The “Assisted Trim” option is the biggest feature rolling out with the new Studio update, with the “endpoints of the edit pre-set to where the claimed content appears in the video,” according to a Google product blog. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2SpEjw2

The Pirate Bay Moves to a Brand New Onion Domain

Last evening the operator of a site that indexes links to some of these proxies told TorrentFreak that their owners had noticed that The Pirate Bay’s Onion site had been down for several hours, which is unusual. After further investigation, it was discovered that the site had switched from the extremely messy (redacted) to piratebayztemzmv.onion. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2RsXYuD

Comcast plots 2020 meeting to provide details on Peacock streaming service

NBC is planning to offer Peacock for free to its Comcast and Sky pay TV subscribers along with a subscription tier for consumers that don’t subscribe to Comcast’s pay TV services. But recent reports from CNBC (which is owned by Comcast) suggest that the company will make the service free for everyone to use. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/38gEfEC

Disney Plus now has a Resume button

Disney Plus has added a “resume” button to the streaming service. As of Friday, the button will appear when when you navigate to a series you’re watching, and clicking it will bring you back to the episode you were in the middle of. Prior to the addition, users would have to scroll through the episodes until they found the one they’d gotten up to. – Corinne Reichert, CNET » https://cnet.co/37x6VbM

Seth Meyers’ Netflix special will have a button to skip Trump jokes

It’ll work similarly to the “Skip Intro” or “Next Episode” prompts you already see on Netflix. Meyers, who brought the idea to Netflix, toldCNN the button is just “another joke in the special” and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. In fact, he doesn’t think many folks will actually use it. – Kris Holt, Engadget » https://engt.co/36ybCSp

Twitch “Watch Parties” Let Users Stream Movies to Their Viewers

Now, Twitch has organized events for viewers to binge flicks like Star Wars or Disney movies together in the past, but they were exclusively hosted through the company’s official channel, Twitch Presents. According to these invitations, streamers will be able to host selections from Amazon Prime Video’s library directly on their channels so they can watch and chat with their viewers. – Alyse Stanley, Gizmodo » http://gizmo.do/YpGsl9K

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