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Hitchhiker's Guide Is Once Again Coming to the Small Screen

Series is heading to Hulu

(Newser) - Douglas Adams' iconic A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is coming to the small screen—for the second time. A "modern updating of the classic story" centering on Arthur Dent and his adventures after Earth is destroyed by aliens is being developed for Hulu, Deadline reports. As the... More »

Another Actress Will Don the Black Turtleneck

Kate McKinnon set to play disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

(Newser) - Kate McKinnon will don the black turtleneck . The comedian-actress of Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters fame has been cast to play Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes in a limited miniseries inspired by ABC's The Dropout podcast, which explores how "the world's youngest self-made female billionaire [lost] it all... More »

Sarah Silverman Throws Major Shade at Her Old Boss

Comedian gripes over $1.5K bill Hulu sent her after her show is canceled

(Newser) - "Emotions were still a bit raw" as Sarah Silverman sat down for her first big interview since the cancellation of her Hulu show, I Love You, America, after 21 episodes. "It came as a surprise … It is just so heartbreaking because I kind of feel cut off... More »

Netflix Announces Biggest Price Hike Yet

Monthly fees increasing by $1 or $2 across all US plans

(Newser) - Netflix needs to dig a little deeper in your pockets as it continues to pump out show after show, movie after movie, while teaming up with the former leader of the free world . The streaming service raised prices for all US plans Tuesday in what Fortune reports is the biggest... More »

Handmaid's Tale Costume Great for Protests, Not for Halloween

At least not the sexy version of it that just got Yandy into hot water

(Newser) - Halloween costumes based on popular TV shows usually do well their first year out, but one new getup was nixed before the first pumpkin was carved. The Daily Dot reports, a retail site known for its sexy costumes, yanked one based on the Hulu series The Handmaid's ... More »

Comic 'Really' Didn't Want to Speak on Louis CK ... but She Did

Sarah Silverman on her longtime friend: 'Can you love someone who did bad things?'

(Newser) - One person who's been quiet till now about the sexual misconduct accusations against Louis CK is fellow comic Sarah Silverman, who's been close friends with CK for most of her adult life. But in what the Hollywood Reporter notes is an "incredibly poignant episode" of her I ... More »

These Are Netflix, Amazon's Most Popular Shows

New metric looks at Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu

(Newser) - It's tough to precisely gauge the popularity of original shows being streamed on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu because the companies don't reveal numbers, but a new metric claims to have come up with the most popular original shows on each. As cited by the Hollywood Reporter , the figures... More »

Handmaid's Tale Touches a Nerve

Some see a vision of our future in Hulu series, and others think that's malarkey

(Newser) - Hulu's new series The Handmaid's Tale, which premiered Wednesday, tells the story of a future United States, called Gilead, in which women are forced to give up their rights to work, own property, and control their bodies following the slow adoption of a totalitarian government. It's based... More »

Streaming Customers Sue Over 'Netflix Tax'

Chicagoans claims tax violates federal law

(Newser) - Angry streaming customers in Chicago are fighting back against the so-called "Netflix tax," filing a lawsuit against the city last Wednesday that could have national implications, the Daily Dot reports. The plaintiffs—including Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify customers—allege the 9% tax on streaming services (an extension of... More »

Hulu Now Offers Commercial-Free Option

For $12 a month

(Newser) - Until today, Hulu's streaming content featured commercials—even if you were a paying subscriber. But as of today, the company announced, you can pay $12 a month for an ad-free version of the streaming service. The move is intended to help Hulu better compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime,... More »

20% of Young Adults Steal Streaming Passwords

Cost to the industry per year: $500M, report says

(Newser) - HBO chief Richard Plepler said earlier this year that people swiping HBO Go passwords from family or friends to watch their favorite shows and movies was not a big deal , but he may want to rethink that business concession. A new report by Parks Associates and cited by Consumerist shows... More »

Mindy Kaling Dishes on Her Move to Hulu

Hulu to air 26 episodes of 'Mindy Project' with new characters

(Newser) - If you're already overjoyed by news that The Mindy Project is officially moving to Hulu after it was shown the door at Fox, Mindy Kaling might just send you to Blissville. In an interview with the AP , Kaling says the show will get twice the episodes of an average... More »

Mindy Kaling's Show Canceled, but She Winks at Fans

Could 'The Mindy Project' be saved?

(Newser) - Fans of The Mindy Project were upset yesterday that Fox is canceling Mindy Kaling's sitcom after three seasons, but could it be saved? Kaling posted a video to Instagram shortly after news broke, Us reports: "Hey guys, I'm in Montana, is anything happening in LA? #themindyproject,"... More »

In Huge Deal, Hulu Gets Seinfeld Streaming Rights

Full series will be available to stream for first time

(Newser) - Seinfeld is coming to streaming video in its entirety for the first time. Hulu landed the rights to all 180 episodes in a massive deal valued at nearly a million bucks per episode, Variety reports, calling it "another sign that Hulu is stepping up its game." Amazon, Yahoo,... More »

Amazon Plans to Stream TV, Movies— for Free

And likely launch a Roku-like streaming box next week

(Newser) - YouTube and Netflix, watch your back: Amazon plans to stream video content for free and rise among the ranks of multimedia power players, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . If it happens, the project will include original series like Betas as well as licensed programming that Amazon could tie to... More »

Now Yahoo Is Going After Hulu

Marissa Mayer joins list of big suitors, says AllThingsD

(Newser) - First Tumblr , now Hulu? On the heels of its billion-dollar acquisition of the blogging site, Marissa Mayer's Yahoo has put in an offer for the video-streaming site, reports AllThingsD . This time, however, Yahoo has some serious competition, with the likes of DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, private-equity firm KKR,... More »

Apple TV Just Got Serious

Brian Barrett reads the tea leaves on a few recent Apple moves

(Newser) - Maybe it was a coincidence that in the span of two days Hulu Plus came to Apple TV, and Amazon Instant Video and Sky Now TV both came to iPad. But Brian Barrett of Gizmodo doesn't think so. "That makes three major content providers—read: competitors—that Apple'... More »

Feds Suspect Cable Firms of Stifling Online Videos

DoJ conducting antitrust probe, sources say

(Newser) - Federal authorities suspect cable companies worried about competition from online video have acted improperly to quash their emerging rivals, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . The Department of Justice has opened a wide-ranging investigation, and officials have spoken to online video providers and cable companies, including Time Warner and Comcast,... More »

Why HBO Suddenly Matters Again

It may not win the programming game, but it's ruling the platform one

(Newser) - When we last checked in on how HBO was doing, it was, well, uncool . In an April column for the Guardian, Michael Wolff outlined how the network had turned into a "rec room artifact," that was losing the great-TV battle. In a piece for paidContent picked up by... More »

Hulu Moves to Zap Free TV

...Unless you're already paying for cable

(Newser) - Using Hulu to avoid paying for cable may not work for much longer: The TV site plans to implement a new "authentication" model, forcing viewers to prove they're pay TV customers by signing in with their cable or satellite account number, sources tell the New York Post , adding... More »

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