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What’s new on Amazon August 2015

What's new on Amazon August 2015

New on Amazon August 2015 will be all eight seasons of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, Michael Bay’s  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Clint Eastwood classics Unforgiven and In the Line of Fire. There are also also acclaimed documentaries like Misery Loves Comedy featuring Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow. Mad Max: Fury Road (pictured) is a blockbuster available for purchase on Amazon Instant Video. PIV: New In August 2015 — Available for Streaming on Prime Instant Video Available August 1 Olympus Season 1 The Patriot (2000) Unforgiven Available August 4 Erased Available August 6 Curb Your Enthusiasm Seasons 1-8 (complete) In the Line of Fire … Continue reading

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What’s new on Hulu August 2015

What's new on Hulu August 2015

Here are the streaming movies and shows that are new on Hulu August 2015, including the new comedy series Difficult People (pictured). Available August 1 8 Heads in a Duffle Bag (1997) Another Woman (1988) A Bridge Too Far (1977) Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (1972) Mr. Mom (1983)   Available August 2 Basketball Wives LA: Season 4 Premiere (VH1)   Available August 4 Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)   Available August 5 Difficult People: Series Premiere (Hulu Original) — Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner star as best friends living in New York City. Their typical, irreverent behavior … Continue reading

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What’s new on Netflix August 2015

What's new on Netflix August 2015

August sees the release of original series Club de Cuervos and Narcos (pictured) on Netflix. Here are the other highlights of titles that are new on Netflix August 2015 for streaming, as well as titles that are leaving this month. NETFLIX ORIGINALS Club de Cuervos (Season 1 available August 7) — Balanced equally between comedy and drama, this Spanish-language series begins when the patriarch of the prominent Iglesias family dies unexpectedly. His heirs then engage in an outrageous battle to determine who will gain control of his beloved professional soccer team, The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. Demetri Martin Live (At the Time) (Available August 14) … Continue reading

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Nat Geo Wild announces World Lion Day programming in response to Cecil the Lion’s death

Nat Geo Wild announces World Lion Day programming in response to Cecil the Lion's death

The death of a beloved, humanized Zimbabwean lion named Cecil at the hands of an American hunter has sparked outrage everywhere from Twitter to Jimmy Kimmel’s emotional thoughts on the subject during his show last night. Nat Geo Wild today announced that, in response to Cecil the Lion’s tragic death, the network will commemorate World Lion Day on Aug. 10 with a lineup of big cat programming to “remind viewers why these vital apex predators are so important to protect.” (Note that these shows are not directly about Cecil, but about lions in general.) “Nat Geo WILD has supported the National Geographic … Continue reading

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Animal Planet statement on passing of Kipenzi the Giraffe

Animal Planet statement on passing of Kipenzi the Giraffe

Back in April, Animal Planet live-streamed and aired live the birth of a giraffe at the Dallas Zoo. Yesterday, sadly, that young giraffe — named Kipenzi — died in an accident that occurred while she was running in her enclosure. Animal Planet issued the following statement this morning: “Like our friends and fellow animal lovers at the Dallas Zoo and around the world, Animal Planet is completely heartbroken after learning of the tragic news of Kipenzi’s death. “The 24×7 coverage we offered of Katie’s pregnancy and Kipenzi’s birth was one of the most exciting and beautiful projects we have undertaken … Continue reading

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Westminster Dog Show coverage moves to Fox Sports 1 and Nat Geo Wild in 2017

Westminster Dog Show coverage moves to Fox Sports 1 and Nat Geo Wild in 2017

The ever-popular Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will have a new television home for the first time in more than 30 years starting in 2017, when coverage of the prestigious event moves to Fox Sports 1 and Nat Geo Wild. The Westminster dog show has been broadcast by USA Network (and CNBC, in recent years) since 1984, and will end on those networks after the 2016 event. The new agreement with Fox Sports 1 and Nat Geo Wild is a 10-year worldwide, multi-platform rights agreement starting in 2017. According to a Westminster Kennel Club release, starting in 2017, the Westminster dog show … Continue reading

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Liga MX Apertura 2015: U.S. TV coverage

Liga MX Apertura 2015: U.S. TV coverage

Univision networks, Telemundo and NBC Universo will have coverage of Liga MX Apertura 2015 in the United States, beginning tonight, July 24. On  Univision, Puebla and Queretaro are added as teams to the roster list of 11 teams the experts on those networks will track. The roster welcomes back Veracruz, Tigres UANL, Monterrey, Jaguares de Chiapas, Toluca, and the most popular teams of the league America, Cruz Azul, UNAM, and Guadalajara. For the first time, fans can enjoy the action on Friday nights on the various Univision networks. Univision coverage will also be available on the Univision Deportes app. On the Telemundo … Continue reading

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MTV’s “White People” documentary aims to get white Millennials talking about race

MTV's "White People" documentary aims to get white Millennials talking about race

This past weekend, Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley ran into trouble during their appearances at Netroots Nation, a progressive political conference, when Black Lives Matter activists interrupted their speeches to draw attention to a topic that has been of increasing prominence especially over the past year — the deaths of people of color at the hands of police officers, and the idea of white privilege. Many activists were disappointed with these candidates’ responses, or non-responses, and in a way, it demonstrated how, among white people — even progressive candidates — race can be a very delicate and … Continue reading

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations announced

2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations announced

This morning, MTV announced the nominations for the 2015 Video Music Awards (VMAs), which will be awarded in a ceremony airing live on the network Aug. 30 at 9pm ET/PT. It was announced yesterday that Miley Cyrus will be this year’s host. Beginning today, fans can vote in VMA categories including Video of the Year, Best Male Video, Best Female Video and more at vma.mtv.com. Votes for MTV Artist to Watch will remain live through the awards pre-show airing at 8pm ET/PT on Aug. 30. At that time, two artists will be revealed, kicking off a live hashtag vote with … Continue reading

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SuperCopa MX 2015 and Campeon de Campeones 2015: U.S. TV coverage

SuperCopa MX 2015 and Campeon de Campeones 2015: U.S. TV coverage

Univision Deportes (UDN) will air 10 hours of live coverage of the SuperCopa MX 2015 and Liga MX Campeón de Campeones 2015 matches on July 20, starting at 4pm ET. More from Univision: “On Monday, UDN coverage starts at 4pm ET with a special Fiestón show. Univision Deportes’ reporters Alejandro Berry, Jorge Calvo and Aly Villegas will have a preview of the teams facing off. They will be joined by soccer legend Enrique Borja. Morelia and Puebla will fight for the SuperCopa MX title at 6:25pm ET from Toyota Stadium near Dallas. Then Contacto Deportivo will offer analysis and reactions, featuring … Continue reading

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