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This week, Netflix is keeping your foreign film interest piqued So my Grandma’s a Lesbian, Daughter from another Mother, and season 3 of Busted, the K-variety series that held the world hostage.

Keep your Wednesday calendar open, because we get a content surge from Hulu on January 20, with new Property Brothers, Car Kings: Complete Season 1, Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein? 90-day Fiance‘s self-quarantined edition, and more.

And Prime Video’s Original Wonderstruck is based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different.

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Here’s everything new on Netflix this week:

Jan. 18

  • Homefront (2013)

Jan. 19

  • Hello Ninja: Season 4 

Jan. 20

  • Daughter From Another Mother (Madre solo hay dos) 
  • Sightless (2020)
  • Spycraft 

Jan. 21

  • Call My Agent!: Season 4

Jan. 22

  • Blown Away: Season 2 
  • Busted!: Season 3 
  • Fate: The Winx Saga 
  • Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Season 2 
  • So My Grandma’s a Lesbian! (Salir del ropero) 
  • The White Tiger

Jan. 23

  • Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)
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Here’s everything new on Hulu this week:

Jan. 18
I Don’t Know How She Does It (2011)

Jan. 19
9-1-1: Season 4 Premiere (Fox)
9-1-1: Lone Star: Season 2 Premiere (Fox)

Jan. 20
90 Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
A Very Brady Renovation: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
Car Kings: Complete Season 1 (Discovery)
Cutthroat Kitchen: Complete Season 14 (Food Network)

Gold Rush: Complete Season 10 (Discovery)
House Hunters International: Complete Season 138 (HGTV)
House Hunters: Complete Season 163 (HGTV)
Property Brothers: Forever Home: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
Puppy Bowl: Complete Seasons 14 & 15 (Animal Planet)
River Monsters: Complete Season 9 (Animal Planet)
Rob Riggle: Global Investigator: Complete Season 1 (Discovery)
Rock The Block: Complete Season 1 (HGTV)
Save My Skin: Complete Season 1 (TLC)
Torn from the Headlines: New York Post Reports: Complete Season 1 (ID)
Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?: Complete Season 1 (ID)
Worst Bakers in America: Complete Season 2 (Food Network)
Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 17 (Food Network)

Jan. 22
Derek Delgaudio’s In & Of Itself: Film Special Premiere (Hulu Original)
The Sister: Complete Season 1 (Hulu Original)

Grown-ish: Season 3B Premiere (Freeform)
Terra Willy (2020)

Here’s everything new on Prime Video this week:

January 19

Just Add Magic (Prime Original), Season 2 New Episodes

Wonderstruck (Amazon Original)

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Sling TV announced today the addition of NHL Center Ice, making Sling the first streaming service to integrate the channel. Viewers can subscribe to NHL Center Ice as a standalone service or add it on to their base subscription for $29/month.

With NHL Center Ice, hockey fans will have access to up to
40 live, out of market games each week for the full season. The games are in addition
to games available on NBCSN, NHL Network and local channels.

“We’re thrilled to give our customers and hockey fans everywhere NHL Center Ice on SLING TV, which will offer the best NHL experience in the game,” said David Teplinsky, vice president of Programming and Strategy, SLING TV. “With the addition of live, must-see sports programming like NHL Center Ice, we continue to deliver better value and more choice to our customers who want a high quality streaming TV experience across traditional TV and mobile devices.”

While a monthly subscription is slightly cheaper at $24.99/month when going directly through the NHL TV site, Sling TV subscribers will appreciate having the channel added to their regular Sling TV channel guide and being able to DVR games to watch later.

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Everyone’s favorite survivalist is coming back to Netflix for two more interactive specials, so you can feel a part of the action just by clicking a button. Animals on the Loose: A You Vs. Wild will premiere on the streaming platform Feb. 16, featuring an interactive adventure thata lasts between 45 and 90 minutes depending on your choices.

The special includes a series of three missions that the viewer will help Grylls complete, including helping him find a naughty baboon, embark on a quest to trail a hungry lion, and fix the fence before any more animals can get out.

The original You vs Wild series premiered on Netflix in 2019 with 8 episodes.

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A recent report focusing on the latest generation of game consoles suggests these high-powered machines offer impressive standby modes, but can gobble up energy depending on how you’re using them. The Natural Resources Defense Council says while Microsoft’s new Xbox lineup and Sony’s PlayStation 5 consoles make it easy to stream from services like Netflix or Disney+, they can consume anywhere from 10 to 25 times more power than a dedicated streaming device.

The report, published last week, focuses on the recently released Microsoft Xbox Series S and Series X, as well as Sony’s PlayStation 5 with and without an onboard disc drive. Hands-on testing relied on a Series S and both versions of the PS5 and the group’s findings show this latest generation of game console can consume around 160 to 200-plus watts of power when running games designed specifically for those systems.

The power story changes a bit when these new consoles are running games designed for previous-generation consoles, aka backwards compatibility. Thanks to efficiency improvements in their more current hardware, the new consoles can run those older titles often with better performance while still consuming less energy than the consoles they replaced.

As for streaming, we’ve noted that these new game consoles have far more than enough horsepower at their disposal to serve as capable streaming devices. However, the NRDC’s data suggests that all-in-one convenience might come at the cost of higher energy bills. The group estimates using a new Xbox or PlayStation console to stream Netflix or similar services could require 10 to 25 times more energy than if you used a dedicated box like, say, a Roku Ultra or a Chromecast with Google TV.

For example, the Xbox Series S, which is intended to be cheaper and less powerful than the Series X or PS5, needed roughly 31 watts to stream from Netflix and 41 watts for Amazon Prime during the NRDC’s testing. The more powerful PS5 used around 68 to 70 watts for the same services, and it’s possible the Series X would require similar power.

That all being said, the NRDC did praise both Microsoft and Sony for improving efficiency when these new consoles are not in use. The new machines can consume less than 1 watt when they’re in so-called standby or rest modes, although the group did recommend Sony and Microsoft look into ways to further improve their respective energy-saving options.

Overall, it’s not all that shocking that machines boasting high-end gaming hardware consume significant energy, but it is interesting to see how it all can add up, especially if you’re aiming to save money on your energy bill. The Xbox Series S/X and PS5 are certainly very capable streaming devices — even if certain features, like 4K output through the PS5’s Disney+ app, are still missing. But if energy consumption is a concern (and you have the budget and HDMI availability to allow for it) a dedicated streamer might be a sound investment.

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The 2021 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round continues Sunday when two NFC South rivals take the field in one of the biggest games this weekend. NFC South Champions No. 2 seed New Orleans Saints (13-4) look to go for the hat trick and a clean sweep when they welcome the No. 5 seed Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks will not only be competing against each other, but they’re competing against time. Saints QB Drew Brees is 43-years old and isn’t too far removed from a collapsed lung and multiple rib fractures and a loss on Sunday may be the last time we see him on the field. 43-years old Tampa Bay QB Tom Brady hasn’t had as severe injuries as Brees this season. However, Brady’s arm doesn’t have the same zip as it once did and he has greatly struggled all-season whenever defenses can create pressure in the pocket.

The Saints will allow up to 3,000 fans in the Superdome; however, everyone else can find out how to watch the game below.

When to watch Buccaneers vs. Saints

Kickoff for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. the New Orleans Saints is set for 6:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 17, 2021, on Fox.

Where to watch Buccaneers vs. Saints

Most cord cutters can watch FOX for free with an antenna. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see if FOX is available in your area and where to watch all of Sunday’s action with your antenna.

If you’re subscribed to a live TV streaming service, check out the chart below that has all the information you need to find out how to stream the game live on FOX.

Channel AT&T TV (*Starts at $59.99/mo.) Fubo TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.) Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.) Sling TV (*Starts at $30/mo.) Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.) Vidgo (*Starts at $55/mo.)
FOX* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Pricing, network availability, and blackout restrictions may vary based on plan and subscriber’s location.

Predictions: Tampa Bay gets bucked out as the Saints march on.

Sunday will be the 59th matchup between these two division rivals. New Orleans has the all-time lead with 37 wins and 21 losses including a 5-game win streak. During their two matchups this season, the Saints won by a combined score of 72-26, with their most recent game being a 38-3 victory in Tampa. No matter how many offensive weapons Tom Brady and the Bucs have, the Saints outplay them defensively and offensively. Brady has a Facebook Watch series titled Tom vs. Time and on Sunday it’s looking like time is running out on his 2020-21 season. The Saints will win by 14 points or more.

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Sunday’s early Divisional Round playoff game is for a trip to the AFC Conference Championship Game. No. 6 seed Cleveland Browns (12-5) travel to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri to take on the reigning AFC, AFC West, and Super Bowl Champions No. 1 seed Kansas City Chiefs (14-2).

The Browns are the biggest underdog out of all the teams playing this weekend. They have the 3rd-best rushing attack in the NFL, but they’re going against a Chiefs team with the best overall passing attack and total offense. Kansas City and Cleveland both have defenses that are middle of the pack with rankings at 16 and 17, respectively. This game will come down to which defense can make crucial stops whether through the air or on the ground.

Kansas City will host the largest crowd this weekend, with up to 16,000 fans allowed to attend Sunday’s game. Those who are not in attendance can find out how to watch Chiefs vs. Browns below.

When to watch Browns vs. Chiefs

Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs is scheduled to kickoff at 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 17, on CBS.

Where to watch Browns vs. Chiefs

CBS will be broadcasting the live telecast of this AFC showdown, which most households can watch for free with an antenna. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what channels are available in your area with an antenna.

Here’s how to watch with a live TV streaming service.

  • fuboTV has CBS covered with the fuboTV Family plan for $65/month.
  • Hulu with Live also carries CBS for $65/month.
  • AT&T TV includes CBS in its base package for $60/month.
  • YouTube TV includes CBS with a $65/month subscription.
  • CBS All-Access is the home of all of CBS networks content for only $6/month.

Predictions: Browns will be seeing red via Pat Mahomes and the Chiefs offense.

The Cleveland Browns had a great game against the Steelers last week. Fans were happy to see a Browns franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2002 get a win against their division rivals. This week, the Brown won’t be as fortunate. Cleveland has played Kansas City 26 times in franchise history, while the Chiefs have an all-time advantage 13-11-2. Since returning to the league in 1999, the Browns are 3-6 against the Chiefs. Cleveland will need their defense to step up against Kansas City’s offense and the Browns running game will need to keep the ball out of Kansas City’s hands. That still may not be enough, as the Chiefs have shown they don’t need much time to score. Expect the Chiefs to pull away late in the 3rd quarter with a 12 point victory.

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It’s well known that the Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on movie theaters. Between stay at home orders, occupancy limitations, and full lockdown mandates, it’s been tough for movie house chains to catch a break. But analysts are breathing hope into the system with predictions for 2021.

Theater exhibition analyst Eric Wold of B. Riley said in a note to clients that he had a meeting with Cinemark management in which he doubled his 12-month price target for the theater chain from $14 to $28, a major win for the struggling exhibitor, Variety reports. The stocks went from “neutral” to “buy,” causing the company’s shares to spike early in the trading morning on Friday, but have settled down to around $19. That’s about even with where they were in June 2020, when the first wave of the virus had settled down.

“We came away from our discussion increasingly confident in the steps management has taken over the past year to not only keep Cinemark financially on track during the uncertainty but to also position the company to emerge from the other side in a stronger position—both in terms of potential market share gains and margin expansion,” Wold wrote. “With that, we are comfortable looking ahead to our newly introduced 2023 estimates as a return to levels we previously projected for 2020/2021 before the pandemic.”

CEO Mark Zoradi and the Cinemark Management team have reportedly said that the first part of 2021 will be “tough,” with vaccines being slow to rollout and a sparse film slate on the horizon. However, the second quarter will see “modest” improvement, with a “stronger” bounceback in Q3. Wold says there is “evidence showing moviegoing habits will return.”

This is welcome news to Cinemark, given that that company has been facing major financial problems over the past months. The exhibitor began furloughing employees as early as April 2020 when most of its 350 locations around the country closed. Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi, along with the board of directors, were reported to forego their salaries during the pandemic.

Cinemark recently agrees to a shorter theatrical window for some films, per a proposal from NBCUniversal to allow movies to be released on VOD early, contingent on the film’s box office performance. The new agreement stipulates that movies that earn more than $50 million during opening weekend will have to remain in theaters for at least 31 days including five weekends, while titles that make less than that can head to digital after just 17 days.

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The first game in the AFC Divisional Round will be between two 2018 first-round quarterbacks as Lamar Jackson and the No. 5 Baltimore Ravens (12-5) travel to Bills Stadium to take on Josh Allen and the No. 2 Buffalo Bills (14-3).

The Ravens are going to have their hands full as the team ranks first in rushing but dead last in passing. They’ll be going against the 14th-ranked Bills defense with a talented secondary that will look to hinder their passing attack even further. On the other hand, the Bills have the second-best Total Offense in the league and will be going against the 7th-ranked Ravens defense in what is sure to be a chess match.

There will be a limited amount of fans in attendance; however, you can find out how to watch Ravens vs. Bills below. 

When to watch Ravens vs. Bills

Kickoff for Ravens vs. Bills will be at 8:15 PM ET on Saturday, January 16, 2021, on NBC.

How to watch Ravens vs. Bills

Most cord cutters can watch NBC for free with an antenna. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see if NBC is available in your area and where to watch all of Saturday’s action with your antenna.

Fans can watch Ravens vs. Bills for free with their phone or tablet by using the Yahoo Sports App. The app also allows fans to invite up to 3 friends for a watch party while watching on your phone. Some geographical restrictions may apply.

If you’re subscribed to a live TV streaming service, check out the chart below that has all the information you need to find out how to stream the game live on NBC.

Channel AT&T TV (*Starts at $59.99/mo.) Fubo TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.) Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.) Sling TV (*Starts at $30/mo.) Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.) Vidgo (*Starts at $55/mo.)
NBC* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No

*Pricing, network availability, and blackout restrictions may vary based on plan and subscriber’s location.

Prediction: Save the tables as Bills Mafia marches on to their first AFC Championship Game since 1993.

For the Buffalo faithful, it has been a long time coming to see their team have victories at home. Buffalo is one of the best all-around teams left in the AFC and if Allen continues playing at a high level and limiting errant throws then they’ll go as far as he can take them. When their offense is clicking, the Bills have been stampeding through almost every team they’ve played.

The Baltimore Ravens are 2-0 versus the Bills since former MVP Jackson has come into the league. They’ve outscored the Bills by a combined score of  71-20 in those two contests. History overwhelmingly favors Charm City to defeat the Bills, but the 2020 Ravens have not played nearly as well as teams of years past. Cannot completely count them out as long as #8 is on the field, but the Bills will squeeze out a victory by 8 points or more.

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After a blowout against the NFC West champions during Super Wildcard Weekend, No.6 Los Angeles Rams (11-6) travel to the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field to take on No. 1 Green Bay Packers (13-3) in the Divisional Round.  Since the Packers are the top seed in the NFC, they were afforded a bye and are coming off of a week’s rest.

If both Quarterbacks are healthy enough to compete,  Aaron Rodgers vs. Jared Goff this will be the 7th time in NFL history where QBs from the same college have gone head-to-head in the postseason. Goff is coming off thumb surgery and didn’t play well in the Rams victory against the Seahawks. To make things tougher for LA, Aaron Rodgers is 4-2 at home as Packers starting QB.

Luckily for the Rams, there will be no fans allowed at Lambeau Field; however, fans and the rest of the world can learn how to watch Rams vs. Packers below.

When to watch Rams vs. Packers

Kickoff for Rams vs. Packers will be at 4:35 PM ET on Saturday, January 16, 2021, on FOX.

How to watch Rams vs. Packers

Most cord cutters can watch FOX for free with an antenna. AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see if FOX is available in your area and where to watch all of Saturday’s action with your antenna.

Fans can watch Rams vs. Packers for free with their phone or tablet by using the Yahoo Sports App. The app also allows fans to invite up to 3 friends for a watch party while watching on your phone. Some geographical restrictions may apply.

If you’re subscribed to a live TV streaming service, check out the chart below that has all the information you need to find out how to stream the game live on FOX.

Channel AT&T TV (*Starts at $59.99/mo.) Fubo TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.) Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.) Sling TV (*Starts at $30/mo.) Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.) Vidgo (*Starts at $55/mo.)
FOX* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Pricing, network availability, and blackout restrictions may vary based on plan and subscriber’s location.

Prediction: The former Cal Golden Bear continues to prove why he’s an all-time great.

Since entering the league in 2016, Goff has only played Rodgers and the Packers only once. In their 2018 contest, the Rams won by a score of 29-27 behind Goff’s 19-35, 295 yards, and 3 TDs. Goff has regressed since then and he hasn’t played well all season. On top of that, he’ll be 19 days removed from thumb surgery on his broken and dislocated right thumb. If LA decides to play backup John Wolford then his lack of experience may hurt them and he’s coming off of a neck injury against Seattle. 

Since Quarterback is the most important position on the field, Aaron Rodgers has been playing out of his mind all season. So far, he’s a front-runner for MVP with nearly 4,300 yards passing, 70% completion rate, 48 TDs, and 5 INTs. He’s going against the top defense in the league; however, expect LA’s defense to not catch a break due to stalls by their offense. Packers will be headed to the NFC Championship Game after a 28-17 victory against the Rams.

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It may have looked a little different this year, but CES 2021 still offered up a number of fancy new TVs and other gadgets for consumers to look forward to in the coming months. Elsewhere, we learned that AT&T is merging its AT&T TV Now service with AT&T TV and Hulu’s offering up a solid discount for college students.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

Breaking News

Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.

AT&T TV Now Shut Down for New Customers, Merged with AT&T TV

This week, we learned that AT&T is shutting down its AT&T TV Now streaming service, and merging it with the not-at-all similarly named AT&T TV. If you visit the service’s site, you’ll likely see a notice about the merger and current plans you can choose from.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s merger here.

TCL’s New Soundbar Lets You Wirelessly Connect to Roku TVs

This year’s CES was online-only, but we still got a whole bunch of product announcements, including a new wireless soundbar from TCL. The company says all you’ll need to do is plug it in and your Roku TV can do the rest without a physical connection.

Read more about TCL’s upcoming wireless soundbar here.

Sony Says Its Bravia Core Streaming Service Rivals 4K Blu-ray Quality

In addition to a new line of fancy TVs, Sony also announced a high-end streaming service coming exclusively to its new Bravia XR TVs (at least initially). It’s called Bravia Core and the company says its high bitrates (up to 80 Mbps) can rival 4K Blu-rays in image quality.

Check out Sony’s new streaming service here.

LG Introduces webOS 6.0 for Its 2021 TV Lineup

LG’s CES 2021 announcements included the expected updates to its diverse range of TVs, but the company also unveiled a new version of its built-in webOS smart TV platform. LG says its updated platform offers up a better user experience and improved content discovery.

Learn more about LG’s new webOS 6.0 here.

Industry Report

What’s the latest on the industry?

NextGen TV Supporters Aiming for Breakout Year for ATSC 3.0

The ATSC gathered together a group of ATSC 3.0, or NextGen TV, supporters for a roundtable discussion at CES 2021. Overall, the group expects 2021 to be another year of growth for the new broadcasting standard, with much larger market share not too far on the horizon.

Learn more about the current state of ATSC 3.0 here.

ViacomCBS Renews Agreements with Sinclair, Keeping Local Stations on CBS All Access

A renewed agreement between ViacomCBS and Sinclair ensures CBS AllAccess users in several markets will continue receiving their local CBS affiliates. We have the full list in the post linked below.

See which stations are included in the new deal here.

Cox Will Pay $1 Billion in Piracy Damages, Court Confirms

New legal documents show Cox will still have to pay just over $1 billion in piracy damages stemming from a recent case involving the music industry. The company apparently tried to challenge the decision, but the penalty remains.

Learn more about Cox’s financial penalty here.

Quibi’s Turnstyle Tech Wasn’t Part of the Roku Deal and is Still Facing a Lawsuit

We recently learned about Roku acquiring content following Quibi’s closure, but the failed streaming service’s fancy “Turnstyle” tech wasn’t part of the deal. In fact, Quibi is still facing legal challenges regarding the feature.

Find out about Quibi’s “Turnstyle” woes here.

Deal Alert

Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.

Hulu Introduces Student Discount: Ad-Supported Hulu for $1.99 Per Month

Hulu’s announced a significant discount for its ad-supported, on-demand library. If you’re an 18-or-older student, you might be eligible for discounted Hulu access at $1.99 per month.

Check out the discount details here.

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