This weekend, stream Premier League coverage in both Spanish and English when Tottenham faces off against Manchester United this Sunday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. ET. Plus the European Rugby Champions Cup starting this Saturday at 12 pm, Supercross, and more.
7:00am – Burnley v. Newcastle
9:05am – West Ham v. Leicester City
11:30am – Tottenham v. Man United *Spanish-language coverage available
2:00pm – Sheffield United v. Arsenal
9:00am – Qualifying
3:00pm – Heats, Semis, Main Event
EUROPEAN RUGBY CHAMPIONS CUP
12:00pm – La Rochelle v. Sale Sharks
2:30pm – Exeter Chiefs v. Leinster Rugby
7:30am – Bordeaux-Begles v. Racing 92
10:00am – ASM Clermont Auvergne v. Toulouse
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This week, we learned about a new deal to bring Sony Pictures films to Netflix starting next year, T-Mobile launched its own home internet service, and HBO is celebrating a decade of Game of Thrones. Elsewhere, more Apple TV rumors have started swirling and Godzilla vs. Kong had a record-breaking premiere.
Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.
Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.
While the landmark deal to bring Warner Bros. films to HBO Max on the same day as their theater premiere continues on, it looks like the movie studio will return its focus to theaters once 2022 arrives.
Netflix and Sony Pictures have announced a deal that will bring the movie studio’s films to the streaming service starting in 2022. Netflix also gets first rights to Sony’s direct-to-streaming content.
One video platform that saw big increases during the pandemic was YouTube. New survey data suggests a larger percentage of U.S. adults have turned to YouTube recently compared to 2019. Other social media platforms have seen similar gains during that timeframe.
References to “120Hz” support in the latest version of Apple’s tvOS software could point to a next-gen Apple TV with improved specs. A high refresh rate of 120Hz, or 120 frames per second, could come to the platform via onboard HDMI 2.1, which improves bandwidth and would help future-proof any potential new streaming device featuring the new connection.
The monster mashup Godzilla vs. Kong raked in impressive numbers at the box office, considering COVID-19 continues to weigh heavily on the movie theater industry. The film cleared $200 million worldwide faster than any other film during the pandemic.
It’s been 10 years since the debut of Game of Thrones and HBO is hosting a month-long event to celebrate the landmark show. It’s called the Iron Anniversary and includes a full marathon, charity fundraisers and plenty of behind-the-scenes content.
What’s the latest on the industry?
Competition is certainly heating up in the streaming video industry. So much so that while Netflix continues to grow, its actual market share appears to be shrinking as more streaming options arise.
T-Mobile announced the launch of its 5G home internet service. The company is touting no contracts, no data caps, and average speeds of around 100 Mbps. Around 30 million homes are reportedly eligible for the service and you can check out more details in our full post.
Amazon continues to pursue big movies to stream on its Prime Video service. After landing sequels like Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Coming 2 America, the service has secured rights to Chris Pratt’s sci-fi film Tomorrow War.
Save some cash with these current and upcoming deals.
With the demise of its TVision live TV streaming service imminent, T-Mobile has started offering deals on YouTube TV and Philo to current customers. You can score plans for either service at $10 off the regular monthly price.
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Disney+ is celebrating Earth Month with a special collection of series, movies, and specials from Disney, National Geographic, and Disneynature. The collection lets viewers explore the planet by taking them on a trip around the world with titles like Dolphin Reef, Meet the Chimps, and behind-the-scenes adventures with the animals at Disney World with “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.”
In addition, National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Whales,” will be added to the collection when it premieres on Earth Day, April 22nd. The series plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different whale species: orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales. Filmed over three years in 24 locations, throughout this epic journey, we learn that whales are far more complex and more like us than ever imagined.
Here are all the titles to explore during Earth Month:
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Meet the Chimps
One Strange Rock
Ancient China From Above
America’s National Parks
Continent 7: Antarctica
Tree Climbing Lions
In the Footsteps of Elephant
Diving with Dolphins
Penguins: Life on the Edge
Born In China
Wings of Life
The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos
Growing Up Wild
Ghost of the Mountains
Born Wild: The Next Generation
Kingdom of the Blue Whale
The Hidden Kingdoms of China
Kingdom of the White Wolf
Giants of the Deep Blue
Into the Grand Canyon
Before the Flood
Jane Goodall: The Hope
Sea of Hope: America’s Underwater Treasures
Into the Okavango
Big Sur: Wild California
Wild Central America
Wild Sri Lanka
Secrets of Wild India
True-Life Adventures: In Beaver Valley
True-Life Adventures: Nature’s Half Acre
True-Life Adventures: Water Birds
True-Life Adventures: The Olympic Elk
True-Life Adventures: Prowlers of the Everglades
True-Life Adventures: Living Desert
True-Life Adventures: The Vanishing Prairie
True-Life Adventures: The African Lion
True-Life Adventures: Secrets of Life
True-Life Adventures: Perri
True-Life Adventures: Jungle Cat
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Road trips are about to get a whole lot more entertaining. AT&T and Toyota Motor North America announced they’re teaming up to give customers access to WarnerMedia content while they’re on the go.
Lexus and Toyota owners can now access WarnerMedia content through the WarnerMedia RIDE App when connected to AT&T in-car wifi and connect up to five devices. That way, passengers can browse a wide selection of rotating content to stream while on the road. The library includes thousands of hours of hit TV shows and movies from top channels and services like Cartoon Network, CNN, HBO Max™ and TruTV, spanning animation, news and sports programming, and more.
“By working with AT&T to provide access to WarnerMedia RIDE, we are reimagining the in-vehicle entertainment experience and ensuring that passengers have access to their favorite content wherever the road may take them,” said Steve Basra, group vice president, Toyota Motor North America, Connected Technologies. “We’re also excited to offer additional enhancements within our customer app and to provide one resource for our customers to access their in-vehicle features.”
The WarnerMedia RIDE is available in the App Store for iOS 11+, or Google Play for Android 9+. Owners of select 2020 model year and newer Toyota and Lexus vehicles are eligible for a 90-day trial of AT&T in-car wifi. You can activate the trial within the Toyota and Lexus owners app.
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This week, SpaceX launched another batch of 60 satellites
for its Starlink internet service. On Wednesday, April 7, SpaceX launched the
satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
With four launches last month alone, SpaceX has now launched
1,445 satellites, though just under 70 of those have already been taken out of
SpaceX is now taking preorders for its internet service. Starlink is
available in limited areas and to a limited number of customers for now, and
orders are first come, first served. A deposit of $100 is required to preorder,
with that money going toward a Starlink Starter Kit when the service is
available in your area.
While initial speed tests for the internet service looked promising, PC Mag reports that recent Ookla tests are showing inconsistent performance. The data shows that download speeds decreased from 80Mbps down to 50Mbps before going back up. The data looked at median speeds from Starlink users. PC Mag notes that some users have been sharing their individual results showing much faster speeds.
To address recent outages, SpaceX sent out a message to
Starlink customers this week, saying: “Recently some beta users saw short but
more frequent outages, particularly in the evening hours,” the company
said. “This was caused by two main issues—preventive maintenance on
various ground gateways, coupled with a network logic bug that intermittently
caused some packet processing services to hang until they were reset. The good
news is fixes were implemented and users should no longer see this particular
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Nielsen’s results are in for the top 10 streaming titles the week ending March 14, and Ginny & Georgia once again claimed the No.1 spot on the chart, even beating out fellow Netflix Original The Crown and Disney+’s WandaVision.
The coming of age series Ginny & Georgia had a total of 722 million viewing minutes, which was down from the previous week’s 1,161 million across the season’s 10 episodes. The Crown pulled in 449 million minutes across its 40 episodes, while viewers spent 388 million minutes streaming WandaVision. Netflix’s Murder Among the Mormons and Behind Her Eyes rounded out the top five.
As for licensed streaming TV shows, Criminal Minds and Grey’s Anatomy lead the pack each drawing in more than 600 million minutes. And Netflix users are still playing Cocomelon on repeat for toddlers everywhere as evidenced by the cartoon series’ steady placement on the chart week after week.
Amazon Prime Video secured its second-ever top spot on the list with Eddie Murphy’s Coming 2 America reaching No.1 in the movies category. The sequel had 770 Million minutes of viewing time, down from the previous week’s 1,413 million. Netflix came in second with the Jennifer Garner–starring Yes Day, and DIsney+ pulled off No. 3 with Raya and the Last Dragon.
Streaming time was down overall that week across all the platforms in Nielsen’s measurement reach, something Nielsen’s SVP of Product Strategy Brian Fuhrer attributes to two things.
“One, the return of March Madness, a lot of people going back, a lot of pent-up demand because the tournament didn’t occur last year, people are going back and watching that,” Fuhrer said. “And fragmentation of the stream-isphere. You think about what’s happening with the introduction of Paramount+, the introduction of Discovery+, people are sampling these new offerings and we think that’s also having an impact.”
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WrestleMania will be the first WWE main roster live event to exclusively stream on Peacock. This year’s Showcase of the Immortals will be 14 matches, taking place over two nights live from the WWE Thunderdome at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11.
The event will be hosted by two-time WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and 2021 Warrior Award winner and current WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil. Grammy-nominated singer Bebe Rexha will perform “’America the Beautiful’ on Night 1, and Ash Costello will perform WWE Superstar Rhea Ripley’s theme song “Brutality” live on Night 2.
Looking for Wrestlemania predictions? Check out the latest episode of GameSpot’s podcast Wrestle Buddies where Mat and Chris give their thoughts on what we’ll see over the weekend.
The WWE Universe will be making their long-awaited return as the 37th edition of WrestleMania will be the first live event with ticketed fans in over a year. Here is how you can watch all of the action live from the squared circle.
Night 1— Saturday, April 10
Night 2— Sunday, April 11
Peacock will be home to all of the matches between your favorite WWE Superstars at WrestleMania. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET on April 10 and 11.
The WrestleMania Kickoff shows will also air on Peacock at 7 p.m. ET. on both days.
Just in time for the Grandest Stage of Them All, you can save 50% on a subscription to the premium tier. The discount is available on the WWE page on Peacock, just click Get Started to sign up. To get the savings, you have to prepay for 4 months of access for $9.99 ($2.50/month for 4 months) to get the deal. This is a limited-time offer that expires today April 9, 2021.
In the dedicated section for WWE on Peacock, fans will find:
Going forward, Peacock will continue to add WWE content, including every WWE, WCW, and ECW PPV event in history—available to stream on-demand before SummerSlam.
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With global lockdowns putting movie theaters out of commission in 2020, WarnerMedia announced an unprecedented move to release its entire 2021 film slate on HBO Max the same day as theaters. It seems to be panning out well for both parties so far. Right off the bat, the streamer saw a spike in subscribers with the release of Wonder Woman 1984 in December.
Now that hope for a post-pandemic world is just around the corner, Warner Bros. has announced it will be returning to traditional exclusive, although abbreviated theatrical runs for all of its 2022 releases. That means Warner Bros. movies that are set to finish out the year including The Matrix 4 will be the last to be included in that same-day release treatment on HBO Max.
According to Interpret, the studio announced a new deal with Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld for 2022, to give its films to the theater chains for 45 days before they’re available for streaming and home entertainment in the U.S. However, in a recent podcast interview, WarnerMedia CEO Kilar revealed that some specific Warner Bros. films in the future will still adhere to a straight-to-streaming strategy.
“You’ll see two types of movies. There’s certainly going to be the epic and the big motion pictures that will go to theaters, for sure. And they’ll go to theaters first,” Kilar said. “But there’s also going to be a number of movies that we proudly produce at Warner Brothers that go to HBO Max, on the first day as well. I think it’s very fair to say that a big DC movie, ‘The Batman,’ for example… would go exclusively to theaters first and then go to somewhere like an HBO Max after it’s in theaters.”
Streaming services have played a crucial role during the pandemic, so the thought of removing them from the new movie release equation entirely doesn’t seem too probable. It’s likely we’ll continue to see hybrid release strategies over the coming months and years.
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Tubi has reached a deal with Shout! Factory to bring a collection of world-class anime titles to the streaming platform beginning April 8. Popular titles like award-winning In This Corner of the World and Eleven Arts Anime Studio’s Millennium Actress and more will be available for free on Tubi, with most available in subtitled and dubbed versions.
“Tubi has a significant audience of anime lovers and our latest additions from Shout! Factory will soon give them even more of what they’ve been binging,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer at Tubi. “As we continue to super serve our anime viewers, we’re thrilled that these award-winning and fan-favorite titles will now have a new home on our platform.”
“We are thrilled to further expand our partnership with Tubi and make our award-winning Japanese Anime available to an even wider audience,” said Julie Dansker, Head of New Content Sales at Shout! Factory.
Titles coming to Tubi include:
Winner of Tokyo Anime Award and nominated for multiple Annie awards, this gorgeous new restoration is what many believe to be Satoshi Kon’s (Perfect Blue, Paprika) greatest work. When the legendary Ginei Studios shuts down, filmmaker Genya Tachibana and his assistant are tasked with interviewing its reclusive star, Chiyoko Fujiwara, who had retired from the spotlight 30 years prior. As Chiyoko recounts her career, Genya and his crew are literally pulled into her memories where they witness her chance encounter with a mysterious man on the run from the police. Despite never knowing his name or his face, Chiyoko relentlessly pursues that man in a seamless blend of reality and memory that only Satoshi Kon could deliver. The film also garnered the Grand Prize in the Japan Agency of Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival.
Liz and the Blue Bird
Directed by Naoko Yamada, students and best friends Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki prepare to play a complex musical duet, “Liz and the Blue Bird,” for oboe and flute. Though they play beautifully together and have been friends since childhood, Mizore and Nozomi find that with graduation looming and the duet proving difficult, their friendship begins to buckle under the pressure. Interspersed with their story is the fantasy tale of Liz, drawn like a storybook, contrasting with the crisp realism of the school. These two distinct styles weave with stirring music to tell an intimate coming-of-age story. The film was nominated for Best Film at the Crunchyroll Awards.
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
Though only 15, Maquia knows she will live for centuries without aging past adolescence. She belongs to the Iorph, a clan of ageless beings just like her. Maquia’s elders warn her not to fall in love with anyone outside their realm. But fate pushes Maquia out into the mortal world one night when an invading territory separates her from the clan. There she discovers an orphaned baby, Arial, and takes him in as her own child. From this point, Maquia will suffer extreme heartbreak in the name of motherhood, as she watches Arial grow and seeks to reconnect with her lost Iorph friends, all torn apart by the cruel world of Mesate.
Budding genius Aoyama is only in the 4th grade, but already lives his life like a scientist. When penguins start appearing in his sleepy suburb, hundreds of miles from the sea, Aoyama vows to solve the mystery. When he discovers that the arrival of the penguins is somehow related to a mysterious young woman from his dentist’s office, they team up for an unforgettable summer adventure! The film was nominated for Best Animated Film at the Japanese Academy Awards.
On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. Though things seem peaceful on the surface, he reveals this world is in danger and as the destined Goddess of the Green Wind, it is Akane’s responsibility to bring back the rain and save this world from the terror known as Zan Gu. Joining Akane on her journey is Pipo, an alchemist in training, and her adventurous Aunt Chii. The only problem? Akane just wants to go home. The film is directed by Keiichi Hara.
Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Welcome To The Kitauji High School Concert Band
Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – May The Melody Reach You
Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day
Based on the manga and television series, the Sound! Euphonium movies follow Kumiko, a young girl at Kitauji High School who plays euphonium in her school’s orchestra. Follow the band on their mission to reach Nationals while juggling romance and adolescence.
Haikara-San: Here Comes Miss Modern Parts 1 & 2
Adapted from Waki Yamato’s popular manga, Kazuhiro Furuhashi’s Haikara-San is a heartfelt, and sometimes comical, tale of love surviving through the perils of war and separation.
Donten: Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden
One Year After the Battle, The Tragedy of Fuuma Ninja Tribe, and Conspiracy of the Military
It’s been a year since brothers and shrine guardians, Tenka, Soramaru, and Chutaro, have defeated the legendary giant snake that threatened to destroy humanity. However, their lives are thrown into upheaval when they discover a plot to revive the evil serpent.
In This Corner of the World
Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno and brought to life by acclaimed filmmaker Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle) and producer Taro Maki, In This Corner of The World tells the emotional story of Suzu, a young girl from Hiroshima, who’s just become a bride in the nearby city of Kure during World War II. Living with her husband’s family, Suzu has to adjust to her new life, which is made especially difficult by regular air raids. But life must go on, and Suzu — through the help of her new family and neighbors — begins to discover the joys of everyday life in Kure. Much is gained in Kure, but with war, many things cherished are also lost. In This Corner of The World is brought to life, in stunning animation, by acclaimed filmmaker Sunao Katabuchi (Mai Mai Miracle) and producer Taro Maki. The film was also nominated for Best Film at the Annie awards, among several other wins and nominations.
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Netflix and Sony have made a deal for Sony Pictures theatrical releases to stream exclusively on Netflix, beginning next year. The new titles will make their way to Netflix after leaving theaters and being released on DVD or Blu Ray.
The deal will include Morbius, Uncharted, Where the Crawdads Sing, and Bullet Train. Netflix will also be able to bring Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to the platform. Sony will give Netflix first rights to direct to streaming titles as well.
“Netflix has been a terrific partner as we continue to
expand our relationship,” said Keith Le Goy, President, Worldwide Distribution
and Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment in an announcement about the deal
Thursday. “At Sony Pictures, we produce some of the biggest blockbusters and
the most creative, original films in the industry. This exciting agreement
further demonstrates the importance of that content to our distribution
partners as they grow their audiences and deliver the very best in
“Sony Pictures is a great partner and we are thrilled to
expand our relationship through this forward-thinking agreement,” said Netflix
global film head Scott Stuber. “This not only allows us to bring their
impressive slate of beloved film franchises and new IP to Netflix in the U.S.,
but it also establishes a new source of first run films for Netflix movie
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