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Google introduces the new Android TV home screen

Google has detailed Android TV's new more intuitive home screen that's designed to let you jump straight into content. The revised interface also comes with Google Assistant support to let you control media playback using only your voice.

From coal miner to writer of China's hit TV show

Bejing - In the midst of China's Cultural Revolution, a 14-year-old coal miner bought a yellowing, torn copy of Honore de Balzac's biography from a book collector on the side of the street.

Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday backed tough limits on the amount of Russian allowed to be aired on television in a step that is likely to raise the Kremlin's ire.

Cult series 'Twin Peaks' makes long-awaited return

New York - "Twin Peaks," the quirky TV show turned cult classic that gave way to a new age of television, makes its hotly anticipated return Sunday, nearly three decades after its debut.

How 'dark genius' Ailes reshaped US television news

New York - Championed by conservatives as a visionary, reviled by liberals as a menace, Fox News founder Roger Ailes re-shaped US television news and helped to craft a conservative populism that ultimately gave rise to Donald Trump.

Jubilant Portugal celebrates first Eurovision victory

Lisbon - Jubilant Portugal on Sunday feted the country's first ever Eurovision song contest victor Salvador Sobral, who suffers from a serious heart condition but triumphed with a melancholy ballad, with hundreds turning up to welcome him home.

Lost in translation: Russian TV cuts Putin mention from hit US show

Moscow - Russia's state-controlled Channel One is airing the hit US series "Fargo" with a twist: mentions of President Vladimir Putin have apparently been excised from the dubbed Russian translation.

Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev's party

Kiev - Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever early Sunday with a melancholy ballad performed by a singer who suffers from a serious heart condition.

Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev's party

Kiev - Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever early Sunday with a melancholy ballad performed by a singer who suffers from a serious heart condition.

World's first streaming stick for kids launched by PBS

PBS KIDS has unveiled the first HDMI TV streaming stick aimed specifically at children. Moulded in the shape of a racing car and featuring bright green colours, the device comes preloaded with digital games, videos and sing-along songs for young children.

'Stranger Things,' 'Beauty' win big at MTV awards

Los Angeles - Nostalgic horror sensation "Stranger Things" and Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" shared the spoils at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, expanded and renamed this year to include television.

Looking to the future of the planet in new documentary

What does the future hold for the planet? There are myriad possibilities and some of this in our hands. A new docudrama from National Geographic shines a light on the year one million for a round of speculation and debate.

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dies at 56

Los Angeles - US actress Erin Moran, who played mischievous kid sister Joanie on the sitcom "Happy Days" and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.

Sex and intrigue of Vatican court drama gets TV treatment

Rome - Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, is to make an English-language TV series on the so-called "Vatileaks" scandal.

Satellite dishes reconnect post-IS Mosul to world

Mosul - Satellite dishes have been sprouting on the rooftops of east Mosul since it was retaken from the Islamic State group, who punished anyone caught with a dish with the lash.

Fox dumps embattled host over harassment allegations

New York - Fox News on Wednesday severed its relationship with Bill O'Reilly, sacking its biggest star and America's most-watched cable news anchor over a flood of sexual harassment allegations and crashing advertising sales.

Corruption claims flood Brazilian TV

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilians are glued to a mesmerizing, disturbing new version of reality TV: back-to-back broadcasts of jailed executives accusing President Michel Temer and almost every other big politician of corruption.

Showtime to air documentary on WikiLeaks founder Assange

Los Angeles - US cable network Showtime said on Sunday it is to release "Risk," a documentary from Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras about controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Reindeer migration across Lapland - Latest 'Slow TV' project

Norway's state broadcaster NRK has announced the return of its popular "slow TV' service, this time following the annual reindeer migration in northern Norway. The program will run from April 21 to 27.

After dating show boom, TV helps you get a divorce

Cannes - The dating show boom that has swept the world's television screens since the success of "Married at First Sight" may be coming to an end, experts predict.Now it is time to get divorced.

Eurovision threatens to ban Ukraine over Russian singer row

Berlin - The organisers of the Eurovision song contest have threatened to ban Ukraine from future competitions unless it allows Russia's entrant to enter the country and take part in this year's show which Kiev is hosting.

Warning: Your Smart TV could be spying on you

As the Internet of Things advances and more and more items become connected data security and privacy become hotly debated topics. One area of concern is with the growing prevalence of smart television sets.

Turkey plans ban on dating shows: deputy PM

Ankara - Turkey is planning to ban popular television dating shows as they do not fit in with Turkish traditions and customs, the deputy prime minister has said.

Jeff Bridges revives 'The Dude' at John Goodman tribute

Los Angeles - Jeff Bridges hilariously resurrected his iconic slacker character "The Dude" from "The Big Lebowski" Friday as he honored his friend John Goodman at a celebration of the actor's glittering career.

Pablo Escobar's son slams TV series for 'glorifying' criminals

Madrid - The son of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar slammed depictions of his father's life like those in the hit Netflix series "Narcos", saying they "glorify" criminals, in an interview published Sunday.

YouTube targets cable TV with new streaming subscription

YouTube has unveiled a new live TV streaming service that aggressively targets cable channels. Billed monthly, the service is half the price of most TV subscriptions and includes access to dozens of national and regional networks on every device.

US tycoon Robert Durst admitted murdering friend, witness says

Los Angeles - New York property tycoon Robert Durst confessed to carrying out the murder of close friend Susan Berman, a witness testified in a Los Angeles court Thursday.

Venezuela bans Spanish-language CNN for Iraq report

Caracas - Venezuela pulled CNN's Spanish-language television channel off the air on Wednesday, accusing it of spreading "propaganda" about an alleged visa racket at the country's embassy in Iraq.

Facebook videos are coming to your TV

Facebook has announced a new video app for smart TVs that's designed to let you watch content from friends, family and publishers on the big screen. The launch marks the next step in Facebook's ambition to become a video site in its own right.

Curved TVs just went the same way as 3D

Curved TVs may have reached the end, only a few years after they first appeared. After battling low consumer uptake and critical reviews, LG and Sony have announced they will not launch any new models this year. It follows the end of 3D TV production.
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