At a major launch event, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones, along with the iPhone X, a new flagship model that will start at $999. And the company announced a new operating system for iPhone and iPad, as well as an updated Apple Watch. The company’s streaming box also took center-stage: As has been widely reported, the new Apple TV will be able to stream 4K Ultra HD video, including live content such as sports. It’ll also support HDR (high-dynamic range), a video format that allows for more vibrant colors and better contrast between the dark and light areas of a scene. Apple also announced that 4K shows and movies will sell at the same price point as those sold in standard HD. (Hollywood reportedly isn’t happy about that.) In fact, Apple says that it will upgrade previous HD purchases to 4K for no cost. The device will cost $179; it’s available for preorder on September 15, and ships one week later.
Paramount Network makes its official debut on Thursday, January 18 at 9p, with a live one-hour episode of Lip Sync Battle. Rebranded from Spike TV, the Viacom net promises stories that are “immersive, inclusive and deeply personal.” Later in January comes the premiere of WACO, a series based on the true story of the 1993 […]
Freeform ordered a drama pilot spinoff, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, from Warner Horizon Scripted Television. Sasha Pieterse (currently doing a different kind of spinning on Dancing With the Stars) and Janel Parrish will reprise their PLL roles.
Mashable may be up for sale. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the digital media company has been in “extensive” talks with German mass media company ProSiebenSat.1. This wouldn’t be new territory from ProSieben – the company also owns the digital media network Studio71. The Journal reports that Mashable, which remains unprofitable, […]