Movies Anywhere App Available on LG Smart TVs

The Movies Anywhere app is now available on LG smart TVs, including LG OLED TVs, LG Electronics USA and Movies Anywhere announced.

Movies Anywhere lets users enjoy their purchased or redeemed digital movies combined in one personal collection. The service includes more than 7,900 titles.

LG is the first TV manufacturer to offer the streaming app.

With the Movies Anywhere app, in addition to streaming movies on LG smart TVs, users can also stream or download on LG smartphones, joining a wide array of other devices.

Additionally, with Screen Pass beta, Movies Anywhere is set to allow users to share their movies with others in a seamless way.

Movies Anywhere offers movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Twentieth Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm) and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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The app enables consumers to sync digital retail accounts, including Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Vudu/Walmart, Xfinity, Google Play/YouTube, Microsoft Movies & TV, FandangoNow and Verizon Fios TV.

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LG OLED TVs include support for Dolby Vision IQ high dynamic range, Dolby Atmos, and the UHD Alliance’s Filmmaker Mode. With the webOS smart TV platform, the new LG OLED and LG NanoCell 4K and 8K UHD TVs provide access to apps and services such as Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix and LG Channels in addition to Movies Anywhere.

TV Time Survey: Majority of U.S. Respondents Intend to Increase TV Content Consumption as Social Distancing Takes Hold

The vast majority of U.S. respondents to a TV Time survey planned to increase TV content consumption during social distancing due to the coronavirus.

Among those planning to stay home/isolate or who were considering it (91%), 84% said they intended to increase their TV consumption during this period. Meanwhile, 86% of respondents said they wanted to watch shows already on their watch list. Other popular motivations were to give them an escape from reality (73%) and to make them laugh (72%), with comforting them at about half (53%). Only 19% of respondents said they plan to watch news, indicating they are largely turning to TV for entertainment.

“Based on our survey results, this indicates that viewers are looking for lighter entertainment and escapism from today’s headlines,” according to a TV Time statement.

TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the service.

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In other findings, 71% of respondents said they were planning to socially distance/isolate to some degree, with another 20% considering it. Only 9% stated they were not. When asked what types of shows respondents were planning to watch during this time period, the most popular choices were dramas (78%) and comedies (76%), followed by sci-fi/fantasy at 67%. Fewer than a fifth of respondents selected news and children’s programs, with only 9% selecting sports-related content during the absence of most live sports. Among those who selected “Other,” anime emerged as a popular choice.

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The survey was fielded to 3,126 U.S. users of the TV Time app March 13-15. Results were weighted (balanced) to reflect the U.S. general population by gender and age (13-54).

“Streaming services are poised to be among the biggest beneficiaries to capture consumers’ viewership and engagement,” the TV Time report concluded.

 

Complete Series Set of ‘Eureka’ Strikes Blu-ray June 9 From Mill Creek

The complete series of “Eureka” will come out on Blu-ray June 9 from Mill Creek Entertainment.

All 77 episodes from the show’s five-season run will be available together for $75.99.

In the quirky and seemingly perfect small town of Eureka, the hidden work of America’s brightest scientists can lead to innovation or utter chaos. Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) struggles to keep a sense of normalcy amid the scientific mayhem, big brains and bigger adventure in this unusual little town in the Pacific Northwest. “Eureka” co-stars Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Niall Matter, Erica Cerra, Joe Morton, Neil Grayston and James Callis. Popular sci-fi fan favorites make guest appearances, including Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Matt Frewer, Ever Carradine, Sharon Taylor, Ming-Na Wen and Trevor Jackson.

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The 12-disc Blu-ray set marks the high-definition disc debut of the series in North America. The special edition contains numerous bonus features ported over from previous DVD releases including commentary tracks, deleted scenes, gag reels, webisodes and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

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“Eureka” was produced by Universal Cable Productions and originally aired on Syfy. The series was created by Andrew Cosby (screenwriter for 2019’s Hellboy) and Jaime Paglia (co-executive producer for MTV’s “Scream: The TV Series”) with Bruce Miller (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) serving as executive producer.

‘Dishing With Julia Child’ to Stream Feb. 28 on PBS Living and PBS Passport

“Dishing With Julia Child,” a new six-part series from PBS, will be available to stream Feb. 28 on PBS Passport and PBS Living, available on Prime Video Channels and Apple TV.

“We are more than excited to be bringing original content to PBS Living for the very first-time,” said Andrea Downing, co-president of PBS Distribution, in a statement. “Julia Child pioneered what cooking shows have become today and to get a once-in-a-lifetime look at how she inspired the master chefs of today is truly a treat.”

PBS Living is available at $2.99 a month. PBS Passport is an added member benefit.

Eric Ripert in “Dishing With Julia Child”

In “Dishing With Julia Child,” nine respected chefs — José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Carla Hall, Vivian Howard, Sara Moulton, Jacques Pépin, Éric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson and Martha Stewart — gather together to screen favorite episodes of Child’s iconic show “The French Chef,” which debuted in 1963. As they watch, they share personal reminiscences, anecdotes and a few laughs as they discuss the immeasurable impact she had on their lives, careers and the American food scene.

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Jose Andres in “Dishing With Julia Child”

The series, which will also be broadcast on Fridays April 3-17 on PBS, is part of the PBS 50th anniversary celebration of the iconic personalities that shaped both broadcast history and pop culture.

“As we celebrate PBS icons like Julia Child during our 50th anniversary, audiences will also get an exciting look at how these legacies will shape and inspire the future of PBS,” said Jerry Liwanag, VP, fundraising programming, in a statement. “This nostalgic series is just one example of the rich food and culture programming that PBS makes available to audiences across multiple platforms.”

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“’Dishing With Julia Child’ showcases how pioneering and timeless Julia Child’s television teaching is,” said Eric W. Spivey, chairman of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. “The Foundation is thrilled PBS has connected some of Julia’s iconic episodes to the streaming age through the eyes of chefs who embody her legacy.”

Episode titles and broadcast premiere dates (ET):

No. 1 “The Whole Fish Story” (April 3, 10:00-10:30 p.m.)

No. 2 “The Good Loaf” (April 3, 10:30-11:00 p.m.)

No. 3 “Your Own French Onion Soup” (April 10, 10:00-10:30 p.m.)

No. 4 “Boeuf Bourguignon” (April 10, 10:30-11:00 p.m.)

No. 5 “The Potato Show” (April 17, 10:00-10:30 p.m.)

No.6 “To Roast a Chicken” (April 17, 10:30-11:00 p.m.)

‘Katy Keene’ Top New, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Top Returning Shows on February TV Time Anticipation Charts

The CW’s “Katy Keene” was the top anticipated new show and NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was the top anticipated returning show on the TV Time Charts for February.

TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

Top anticipated new show “Katy Keene,” debuting Feb. 6, is a spinoff of “Riverdale” based on the Archie Comics character.

Netflix’s “Locke & Key,” debuting Feb. 7, took the silver among anticipated new shows, while Amazon Prime’s “Hunters,” hitting screens Feb. 21, got the bronze. “Locke & Key” is a mystery series based on the comic books. “Hunters,” from executive producer Jordan Peele, stars Al Pacino in a story of Nazi hunters in 1977 New York.

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Among returning shows, coming in No. 2 behind the NBC comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” returning for its seventh season Feb. 6, was Showtime’s long-running thriller “Homeland,” the eighth and final season of which debuts Feb. 9. Netflix’s drug cartel drama “Narcos: Mexico,” returning for its second season Feb. 13, came in at No. 3.

 

Most Anticipated New Shows for February:

  1. “Katy Keene” (The CW) — Feb. 6
  2. “Locke & Key” (Netflix) — Feb. 7
  3. “Hunters” (Amazon Prime) — Feb. 21
  4. “For Life” (ABC) — Feb. 11
  5. “Briarpatch” (USA) — Feb. 6

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for February:

  1. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — Feb. 6
  2. “Homeland” (Showtime) — Feb. 9
  3. “Narcos: Mexico” (Netflix) — Feb. 13
  4. “The Sinner” (USA) — Feb. 6
  5. “Good Girls” (NBC) — Feb. 16

Netflix’s ‘You’ Again Tops TV Time’s Binge Chart

Netflix’s “You” was again the top binge show on the TV Time chart for the week ended Jan. 12.

The psychological thriller series, season two of which hit screens Dec. 26, also topped the previous week’s chart. Meanwhile, “The Witcher,” Netflix’s fantasy series starring Henry Cavill, repeated at No. 2. It debuted on screens Dec. 20.

Traditional broadcast shows took the top two spots on rising shows chart with CBS’s “FBI: Most Wanted” at No. 1 and ABC’s game show “Jeopardy!” at No. 2. The classic quiz contest, hosted by an ailing Alex Trebek (who has Stage 4 cancer), has been airing a “Greatest of All Time” series pitting three of the show’s top competitors against each other.

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TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Jan. 12 by Share of Binges:

  1. “You” (Netflix) — 6.81%
  2. “The Witcher” (Netflix) — 2.37%
  3. “Friends” (NBC) — 2.10%
  4. “Spinning Out” (Netflix) — 1.99%
  5. “Anne With an E” (CBC) — 1.89%
  6. “Jane the Virgin” (The CW) — 1.67%
  7. “Brooklyen Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.25%
  8. “Titans” (DC Universe) — 1.23%
  9. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.19%
  10. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 1.16%

 

 

Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Jan. 12 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “FBI: Most Wanted” (CBS) — 99.9%
  2. “Jeopardy!” (ABC) — 99.8%
  3. “Fear by the Lake” (TF1) — 97.3%
  4. “Sam” (TF1) — 94.5%
  5. “Infinity Train” (Cartoon Network) — 94.4%
  6. “Plunderer” (Tokyo MX) — 94.1%
  7. “Zumbo’s Just Desserts” (Seven Network) — 92.4%
  8. “The Bachelor” (ABC) — 92%
  9. “Party of Five” (Freeform) — 90.4%
  10. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” (Bravo) — 86.7%

Historic David Susskind Martin Luther King Jr. Interview Available on DVD From MVD

The historic David Susskind Archive: Interview With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is available on DVD from MVD Entertainment Group.

Susskind’s long and intimate interview with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. originally aired on June 9, 1963. Restored by the Paley Center, this broadcast has not been seen in full since its original airing. Among the subjects discussed were the current state of the American Civil Rights Movement and the then recent events in Birmingham, Ala.

On that Sunday night in June, WPIX-TV (NY) cleared this extraordinary interview between Susskind (host of “Open End”) and King. “Open End” had recently been removed from the schedule of WNEW-TV because of the station’s management reluctance to air discussions regarding race relations in America. WPIX picked up the ball, and the rest, as they say, became history.

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Susskind and King discussed the gamut of racial issues of the day, particularly King’s disappointment at the speed at which the Kennedy Administration was moving regarding Civil Rights legislation. The interview so rattled the White House that President Kennedy responded by going on national television to defend his Administration’s positions and to outline his push for what would later be the Civil and Voter’s rights Acts.

The interview was recorded two months before the civil rights leader delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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‘Friends’ Again Top Binge, Netflix’s ‘Virgin River’ a Show on Rise on TV Time Charts

The classic 1990s sitcom “Friends,” which is available on Netflix, was again the top binge on the TV Time charts for the week ended Dec. 15 while “The Late Late Show With James Corden” was the top rising show on the strength of such weekly guest stars as Harry Styles.

Behind late night shows hosted by Corden and Jimmy Kimmel at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, No. 3 on the rising show chart was the new Netflix series “Virgin River,” which premiered Dec. 6. Based on the books, it follows a nurse practitioner who moves from Los Angeles to a small town searching for a fresh start.

Coming in at No. 2 on the binge chart was Netflix’s “V Wars,” which debuted Dec. 5 and follows a doctor pitted against his best friend when a fast-spreading disease starts to make people crave blood.

TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Dec. 15 by Share of Binges:

  1. “Friends” (NBC) — 2.58%
  2. “V Wars” (Netflix) — 1.78%
  3. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.44%
  4. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.33%
  5. “Fuller House” (Netflix) — 1.33%
  6. “Riverdale” (The CW) — 1.29%
  7. “The End of the F***ing World” (Netflix/Channel 4) — 1.21%
  8. “Lucifer” (Netflix) — 1.20%
  9. “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC) — 1.20%
  10. “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) — 1.17%

 

Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Dec. 15 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS) — 98.4%
  2. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC) — 98.2%
  3. “Virgin River” (Netflix) — 98.2%
  4. “The L Word: Generation Q” (Showtime) — 96.2%
  5. “Marvel’s Runaways” (Hulu) — 93.4%
  6. “Home for Christmas” (Netflix) — 92.8%
  7. “The Unicorn” (CBS) — 92.3%
  8. “The Ladies’ Paradise” (Rai 1) — 90.8%
  9. “The Expanse” (Amazon Prime) — 90.6%
  10. “Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star” (BBC Three) — 89%

Final Season and Complete Series Set of ‘Poldark’ Among Titles Coming to Disc and Digital From PBS in November

The final season and the complete series set of “Poldark,” The Chaperone and the documentary Flint’s Deadly Water are among the titles coming to disc and digital from PBS Distribution in November.

Due Nov. 12 is Poldark: Season 5 on DVD, Blu-ray and digital and the complete series set on DVD and digital. The critically acclaimed series, starring Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) as the Ross Poldark and Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley) as the fiery Demelza, follows the thrilling story of soldier Ross Poldark after his return to Cornwall from fighting in the American Revolution. Once he is back in Cornwall he realizes that his life at home has been completely turned upside down — his father is dead, his lands are gone, and the love of his life has agreed to marry someone else.

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The Chaperone comes out on DVD and digital Nov. 26. It follows Louise Brooks, who would become a 1920s silver screen sensation of the Jazz Age, a few years before her fame. A 15-year-old student in Wichita, Kan., she has the opportunity to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe. Her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone, and Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.

The documentary Flint’s Deadly Water hits DVD and digital Nov. 19. While the Flint water crisis has become known for the lead poisoning of thousands of children, this program reveals the story of another deadly problem with the water happening at the same time that few people know about, documenting an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease during the water crisis that has continued to claim lives in the city five years later.

N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear, coming to DVD and digital Nov. 26, examines the enigmatic life and mind of National Medal of Arts-winner Navarro Scott Momaday, the Kiowa novelist, short-story writer, essayist and poet. His Pulitzer Prize-winning novel House Made of Dawnled to the breakthrough of Native American literature into the mainstream. The documentary delves into the psyche behind the celebrated author and visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings.

Unfolding as a love letter from filmmaker and young mother Waad al-Kateab to her daughter, the documentary For Sama, coming to DVD and digital Nov. 19, tells the story of Waad’s life through five years of the uprising in rebel-held Aleppo, Syria. Waad falls in love, gets married and gives birth to her daughter Sama — all while filming the cataclysmic conflict raging around them.

In Odyssey: The Great Music Society in Greece, coming Nov. 5 on DVD and digital, artists of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, led by its artistic directors, David Finckel and Wu Han, embark on a journey to Greece, the country where so many of the classical arts were first developed. Viewers will go on an adventure that shows the unique intimacy of chamber music performances in extraordinary locations, while highlighting the Greek cultural influences that still resonate within our language, arts, philosophy and civic life.

The four-part Life From Above, due on DVD and digital Nov. 19, shows viewers new footage of the greatest, most beautiful and powerful movements on our planet, providing fresh insights into our planet by expanding the range of perspectives from which to look at it. Cameras in space capture events like an elephant family’s struggle through drought, and thousands of Shaolin Kung-Fu students performing in perfect synchronicity. In addition to stunning satellite photography from space, drones were employed to generate footage, while helicopters and cameras on the ground provide more conventional vantage points.

Wild Metropolis, coming to DVD and digital Nov. 26, reveals the world’s most extraordinary wildlife living in the newest and fastest changing habitat on the planet — cities. It features a diverse cast of animals that are adjusting to this new world better than we could have predicted, not only applying their natural born skills and abilities to life in the city, but also making amazing physical or behavioral adaptations. From humpback whales breaching in New York’s Hudson Bay to huge colonies of megabats in Adelaide; from penguins nesting in Cape Town to Burmese pythons living on the streets of Bangkok, the series explores some of the world’s most-loved and familiar cities through fresh eyes: the eyes of the animals that live in them.

Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ Top Binge, ‘Daybreak’ Top ‘Show on the Rise’ on TV Time Charts

Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman” was the top binge, while the service’s “Daybreak” led the “Shows on the Rise” on the TV Time charts for the week ended Oct. 27.

TV Time is a free TV viewership tracking app that tracks consumers’ viewing habits worldwide and is visited by more than 1 million consumers every day, according to the service. The weekly “Binge Report” ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the app in a given day. The “Shows on the Rise” chart is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

The fifth season of top binge “BoJack Horseman” debuted Oct. 25. The irreverent animated comedy, which was also No. 7 on the Shows on the Rise chart, follows BoJack (Will Arnett), a failed sitcom star from the favorite family sitcom “Horsin’ Around” who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Following catalog hit “Friends” on the binge chart at No. 3 was Netflix’s global original “Baby,” the second season of which debuted Oct. 18. The Italian series is a coming-of-age story that explores the unseen lives of Roman high schoolers.

Top rising show “Daybreak” debuted on Netflix Oct. 24. Set in a post-apocalyptic world in the wake of a nuclear blast, the series follows marauding high schoolers in the city of Glendale, Calif. Netflix’s “Brotherhood,” which hit screens Oct. 25, took the silver on the rise chart. The global original from Brazil, set in the mid-90s, follows Cristina, an honest and dedicated lawyer, who discovers that her estranged brother has been in prison and is a leader of a rising criminal faction. Coerced by the police, she is forced to become an informant and work against him.

Hulu’s Stephen King multiverse show “Castle Rock” made an appearance at No. 6 on the Shows on the Rise chart. Its second season debuted Oct. 23.

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Top Binge Shows Week Ended Oct. 27 by Share of Binges:

  1. “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix) — 2.50%
  2. “Friends” (NBC) — 2.44%
  3. “Baby” (Netflix) — 2.38%
  4. “Insatiable” (Netflix) — 2.23%
  5. “Greenhouse Academy” (Netflix) — 2.08%
  6. “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC) — 1.61%
  7. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (NBC) — 1.53%
  8. “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) — 1.36%
  9. “Daybreak” (Netflix) — 1.36%
  10. “Peaky Blinders” (BBC One) — 1.33%

 

Top Shows on the Rise Week Ended Oct. 27 by Rise Ratio:

  1. “Daybreak” (Netflix) — 100%
  2. “Brotherhood” (Netflix) — 99.9%
  3. “Il Collegio” (Rai 2) — 97.4%
  4. “Greenhouse Academy” (Netflix) — 96.7%
  5. “The Kominski Method” (Netflix) — 96.7%
  6. “Castle Rock” (Hulu) — 93%
  7. “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix) — 91.3%
  8. “EastEnders” (BBC One) — 87.6%
  9. “Silicon Valley” (HBO) — 75.5%
  10. “Will & Grace” (NBC) — 72.6%