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Amazon adds Streaming Video Service for Nintendo Wii Game Console

Amazon Instant Video App supported on Nintendo Wii - credit: Amazon.com

(Best Syndication News) - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has launched support for their Amazon Instant Video app on the Nintendo Wii game console. On November 18, 2012, Amazon released the app for the Nintendo Wii U game console and this latest support is for the previous model.

Amazon Instant Video has over 145,000 movies and TV shows available to watch. The app allows Amazon Prime subscribers to watch over 33,000 movies and TV shows on the Nintendo Wii game console. The Prime membership ($79 per year) gives upgrades on shipping and unlimited viewing of specific movies and TV shows.

DIRECTV Customers can now watch STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY Online

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(Best Syndication News) - Starz Entertainment launched STARZ PLAY and ENCORE PLAY online support for DIRECTV customers on December 21, 2012. DIRECTV customers who subscribe to STARZ and ENCORE will be able to enjoy the online service at no additional cost.

The service was previously only available to COX and AT&T U-verse TV subscribers. Dish Network, Verizon, and Xfinity presently have other online-viewing options available for STARZ or ENCORE.

Netflix enters Multi-year Agreement with Disney

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(Best Syndication News) - Netflix subscribers will be able to see the Disney theatrical films during the same period as Pay TV customers starting in 2016. Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) announced the multi-year agreement with The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) today.

The new licensing agreement will commence in 2013 with high-profile Disney direct-to-video new-releases that will be made available on Netflix. Starting in 2016, theatrically released feature films from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Disneynature will become available to view on Netflix on their streaming “Watch Instantly” service at the same time Premium Pay TV gets to air the film. The streaming will be allowed on televisions, tablets, computers, and mobile phones.

‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ returns to New York

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(Best Syndication News) - Tickets are being pre-sold for the upcoming Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which will open on November 3, 2012 at the Discover Times Square in New York City. The exhibit was such a big hit in 2011, according to the show’s organizers; they had to make a return event. They revamped the show to display even more relics from the films, including the items from the final movie.

The exhibit will include hundreds of original props and costumes that were used in the creation of the popular Harry Potter movies. The exhibition will include items that were used in the filming of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 2. The 14,000-square-foot exhibit gives plenty of great insight on how much effort went into the props and costumes for these films.

Netflix Kids Friendly Player supported on Apple iPad

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(Best Syndication News) - Neftflix announced that they now have their “Just for Kids” section of their streaming TV shows and movies supported on the Apple iPad. The mobile version of the kid friendly section is part of the watch instantly service. Netflix announced the new feature today.

The “Just for Kids” section offers TV and movie titles that are acceptable for kids under the age of 12. There are categories that further break down the child’s age range, by TV shows, genre, and more.

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