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HBO Will Finally Offer a Cable-Free Option Next Year

adweek.com — HBO Go has finally done what subscribers have been begging for since the announcement of the streaming service: it's going cable-sub-free. The over-the-top streaming network will be available without a cable package starting next year, HBO CEO Richard Plepler announced at Time Warner's investor day Wednesday morning.

ComScore Report Reveals Netflix Viewership Statistics

adweek.com — ComScore has been busy: The data measurement company released a report on digital viewership trends gleaned from a survey of 1,159 users, and among the data are some fascinating stats on Netflix, a company whose internal metrics are shrouded in near-total secrecy.

The Walking Dead Breaks Its Own Records Again With Season 5 Premiere

adweek.com — The Walking Dead is back, and with it, viewers in the dollar demo. Broadcast watchers have stayed away in droves this season.

Nielsen Mistake Means Ratings Are Even Lower Than We Thought

adweek.com — Given that it premiered Sunday night, it seems like the right time to ask: Is The Walking Dead the only thing young people watch? This past season, the AMC show ranked No. 1 among men and women across all of broadcast and cable, with an average 18-34 rating of 3.09 among women and 3.78 among men.

Constantine, Rick and Morty and s New Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon at NYCC

adweek.com — Where do people in sexy stormtrooper regalia go to hear an improvised table read by the cast of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty? That's correct, the New York City Comic Con at the Javits Center. Friday saw some honest-to-goodness news break out of the event, namely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a TV series next year as a cartoon on ad-supported Disney XD.

Prologue's Kyle Cooper Breaks Down American Horror Story: Freak Show's Creepy Credits Sequence

adweek.com — Who loves clowns? Anyone? Anyone? Well, the guys at American Horror Story: Freak Show, which premiered last night, are super into them, as evidenced by the amazing mostly-stop-motion opening sequence from last night's show.

AT&T Has to Pay $105 Million for Overcharging Customers

adweek.com — Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler held a press conference alongside colleagues from the Federal Trade Commission and the states attorneys general today to publicly reprimand AT&T for "cramming"-adding fees that customers didn't authorize to phone bills-over the last eight years.

Street Artists and Kidrobot Designers Put Together Disney DX Spots

adweek.com — Disney's ad-supported kids' network, Disney XD, is doing something particularly interesting this fall: putting up promos designed by some fairly cutting-edge artists from several different walks of life, including Tristan Eaton.

Showtime Is Bringing Back Twin Peaks-Here Are 5 Other Times the ABC Show Came Back

adweek.com — Your Monday afternoon comes with some good news ... and some damn good cherry pie. David Lynch's seminal television series Twin Peaks is returning to television in early 2016 on Showtime in limited series format. Lynch will direct all nine episodes, and he and series co-creator Mark Frost will write them.

Street Artists and Kidrobot Designers Put Together Disney DX Spots

adweek.com — Disney's ad-supported kids' network, Disney XD, is doing something particularly interesting this fall: putting up promos designed by some fairly cutting-edge artists from several different walks of life, including Tristan Eaton.
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Oct 22, 2014

@david_j_roth @Bro_Pair @stunt_bird some people call me the space cowboy, some people call me the international jew

Oct 22, 2014

@Schwindter it totally works and I'll go see the movie three times, it's just hilarious

Oct 22, 2014

kind of insane that Disney-Marvel synergy has gotten to the point where Ultron sings "There Are No Strings on Me" from Pinnocchio #notajoke

Oct 22, 2014

RT @NASASunEarth: An active region on the sun has sent out 3 large flares in the last two days: 1.usa.gov/1x9iWv0 pic.twitter.com/BQq1qXKfVq

Oct 22, 2014

@tomgara his bubble beard is adorable and I think it's great he doesn't have to take baths in the sink anymore

Oct 22, 2014

@Schwindter was going to super nerd out on Portal, <comic book guy voice>easily the best game of the last console gen</comic book guy voice>

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