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Upbeat reviews as Trump-voting ‘Roseanne’ returns to TV

The reboot of "Roseanne" includes humorous commentary on sociopolitical issues.

YouTube follows Amazon into movie theaters

YouTube said Wednesday it is making a movie in-house to be released in theaters, in a development being seen as a step towards the model of new-media innovator Amazon.

Brazil’s corruption mess heads to Netflix screens

Jose Padilha's new series, "The Mechanism," opens on March 23 and is heavily based on the graft scandal shaking Brazil over the last four years, involving the president, ex-presidents, top business executives and the country's state oil company.

Samsung’s 2018 QLED TV’s can play hide ‘n’ seek

Samsung doesn't want to blend in with the competitors, so that's exactly what they've designed their latest QLED TV's to do.

Prequel to ‘The Sopranos’ in production

The upcoming movie "The Many Saints of Network" will be set before the events that took place in "The Sopranos".

Netflix introduces new parental controls

With an update rolling out in the coming months, parents will be able to add PIN protection on specific movies or series as well as have clearer maturity ratings for what their kids are watching on Netflix.

Saudi-owned private broadcaster pulls plug on Turkish dramas

The move is related to the deterioration of relations between Turkey and several Arab countries.

Outrage in Turkey over TV anchor’s ‘bomb Istanbul traitors’ comment

Akit TV anchor Ahmet Keser resigned and risks prosecution after commenting that the Turkish government would have bombed three Istanbul neighbourhoods if it wanted to kill civilians.

Mexico’s Televisa to create content for Amazon Prime

The collaboration is part of Amazon's attempt to establish its presence in Latin America.

Rising comedian Haddish to host MTV Movie and TV Awards

The host role cements the growing stature of the African American who enjoyed a breakthrough last year with the success of 'Girls Trip'.

Antonio Banderas bows to destiny to play Picasso

Antonio Banderas will play the role of Pablo Picasso in a television series and in a movie, which is fitting, as he was born just a few streets away from Picasso's residence.

Director Michael Haneke to make dystopian TV series

"Kelvin's Book" will be a dystopian series, and, unlike Haneke's other works, will be in English.

Rights groups decry Kenya television shutdown

The decision to cut or block live feeds was slammed by Human Rights Watch, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Sky delivers profits surge awaiting takeover by Fox

As Sky awaits a takeover by 21st Century Fox, it has seen its profits rise tremendously.

‘Roseanne’ star says revived show reflects Trump’s America

The upcoming revival of the 1990s series will be modified to suit current times.

Female-driven ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Big Little Lies’ lead Globes TV wins

The two television series combined for six awards.

Complaints over ‘intimidating’ Arabic signs for hit Israeli TV show

Billboards advertising the upcoming season of Fauda have been taken down after complaints from two Israeli cities.

Should small children be banned from watching all screens?

People are realising that screens can cause addiction even among very small children, and in extreme cases autistic problems, what is called virtual autism.

After ‘Idol’, Fox re-enters singing show battle

Ryan Seacrest likely to host “The Four”, a new family entertainment that pits four winners each week against challengers picked by the audience.

Iron Lady talks about Mahathir the fun guy

Former minister Rafidah Aziz lets her hair down with comedian Harith Iskandar on his new talk show

RTM more balanced and unbiased, says Deputy DG

A more open approach now and more effort is being made to attract younger viewers, says deputy DG

TV series on firemen and rescuers coming on RTM

Local government ministry in talks on producing a film on the working life of firefighters.

Shaheizy Sam ties the knot with Syatilla in RM25mil do

Film and television stars get married on her 25th birthday in glittering 'Wedding of the Year'