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TV Binge-Watching World Record Set by Brooklyn Man With 94-Hour Session

Over the course of five days, Alejandro “AJ” Fragoso watched back-to-back episodes of shows including “Game of Thrones”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “The Twilight Zone,” “ Bob’s Burgers” and “Adventure Time” in a stunt sponsored by multimedia software company CyberLink. The viewing event, held at a midtown Manhattan apartment, began Friday, April 8, and the 94-hour mark was passed Tuesday just after 5 a.m. Eastern. – Todd Spangler, Variety
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Sky’s making a kids app that will rival Netflix and YouTube

[Sky] has teamed up with usTwo, the company behind the smash hit game Monument Valley, and development of the app is already underway. It’s intended for children between four and nine, with The Cartoon Network, Disney and Nickelodeon all contributing programming to the service. Sky says the app will offer “an intuitive and playful experience” and will come with features that allow parents to filter what their kids can access, set a limit on usage with a “bedtime” setting and look back at what they’ve been watching. – Matt Brian, Engadget

What CES 2015 made clear: The cable industry has lost its power to control how we watch TV

The big cable-related game changer at CES this year was Dish Network’s announcement that it would soon offer a standalone web TV service called Sling TV that will give you access to ESPN, ESPN 2, the Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim for $19.99 per month. Couple this with recent announcements that HBO has already announced plans to launch a standalone streaming service next year and consider that Showtime is reportedly going to soon follow suit, and you can see the traditional cable bundle is coming unraveled. – Brad Reed, BGR
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ESPN will be available through a streaming service, no cable required

For the first time ever, sports fans will be able to watch ESPN’s programming streamed online to their tablets, laptops, smartphones and TVs—all without paying a cable or satellite bill. For $20 a month, viewers will also be able to watch CNN, the Food Network and the Cartoon Network through a new streaming service, called Sling TV. Dish Network, which is launching Sling, said the service will debut sometime later this month., – Cecilia Kang, Washington Post
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