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Netflix wants to grow anime audience, beefs up exclusive Original anime content

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Netflix is serious about anime. At its Anime Slate 2017 event in Tokyo today, the company announced that it is producing and releasing more original anime titles this year and next year. The global video streaming giant had previously announced original titles like the Death Note live-action movie, and BLAME! Anime aside, there are more than 10 Netflix Originals produced in the country.

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U Mobile adds G-Dragon to Unlimited Grooves campaign

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U Mobile’s Unlimited Grooves calendar has just hotted up several notches with the inclusion of K-pop phenomenon G-Dragon. The orange camp will be the official sponsor for the Malaysian leg of G-Dragon Act III: M.O.T.T.E that takes place on 17 September 2017 at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. Got your attention yet?

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[Updated] ROFL with iflix’s first Malaysian original series – Oi! Jaga Mulut

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In a few short years, iflix has become a leading subscription based video on demand service for emerging markets. Aside from expanding its reach into new markets, it’s no surprise that it has ambition to produce local content of its own. And thus, the journey begins with its first ever original production – the no holds barred, uncensored comedy series Oi! Jaga Mulut.

[UPDATE] iflix has just announced this: “Due to the overwhelming response, iflix will release the entire season of Oi! Jaga Mulut this Monday (31st July) at 12am.”

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert 2017 postponed

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Uh-oh. Not even Harry’s magic is going to save this one. For those looking forward to catch the epic, once-in-a-lifetime “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in Concert” tonight and tomorrow, will have to wait a little longer. The concert is being postponed till further notice.

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Netflix is set to sound awesome with Dolby Atmos, starting with Okja

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I don’t know about you, but I’m completely sold on Dolby Atmos—the sound experience that makes you feel like you’re inside the action. I’m sure you’ve experienced it in Dolby Atmos-enabled cinemas and if you haven’t, you should. It’s breathtaking. And as we move towards 4K and HDR content, the next level up is an upgrade to multi-dimensional, cinematic sound. The supercool thing is, this next generation surround sound audio technology is heading to Netflix.

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Decide what happens next with Nexflix’s new interactive storytelling feature

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Sure, we love binge-watching TV shows and videos. Admit it (I do!). But sadly, for the most part, watching TV has always been a passive, one-way experience. Well the good news is, Netflix is flipping that concept on its head. Say hello to interactive storytelling on your TV. Let me explain.

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Streaming services no longer a blank space, because Tay Tay is back

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To all the Swifties in the world (yours truly included), your Tay Tay is back in the streaming game! The chart-topping pop star is making her albums available on all music streaming services. It’s a roundabout turn from her move to pull her back catalogue from Spotify three years ago.

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New Korean Netflix Original Series MAN x MAN premieres 21 April

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K-drama and Park Hae-jin lovers are going to jump for joy over this piece of news. Netflix has signed an exclusive international licensing agreement with JTBC for the network’s new Friday/Saturday TV series MAN x MAN, premiering on 21 April 2017.

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Taylor Swift shakes off Spotify, removes all music from streaming service

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Taylor Swift dropped a bombshell on Monday when she pulled all her music from Spotify, shaking off attempts to reconsider by the service and her fans.

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First Official Full Trailer of “Jobs” Starring Ashton Kutcher Released

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The first full trailer of Joshua Michael Stern’s “Jobs” movie, the biopic about Apple’s Steve Jobs has just been released. Jobs is played by lanky star Ashton Kutcher. The film first premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the cast also includes Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, Lukas Haas as Daniel Kottke, James Woods as Jack Dudman, Matthew Modine as John Scully, among others.