‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ no longer on TV for first time in half a century
The Peanuts animated classics, including “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” will no longer air on broadcast television. It was first broadcast on television back in 1966, but for the first time in more than 50 years, it has been pulled. Apple TV+ announced that it has secured the exclusive right for all things “Peanuts.”As part of the new partnership, the classic Charlie Brown holiday specials won’t air on ABC or any other network this year. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Thanksgiving and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will stream for free for a couple days on the streaming platform. The Halloween special will from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1.
Nothing new to watch on Netflix? Think again
At this point in 2020, you’re probably thinking that you’ve watched every movie, TV show and documentary on Netflix. (And with several streaming services -- Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, to name a few -- there was SO much to see). ‘The Last Dance’This ESPN documentary series about Michael Jordan’s time with the Chicago Bulls captivated America when it premiered at the beginning of the pandemic. In case you missed it, didn’t have access (or now you just want to relive all the magic again) you can finally watch it on Netflix. ‘The Umbrella Academy’The second season of “The Umbrella Academy” dropped on Netflix last month, and fans of the show can’t get enough.
What you need to know before streaming ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+ over the weekend
Since there’s likely to be a good chunk of people who will watch “Hamilton” over the weekend who’ve probably never seen it before, here is a quick rundown of what you need to know before experiencing the phenomenon. The “Hamilton” on Disney+ is a filmed version of the show, not a movie. It’s easy to call the version of “Hamilton” coming out on Disney+ a movie, but technically, it’s the stage version, filmed. An actual movie version of “Hamilton” will probably happen eventually, but this is a great way to really capture the magic of the stage version of the show. And because the people at Disney are incredibly smart, free trials of the streaming service have ended, so if you want to watch, you’re going to have to sign up.
Padma Lakshmi’s ‘Taste the Nation’ on Hulu is the perfect TV show for a food getaway
Truly, Padma Lakshmi’s new show on Hulu, “Taste the Nation,” is the perfect thing to watch if you’re missing life on the road. The first episode of “Taste the Nation” illustrates just how Lakshmi will get to the bottom of her questions. “Taste the Nation” is also just a great showcase for Lakshmi. After being a cookbook author and reality TV show host, getting to take the lead on “Taste the Nation” is the cherry on top for this gifted woman. All episodes of “Taste the Nation” are currently streaming on Hulu.
Netflix is slowing down in Europe to keep the internet from breaking
(CNN) – Netflix will reduce streaming quality in Europe for at least the next month to prevent the internet collapsing under the strain of unprecedented usage due to the coronavirus pandemic. "We estimate that this will reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by around 25% while also ensuring a good quality service for our members," a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. The announcement followed appeals from EU officials for Netflix and individual users to ditch high definition video to prevent the internet from breaking. The Commission said that while there has been a sharp increase in internet usage, no outages or adverse affects have so far been reported. It's not just extra video streaming that is straining internet infrastructure, said Kin K. Leung, professor of internet technology at Imperial College London.
How do Netflix, Hulu stack up lately? What are the most popular shows by state for 2019?
(High Speed Internet)Now let’s get to the most popular Netflix show for each state this year. If you’re wondering how the website got the data, the team said it compiled a list of the most popular shows on Netflix in 2019. (High Speed Internet)“The Umbrella Academy,” by the way, was America’s overall most popular Netflix show in 2019. “Black Mirror” and “The Haunting of Hill House” were the most popular Netflix shows in eight and six states, respectively. Hulu also keeps shows around longer than Netflix.”Hulu also has a live streaming service called Hulu + Live TV.