Weekend Wrap-Up: Netflix’s First Fan Event, Peacock’s First Year, and More

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This week, Netflix unveiled its first fan event, where the streaming service will share details on a variety of upcoming releases. Meanwhile, Peacock celebrated its first birthday, and Tubi teamed up with Fox Sports to offer more sports programming on its free streaming platform. Elsewhere, Hulu has a new hit on its hands with Nine Perfect Strangers, and we have the full details on the 2020 Paralympics.

Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.

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Netflix Announces Star-Studded ‘Tudum’ Fan Event Featuring First Looks at ‘The Witcher,’ ‘Ozark’ and More

This week, Netflix announced its first fan event, a virtual broadcast it’s calling “Tudum.” The name stems from the streaming service’s signature startup sound, and the event itself should offer first looks at scores of new and continuing Netflix shows, movies, and specials.

Check out the details on Netflix’s fan event here.

Netflix Reveals its Upcoming Movie Slate Through the End of the Year

Netflix also shared its movie release schedule for the rest of 2021. In all, more than 40 movies are on the docket for the next few months, including films with tons of star power and a full slate of holiday flicks.

See what Netflix has planned for the rest of 2021 here.

Cinedigm Launches Four of its Newest Channels on The Roku Channel

Cinedigm is bringing four new options to Roku’s free streaming platform, The Roku Channel. The quartet of new choices includes a channel dedicated to the Real Madrid football club, and one focused on the international series The Only Way Is Essex.

Learn more about the new options on The Roku Channel here.

Tubi Launches ‘Sports on Tubi’ with 10 Live Sports Channels

Tubi and Fox Sports are joining forces to launch Sports on Tubi, a sports-focused destination within the free streaming app. The new effort will include 10 live streaming channels and nearly 700 hours of on demand sports content. And Tubi expects to add more channels next year.

Check out the new Sports on Tubi lineup here.

Tokyo Paralympic Games: Full Schedule and How to Watch Without Cable

This week marked the start of the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. We have a post that outlines the full schedule of events throughout the competition, including where you can catch all the action via streaming and over-the-air channels.

See the full Paralympics broadcasting schedule here.

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Peacock is One Year Old – Here are Its Most Popular Movies and TV Shows So Far

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, marked its first birthday and JustWatch crunched the numbers to see what users streamed the most during year one. Harry Potter had a strong showing among the top movies, while Yellowstone topped the TV show category.

Find out what shows and movies Peacock streamers checked out most here.

‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Ousts ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ as Hulu’s Most-Watched Original Series Premiere

Hulu has a new hit on its hands. The limited series Nine Perfect Strangers recently surpassed The Handmaids Tale to become the most-watched premiere for a Hulu Originals title. The series is currently continuing its eight-part run with new episodes dropping on Wednesdays.

Learn more about Hulu’s new hit series here.

AT&T TV is Now DirecTV Stream

AT&T TV has officially made the switch to become DirecTV, but potential users still have the same no-contract plans to choose from. The service’s website also assures existing users that the transition should be trouble-free, with a new logo being one of the most significant changes.

Read more about the transition from AT&T TV to DirecTV Stream here.

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Get Select Amazon Prime Channels for 99 Cents Including Acorn TV, BritBox, and More

Several Amazon Prime Video channels are available at a reduced rate if you sign up this weekend. Acorn TV, BBC Select, and other options are on sale for $0.99 per month for the first two months if you sign up by Aug. 29th.

Check out the deal details here.

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