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Game Of Thrones season 8 episode 2 leaks ahead of broadcast and fans are mad

Game of Thrones season eight episode two has accidentally leaked before it was due to be broadcast, with some Amazon Prime users managing to get a sneak preview over in Germany.

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Dracula by Bram Stoker, the first ever published image of the Count Dracula. Image Credit: JULIAN SIMMONDS/THE TELEGRAPH.

Dracula to be hero of his own story, say makers of new BBC/Netfilx adaptation

Ever since Bram Stoker penned his ever popular Gothic horror novel, Dracula has been one of the genre’s most enduring villains – his exploits terrifying generations of readers and cinema goers alike.

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Strictly Come Dancing’s Stacey Dooley And Joe Sugg To Front BBC One’s New Year’s Eve Celebration

“This is the perfect ending to such a great year!”

Stacey Dooley has already landed her first post-‘Strictly Come Dancing’ presenting gig, following her win this weekend.

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Doctor Who season 12 spoilers: BBC show scrapped for 2019 after New Year special

DOCTOR WHO season 11 concluded Jodie Whittaker’s first series tonight with The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos, but BBC One revealed the show will not return for another series until 2020.

Doctor Who fans followed the dramatic tenth episode of series 11 which landed on the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, but after the show finished, a brand new trailer was unveiled.

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TV Trailer: ‘The ABC Murders’ On BBC One

BBC One has released the trailer for their three-part Agatha Christie adaptation The ABC Murders, which is set to premiere on Boxing Day (Wednesday December 26th) at 9pm.

The ABC Murders is set in 1930s Britain and follows Poirot as he faces a serial killer known only as A.B.C. As the murder count rises, the only clue is the copy of The ABC Railway Guide at each crime scene. Poirot’s investigations are thwarted at every turn by an enemy determined to outsmart him. If Poirot is to match his nemesis then everything about him will be called into question; his authority, his integrity, his past, his identity.

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BBC iPlayer records ‘strongest month to date

The BBC iPlayer on-demand service recorded its strongest month to date in October, boosted by the popularity of hit series Killing Eve, Doctor Who and The Cry.

BBC iPlayer recorded 334 million requests in October, up 18% year-on-year, with a new record for average daily requests of 10.8 million.

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8K is now being regularly broadcast in Japan

On a daily basis, 12 hours a day

At 10am on Saturday (1st December), Japan broadcaster NHK began broadcasting in 8K. Content with the superior resolution, which is 16 times that of HD, is now being broadcast on two satellite channels, BS4K and BS8K, with the latter scheduled to play 8K broadcasts for around 12 hours a day.

The 7680 x 4320 pictures will be broadcast with 22.2 multi-channel audio, too.

With limited 8K content to hand, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most of the schedule is made up of repeated programming, though.

The first programme, at 10am, was an information broadcast revealing future shows on the channels, while the launch night film later that day was Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. NHK said it had asked Warner Bros to scan the original 65mm film negatives in 8K for the occasion, according to the BBC.

As we’ve known for some time, Japan broadcasters are gearing up to show the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 8K in 18 months time, where a live 8K workflow will be required.

A considerable spend on hardware is necessary to watch these broadcasts, however. For starters you’ll need a 8K TV (you\’re looking at a minimum of £5000), and then you’ll need a source: as they’re being shown on satellite as opposed to terrestrial channels, a dedicated satellite dish is required.

As reported by advanced-television.com, market analysts IHS Markit says that it predicts only 18,000 8K sets sold globally this year – considerably down on its own earlier forecast that the number would be 85,000 units in 2018.

That figure will no doubt increase next year – at least in some parts of the world – with more 8K TVs, from LG for example, being announced at CES 2019 and hitting the shelves in the following months. After all, only Samsung and Sharp currently have 8K sets on the market.

Still, 8K will likely be a novel, niche concept for at least a few years – as 4K was. So don’t worry, your 4K TV isn’t obsolete yet.

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