Wired: Locally Grown Is PBS for the Streaming Age

Wired: Locally Grown Is PBS for the Streaming Age. “This is what channel-surfing used to be, what it ought to be. Tune in and the first station is airing Pressure, Horace Ové’s tough-minded 1976 movie about London youth and racial disillusionment. It’s a somewhat obscure release, but also a pioneering one: Ové’s was the first feature by a black filmmaker made in the UK. Switch the channel and there’s an episode of the sci-fi anime Cowboy Bebop on; a few clicks past that, Janet Jackson’s 1998 Velvet Rope Tour performance at Madison Square Garden is playing. Keep flipping and it’s one rare and poignant find after another. That is the essence of Locally Grown, a streaming website with the vintage gloss of public access programming.”

SlashGear: IMDb’s free streaming service is adding major TV shows

SlashGear: IMDb’s free streaming service is adding major TV shows. “IMDb TV, Amazon’s free streaming video service, is adding a large number of television shows, including a number of popular offerings. More than 20 of the shows are scripted titles owned by Disney, including hits like Desperate Housewives, Ally McBeal, Lost, and Malcolm in the Middle. Some of these shows will only be available to stream through IMDb TV.”

Engadget: Watch dozens of free movies in IMDb’s app

Engadget: Watch dozens of free movies in IMDb’s app. “If you’ve already seen everything new on the streaming, IMDb’s free selection of ad-supported films and tv shows may prove enticing. The film industry site today announced that viewers can now stream IMDb TV’s titles through the IMDb mobile app. Prior to this, the service was only available on the IMDb website, Prime Video or Amazon Fire devices.”

Police: Scam Streaming Sites Are Exploiting Internet Users (TorrentFreak)

TorrentFreak: Police: Scam Streaming Sites Are Exploiting Internet Users. “Police in Germany have issued another warning after scam streaming sites trapped users into paying useless subscriptions of more than 350 euros. The sites, which closely resemble pirate streaming portals but claim to be legitimate, number more than 220 according to police. Some believe that the players involved are linked to an earlier piracy settlement scam.”

Quartz: How To Stream All This Year’s Best Picture Oscar Nominees

Quartz: How To Stream All This Year’s Best Picture Oscar Nominees. “The nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards were announced this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 22), which gives you a month to catch up on all eight of the films nominated for best picture before the big night on Feb. 24. Netflix’s Roma tied with The Favourite for the most nominations. Some of the best picture candidates are still in their theatrical runs, but there are also plenty of nominated films that you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch.”