Netflix saves The Killing one more time, six-episode final season will be a streaming exclusive Netflix already pulled whodunnit The Killing from the scrap pile once, working out a deal with AMC to produce a third season for airing and subsequent streaming, and now it's done it again. The Killing will see a fourth and final six-episode season (when is still up in the air), produced by Fox, which Netflix will stream exclusively in the areas where it provides service.
Simpsons headed to Cable in TV’s
biggest off-network deal ever
Because a cartoon comedy show such as the Simpsons was relatively unheard of at the time, Fox was able to secure a contract that meant they were able to hold complete exclusivity with the show just so long as they were still airing it on their station. Fast forward 26 years and you’ve got a show that continues to push new episodes.
And who did Fox sell the rights to the TV show to? Why, FX of course. Inside the new FX network FXX, the television show will not only run new episodes starting with Season 26, it’ll eventually have the entirety of the show’s current 25 seasons before it. This cable deal is readied and likely to roll out at a hefty $750 million USD.
Microsoft 3D Builder app for Windows 8.1
bakes in native 3D printing
Microsoft has released a 3D printing app for Windows 8.1, bringing native support for producing physical objects from a variety of 3D printers to its OS.
Building on the 3D printer driver MakerBot released earlier today, the Microsoft 3D Builder app comes with a wide range of preconfigured objects it can produce – including LEGO-style bricks, clips, and pendants, though also ranging to more complex designs like toy trains – but can also be used to create things from scratch.