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Free-to-air TV is under attack. Streaming services, YouTube, and easy, unlicensed access to content over the internet have all given traditional broadcasters a massive kick in the butt.

But I wonder if in a a few year's time we'll see that bygone era as the good old days as the media landscape fractures. For starters, it now costs us more to sit at home and watch TV.

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Most old kids TV shows are like bottles of champagne gone flat. Once the fizz of the pop culture moment passes, they’re just vinegar you pour down the drain. But not always. Some shows transcend their moment, by chance or by design, and manage to become timeless. The 10 programs listed below are my choices for older kid-and-teen focused TV shows that even the most jaded modern child will enjoy.

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Netflix is going all-in on Halloween this month, with a new set of original horror and horror-ish films and shows every Friday. There’s also new non-scary stuff, like Samin Nosrat’s cooking show Salt Fat Acid Heat. Here’s everything coming and going on Netflix in October.

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Jay Williams is one hell of a high school basketball coach. In 2003 Williams, a record-breaking player at Duke, cut short a promising career with the Chicago Bulls after a motorcycle accident. In the docuseries Best Shot, which premiered on YouTube in July, Williams (now an ESPN host) becomes an assistant coach for the Newark Central High School boy’s basketball team, which involves life guidance as much as it does on-the-court training.

We talked to Williams about his career, how he reinvented himself after his accident, and what he wishes more people knew about sportscasting.

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News has been making the rounds this week about the Netflix secret request feature, which allows users to suggest movies and TV shows that aren't currently available for streaming. The request page is hidden in Netflix help centre, which is probably the reason why most users weren't previously aware of it.

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There’s a problem in the city. A dump truck has dropped her bin full of bowling balls all over the street without realising it — the balls that were supposed to be delivered to the bowling alley. Stinky, a garbage truck, and Dirty, a backhoe loader, see it happen and decide they will get the balls to the destination themselves. But how?

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If you're one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment centre (or affix it to your wall) and starts watching your favourite show to celebrate... you missed a crucial step. Your television, new or old, comes with a bunch of settings that are worth exploring to get the best picture quality — or, at least, a picture you're pleased with.

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Parents who share a Netflix account with their families know the distinct pain. After putting your kids to bed, you sit down to watch a sexy new drama (or for me, The Great British Bake Off), and up pops on your TV screen: “Because you watched Lalaloopsy: A Sew Magical Tale, here’s Luna Petunia, My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake!” Your shows! What happened to all your shows?!

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August is a big month for Netflix originals, with the premiere of Matt Groening's fantasy cartoon Disenchantment, season 2 of Ozark, and a new comedy special from Demetri Martin. Here are the highlights, and the full list of shows, movies, and comedy specials coming and going from Netflix next month.

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July 6 sees the much-anticipated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee's Netflix premiere. We've also got some decent popcorn fare in the form of Wes Craven's final feature film, Scream 4. Sadly, a bunch of TV shows and movies will also be bidding adieu.

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Now the story of a terrible tragedy for Australians and the one service who couldn't save us all. Netflix will not be airing Season 5 of Arrested Development in Australian on May 29. However, Foxtel has confirmed that they will be airing the first eight episodes of the new season on May 30, on the Comedy Channel. We're a pretty switched on unit over here at Lifehacker Australia and so we've sorted out exactly how you can watch it, at practically the same time as the rest of Planet Earth.

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Glow is back! Glow is frickin' back on June 29! Hot damn! Time to re-watch season 1, wherein Alison Brie, Marc Maron, and Betty Gilpin work out their feelings through the language of headlocks. When you're done with that, here are all the new TV shows, movies, and stand-up specials coming to US Netflix in June.

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Physically connecting a television to your computer is easy enough, even if you have to buy a new cable (or dongle) to go from your system to your television's HDMI input. Getting the two to play nicely be a bit of a headache, however.