HBO Wants You To Enjoy 500 Hours Of Free Programming

As of April 3, original content from HBO TV, documentaries and shows from Warner Bros. will be available to stream for those with or without subscriptions. Those participating in the free programming can enjoy titles like the Silicon Valley complete catalog, The Sopranos, The Wire and more.

Look for the the free content to be on the HBO NOW and HBO GO apps via online.

Check out the full list below

9 Full Series 

  1. Ballers (5 Seasons)
  2. Barry (2 Seasons)
  3. Silicon Valley (6 Seasons)
  4. Six Feet Under (5 Seasons)
  5. The Sopranos (7 Seasons)
  6. Succession (2 Seasons)
  7. True Blood (7 Seasons)
  8. Veep (7 Seasons)
  9. The Wire (5 Seasons)

10 Docuseries and Documentaries

  1. The Apollo
  2. The Case Against Adnan Syed
  3. Elvis Presley: The Searcher
  4. I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter
  5. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
  6. Jane Fonda in Five Acts
  7. McMillion$
  8. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality
  9. United Skates
  10. We Are the Dream: The Kids of the MLK Oakland Oratorical Fest

20 Warner Bros. Theatricals

  1. Arthur
  2. Arthur 2: On the Rocks
  3. Blinded By the Light
  4. The Bridges of Madison County
  5. Crazy, Stupid, Love
  6. Empire of the Sun
  7. Forget Paris
  8. Happy Feet Two
  9. Isn’t It Romantic?
  10. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
  11. Midnight Special
  12. My Dog Skip
  13. Nancy Drew And The Hidden Staircase
  14. Pan
  15. Pokémon Detective Pikachu
  16. Red Riding Hood
  17. Smallfoot
  18. Storks
  19. Sucker Punch
  20. Unknown

New Balance To Make Face Masks For Hospitals

New Balance is doing its part in combating the COVID-19 crisis by manufacturing face masks for hospitals. The footwear company plans to work with government officials and local medical institutions to close the gap on the lack of masks that hospital professionals have been dealing with.

New Balance will be making prototypes in the manufacturing facility in Lawrence, Massachusetts. They will begin scaling production once adequate prototypes are confirmed. Judging by their recent post on Instagram, there seems to be a sample of a mask from the company with the slogan that reads “Made shoes yesterday. Making masks today.”

For more information, checkout New Balance’s website.

Idris Elba Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Idris Elba announced via twitter that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The 47-year-old actor shared that he contracted Covid-19 by coming in contact with someone who tested positive.

“This morning I tested positive for Covid 19,” he tweeted. “I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus.”

Nike Plans To Close All U.S. Stores Due To The Coronavirus

Nike will follow other big chains during the Coronavirus pandemic and close all of its U.S. stores. The planned closing will span from Monday through March 27 and will include outposts in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Western Europe and more.

Nike decided on Sunday morning, March 15 to be more proactive in preventing the spread of the virus. Ironically, stores in many other countries like South Korea, Japan and China will remain operational.

Nike’s memo states:

The well-being of our teammates and consumers is our top priority so we have decided to close our stores in multiple countries around the world including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). These closures will go into effect from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. Customers can continue to shop on Nike.com and on our Nike apps.

We are taking additional steps in other Nike-managed facilities, including the option to work from home, staggered work schedules, social distancing and additional safety and cleaning steps to help protect and support our teammates.

Our Nike-owned stores in South Korea, Japan, most of China and in many other countries are currently open and will continue their normal operations.

Nike employees will continue to receive full pay during the closures.

Patagonia Stalls All Operations Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Patagonia has decided to halt all of its operations. The outdoor clothing brand also plans to shutdown its website, but will continue to pay employees.

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario states that Patagonia will be closing all of its stores as well as prohibiting online orders.

As COVID-19 spreads — and is now officially a pandemic — we are taking additional safety measures to protect our employees and customers. The scale of impact is still unknown, and we want to do our part to protect our community especially while testing availability is unknown.

CEO Rose Marcario

For full details head over to Patagonia’s website.

March Madness Is Cancelled Over The Coronavirus

The NCAA has called off its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments known as March Madness. There will be a complete cancellation of all remaining Spring and Winter championships due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given ongoing decisions by other entities.

Official NCAA statement

NBA Suspends Season After Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

The NBA has just announced that it will suspend the season until further notice. The ruling will be enforced after the completion of tonight’s (Wednesday) games due to Center Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz preliminarily testing positive for the coronavirus.

“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” stayed the league in a statement. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Utah’s game at Oklahoma City was postponed just before tipoff after finding out the news about Gobert. After warmups, players were told to return to their locker rooms and later, fans were told the game was postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

All Jazz and Thunder players will be quarantined at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

via: ESPN

E3 2020 Has Officially Been Canceled Over Coronavirus Fears

It appears that organizers of E3, the biggest video game conference in America, have canceled the event due to the coronavirus epidemic. Although the event was supposed to take place in June in Los Angeles, the chances of holding a large scale program would be too great of an ordeal to risk with no cure for the virus.

ESA’s statement:

“After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020.”

“Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our fans and supporters. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.”

ESA will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and attendees of the event about giving refunds. On the bright side, there are plans to produce an online event to provide the latest news and announcements in June.

Golden State To Play Brooklyn Without Fans In Attendance

The Coronavirus has inevitably struck the NBA as rising concerns have prompted the Warriors to host the Nets with fans being banned from the arena. Ticket holders who planned to attend the game will be issued a refund as well.

Warriors team president Rick Welts met with San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Wednesday morning where the decision was made with approval by NBA.

The San Francisco Health Office ordered all events that could hold 1,000 or more people to be prohibited. The Warriors also announced that other events at the Chase Center through March 21 — consisting of three concerts and a G League game — would be canceled or postponed.

Coachella 2020 Postponed Due To Coronavirus

With the recent cancellation of SXSW due to the Coronavirus, you had to have figured Coachella 2020 would be next right? From major sporting events to huge festivals either backing down or backing out, it seems like the Coronavirus’ momentum keeps getting stronger.

Credible insiders have confirmed that Coachella will be moving from its two weekends in April, and instead opting for dates in October. Due to fears over COVID-19, (Coronavirus) officials are hoping the six month delay will help with concerns as well as potential solutions to combat the virus. Per Yashar Ali of HuffPost/New York Magazine, the line up for the event will remain the same and is scheduled for the weekends of October 9 and 16.