CordKillers: Ep. 141 - Do I Take a Raincoat Today?
Recorded: October 17 2016
- The networks getting hardest-hit by Cord-Cutting
- Data from Deutsche Bank comparing subscription rates for US cable networks 2011-2015
- Biggest drop, The Weather Channel, down 12 million (Verizon FIOS stopped carrying it)
- Spike TV number 2, ESPN number 3 MTV number 4, ESPN2 number 5. (Many Viacom)
How to Watch
What to Watch
- Goliath, Amazon’s new legal drama, shows what streaming TV can learn from '90s TV
- Amazon released its 8-episode Billy Bob Thornton drama, Goliath from creators David R. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro (Picket Fences, The Practice). It's a a procedural lawyer drama circa 1990s style with a serialized story in the background.
- Netflix acquired the rights to The Expanse outside North America and New Zealand. Season 1 comes November 3rd.
- YouTube Orders Shows From Dwayne Johnson, Dan Harmon, Doug Liman
- Monday at Mipcom, YouTube global head of content Susanne Daniels announced three new YouTube original series coming to YouTube Red subscribers.
- Dwayne Johnson ep on half hour action series tentatively called Lifeline. Insurance agents sent 33 days ahead in time to prevent accidental client deaths.
- Doug Liman ((“Bourne Identity,” “Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow”) directing hour-long Impulse about a 16-year-old girl who discovers she can teleport.
- Scripted comedy by Game Grumps from Dan Harmon's Starburns Industries follows an eSports team.
- Amazon Will Fund Another Season of This Cold War Drama
- Amazon will fund a new season of German Cold War Drama Deutschland 83 to be called Deutschaland 86. The first 8-episode season premiered in 2015 through European broadcaster RTL group. It tracked an East German spy under cover in the West German army. The new Amazon season will take place three years after the first season.
- Netflix reportedly spent $40 million on Chris Rock
- Chris Rocks first comedy specials in 8 years will be on Netflix. Multiple outlets report Netflix bid for the rights to two specials at $40 million.
- Coen brothers are writing 'Dark Web,' the Silk Road movie
- Fox is making a movie about Ross Ulbricht the founder of the underground online marketplace Silk Road, called Dark Web. Hollywood Reporter says the Coen brothers will write the screenplay based on the Wired series of artcicles on Ulbricht.
What We're Watching
Dispatches from the Front
I was listening to the Chris Plante Show during the whole hurricane Matthew thing was happening and Chris Plante had a friend who was in the hurricane and said the storm had just blown over. Thankfully, there was minimal damage to his home, but what I found interesting was that he didn't lose telephone, he didn't lose internet and he didn't lose electricity. The only this he lost was cable. If he wanted to watch cable shows, he would need to find an alternative and likely visit different sites in order to view each individual cable channel, and probably couldn't watch cable on his TV.
Would love to hear your comments on Comcast's data cap of 1 terabyte. I'd like to drop my Dish network for PlayStation Vue, but worried I'd burn through my data.
Any real world experience out there that can help?
I wanted to address the email Bob sent in last week regarding hockey on Playstation Vue. As a cord cutter and huge St. Louis Blues fan, this was something that was very important when I considered dropping cable. PlayStation Vue ... does allow you to log in to the NBC Sports app, so that may be an option for watching ...games. Another thing to consider is 60 frames per second streaming, which is very important for hockey. Chromecast is capable of doing 60 FPS for PS Vue, but depending on which generation Fire Stick Bob has, it may not be able to handle it. I personally use both a Fire TV and Roku 2 for PS Vue at home and an iPad for mobile, and all of them work great for hockey.
Anyway, love the show; keep up the great work!
David Pick in Wisconsin went back to cable and is logging his experience on his YouTube channel. He has two versions up one in which he literally cuts a coax cable for you!
-Dave. Best of luck with your experiment
The short cut.
The long cut.