Netflix comes to everywhere including Linux and Luxembourg. Plus YouTube is losing its stars!
CordKillers: Ep. 37 - Crozakistan
Recorded: September 23, 2014
Guest: Bill Doran
- PewDiePie Joins MLG, ‘BroKen’ to Stream Exclusively on eSports Network
- - Last Monday, Felix Kjellberg, AKA PewDiePie will stream episode of his series BroKen premieres exclusively on MLG.TV
- YouTube Funding Original Content Again
- - Thursday, YouTube’s Alex Carloss wrote a blog post saying it will invest millions of dollars in some of its biggest stars.
- Where do the most people go for TV online? YouTube
- - 38% said YouTube. 33% Netflix. 17% Hulu. 14% Amazon Prime.
- YouTube is a big success on cable boxes in Hungary. So when will it launch elsewhere?
- Netflix's European tour comes to an end in Belgium and Luxembourg
- -Netflix launched in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. Now 40 countries.
- Netflix’s secret weapon to conquer Europe: pay TV boxes
- -Adding itself to settop boxes from DT, Bouygues Telecom in France,
- Netflix support is officially making its way to Linux, finally
- - HTML5 version of Netflix making it playable on Linux.
- Slingbox And Twitch Are Both Finally Compatible With Chromecast
- - Sling gives remote control on device, Twitch gives chat.
- Otter Media, which is a joint venture of AT&T and the Chernin Group is buying a controlling stake in Fullscreen
- -Fullscreen features the Fine Brothers, Connor Franta, Andrea Russett, and O2L among others. Otter already owns Crunchyroll.
- If you sign up for a year of service, AT&T will give you 45 Mbps Internet, basic TV, HBO AND Amazon Prime for $39 a month.
- Apple and Amazon both introduced Family Sharing for media last week
- -Apple’s comes with iOS8 and is called Family Sharing. One account is billed for everything from up to 5 family members. Amazon’s is called Family Library and will come at the end of October. Books, audiobooks and Prime Instant video will be shareable with same billing address.
- Vimeo has 80 episodes of MTS3K for $300 PLUS rights to future episodes that have not been available on Hulu or iTunes previously.
- Hulu has a deal with Bad Robot to produce a nine-hour series based on Stephen King’s book 11/22/63
- Netflix picked up two seasons of a Judd Apatow show called Love starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust.
- -"a couple in the throes of experiencing the 'exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid.'" Expected in 2016.
- Brian: Fargo, more marvel cinematic universe w/penny, Doctor Who season 2, BLUES CLUES SO MUCH BLUES CLUES, and Edge of Tomorrow for the 3rd time. (it's a really good movie)
- Tom: Fargo, Haven, The Leftovers, Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, The Shield (305)
- Bill: Sherlock... Twice.
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Dispatches from the Front
Hey guys, know you've been working hard, but it is really out of step of taking a vacation without giving your 1900+ bosses a heads up before doing so. Some sort of note from a doctor's or checking with others in your workgroup so your job responsibilities don't get forgotten while you are away, or something.
and could you check that the TPS reports have the up-to-date covers next time thanks
Sean from Queens
Hi Tom & Brian,
I was listening to your discussion of the OnCue service in episode 36 and I think you guys are reading too much into it. This is still the traditional paradigm of cable television. Consumers will just be trading one set top box for another that uses a different delivery medium. Instead of using the wire to your cable provider, you will be using the wire to your ISP, which may or may not be the same company. The a la carte channel option is the truly exciting news for consumers.
The concept of "Internet TV" seems exciting to cord cutters because we associate "Internet" with expanded options and availability. However, the OnCue service is still just providing TV service tied to a set top box. The networks/providers were slow to come on board because this word "Internet" is scary to them. But once they realized that it's still the same setup just using a different pipe they were more comfortable with the idea and willing to give it a shot. This is not the huge step forward on the part of the content providers that you made it sound like. They are still just as unwilling to turn it all loose online in the way we cord cutters wish they would.
With the exception of a la carte, OnCue is not doing anything new for the "what we want, where we want" mantra that the cable providers haven't already been doing as part of their traditional service. Is this an important step that could eventually lead to more? Maybe. I hope it does. So say we all. But I think Brian's skepticism is prudent.
Love the show guys. Keep up the great work.
Is there going to be a winter movie draft this year?
Just wanted to let Brian know that The Legend of Korra is back on Oct 4th with the final book.
So how weird is it that Book 3 ended on Aug. 22 and 6 weeks later Book 4 starts up? This may just be Nickelodeon getting rid of it as soon as they can, but how often would we see this in the future with other properties? I'm not complaining and can hardly wait for the finale of the show. If Book 4 ends better than book 3 then we're in for a great ending.
Bill Russell (not the basketball player)
We may actually have Internet-delivered TV by mid-2015 but we get a little more excited by Netflix’s chaos monkeys.
CordKillers: Ep. 36 - Rise of the Chaos Monkeys
Recorded: September 15, 2014
Guest: Andrew Zarian
- Verizon CEO says OnCue will launch by mid-2015
- Verizon's internet TV service coming in mid-2015, may let you pick only channels you want
- - Verizon CEO Lowell MCAdam: Launch by Mid-2015. Big 4 broadcasters, “custom channels” like AwesomenessTV (Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference) "Everyone understands it will go to a la carte," "Over the last six months to a year that dialogue has changed dramatically."
- Sony online TV service to carry 22 Viacom channels
- Dish’s internet TV service likely to be called Nutv
- - Dish filing trademarks for “NuTV” (The Android app for DishWorld, the company’s existing online video subscription service for international and foreign-language TV networks, already uses Nutv as its app ID on Google’s Play store.)
- Netflix Gets Instant Search on the Web
- -Netflix Instasearch on Web. Instant matches with cover art.
- Netflix officially says 'enchanté' to France
- - Netflix launched in France today. (No House of Cards, that’s on Canal+). Based in Luxembourg to get around 40% rule. Still can’t put movies on newer than 3 years old.
- Netflix “Chaos Commander” hiring “Chaos Engineers” to attack network
- SlingTV review: Convenient TV place-shifting, with an underwhelming new interface
- -$150 M1 WiFi
-SlingTV ($300) replaces Slingbox 500
- Retooled UI coming to 500 as well
- Gallery feature, which is an overlay on your actual TV, showing you what’s on in a more visual manner
- Browse current sports scores—and see them ranked by recommended viewer interest via sports website Thuuz
- Rotten Tomatoes scores and icons in the movie listings
- Jeff Bewkes at Goldman Sachs conference said: "The broadband-only opportunity up until now wasn't at the point where it would be smart to move the focus from one to the other.
- -Now the broadband opportunity is quite a bit bigger." Bewkes said the company is "seriously considering what is the best way to deal with online distribution." HBO GO also was added to older European set-top boxes in 14 regions by using cloud virtualization from ActiveVideo.
- HBO is bringing HBO Go to legacy set-top boxes in Europe
- Amazon Prime Instant video finally available on Android Phones phones in US, UK and Germany through the Amazon app.
- -All you have to do is install the Amazon shopping app, then use the in-app tools to download and install the Amazon Instant Video player app from the Amazon app store. Of course that means you need to enable the sitting that allows you to install apps from unknown sources.
- ESPN’s John Skipper at Code/Media New York said the network is considering selling some sports programming over the Web directly to consumers, just like Netflix does.
- The Wall Street Journal says Facebook is approaching some of YouTube’s top stars to convince them to distribute video on Facebook.
- -Facebook now allows users to upload videos directly to its site. This enables the site to sell ads with the videos, the report said.
- A June study by Frank N. Magid Associates found that just 2.9 percent of US pay-TV consumers are "very likely" to cancel their service in the year ahead.
- -But that's up from 2.7 percent last year and 2.2 percent two years earlier.
- MUBI has a team of experts who pick one new movie a day which will only be available for 30 days.
- -That means MUBI only ever has 30 movies. It costs $5 a month or $35 a year. IN addition to the PS3 you can access MUBI on iOS, Android tablets, Sony Bravia TVs and the Web.
- Netflix's 3D printing documentary, Print the Legend, streams September 26th.
- -MakerBot, Formlabs, Stratasys and 3D Systems are all included, as is Cody Wilson, who released plans for printing guns last year.
- Chef's Table is scheduled as a six-part series headed up by David Gelb.
- -If that name doesn't sound familiar, perhaps one of his most prominent works does: Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The show, Netflix says, debuts next year and will focus on half-a-dozen international chefs
- Maze Runner, Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem
- Brian: The Leftovers, also intro'd Penny to the marvel cinematic universe: watched Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Avengers all in a row (3 as amazon rentals, 1 on netflix), Edge of Tomorrow
- Tom: The Shield (Ep. 304) Doctor Who, Lots of things in Italian
- Andrew: Trailer Park Boys
Dispatches from the Front
First of all wanted to say that I LOVE THE SHOW and that i finally started watching Breaking Bad, I'm on season 3 and even though i heard almost all the spoiler zone episodes related to the show i dont feel it has ruined my experience.
I also wanted to share with you the fact that i got 416th place in the Summer Movie Draft and I'm really proud of that cause last year I was in the 500 range. Pertaining to the draft is there any way to find the results of previous drafts I kind of want to see my progress through the past years.
Keep up the great work.
Alejandro Guadalajara Mexico.
Now that Bezos owns the Washington Post, how long until a live anchored, online WashPo news service appears on TWITCH to compete with the cable news networks?
Also, the Tivo Roamio may be cheap hardware, but they still want $15 a month for the guide. That's $230 for the first year, $180 thereafter. For that money I'd buy the ChannelMaster OTA DVR and pay no monthly fee.
One of your bosses here who just upped his pledge. Just wondering if you guys would put a Donate section on the website so people could donate via PayPal or Bitcoin. I like Patreon and all but sometimes I just feel a need to donate money to stuff that I like. And Cordkillers definitely falls into that category. I see Daily Tech News Show now has a donations page and I plan to use it. Just want Cordkillers to jump on board too.
Cheers guys. Love the show.
Another summer has come and gone. And while fewer and fewer of us are enjoying these warm months (or cold if you live in the southern hemisphere) at the movies, I walk away from this season with a question. How in the hell did a flying turd on a stick like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” end up being the number one movie in the draft? Sure you can explain the math to me all day long, but there is no reason that Michael Bay’s passively racist abomination should be the draft leader. Not only should a just and loving God have denied such an occurrence, but the way the movie draft is set up needs to be drastically changed.
Made $137,224,768 more than the winning host team,