YouTube names, but do they shame? Also what’s Twitch going to do with the studio they’re building in San Francisco?
CordKillers: Ep. 27 - Why do you hate ceiling fans?
Recorded: July 7, 2014
- YouTube is now publicly shaming internet providers that make its videos slow
- -YouTube putting links into slow videos that say “Experiencing interruptions? Find out why.”
- TWitch opens studio in San Francisco
- - TWitch building a studio in San Francisco to host videogame broadcasts
- "We want to test ways to help our everyday streamer produce more and more premium content," chief operating officer Kevin Lin said in a recent interview. "We don’t want to move in to (making) our owned-and-operated content."
- Its new studio, which will be opened up to select livecasters later this year and be fully operational next year,
- AMC adds recliners to its theaters in hopes that you'll ditch Netflix for a night
- - AMC spending $600 million to rip out old seating and replace it with recliners.
- Theateres already converted see an average attendance increase of 80 percent.
- Smaller cities revamped first followed by major markets
- Major market recliners will apparently not lean back as far either to allow for more seats.
- Amazon orders TV pilot about a sickness spreading over social media
- - New hour long pilot coming in Amazon next pilot season “Hysteria”
- A town where a strange "psycho-physiological illness" causing violent fits and spasms appears to be spreading through social media.
- Hand of God (about a judge on a "vigilante quest" to track down a rapist),
- Half-hour long dramatic comedies The Cosmopolitans (about young American expats in Paris) and Really (about life in Chicago).
- Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia wrote an open letter to customers Tuesday asking them to lobby Congress
- -The letter appeared on a page with a form where you could enter your ZIP Code and then tweet, e-mail and Facebook your sentiments to Congress.
- CBS chief research officer David F. Poltrack said “We actually make more money per viewer streaming than we do on television
- -Apparently 10-20% more. BUT TV ad spending in 2014 is expected to be $68.54 billion while Internet will reach $5.96 billion according to emarketer.
- Starz have picked up the TV rights to Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods.
- -The project was previously in development at HBO. Starz have picked Bryan Fuller to produce and run the project. Fuller created Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and, most recently and Hannibal. He also worked on season 1 of Heroes.
- Shooting for new Sherlocks begins in January 2015.
- -One special will come first, then later in the year they’ll shoot three more. Martin Freeman told the Telegraph he thought it was likely Sherlock would do a Christmas special.
- New Zealand ISP Slingshot just added a “Global Mode” that lets geoblocked video stream.
- -You know, because you might have guests from somewhere else staying with you.
- Netflix is looking for “taggers” people who watch things on Netflix and improve the descriptions
- -With tags like “cult classic” Netflix is looking for a UK/Ireland tagger. The video says you get to “watch what you want when you want where you want“
2014 Summer Movie Draft
- TMS: $534,053,639
- DTNS: $518,261,979
- Amtrekker: $491,066,781
- Night Attack: $367,636,491
- GodsMoneybags: $314,168,007
- /Film: $200,938,015
Dispatches from the Front
I came across this vintage BETAMAX print ad and was struck by how similar it is to the Cordkillers mantra of "what you want, when you want, where you want". They don't have the "where you want" part in the headline, but if you read the text it talks about how you can hook it up to any tv set (because where else would you ever want to watch video than besides your TV). I think its interesting that even back in the late 70s the idea of "what you want, when you want, where you want" was alive and all these years later we still are clamoring for it. It also kind of gives some perspective into how far we've come in our ability to satisfy our thirst for instant gratification media consumption.
Thanks for the show!
Jason in ME
Hi Tom and Brian,
I came across a website tonight (Rokoding.com) while trying to figure out what to do with my Terabytes of MKV files that weren't doing that well on my Roku - I'm running Plex on my Synology and though it's a very nice system, Transcoding is not the Atom processor's strong suit.
Rokoding.com is meant for people (like us!) who are a bit a befuddled by all the options in Handbrake. I have been ripping my DVDs raw to MKVs and this site simply provides a list of Handbrake settings for various source quality video to a given target - making it easier for your set-top box to digest and show to you. MKV is not a native format for the Roku nor the Apple TV - This site was exactly the kind of thing that people have been asking for in forums for years.
Thanks, as always for a great show
P.S. I need those 3rd-quarter projection analysis spreadsheets on my desk no later than Tuesday morning.
After listening to last week's Spoilerin Time it became apparent that Brian had watched the season finale of Silicon Valley rather than the pilot. I expected this week's to open with that correction, but to my surprise, apparently no one has pointed that put yet. It is not a non linear show, the entire pilot deals with whether or not to sell for ten million dollars or take $200,000 in seed funding.
Love the show.
Hey guys. love the show. I think everyone is over-thinking this Aereo thing. Of course it is illegal and I'll tell you why. I am currently using my office iMac to record all my OTA shows using Elgato's EyeTV, two HD Homeruns, iTunes, and numerous Apple TVs. What if I let my next door neighbor use my wifi so he can enjoy the shows I have recorded. And just for good measure, I charge him 8 dollars per month for the privilege. Illegal, right? Of course it is. I am selling OTA broadcasts that I do not own and am not licensed to re-sell. Case closed. Aereo had to lose.