Cordkillers 246 - Today Was A Good Day, Got To Use My 8K

Netflix gets in the freaking EVA, YouTube cutbacks, and Buffy on Facebook TV. All this and more on Cordkillers! With special guest Nicole Lee.

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CordKillers: Ep. Today Was A Good Day, Got To Use My 8K
Recorded: December 3 2018
Guest: Nicole Lee

Intro Video
Trailer for The Innocent Man

Primary Target
YouTube to scale back original shows as it focuses on free viewing
- Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that YouTube plans to scale back original scripted programming starting in 2020. YouTube's Robert Kyncl says the company is shifting toward free viewing of originals. YouTube is testing plans where premium subscribers get episodes early or extended cuts.

How to Watch
Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch
- This weekend Facebook all episodes of Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly free on Facebook Watch, with Watch Parties.
- Focused on bringing content to Watch that people want to discuss and create a community around — whether that’s live sports like UEFA Champions League in Latin America, compelling shows like Sorry For Your Loss, Queen America and Sacred Lies, or even nostalgia content like Real World reboot.

What to Watch
Marvel and Netflix Have Canceled Daredevil
- Last week, Netflix announced a lot of things it's going to do. It also announced one thing it won't do anymore. Daredevil. With the usual thanks to cast and crew Netflix announced this last season of Daredevil was in fact its last. Although there are som simmering hints that maybe Daredevil might show up in the MCU or Disney's streaming service possibly with different actors. That's all uncertain, what is certain is no more Daredevil on Netflix leaving upcoming seasons of The Punisher and Jessica Jones as the only Marvel series left on the service.

Netflix’s anime announcement frenzy, capped off by live-action Cowboy Bebop
- Netflix announced it will bring out a live action version of anime classic Cowboy BeBop. Original animated series Director Shinichiro Watanabe will participate as a "consultant." The series' original Japanese production company will share executive producer duties. Chris Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) will write the first episode.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion is coming to Netflix in spring 2019
- Netflix will host the premiere of the latest Ultraman anime series—which is a conversion of the latest manga reboot of the original TV series (whew)—in April 2019. as a world streaming debut.

Netflix announces new animated adaptations of Willy Wonka, Matilda, The BFG, and other Roald Dahl books
- Netflix announced original animated events, series and specials based on Roald Dahl's novels including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, The Twits, and more. Production starts next year. Missing from the list are The Witches, Fantastic Mr. Fox and James and the Giant Peach.

Netflix's 'Criminal' series will never leave the interrogation room
- Netflix ordered a police procedural called Criminal set entirely in police interrogation rooms, set in France, Germany, Spain and the UK, with appropriate producers and writers for each three-episode stint. If that sounds familiar its because two weeks ago we were talking about a CBS All Access show called Interrogation with a similar premise.

Marvel's Next Big Screen Superhero Is Shang-Chi
- Deadline says Marvel will bring martial arts expert turned superhero Shang-Chi to the big screen. The character was created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin and first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1973

Eyes On
- Brian: Finished Bodyguard, Dirk Gently s02e01, Red Letter Media
- Tom: Man in the High Castle, Train to Busan
- Nicole: She-Ra
- On the Lookout: Lords and Ladles

Front Lines
Nielsen: Americans are streaming 8 billion hours of content per month on connected TVs
- Nielsen reports, more than 2/3 of US homes have devices able to stream video and nearly 8 billion hours of programming is streamed over connected TV devices. People ages 13 to 34 spend twice the time streaming when watching on connected TV devices, compared with watching on the computer or mobile devices. People in that age group stream more than 1 hour per day on a TV connected device vs. 36 minutes on a computer or 26 minutes on a mobile device. Only 3 percent of live TV viewers across the top 5 TV networks are between the ages of 18 and 24.

Hulu with Live TV adds Discovery Networks programming to its core and add-on packages
- Hulu made Discovery, TLC, Motor Trend, Animal Planet and ID available on Hulu with Live TV. Library episodes from other Discovery networks like Food and HGTV were added to Hulu's on demand service. Hulu's Destination America, Discovery Family, Science, Discovery Life and AHC Entertainment package and Spanish package added some Discovery networks as well.

Plex now offers access to Tidal's high-quality music streaming service. The $10 a month service is only $9 if you're a Plex Pass subscriber.

The first 8K satellite TV broadcasts launched today in Japan
- At 10 AM local time December 1st, Japanese TV network NHK began broadcasting in 8K by satellite with 22.2 channel sound with its first movie listed as 2001: A Space Odyssey which was rescanned from the original negatives for the broadcast. Sharp began selling its first Super Hi-Vision-ready TVs with a built-in tuner last month for around $6,600.

Dispatches from the Front
Hey Guys

Just listened to the episode and Ian was technically correct that Crave includes HBO, but you need to pay for the $20 per month package. The $10 per month packages does NOT include HBO or the Movie Network.

Keep the content coming

- Chris

Hi employees,

Maybe this is the wrong podcast to ask but what VPN do you guys use? Purchased a new laptop and never set up a VPN before and wanted to travel the world like Tom does.

Been supporting you guys for years on Patron.

- Mike

Hey underlings Tom, Brian, Bryce, and possible guest host,

Your had a story about cable TV fees going up for the local and regional sports channels to a whooping $18/month. I would be thrilled to have this service for only $18, I would then supplement my TV with Philo for the non sports and non-local entertainment. I get that the legacy TV company is not actually providing such a package, but they should.

Thanks, keep up the good work.

Your boss,

- Sean

I think At&t would be better off making a dongle or box thats ONLY for Direct tv now without all the other apps since most TVs have the apps built in. That way it can focus on a flawless operating system.

- Mel


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