The Super Bowl breaks records online and streams for free. The best Blu-Ray player might be the best streaming device for 4K.
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Recorded: February 8 2016
- BBC’s first broadcast into space
- Astronaut Scott Kelly watched Super Bowl from space
– Saturday British astronaut Tim Peake and colleagues watched the BBC’s first ever space broadcast as it live-streamed Scotland v. England in the Six Nations Rugby tournament
– England won 15 – 9
– The BBC worked with the ESA to feed the game to the station
– Scott Kelly watched the Super Bowl. NASA gave him the day off
- Super Bowl breaks streaming record
- CBS annoucnes numbers
– CBS says a record audience streamed the Super Bowl
– Streamers watched 315 million minutes of game coverage.
– An average of 1.4 million people streamed the game per minute.
– NBC had 800K avg viewers per minute and 1.3 million current users last year
– Some Apple TV users had problems with the stream (Tom didn’t)
- First Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray player goes on sale
– Samsung UBD-K8500 was on sale in a store in Santa Monica and will now ship Feb. 10th acc. to Best Buy
– Ultra HD 4K
– Was not supposed to ship until March
– The Martian and Kingsmen still preorder only
– Can do Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon , M-Go and YuppTV
- Louis C.K. drops future ‘Horace and Pete’ episodes to $3
– Louis C.K. has reduced the price for episode2 of of Horace and Pete from $5 to $2 and $3 for episodes that come out after that. He wrote eloqeuntly about how expensive the show is to produce by way of explanation.
- Apple TV’s universal search now works with Fox, FX, and National Geographic
– Apple has added Fox, FXNow and NatGeo TV to universal search on the latest Apple TV. That is in addition to iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime , PBS and PBS Kids. Also Apple released Apple tvOS 9.2 beta 3 to developers today. Today’s update added dictation for text entry and app store search by Siri.
- Matt LeBlanc joins Chris Evans as co-host for BBC ‘Top Gear’ revamp
– Joey from Friends AKA Matt Leblanc has been cast to host the BBC’s Top Gear along with radio veteran Chris Evans when it returns in May. Additional cast members will be announced shortly.
- ESPN Says Skinny Bundles Are Big. Comcast Says They’re Not. The Future of TV Is Confused.
– Comcast added 89,000 subscribers in Q4 but not enough to overcome a net loss of 36,000 on the year. The company added 460,000 Internet subscribers in the quarter. Comcast’s Neil Smit said skinny bundles were a very small part of the TV subscribership with 75% of the company’s growth coming from higher-end packages.
- Amazon brings its Alexa assistant to first-gen Fire TVs
– The original Fire TV got an update that adds in voice assistant Alexa. Fire TV boxes will get it first followed by Fire TV sticks.
- The Fine Bros abandon attempt to license reaction videos after barrage of criticism
– By the way moments after we finished Cordkillers, the Fine Brothers posted to Medium Monday night that they have rescinded all trademarks and applications for brands related to reaction videos. They also discontinued a planned program to license their reaction video format to other people.
- YouTube Will Premiere Its First Original Series And Movies Next Week, Including A New PewDiePie Show
- Brian: F is for Family (full season), Bob’s Burgers, Justified, The Expanse, The Shining (Netflix)
- Tom: Downton Abbey, The Expanse, The Magicians, The Flash, Justified, Venture Brothers, Super Bowl, Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, Finished Clone Wars
- On the Lookout: Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon Prime, 2 seasons, 30m)
Dispatches from the Front
“CBS’ Super Bowl telecast averaged 111.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen’s fast nationals, and peaked at 115.5 million between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. The total is off from last year’s record 114.4 million on NBC. That featured the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in a game that went down to the wire. CBS called the 2016 telecast, during which the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in a relatively humdrum game, the third-most watched program in TV history. The live stream drew 3.96 million unique viewers across a variety of screens.“
Doing some quick math means that 3.5% of viewers watched via the internet.
Hi Cord Killers
I downloaded this app from Yahoo called Yahoo Video Guide.
Is possible you guys featured it on the who already but if not here it is.
The app detects which streaming services you have installed on your device (Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO Now..etc)
Then is shows you what new movies and shows are available, also breaks down by categories and in which services are available. I’d like for this to be included within the Apple TV or other boxes.
– Alex from NYC
I have a suggestion. Since Man In The High Castle seems to have taken a bit of a backseat I would suggest this. Just watch the last episode and you will be fine. Much of what has happened up to where you are has been a set up for the last episode. I don’t think you will be disappointed and will understand why I keep harping on it after you have watched it.
Undateable on NBC has been live all this season and is great to see current events and the actors personal lives intrude on the show, plus the screw ups are usually really fun and the cast is great, check it out.
Also, Grease Live was great, the scope of the moving sets, both indoor and outdoor plus the cast was amazing to watch even in the rain.
– Mike from Bastrop TX
Hey guys, just to check in why I pay for cable. I watch probably 40 shows a week more or less and only some are on Hulu timely and don’t come to Netflix or Amazon Prime until the season is over making talking with co-workers impossible on current shows.
Buying them individually would be way more than paying for cable at this point in time and I am too far from Austin to use an antenna without planting a pole and using a huge aerial.
Thanks for your time,