Amazon wants to make movies but hires Woody Allen to make TV shows. Daily Motion takes on TWiTCH and GoPro goes live.
CordKillers: Ep. 54 – How Can I watch Judge Judy?
Recorded: January 19, 2015
Guest: Kristi Kates
- Amazon announces plans to make movies for theaters, Prime streaming
–Amazon Original Movies.
– 12 movies a year
– In theaters then on Prime 4-8 weeks later
– Coming later this year
- Amazon got Woody Allen to do a TV show for Prime
–Amazon signed Woody Allen to write/direct a 30 min. comedy series. Coming 2016
- Amazon’s First Pilot Season of 2015,
–Featuring Slate of 13 Original Comedy, Drama, Documentaries and Kids Offerings, is Now Available on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany
- Amazon Pilots
- Dailymotion launches live-streaming gaming platform to compete with Twitch
–DailyMotion announced DailyMotion Games, highlighting game streaming.
– Gaming already generates 180 million video views every month and draws 11 million unique visitors every month
– Partners at the time of the launch include Eclypsia, Millenium, joinDOTA, OnGameNet, IGN, JeuxVideo.com, Gamespot or Gamekult.
– DailyMotion Games App for iOS, Android and PS4.
- Amazon’s Twitch Gaming Unit to Allow Streaming Music
–Twitch meanwhile will allow users to stream a limited library of music on game streams. (about 500 songs)
– Broadcast original music and host music shows
- GoPro Taps Vislink To Offer Live HD Broadcasting
-GoPro partnering with VisLink for live streaming
– Transmitter that can attach to GoPro Hero4
– More to be announced this spring.
-TWiTCH for outdoorsy folks?
- Discovery Channel Founder Jumps Into Video Stream
–Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks (who is no longer on Discovery’s board btw) is going to launch a subscription-only video on demand service called CuriosityStream this March. Shows will be about nature, history, science and technology. The price will run from $2.99 to $9.99 a month depending on the resolution.
- Maker Studios has agreed to provide content to Vimeo with an exclusive time window.
-No word on what kind of content or for how long the exclusivity window will be.
- Pay-TV Tech Company Synacor Buys Web-TV Startup NimbleTV
–NimbleTV, the startup that promised to let you watch your cable subscription online went dark this week and has now been sold to Synacor, a company that provides service to the pay TV industry. Synacor says NimbleTV’s consumer business is discontinued.
- The ZTE Spro 2 is a WiFi hotspot that runs Android Kit Kat with a customized interface and has a built-in projector that can do 1080p video up to 120-inches.
- Yahoo’s revival of ‘Community’ to premiere March 17
- Will Arnett’s new show will premiere on Netflix in 2016.
-Flaked, a series about “a self-appointed guru who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination,” with writer Mark Chappell
- Brian: Man the in High Castle, Marco Polo episode 6,
- Tom: Agent Carter, The Man in the High Castle, Marco Polo (ep. 6) The Shield (407), Birdman, Whiplash, Selma
- Kristi: Agent Carter, Man the in High Castle, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Interstellar, Top Gear Patagonia
2014 Winter Movie Draft
- Brett: $483,237,219
- Brian: $439,826,000
- Scott: $431,592,000
- Tom: $368,966,269
- John: $238,862,841
- Justin: $227,389,000
Dispatches from the Front
I am a cordkiller. But I used to love Aereo. I know you guys talk a lot about cable shows and prime time.
How can I watch Judge Judy? Or other day time shows?
Student and sometimes your boss
Please tell the National Geographic Channel how DVRs work. I tried to setup a program to record all the episodes of your upcoming series, “Hacking the System.” However, instead of each episode being called Hacking the system and then in the metadata there being an episode name each show has the name Hacking the System with a subtitle such as Hacking the System: Personal Security. As a result a series recording program only records one episode. So I have to setup an individual recording for each episode. (In your best mobster voice) I hope I don’t have an unfortunately accident and forget to record one of your episodes. That would be a shame.
Bill near Athens, Georgia
Suddenlink is my only choice for real broadband internet and cable TV and I bet they only serve markets with no competition. I live in an apartment and can’t get local channels with an indoor antenna and satellite installation is impractical. Last fall, Suddenlink dropped 24 Viacom channels including Comedy Central. I’ve been watching The Daily Show and others on free Hulu since then. Today I wanted to watch the season 2 premiere of Broad City on Comedy Central but Hulu only has season 1 so I went to Comedy Central’s web site to watch it. Viacom is blocking Suddenlink broadband customers in retaliation to Suddenlink not carrying their channels any longer. So, my only choice if I want to watch Broad City legitimately is to pay $1.99 per episode.
Municipal broadband needs to happen for real in markets with only one real broadband provider.
Not sure if you remember me. I was the guy who let you know that making the animated “Turbo FAST” for Netflix tales a long time! Well, we have another cool new show for you to check out on Amazon this time! Free of course!
It’s part of the new set of pilots. We did it in true Ultra-HD. 3048x2160p. First as far as I know for any 2D animation production. Maybe Brian will want to watch it with his kids?
You boss here – I think you need to do an entire show special on just Plex and the 101 use cases for it. Not a deep dive into setup but maybe a few viewers who are large uses of it walk through their setup and where it was the answer to a problem they had. I don’t think I go a day without saying Plex to someone. I use the HELL out of it for multiple things (Also dedicated storage array & 2 Mac Mini’s to run it all) – central media, live TV (HDHomeRun & Cable Card – I know I am a cord shaver not cutter), photo library, offline syncing, word wide accessible, usable at grandma house. The best part is wife approved and 3 & 4 year old usable. I feel people see Plex and get the basics but not understand the real power it has and how it works. In my option I think Plex / a good media manager is KEY to cord cutting.
I have to grudgingly echo what Brian said about AT&T. I rage quit Cox a year ago, and braced myself for a new round of headaches with AT&T. But the installer showed up on time and was a total pro. Great guy, eager to talk about how everything worked, and about the future of the industry. I did have some early internet issues, but a different AT&T work crew showed up THE NEXT DAY and fixed a bad connection out at the street level. I am now paying $70 less than I was with Cox, with a far more dependable connection and better DVRs.
I’m glad somebody at ONE of these cable companies finally got a clue.
I don’t remember this being addressed on the show or if it’s new, but UltraViolet lets you share your library with up to five other users. It’s accessed not through the UltraViolet site, but through MGo, TargetTicket, Nook, or VUDU.
I couldn’t figure out how to do it at MGo or TargetTicket (I don’t have a Nook account), but VUDU made it incredibly easy. You go to your account menu click on UltraViolet and it’s right there.
Not being able to share with family members has been one of the most frustrating things about my transition to going all digital. I think this is going to push me over the edge.
You’ve talked before about how people don’t seem to know what UltraViolet is and, seeing how this has been implemented, I’m starting to think that they’re wanting it to only be a tag.. a label or something like that. Maybe sort of like all of those logos on the back of your ATM card. I don’t know if my bank is a part of the “Star Network” or “Pulse Network” but all I care is that I stick my card in and get money. Different ATMs will give me different features (balances, transfers, etc) just like different retailers will let me do different things with my movies, but its UltraViolet providing the back end.
Maybe our problem is that we’re here at the beginning and we’re too aware of what’s going on. In a couple of years, UltraViolet might work just like our ATM cards do.