Cordkillers Ep. 23 – Netflix Picks Fights

While Microsoft proves Brian right about the Ridley Scott series, but Netflix is being a little trolly and Web video becomes a heritage play.


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CordKillers: Ep. 23 Netflix Picks Fights
Recorded: June 9, 2014
Guest: None

Intro Video 

Primary Target

Secondary Target

Signal Intelligence

  • Close to half of all U.S. households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu Plus
  • Online television watching reaches all-time high — iOS apps surpass web browsers
  • Study from Leichtman Research Group about emerging video services
    – 47% of US households subscribe to one or more of Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime
    – 49% have at least one TV connected to the Internet
    – 49% of Netflix subscribers watch online video once a week compared to 8% of non-Netflix subs. 78% of Netflix subs watch on a TV
    – 34% watch online video every day, 61% every wek
    – 80% of Netflix subs have cable, compared to 88% in 2010.
    – Cord cutters who subscribe to Netflix rose from 16% (2010) to 48%
    – 10% of households think it’s likely they’ll cancel cable in the next 10 months
    – Total without cable 17 million households (of more than 100 million)
  • Adobe TV Everywhere report
    – iOS applications have surpassed desktop browsers as the most popular access point for online TV content, with a 43 percent market share versus a 36 percent share,
    – gaming consoles and other over-the-top devices continue to be the fastest-growing devices for online video overall, with a 123 percent year-over-year increase in online video starts
    – nline video consumption across mobile devices is now at an all-time high of 25 percent, with 57 percent year-over-year growth in the U.S. from Q1 2013 and Q1 2014

Gear Up

Under surveillance

Front Lines

2014 Summer Movie Draft

  1. DTNS:  $445,420,076
  2. TMS: $351,925,978
  3. Amtrekker: $320,289,130
  4. /Film: $196,350,239
  5. GodsMoneybags: $159,047,975
  6. Night Attack: $65,341,593

On Screen

Dispatches from the Front

Thanks for the show again. Any chance you could section one a week or month where you guys add a show to have people check out. Kind of like book of month from sword and laser. Since your show I have been binge watching and watched all seasons of the shield, archer, and just finished season 1 of arrow. After I watch season 2 of arrow going to start orphan black. Good option would be picking shows on streaming services like I going back to watch the sopranos on amazon prime.



I just tried to watch episode 22 of Cordkillers in the same way I have for the last 5 months, by streaming it on YouTube from my Nexus 5 to my Chromecast. Tonight I got an error saying this video is unavailable on this platform. I was able to stream it from a Chrome tab on my PC to the Chromecast. Did anything change?



Watching Cosmos. I agree with Tom, I have hated the external views of the “”ship of imagination.”” Clearly someone involved with the production either couldn’t grasp the idea (that if the ship is imaginary, the only image of what it looks like from the outside should exist in the minds of the viewer) or they thought the viewers wouldn’t get it. You can almost see someone rolling their eyes and saying “”oooh-KAY”” as they slapped the lackluster image image in to placate an unimaginative superior.



I really enjoy the show. Feel like it is hitting it’s stride as of late.

Any chance you guys could keep the Star Wars spoilers off the regular show? Maybe discuss it only in “”It’s Spoiling Time””?

I’m trying to go into Episode VII with as little background as possible and it is hard to do so if you guys are reporting on all of the leaked photos and such.

Just a suggestion. Keep up the good work.



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