Cordkillers Ep. 35 – SPOOOOON!

Why Amazon bought Twitch, and excitement for the return of The Tick!


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CordKillers: Ep. 35 – SPOOOOON!
Recorded: August 31, 2014
Guest:  Fraser Cain

Intro Video 

  • None

Primary Target

  • Amazon buys Twitch
  • Why Amazon Really Bought Twitch
  • Prime-time Twitch is bigger than CNN, MSNBC, and MTV
  • – Amazon buying Twitch ($97- million in cash, total of $1.1 billion)
    – one hour and 45 minutes on the site per day
    – 1.35 percent of all downstream traffic in the U.S. during peak times
    – Emmett Shear: “ We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.”

Signal Intelligence

Gear Up

Under surveillance

  • Amazon is resurrecting ‘The Tick’ with Patrick Warburton for new pilot 
  • Patrick Warburton made a deal with Sony Television to shoot a pilot for The Tick to try on Amazon.
    – Jeffrey Tambor’s “Transparent,” which will drop its entire 10-episode first season on Friday, Sept. 26.
  • Amazon greenlights yet another batch of original kids TV pilots 
  • -Five more kids pilots
    -Three animated
    – “The Stinky & Dirty Show” about a backhoe and a garbage truck that are best friends
    – “Buddy: Tech Detective” aimed at preschoolers
    – “Niko and the Sword of Light” about a young adventurer.
    -Two live action
    – “Table 58” about a motley lunch table of outcast kids
    – “Just Add Magic” about friends who find an old cookbook with magical recipes.
    -Previously announced Sara Solves It which makes 6 kids shows in this pilot season
    -Current children’s shows in the coming months: “Tumble Leaf” on September 5, “Creative Galaxy” on October 3, and “Annedroids” on October 30.

Front Lines

On Screen

Dispatches from the Front

  • Questions from the live audience

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