Cordkillers Ep. 45 – MPA—- Yay?

Sony wins the race to first Internet TV service, MPAA does a great job helping you find things to watch, do you want 5 HDMI signals on one screen?

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CordKillers: Ep. MPA—- Yay?
Recorded: November 17, 2014
GuestAndy Forssell, former CEO of Hulu

Intro Video 

Primary Target

Signal Intelligence

  • WhereToWatch Helps You Find TV Shows and Movies to Stream Legally
  • Where to Watch
  •  – MPAA launched
    – Service to find where stream or purchase of movies and TV shows online or DVD/Blu-Ray
    – Trailers and behind the scenes footage as well
    – Amazon, iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, Flixster, Paramount Movies, Bravo Now, CNBC Full Episodes, E! Now, Esquire TV Now, Oxygen Now, Sprout Now, Syfy Now, ABC, ABC Family, Disney Movies Anywhere, Vudu, Xbox Video, Sundance Now, SnagFilms, Fandor, Wolfe on Demand, Target Ticket, Movies On Demand, Reelhouse, IndieFlix.

Gear Up

Front Lines

Under Surveillance

2014 Winter Movie Draft

  1. Scott: $207,234,079
  2. Brian: $36,111,775
  3. Justin: $25,910,368
  4. John: $6,471,161
  5. Tom: $0
  6. Brett: $0

Dispatches from the Front

That German company you mentioned that’s offering an app to chromecast Amazon Prime videos has had their app shut down. From the Primecast app page ( “Primecast has been shut down and is no longer available” is all it says. I guess Amazon DID care. So much for “whatever device you please.”

Brian G


Holy cow Brian. Sometimes you go off arguing on the silliest of nitpicky (minor) points. The most recent one of having to go thru a one time setup process for Disney, iTunes and GooglePlay. You have to be one of the laziest employees I have. Seriously, it’s getting old. Knock it off.

Your boss

Kyle in Pittsburgh



Hey guys. You are always talking about how Nielsen is behind the times, but a lot of that is contractual between Nielsen and our Clients. Often we are limited by what we can do because of the push and pull between national and local interests. Few local TV stations are interested in internet video measurement for example, because very little of their content and audience is online. The National networks how ever have their own streaming infrastructure setup.

Check out this article about how Nielsen is trying to evolve the way video ratings are done. 

David The Nielsen Guy



Hey guys! I am a freshman in college and my university does not have a deal with any cable company so I had to find another way to watch some shows.

This won’t apply to the vast majority of the audience BUT my parents live in Mexico so I got them cable+internet for around $40 US. The awesome thing is that for an extra $10 a month they get “on demand online” which basically means I get to stream (because I am the one that uses it) every channel they have!. For most channels this is in Spanish (which I do speak) but this also means live events like the emmys, grammys, the world series, football on sundays and monday night, basketball games, all live and online! I know I’m cheating on cutting the cord since I am technically paying for a cable service but still I get to whatch live tv without problems online in HD. I know this seems like something a slingbox could do but this way no TV is being “used” while I watch what I want some 2000 miles away.

Love the show take care!

Charles O

PS. I love Brian’s sing-along the theme song after the credits. 


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