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Guest: George Ruiz
Guests: Justin Robert Young
Topic: YouTube beats Viacom again, Sony Picture announces getTV, Futurama to end, Amazon Studios new shows, and more.
Recorded: April 22 2013
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The Big Story
- Netflix shares explode as revenue tops $1 billion
- The House of Cards effect: Netflix tops $1B in revenue in Q1, closes in on 30M U.S. subscribers
- Netflix Says Less Than 8,000 People ‘Gamed’ its Free Trials To Watch House Of Cards
- Netflix added 3 million subscribers worldwide in Q1, will offer a 4-stream $11.99 plan
- Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first
Another Big Story
- Comedy Central to host five-day comedy festival on Vine and Twitter
- Why You Might Someday Tune In to Twitter for Your Favorite TV Shows
- BBC America & Twitter Announce Content-Sharing Partnership
- Twitter Said to Seek Deals With Viacom, NBC to Feature TV
Yet Another Big Story
- CBS invests in TV streaming tech provider Syncbak
- From 2012 to 2016, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and Univision will receive $9.2 billion in retrans revenue
- Local TV stations will earn $18.2 billion in that same period.--- SNL forecasts that by 2016, retrans fees will account for 21 percent of TV station ad revenue and 14 percent of TV network ad revenue.
- Broadcasters file Aereo appeal, warn of ‘havoc’ and ‘massive disruption’ to TV industry
- Aereo throws punch in streaming battle by publishing ad in NYT
- YouTube Beats Viacom in Copyright Case, Again
- YouTube is testing a new auto-generated playlist feature called YouTube Mix to aid in video discovery
- Sony Pictures Television announces getTV, a new US digital TV network for classic Hollywood movies
- Flixster is now on the Xbox 360, UltraViolet library in-hand
- Intel loses key TV business engineer
- Next up for Google TV: An NBC app with full, free episodes?
- Apple said to be offering replacements for 'very small number' of Apple TVs with WiFi issues
- Futurama' to end seven-season run on Sept. 4
- Amazon Studios’ New TV Shows: What’s Worth Watching?
- Disney plans a brand new Star Wars movie EVERY SINGLE YEAR
- NBC's reviled sci-fi drama 'Heroes' may get a second lease on life as Xbox Live exclusive
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: half of iSteve, Game of Thrones
- Tom Merritt: Hemlock Grove, Defiance, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Americans
- George Ruiz: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Vice, Tuerck'd
- Justin Robert Young: Breaking Bad, Veep
Love the show. Im shocked to realize none of you are watching Vikings on the History Channel. The show is very polished with tremendous acting. I highly recommend it and you should definitely find time to squeeze it in.
Daniel from Lake Worth, FL
We recently had a friend move in with us who brought with her a modern HD TV. Up until now we'd been living with an old (but cheap) 32"" tube. I (as you can imagine) was thoroughly pleased at the addition of new hardware and thrilled to be able to hook up our 360 to it and enjoy it as a media center.
Imagine my surprise when I found out that the 360 is utterly useless in the living room without an Xbox Live Gold Subscription. We're casual gamers who gain nothing from a live subscription (seriously - we play the Lego games and that's about it). The only thing we'd get out of it would be Netflix, HuluPlus and YouTube. Do you guys really think that Microsoft can convince someone to choose a subscription they don't need over a Roku or an Apple TV that provides the same services for free?
Thanks for the great show
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