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Episode 132

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Frame Rate 132:

Intro Video

The Big Story

Another Big Story

Slip Stream

Tube Tops

Film Falm

Scan Lines

Following Amazon And Netflix, Rakuten (Japan's Amazon) Is Expanding Its Wuaki (Spanish streaming company) Video Service Across Europe; First Stop UK, other services 18-24 mos. INtroductory offer £2.99 a month for life. Can purchase Wuaki + stream everything or choose to purchase or rent a la carte.
The business of filling Netflix with B movie bunk. Pacific Standard has the story of Asylum, a new type of B movie studio dedicated to cranking out cringe-worthy films that look fantastic when displayed next to that month's A-level blockbuster.

Summer Movie Draft

What We're Watching

Feedback

It's funny I've been talking about at least cutting back on cable for years, but had never actually did it. I showed my wife Episode #130 and we said OK let's give this a try. We called Cox Cable and . . . they pretty much called our bluff and were happy to cut out cable completely from our bundle! :)

So we went from paying $183 to $74 keeping just internet and basic phone service. Now I have to back up my words to the family that we can live without cable in the house! First step was getting an HD antenna. Wow I had no idea we have 49 channels free to watch. Sure some are Hispanic and religious in nature, but still that is a lot more than the 3 or 4 over the air analog channels we had as kids!

I already have Roku boxes and an Apple TV for streaming services, so I'm good there. I have a home built media pc with 3 digital tuners that's able to stream recordings to all TVs PC's and Tablets using Plex.

Only problem I foresee will be in the fall when football and hockey season starts. I guess we will see!

Love the show!

Cyril



So I didn't cut the cord, but after ""aggressive negotiation"" with Comcast, I cut my bill by $20 a month, kept my high speed and cable service the same, AND more importantly added HBO. I call that a win!

Thanks for the podcast!

Cheers,

Jason Portland, Oregon



As a cord-cutter… nay, “digital consumer” of many years, the one attribute that is needed is patience. My family does not need to watch the latest thing right now. We’re fine waiting for it to show up in the later distribution channels. (As an aside, who cares about spoilers? I’ll forget about them by the time I watch the show anyway! I digress…)

With the number of options for digital consumers increasing at a good clip, I’d like to know when a film is going to reach a certain distribution channel (granted the deals have already been struck). Are there any resources to track these rights? For instance, if a movie is slated to come to Netflix after a twenty-eight day window or a show is coming a month before a new season starts, I’d like to know that before I go out and buy the media. If I knew it was coming to a service to which I subscribed after such-and-such timeframe or to one which I prefer to use because it’s available to me on a certain device, I could make my dollar go further.

Patience saves me money but knowing how patient I have to be would be useful. I know there are services such as canistream.it which will notify you when media actually does show up, it’s just that advance notice helps decisions today. How do we track these things? Can we track this? Are these business secrets or is there public information available?

I’ll hang up now and listen to your response,

Matt Woodstock, IL


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