Frame Rate 132
Topic: Is Hulu lost?, TV still first for news, Aereo sued by Boston TV station, and more.
Recorded: July 15 2013
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The Big Story
- Is Hulu lost? Latest nixed sale shows owners have no clear plan
- Hulu’s New Plan: Compete With Netflix and Amazon. How Is Hulu Going to Pay for That?
- Hulu's sellers cry 'cut,' scrap sale
- Bloomberg: Time Warner Cable still in talks to buy stake in Hulu
Another Big Story
- Cable providers consider cutting out sports to lower your TV bill
- Will new production facility raise the bar for YouTube videos?
- Aereo sued by Boston TV station over copyright
- Slingbox 500 gets My Media feature, morphs into AV player
- Channel Master and Echostar working on new OTA DVR
- It’s official: The Guild is “100 percent” done, says Felicia Day
- Star Trek fan episode feels like an extension of the original series
- Netflix’s Next Big Premiere Comes Next Week, at Movie Theaters
- Netflix in talks for new season of 'Arrested Development'
- Intel may launch internet TV service using OnCue name
- Amazon Prime Instant Video inks deal with Miramax, lets you Kill Bill on demand
- Netflix keeps eyes on wider library with extended CBS pact
- PlayStation 3 YouTube update adds auto-pairing with mobile devices
- Amazon and Netflix Rakuten is expanding its Wuaki video service across europe first stop uk
- 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
- 1.Brian Brushwood: $765.84
- 2.Justin Robert Young: $622.29
- 3.Sarah Lane: $476.69
- 4.Tom Merritt: $409.52
- 5.Scott Johnson: $345.49
- 6.Robert C. Cargill: $303.55
What We're Watching
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!
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!
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
- Not a solution, but an option is canistream.it
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