Frame Rate 138
Topic: Kevin Spacey Goes All House of Cards on Hollywood, Maker Studios Buys Blip, and a Home Outside of YouTube, and more.
Recorded: August 26 2013
Frame Rate 138:
The Big Story
- Kevin Spacey speaks about the future of content
- Kevin Spacey says let them binge
- Kevin Spacey Goes All House of Cards on Hollywood
- Are Netflix’s original shows too popular for its own good?
- Why Everything You Know About Binge-Viewing Is Wrong
- Netflix executive upends Hollywood: Profile on Netflix Ted Sarandos
Another Big Story
- Google, NFL meeting reportedly includes Sunday Ticket discussions
- Why Web TV Skeptic Mark Cuban Thinks Google Can Make the NFL Work on the Web
- Disney’s ESPN Holds Preliminary Talks for Web-Based TV
- Maker Studios Buys Blip, and a Home Outside of YouTube
- Intel Media opens offices in LA, New York in TV push
- Netflix rolls out “My List,” a watch-it-later list that replaces the Instant Queue
- Apple said to be eyeing HBO, Viacom, ESPN as TV partners
- Google blocks Chromecast app that let you stream your own videos
- TiVo Unveils Next-Gen Roamio DVRs, Out-of-Home Streaming Coming Soon
- Ben Affleck will play an older Batman fighting the young Superman
- Neil Gaiman provides update on AMERICAN GODS TV show
- Sony Pictures partners with Ubisoft for 'Watch Dogs' movie
- Is Yahoo’s Mayer Turning Into a Media Mogul With Katie Couric Web Video Deal?
- Netflix steals Weinstein movies away from Showtime
- Time Warner Cable offers free antennas, Best Buy credit to customers caught in CBS blackout
- Paramount considered a new STAR TREK TV series last year
- Sylvester Stallone and director John Herzfeld turn to Kickstarter to finish 'Reach Me'
- XBMC media center hits the Ouya Store
Summer Movie Draft
- 1. Brian Brushwood: $986,113,118
- 2. Justin Robert Young: $698,717,107
- 3. Sarah Lane: $674,936,950
- 4. Tom Merritt: $663,405,467
- 5. Robert C. Cargill: $445,925,832
- 6. Scott Johnson: $416,847,594
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: Breaking Bad, The Shield
- Tom Merritt: Breaking Bad, Futurama, Top Chef Masters, Continuum
I am a football(American) fanatic. My usual classification would be a cord cutter, but sportsball makes it difficult to fully cut the cord - I like my college and Pro football. And while I can get my local “pro” (Lions) football team via over the air in HD, it’s really college football and Monday Night Football that I am missing out on as a cord-cutter with ESPN and Big Ten Network. Thankfully, my internet provider (WOW) allows me to upgrade / downgrade with no contract commitments or install costs. NCAA Football season starts August 29 and on that day I have my provider scheduled to come over and install a cable box and activate a HD package with the channels I need for my football fix.
When bowl season is over in January I will go ahead and cancel cable tv and go back to my internet-only entertainment. This ends up being $40 / month for 15 Megabit internet for the better part of 8 months and TV + internet at $70 / month for a little more than 4 months. The average price ends up being $50 / month over the course of the year. I guess I would be classified as a seasonal cord cutter. Or maybe a migratory cord cutter, like a bird who heads south in the winter - I get cable as the season approaches.
I'd be interested to know your thoughts on this.
Netflix had parental controls so that you could log into your account and restrict access to videos based on 4 age related settings.
Since profiles were added, you can set which profile has age restrictions, but when my 9 year old runs Netflix on PS3, he can just choose his older brother's profile, or mine, and start watching what he likes.
I think the solution is to add an optional quick access PIN for certain profiles.
I just want to comment about the ""Pixar people must be feeling horrible about Planes."" comments made on show 137. Here's the problem with that statement, EVERYTHING that comes out of Disney that is animated, including Pixar, Disney Animation, and Disney Toon Studios (Who released Planes) is run by Mr Pixar himself, John Lasseter. When Disney fully absorbed Pixar this was one of the first changes they made in the internal structure was making sure that John Lasseter would be involved in EVERY ANIMATED THING THAT DISNEY RELEASED.
Planes was a made for TV feature, and it's generic story reflects that. Hopefully Disney will learn from this experience and focus on releasing quality features to theaters and keep lesser quality projects on Disney Channel.
Jeff AKA JalenJade
Salt Lake City, UT
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