Frame Rate 140
Guest: Fraser Cain
Topic: Netflix Uses Pirate Sites to Determine What Shows to Buy, Epix CEO: cord cutting will force the TV industry to innovate, and more.
Recorded: September 16 2013
Frame Rate 140:
- Fraser Cain
The Big Story
- Netflix Uses Pirate Sites to Determine What Shows to Buy
- Netflix launches in The Netherlands, available for €7.99 per month
Another Big Story
- Netflix drives networks to gamble on quality programming, says AMC
- Ratings for Cartoon Network 10% lower in Netflix households after Turner licensing deal, according to analyst
- Epix CEO: cord cutting will force the TV industry to innovate
- Breaking Bad rose 50% in 4th season, AMC CEO Josh Sapan attributes some of that to SVOD.
- Cartoon Network says ratings dropped 3% due to content available on Netflix.
- Epix CEO Mark Greenberg at NExtTV Summit: “Some in the media business call this cord cutting. But three decades ago, we had a different name for this in the industry. We called it competition.”
- Another Big-Money Bet on YouTube, as Maker Raises $26 Million More
- Hulu offers a few fall premieres from Fox, ABC and NBC online before they air
- Roku takes on Google with new Chromecast-like feature
- Time Warner Cable will let you junk your set-top box next year
- New Walking Dead Spinoff Coming to AMC in 2015
- Disney says the spinoff 'Star Wars' movies are origin stories
- Luma For iPad Is A Personalized TV Guide For Streaming Video…With A Few New Tricks
- Guidebox gives developers a free API to integrate unified search for Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and more
- Netflix is arriving on Virgin Media’s pay-TV platform in the UK this year
- CBS, Amazon renew deal to stream Under the Dome exclusively on Prime Instant Video
- Proposed law would end TV blackouts, let viewers drop channels from cable packages
- Disney Invites Kids to Bring iPads to Theaters for ‘The Little Mermaid’ Re-Release
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: Legend of Korra, Bob's Burgers, Dredd, Breaking Bad
- Tom Merritt: Haven, Under the Dome, New Girl, Breaking Bad, Newsroom, Top Chef Masters
- Fraser Cain: Breaking Bad, Legend of Korra, Bravest Warriors
I remember you guys ragging on 'Planes"" when it came out, mostly because it was terrible and a huge turkey in the Movie Draft. For anyone who cares about quality entertainment there's no reason this originally direct-to-video movie should have ended up in theaters, but it appears to have been a great financial move by Disney.
Looking at this week's box office report, I noticed 'Planes' has made $83 million domestically and $138 million worldwide. I don't know what direct-to-video sequels tend to make, but it can't be nearly that much. While I feel bad for Tom and anyone else who bought it in the Movie Draft, as a Disney shareholder I'm glad to see they know where the money is.
Thanks for a great show!
Your devoted weekly viewer,
Just thought some of your viewers might like to know that Orphan Black season 1 has just premièred in the UK for the first time.
The BBC has just decided that we should get to see this show created by it's daughter network across the pond.
The first episode if up on iPlayer now for people geolocated in the UK.
You are now forgiven for calling it a BBC show when the BBC had never shown it. :-P
Keep doing what you do, you're the best,
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