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Guest: Amber J Lawson
Topic: IAWTV awards, Hulu's CEO giving up, Olympics on YouTube, DOJ FCC clears Verizon's spectrum buyout, Apple wooing cable operators, and more.
Recorded: August 20 2012
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- Amber J Lawson, Chairman of the IAWTV
The Big Story
- Chat with Amber J. Lawson from IAWTV about the IAWTV awards
Another Big Story
- Hulu's CEO Jason Kilar could be giving up the ship
- Big surprise: Hulu’s owners can’t agree on its future
- With or Without Jason Kilar, Hulu’s Overhaul Will Be Huge
Yet Another Big Story
- U.S. viewers watched 36.9 billion online videos in July
- YouTube viewers watched 231 million streams during London Olympics
- DOJ, FCC clear Verizon buyout of cable companies' spectrum, require giving up some airwaves
- Netflix's new feature makes TV show marathons easier
- Netflix bringing service to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland in late 2012
- Fox, HBO renew video rights deal, making videos available to purchase online sooner
- Why You Can’t Watch the Best Show on HBO on HBO Go
- HBO and Blinkbox offer second season of Game of Thrones online before DVD / Blu-ray release in UK
- Warner quietly extends the expiration dates of digital copies, discs remain ornamental
- Apple trying to woo cable operators into piping content through Apple T
- Apple's rumored cable TV box would 'erase distinction between live and on-demand content,' says WSJ
- Apple, Microsoft, Google and the sad state of TV
- Our Giant Guide To Fall’s Must-See Science Fiction And Fantasy TV
- Deadline's Weekly YouTube Rankings
What We're Watching
- Brian Brushwood: Breaking Bad, H+ the digital series, Mann vs. Machine
- Tom Merritt: Breaking Bad, True Blood, Veep, End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
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I've found it very hard to discover and keep up to date with shows online. Schedules aren't consistent, RSS is rarely used, and every site is different. This won't solve it, but it's a start.
I just wanted to say that I completely agree with you, Tom, about the Hulu Plus restricted content. I think it's absurd that even if you pay for a subscription, there are still shows that are only available on the web. I understand that the reason they can't put everything on Plus is due to licensing restrictions the content providers place on mobile devices and actual televisions. The industry needs to get past the idea that they can lock things to a particular ""screen"" and that they are somehow entitled to be paid differently depending on how we watch exactly the same programming. Content is content and putting in artificial restrictions that only confuse and annoy your audience, is not good business. There's also the usual complaint about advertising on a so-called ""premium"" service, but that's beside the point. I realize I'm preaching to the choir here, but I had to let you know how much I share your frustration.
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Another legal vs. ethical debate for you: the apartment complex I live in just did away with their wifi, forcing me to get my own internet service. I went with Comcast, and was only interested in getting internet. However, after doing some reading on (and having my curiosity piqued by) ""must carry clear QAM"", I split my incoming cable line (using the splitter and extra cable that came with my Comcast-rented modem, I might add), and hooked one side up to my TV. After scanning, I discovered that I do, in fact, get a few channels: my local network affiliates only. These are channels that I would have access to anyway via my complex's community antenna, if they ever decided to fix it. (For the record, I live 75 miles from my ""local affiliates"", so indoor antennas simply don't cut it. I've tried.) I have absolutely no desire for any channels other than ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.
So, your call: Is keeping my TV hooked up and getting only these locals legal? Is it ethical?
I look forward to hearing your answer,
"Yes, Joss Whedon was a fan of the Avengers, but M Night Shyamalan was a fan of Avatar the Last Airbender.
John in NY
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