Netflix Picks Fights

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Netflix Picks Fights
Number 23
Broadcast Date June 9, 2014
Episode Length 1:08:46
Hosts Brian Brushwood, Tom Merritt

While Microsoft proves Brian right about the Ridley Scott series, but Netflix is being a little trolly and Web video becomes a heritage play.

Guest

  • None

Opening Video

Primary Target

Microsoft announced Halo Nightfall, a live-action weekly series directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan and produced by Ridley Scott. The series will be part of the Master Chief Collection.

Secondary Target

So Netflix started showing an error message that said “The Verizon Network is crowded right now. Adjusting video for smoother playback.” And Verizon got mad and sent a C&D.
Ars Technica reports Netflix released a new monthly speed index for May showing Verizon FiOS dropping two slots behind DSL providers Frontier and Windstream. Netflix reached an interconnection deal with Verizon that should improve performance but is still being set up. GigaOm reports Netflix also announced they will stop a test on June 16 that shows error messages claiming a particular ISP is “crowded” when connections suffer.

Signals Intelligence

Study from Leichtman Research Group about emerging video services
47% of US households subscribe to one or more of Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime
49% have at least one TV connected to the Internet
49% of Netflix subscribers watch online video once a week compared to 8% of non-Netflix subs. 78% of Netflix subs watch on a TV
34% watch online video every day, 61% every wek
80% of Netflix subs have cable, compared to 88% in 2010.
Cord cutters who subscribe to Netflix rose from 16% (2010) to 48%
10% of households think it’s likely they’ll cancel cable in the next 10 months
Total without cable 17 million households (of more than 100 million)
Adobe TV Everywhere report
iOS applications have surpassed desktop browsers as the most popular access point for online TV content, with a 43 percent market share versus a 36 percent share,
gaming consoles and other over-the-top devices continue to be the fastest-growing devices for online video overall, with a 123 percent year-over-year increase in online video starts
Online video consumption across mobile devices is now at an all-time high of 25 percent, with 57 percent year-over-year growth in the U.S. from Q1 2013 and Q1 2014

Gear Up

Brian's thoughts on Tablo so far?

Under surveillance

Star Trek: Phase II, started by James Cawley will get a new studio and a new Kirk
Brian Gross as a new Captain Kirk ("NCIS: Los Angeles," "CSI: NY," and "Saving Grace," and done voice work on the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic.) Also moving into a new studio in Ticonderoga, N.Y.

Front Lines

The first three movies are rumoured to be about Boba Fett, Young Han Solo, and an X-Wing Pilot movie called Red Five. Which one does Tranke get and which one goes To Gareth Edwards?
Defy’s biggest hit is comedy act Smosh. Viacom hasn’t tried to acquire Web stuff since they failed to buy MySpace about 10 years ago.
Disney’s already in. Then he guesses broadcast networks as well as Viacom, 21st Century Fox, Comcast and AMC. That would cost DISH $22 a month in fees. Doable?
BoJack Horseman, a washed-up actor struggling to get by. Guest appearances coming from Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie and more.

2014 Summer Movie Draft

  • draft.diamondclub.tv
  • 1 DTNS: $445,420,076
  • 2 TMS: $351,925,978
  • 3 Amtrekker: $320,289,130
  • 4 /Film: $196,350,239
  • 5 GodsMoneybags: $159,047,975
  • 6 Night Attack: $65,341,593

On Screen

Dispatches From The Front

Thanks for the show again. Any chance you could section one a week or month where you guys add a show to have people check out. Kind of like book of month from sword and laser. Since your show I have been binge watching and watched all seasons of the shield, archer, and just finished season 1 of arrow. After I watch season 2 of arrow going to start orphan black. Good option would be picking shows on streaming services like I going back to watch the sopranos on amazon prime.
Jack



I just tried to watch episode 22 of Cordkillers in the same way I have for the last 5 months, by streaming it on YouTube from my Nexus 5 to my Chromecast. Tonight I got an error saying this video is unavailable on this platform. I was able to stream it from a Chrome tab on my PC to the Chromecast. Did anything change?
Dirk



Watching Cosmos. I agree with Tom, I have hated the external views of the ""ship of imagination."" Clearly someone involved with the production either couldn't grasp the idea (that if the ship is imaginary, the only image of what it looks like from the outside should exist in the minds of the viewer) or they thought the viewers wouldn't get it. You can almost see someone rolling their eyes and saying ""oooh-KAY"" as they slapped the lackluster image image in to placate an unimaginative superior.
John



I really enjoy the show. Feel like it is hitting it's stride as of late. Any chance you guys could keep the Star Wars spoilers off the regular show? Maybe discuss it only in ""It's Spoiling Time""? I'm trying to go into Episode VII with as little background as possible and it is hard to do so if you guys are reporting on all of the leaked photos and such.
Just a suggestion. Keep up the good work.
Tim


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Preceded by:
"Burnt Fields Policy"
Netflix Picks Fights
Followed by:
"I don't give a Ratchet's Ass"