Jerko Contendo

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Jerko Contendo
Number 10
Broadcast Date March 4 2014
Episode Length 1:10:19
Hosts Brian Brushwood, Tom Merritt
Guests Eklund

Dish strikes a deal for an Internet-only TV service and suddenly everybody says they're about to do it. Plus things look bad for Aereo and Twitch gets the partnership for E3.


Opening Video

  • Coming Soon

Primary Target

Dish now has the right to use some of Disney’s most valuable networks in a Web TV service, if it launches one. In exchange Dish limits the AutoHop DVR feature for Disney networks. DirecTV is in talks with Walt Disney Co to license the rights to offer Disney's broadcast and cable channels as part of an Internet-based product, DirecTV said on Wednesday. CEO Lowell McAdam said Verizon "I have personally had discussions with the CEOs of the large content companies.”
The extensive and expanded distribution agreement grants DISH rights to stream cleared linear and video-on-demand content from the ABC-owned broadcast stations, ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2, as part of an Internet delivered, IP-based multichannel offering. DirecTV Chief Executive Mike White has previously said the company is working on an "over-the-top" video package to suit niche audiences featuring Hispanic or kids programming, but has not yet given details on that offering.

Secondary Target

Justice Department lawyers argued that Aereo’s broadcast television streaming service infringes on broadcasters’ copyrights and asked the court to reverse a lower court’s decision that found in favor of the startup. A panel of judges on the federal denied Aereo’s emergency motion to stay the injunction. - “Aereo has not made a strong showing that it is likely to succeed on the merits of its appeal,”said two of the judges in the 2-page order

Signals Intelligence

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Gear Up

The new Roku Streaming Stick will be available in April either direct from the company's site or through the usual retailers (like Best Buy) for $50.

Under surveillance

The new Roku Streaming Stick will be available in April either direct from the company's site or through the usual retailers (like Best Buy) for $50.

Front Lines

Comcast struck a deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. “Orange is the New Black” will be available on the Xfinity Store on May 13th through a similar deal with Lionsgate.
Along with better navigation to featured titles and genre categories, the updated platform gives viewers a personal library where they can find all the titles they’ve bought, rented or watched in the past. The company is also pouring in an extra $10 million to bring new independent films to the platform.
There's a #SaveBBC3 movement gathering steam on Twitter. £30 million of its budget will move to BBC One.
Game creative director Neil Druckmann will reportedly be writing the script, with participation from other members of studio Naughty Dog. Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures production company, which worked on the 2013 remake of Evil Dead, will collaborate with them to make the film.
Popcorn Time offers instant access to hundreds of films, in various qualities and complete with subtitles if needed. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
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On Our Radar

On Screen

Dispatches From The Front

Holy smokes! I love your podcast! I was wondering if you guys had considered creating a Diamond Club channel for the Roku. MayBe???

Hey guys - after the 1,000th recent article about how great it would be, I've just recently installed XBMC on my ATV. Now what?? It's not obvious how best to utilize ... any pointers??
Jeff Howe

Hey guys,
It seems like most of the cord cutting solutions all involve using the HDMI jack. However, most of my TV's are old-school and do not have HDMI. So I think the Roku boxes are the best options here but thought I'd check with the experts.
And it was great chatting with you Saturday.
Take care,
Norm from Austin

Amazon's "cut the cord 101"

Brian, Can you go over in detail your vidblaster setup please?

European Frustration. Having enjoyed this week's episode I tried to find out if I could watch Hacking the System, or Don't Trust Andrew Mayne by any legal method in the UK. After many minutes of googling I concluded neither show has any form of UK release. I tried really hard.
Then, 10 seconds after logging on to the Pirate Bay I found 720p versions easily available from bit torrent. I really do not want to do this illegally. I really want you and Andrew Mayne to get the credit for my enjoyment of your shows. What should I do. Torrent or miss them?"



Preceded by:
"Apple's billion dollar baby toy"
Jerko Contendo
Followed by:
"Breki-ing the law"