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|Broadcast Date||August 31, 2014|
|Hosts||Brian Brushwood, Tom Merritt|
Why Amazon bought Twitch, and excitement for the return of The Tick!
- Fraser Cain
- Amazon buys Twitch
- Why Amazon Really Bought Twitch
- Prime-time Twitch is bigger than CNN, MSNBC, and MTV
- Amazon buying Twitch ($97- million in cash, total of $1.1 billion)
- one hour and 45 minutes on the site per day
- 1.35 percent of all downstream traffic in the U.S. during peak times
- Emmett Shear: “ We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch.”
- Samsung bets on 4K Amazon and Netflix streaming to make UHD TV more tempting
- Amazon's original shows will stream in 4K starting this October
- 4K Amazon and 4K Netflix (Wuaki.tv, Chili and Maxdome) to Europe on Samsung TVs
- Comes in October
- Netflix has been in US TVs since April
- Samsung began UHD broadcasts in April with Korean cable provider CJ Hello Vision.
- TiVo's first box just for cord cutters is the Roamio OTA DVR
- TiVo beats estimates on strong subscriber growth
- Roamio OTA $49
- 4 tuners, 500 GB storage, TiVo Stream, WiFi
- No cable card slot so $150 cheaper (and no TiVo Mini support)
- Available in Limited Edition at Best Buy
- Better than expected profits — strong growth in subscribers through cable TV partners such as Virgin Media in the UK, ONO in Spain and Com Hem AB in Sweden.
- TiVo's subscriptions rose by a third to 4.8 million in the second quarter ended July 31.
- Patrick Warburton made a deal with Sony Television to shoot a pilot for The Tick to try on Amazon.
- Jeffrey Tambor's “Transparent,” which will drop its entire 10-episode first season on Friday, Sept. 26.
- Five more kids pilots
- Three animated
- "The Stinky & Dirty Show" about a backhoe and a garbage truck that are best friends
- "Buddy: Tech Detective" aimed at preschoolers
- "Niko and the Sword of Light" about a young adventurer.
- Two live action
- "Table 58" about a motley lunch table of outcast kids
- "Just Add Magic" about friends who find an old cookbook with magical recipes.
- Previously announced Sara Solves It which makes 6 kids shows in this pilot season
- Current children's shows in the coming months: "Tumble Leaf" on September 5, "Creative Galaxy" on October 3, and "Annedroids" on October 30.
- Netflix dropped $2 million to get access to the first season of The Blacklist which will show up for US users 9/7.
- YouTube now can queue videos to Chromecast from its Webpage. Not only that but you can now cast whole playlists.
- Netflix will launch an original series in French late next year. "Marseille"
- Follows Mayor Robert Taro, who has been in office 25 years and is facing off against an ambitious young politician. Netflix calls it a“tale of power, corruption and redemption.”
- Canada’s cable giants, Roger and Shaw are launching shomi a subscription-based service available ONLY to its Internet or TV subscribers for $9 a month starting in November.
- Netflix didn’t win any Emmys during the primetime ceremony.
- Out of 31 nominations they took home 7 of the Emmys given away in the Creative Arts Ceremony the week before. Last year David Fincher won a primetime Emmy for best directing.
- Brian: been very busy vacationing
- Tom: Fargo, The Leftovers, Bojack Horseman, Continuum, The Shield (303)
- Fraser: Death Note, Sword Art Online
Dispatches From The Front
- Questions from the live audience
- Dog House Systems Cordkiller box
"My mother is part camel"
"Rise of the Chaos Monkeys"