Viacom’s Big Play: Is It Too Late? #0078

Hacking TV Podcast | Feb 12, 2017

Welcome fellow TV Hackers. This week Viacom comes out from the shadows. A big play, or too little too late? Then, Facebook’s march to video dominance continues – with new hires and new tech. And YouTube isn’t going to sit still – expanding live and adding a puzzling paid chat feature. All that plus – more Trump fallout in the world of the nerd prom. And – sadly – more names to add to the growing dead pool. I’m Saul Hansell, and I’m Steve Rosenbaum and this is Hacking TV.

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


The FCC is Trumped. Hacking TV #0077

Hacking TV Podcast | Feb 5, 2017

This week, a rite of passage for the next video powerhouse. Snap filed for its IPO
SH: This week in Trump, the FCC exempts telecom giants from net neutrality rules but cancels $9.25 broadband subsidies for poor people. We’ll look at the state of the Over The Top market And we say goodbye to a few more once promising startups. I’m Saul Hansell And I’m Steven Rosenbaum. We’ll have all that and more on this week’s
Hacking TV

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


Verizon Buys The World. And Trumpsters Ban It.

Hacking TV Podcast | January 29, 2017

This week lots of moving parts with big players including Facebook, Twitter, and Verizon Then – The downside of Upworthy? What happened and why it matters. And, of course – Trump news that impacts our Web TV World. And – Coming soon not just fake news articles, but fake audio and video that you can’t tell the real thing. I’m Saul Hansell,and I’m Steven Rosenbaum, and this is Hacking TV.

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


Web Video: The Alternative Fact Edition.

Hacking TV Podcast | January 22, 2017

Welcome to the new Dystopian World of Web Video Carnage. Ok, not really. This is Hacking TV. And in fact, the new realities of Washington have brought in a whole new world of Fact Checking and truth sleuthing. Then, Netflix continues its race to world domination. All that – and Nancy Grace does something. I’m I’m Saul Hansell, and I’m Steve Rosenbaum and this is Hacking TV.

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


DirectTV Now- Not Ready For Prime Time?

Hacking TV Podcast | January 15, 2017

This week on Hacking TV, some serious growing pains for DirecTV Now
But Saul has been using it and he rather likes it. Then, Apple seems to like Hollywood. It’s said to be shopping for scripted TV shows and movies. Hollywood always likes someone with a big checkbook. Meanwhile Amazon likes Anime. And nobody likes the NFL on Twitter. I’m Steve Rosenbaum And I’m Saul Hansell. We’ve got all that and more on the last Obama-era edition of..Hacking TV,

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


CES – The Year Of OTT?

Hacking TV Podcast | January 8, 2017

Now that CES is over… the year can officially begin. We can’t tell you all of what happened at CES – but we’ve got some juicy highlights.Then – a peak at Washington, as the Trump Tracking begins. And some news on the people and deals front. Facebook’s new hire, and Cheddar’s new partnership
I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell and this is Hacking TV.

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


Drones. Phones. And Screens. CES 2017

Hacking TV Podcast | January 2, 2017

Drones. Phones. And Screens. It’s the largest TECH Trade show of the year and CES 2017 is Full of Surprises. On this week’s edition of Hacking TV – we’ll preview the massive Vegas Tech trade show. Then – Twitter, back from the dead – and focused on… wait for it… VIDEO. We’ll take a peek at China’s web video plans… And finally – a quick trip to Norway, and a new way to create appointment TV. I’m Saul Hansell, It’s a busy first week of the New Year…and I’m Steve Rosenbaum… and this is Hacking TV.

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


Hacking TV. The Ho Ho Ho Edition.

Hacking TV Podcast | December 18, 2016

Ho. Ho. Ho. It’s the Holiday Edition of Hacking TV. This week a quick look a back at the biggest stories in video of 2016 (if there were any). And then we pull out the crystal ball to divine where things are going in 2017. There’s war on many fronts… Netflix vs HBO. Over the top vs under the ground. Facebook Live vs YouTube not quite dead. Amazon vs everybody. And Donald Trump vs China. No way. We’re keeping our holidays happy and not discussing the impending apocalypse. So here’s to a new year in which we’ll have lots to watch except for the news. I’m Saul Hansell. And I’ve Steve Rosenbaum…and this is Hacking TV

L

Partnering to Help Curb Spread of Online Terrorist Content
Partnering to Help Curb Spread of Online Terrorist Content

Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-ai-video-idUSKBN13Q52M

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


Fake News. Fake Stars YouTube Quitting. And real AI to thwart Real Terrorists.

Hacking TV Podcast | December 11, 2016

/iframe>

This week – is this the “Real” version of Hacking TV – or is it a Fake? Fake News. Fake Stats. Real Tweets. Ugh. Then – the highest paid Star of YouTube quits. Ok, never mind it was a fake quite  Who the heck cares about PewDiePie anyway? And as video becomes more ‘live’ – can an AI spot a terrorist. Or a naked body? Or anything bad? And a VR story that makes sense: HBO brings Game of Thrones and WestWorld to a very expensive headset near you. I’m Steven Rosenbaum and I’m Saul Hansell – and this is Hacking TV.

LINKS:

FAKE NEWS – FAKE STATS – REAL TWEETS:

Weather Channel to Breitbart: ‘Climate change is real, and please stop using our video to mislead Americans’
http://www.businessinsider.com/weather-channel-breitbart-climate-change-2016-12?op=1

Facebook discloses new measurement errors, continues to hone its math

Facebook discloses new measurement errors, continues to hone its math

Trump’s Antagonistic Tweet Tests The Limits of Twitter’s Rules
https://www.buzzfeed.com/charliewarzel/trumps-antagonistic-tweet-tests-the-limits-of-twitters-rules?utm_term=.mqbRXqVNPx#.ws6yK96l2P

WHO IS PewDiePie – and why do we care?

The Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2016: PewDiePie Remains No. 1 With $15 Million
http://www.forbes.com/sites/maddieberg/2016/12/05/the-highest-paid-youtube-stars-2016-pewdiepie-remains-no-1-with-15-million/#49e3143f6b0f

PewDiePie: YouTube could be ‘killing’ my channel because I’m white, so I’ll delete it
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/pewdiepie-youtube-delete-account-subscribers-analytics-white-lily-singh-a7457171.html

CAN AI SPOT A TERRORIST?

Partnering to Help Curb Spread of Online Terrorist Content
Partnering to Help Curb Spread of Online Terrorist Content

Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-ai-video-idUSKBN13Q52M

NEWS BITES: VR, Apprentice, Go90’s Newest Hire:

Google Daydream VR adds HBO, virtual Lego, and more games
http://www.businessinsider.com/weather-channel-breitbart-climate-change-2016-12?op=1

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News


Is AT&T’s DirecTV Now The OTT Promised Land?

Hacking TV Podcast | December 4, 2016

This week on Hacking TV the coming world of cable TV over the Internet hits the big time as AT&T introduces DirecTV Now. It’s a dramatic announcement…if you ignore the technical difficulties and the complaints by the FCC . And what if everybody cancels their cable to go over the top? A top analyst says it would only cost Comcast $5.50 a month per customer defection. Meanwhile, CNN buys a social network app and the YouTube star who created it. And Netflix has a week of little news, but it could add up to be big. All this week on Hacking TV.

LINKS:

Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service
Hands-on with AT&T’s new DirecTV Now streaming TV service [Video]

AT&T Appeals to Cord-Cutters With DirecTV Now, a New Streaming Service

DIRECTV Now’s Debut: A Total Nightmare
http://www.businessinsider.com/directv-now-problems-bugs-2016-12
http://tvpredictions.com/directvone120116.htm

FCC Takes Aim at Verizon’s ‘FreeBee’ Data
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/fcc-takes-aim-verizons-freebee-data/161540

Verizon’s Free Bee is open to any sponsor
http://freebee.verizonwireless.com/business/freebeedata/productoverview
AT&T, DirecTV Now face tricky situation with NFL’s exclusive Verizon mobile deal
http://www.fiercecable.com/online-video/at-t-directv-now-face-tricky-situation-nfl-s-exclusive-

Comcast loses $5.50 a month in revenue when a customer ditches video, analyst concludes
http://www.fiercecable.com/cable/comcast-loses-5-50-a-month-when-a-customer-ditches-video-analyst-concludes

Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR
Sling TV takes on rivals with launch of a cloud DVR

CNN Buys Casey Neistat’s Video App Beme
http://www.wsj.com/articles/cnn-buys-casey-neistats-video-app-beme-1480353128

CNN Brings In the Social App Beme to Cultivate a Millennial Audience

Follow us at HackingTV.News
Send your feedback to hackers@HackingTV.News