Bandwidth Overkill Podcast, Episode 7: Sesame Street Ain’t Got No Soul

This week we’re talking how Netflix gets mo money but then loses it, BitTorrent launches a TV Network and PBS Anywhere gets no love. Plus Marcus Shockley breaks into a dissection of how Sesame Street lost its soul.

Links from the show:

Community Network Map: Find Out if You Have A Local Government Owned Fiber Net:
https://muninetworks.org/communitymap
Netflix could make an extra $520 million per year because of its price hike
http://www.businessinsider.com/netflix-could-make-520-million-per-year-from-price-hike-2016-6

Netflix stands to lose half-million subs from price hike
http://www.rapidtvnews.com/2016062543374/netflix-stands-to-lose-half-million-subs-from-price-hike.html?utm_content=buffer23760&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#axzz4ClcF3V7X

Sling TV, PBS Anywhere, TV4 and other smaller, niche OTT services struggle for viewers’ attention
http://www.fierceonlinevideo.com/story/sling-tv-pbs-anywhere-tv4-and-other-smaller-niche-ott-services-struggle-vie/2016-06-21

BitTorrent Is Looking to Launch a TV News Network
http://variety.com/2016/digital/news/bittorrent-news-network-hires-1201799271/

You can check out Episode 6 of Bandwidth Overkill, where we talk about how Yahoo’s streaming sports efforts beat ESPN at their own game.

Top 10 Sports Broadcasts, Second Quarter 2016

Sports Broadcasting

A quick update today, the Top 10 NCSN Broadcasts from the second quarter of 2016. These include the live and on-demand viewer numbers as of today. Note that on-demand viewership pushed some late first quarter 2016 events on to the list.

1. Petersburg Revolution at High Point Hawks (ECBL minor league) Watch Now
2. Josh Level Classic 2016 Watch Now
3. Savannah Storm at Fort Gordon Eagles (ECBL minor league) Watch Now
4. Winston-Salem Certified at Fayetteville Crossover (ECBL minor league) Watch Now
5. High Point Hawks at Winston-Salem Certified (ECBL minor league) Watch Now
6. BasketballElite.com Fab 40 Eastern Regional Game Two (High School)
7. BasketballElite.com Fab 40 Eastern Regional Game One (High School)
8. BasketballElite.com Fab 40 Eastern Regional Game Three (High School)
9. Triad All-Star Classic Dunk Contest 2016 (High School)
10. Triad All-Star Classic 2016 (Boys) (High School) Watch Now

You can check out last quarter’s broadcast ratings here.

Bandwidth Overkill, Episode 6: Yahoo Wins The NBA Draft

This week we’re talking about the winner of NBA draft broadcast ratings, Comcast unleashes what they call the ‘Netflix Killer’ and Idaho becomes the center of the cord-cutting universe.

Links from the show:

FlyPack-Audio Startup Looks To Expand Into Sports
http://www.sportsvideo.org/2016/06/21/flypack-audio-startup-looks-to-expand-into-sports/?utm_source=SVG+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6329846700-my_google_analytics_key&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5ccb082d23-6329846700-77573997

Municipal fiber network will let customers switch ISPs in seconds
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/06/what-if-switching-fiber-isps-was-as-easy-as-clicking-a-mouse/

Comcast CEO Prepares His Netflix Killer for an Olympics Showcase
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-20/comcast-ceo-prepares-his-netflix-killer-for-an-olympics-showcase?utm_source=%23SportsDaily&utm_campaign=ce71bde88f-SD_June22_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3f77fb2fcb-ce71bde88f-308163561

NBC’s Olympics app includes scores, schedules, news, and video of everything except the actual events
http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/06/19/nbcs-olympics-app-includes-scores-schedules-news-and-video-of-everything-except-the-actual-events/

You can check out Episode 5 of Bandwidth Overkill, where we talk about how ESPN is betting big on cable and HBO drops the ball with Game of Thrones.