Category: The OTT

The OTT – a show on Geekazine with you host Jeffrey Powers. Jeffrey interviews industry professionals on Over the Top Television. We talk Set Top Boxes, DVR, Televisions and devices like Roku and Boxee, PopBox, Vizio Apple TV, Google TV and more.

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OTT #14: Xbox TV 0

OTT #14: Xbox TV

Show about Over the Top Television – Discussion on Google Hangout with various guests. This week,XBox TV is coming. We look at that and Sugar DVD.

OTT #13: Glenn Beck, Disney on Roku, Apple TV Set 0

OTT #13: Glenn Beck, Disney on Roku, Apple TV Set

Show about Over the Top Television – Discussion on Google Hangout with various guests. This week, Apple TV Set? Glenn Beck on Roku? Disney, Netflix strike deals.

OTT #12: Leo Laporte Talks Building TWiT Brick House 0

OTT #12: Leo Laporte Talks Building TWiT Brick House

Show about Over the Top Television – Jeffrey Powers talks with Leo Laporte of TWiT about the building of the TWiT Brick House.

OTT #11: More Games on Roku, Boxee on iPad, Hulu Not on TouchPad 0

OTT #11: More Games on Roku, Boxee on iPad, Hulu Not on TouchPad

Show about Over the Top Television – Discussion on Google Hangout with various guests. This week, Roku gets more games, Hulu blocks on TouchPads and Boxee App for the iPad

OTT #10: Could Google Motorola Deal Effect Over the Top TV? 0

OTT #10: Could Google Motorola Deal Effect Over the Top TV?

Show about Over the Top Television – Discussion on Google Hangout with various guests.

OTT #9: Roku 2, Google Revue, HBO Go, Comcast 0

OTT #9: Roku 2, Google Revue, HBO Go, Comcast

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe are bringing more people into the OTT for the first Hangout recording. Today, I talked with Gabriel Guzman and Debbie Webb. Best part, Debbie learned all about what OTT is about. It was a very engaging conversation. Roku 2 is here with Angry Birds Google Logitech Revue’s price drop and possible STB failure HBOgo is available for XBOX360 OTT and VOD will be a $31.1 billion industry in 2016 Comcast Q2 is up Subscribe to the OTT- Subscribe to the OTT via iTunes – We are also on Roku and Boxee!

OTT #8: Video Blogging via Steve Garfield 0

OTT #8: Video Blogging via Steve Garfield

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHe is known as one of the first Video Bloggers. Living in Boston MA, Steve decided to put video into his blog in 2004. Ever since, he’s been creating content for the Web. His book is called Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to building your Business. It talks about his trials and tribulations in creating and publishing video content online. In this video, Jeffrey Powers talks with Steve Garfield about the first post, how Over the Top TV is going to change people’s viewing habits and we even find a hidden Gem. Sponsor: GoToMeeting makes it easy to collaborate online with anyone, anywhere. Try it free (use promo code Podcast). Subscribe to the OTT – Subscribe to the OTT via iTunes – We are also on Roku and Boxee!

OTT #7: Jamie Davis, ProMed Network 0

OTT #7: Jamie Davis, ProMed Network

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThere are many networks out there for professionals. Did you know there is a OTT solution for doctors and nurses? That is the ProMed Network. Jeffrey Powers caught Jamie Davis right after their session about Set top Boxes (Roku, Boxee). Jamie is excited about the ProMed Network and putting the channels on all the devices. We talk about the 45 audio and video shows on the ProMed network. If you are a medical student or need continuing education, this is a great way to keep up. “We have Phsyicians, we have Psychologists, we have microbiologists…”Jamie states. “My 5 shows are primarily around nursing or Emergency medical services.” He closes with: “If you are a model train enthusiast, there’s gonna be a time where there’s a model train channel…” Sponsor: GoToMeeting makes it easy to collaborate online with anyone, anywhere. Try it free (use...

OTT #6: Where to Host Your Videos for OTT Distrobution 0

OTT #6: Where to Host Your Videos for OTT Distrobution

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOn Episode 6, we get into the content creation side of the OTT. You have created your videos, now it’s time to send to the world. But where are you going to upload your videos to? In this episode, Jeffrey Powers talks the current news of OTT. He then gets into locations you can look into purchasing space to upload video. The most important thing to note is never put your audio/video where you host your website. It simply cannot handle traffic if a video goes viral. Last thing you need is a website that went down due to bandwidth or visitors. News of OTT: IE9 RTM is now out. Apple iPad2 is out AppleTV gets MLB, NBA Channels Places to look at uploading video: – Blip.tv – YouTube – Limited STB use, though – Host your own, like Amazon EC2,...

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OTT #5: Roku Secret Channels

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEpisode 5 of the OTT gets us the news we are officially on iTunes. Add us (link below). We also got our first viewer mail. It’s from Dr. Bill, the computer curmudgeon. He wants to give out a tip for those using the Roku. Did you know you can get more content than what’s in the channel store? Applications on Roku can be Public or Private. If they are private, you have to call up a special spreadsheet and get the codes so you can get them on your Roku. These channels are mostly beta channels, but you could easily have content that doesn’t show up in the normal store. In looking at the newest content, I noticed a couple erotic channels on the Roku. Of course, you need to get subscriptions to use the channels. Get a Roku Here Enter...

OTT #4: John Myers – Blue Buffalo Group 1

OTT #4: John Myers – Blue Buffalo Group

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS On Episode 4 of the OTT, we talk with John Myers of the Blue Buffalo group. Blue Buffalo Group is a company that works with telecommunications end of technology. Working with statistics on mobile and IP Telephony, we also delve into the mobile aspect of OTT. John brings some insight into the idea of Video on Demand. He continues of how people can watch video at their convenience wherever they are. At the time of the interview, Comcast told the company Level 3 that they need to pay for pushing content like Netflix movies. We go into discussion on companies going into an OTT business and Net Neutrality. The “All you can eat” menu is in question for today’s internet environment. Turn a computer on and leave it on. The old AOL way where people dial in and stay on. Finally, we talk...

OTT #3: Zach Larson – SideReel 1

OTT #3: Zach Larson – SideReel

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Episode 3 is an interview with Zach Larson from SideReel, a website that helps find, track and watch shows. The site not only gives you a schedule of shows, but also shows you where to download and watch them. One interesting feature about the site Zach mentions is the Cancellation Buzz – a show that talks about shows on the edge of cancellation and those that have been nixed. What’s New in Web TV shows you a little bit about the independent productions. The website has several different video shows reviewing TV programs and giving you the skinny on what’s happening. Zach and Jeffrey Powers talk about scheduling and viewing TV shows using mobile internet devices. Subscribe to the OTT

OTT #2: What is the OTT? How to Make a Set Top Box with Boxee 1

OTT #2: What is the OTT? How to Make a Set Top Box with Boxee

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor Episode #2 of the OTT, Jeffrey Powers delves into what you will expect in this show. What Over the Top TV is, who we are going to talk to (which is pretty much anyone that is doing something in the space) and what to expect from the shows. Sometimes we will be talking to industry professionals. Other times we’ll be reviewing a product or just talking about news in the OTT space. Make Your Own Set Top Box Using Boxee Jeff then switches gears to talk about how you can download Boxee and install on a PC to create your own Set Top Box. The iPhone has a Boxee application that you can download, so you will be able to control your Homemade Boxee Box. The best computer should have a HDMI or DVI port for HD pictures. A computer...

OTT #1: Alec Marshall – Peel.com 1

OTT #1: Alec Marshall – Peel.com

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this first episode of the OTT, Jeffrey talks with Alec Marshall from Peel.com – a phone application that lets you discover what is on terrestrial TV with the programming you want. Alec was one of the original team members of iTunes. Alec also worked for Adobe, then on the Roku team before joining with his Apple friends and starting Peel.com. He is currently the VP of Marketing. In this pilot episode, we talk about how the OTT is changing and landscape. We talk about and where people want to experience content. After all, OTT is about a family experience – sitting back and watching TV the way it was intended. Subscribe to the OTT

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