Episode 23: Television in the three screen age & much else besides of course
This is the Rosie View after all and boy! can we girls waffle. However the highlight of this cast is my interview with Wilbour Craddock, Architect Evangelist at Microsoft. When I was editing this I couldn’t believe the interview took place after 9pm: he’s so passionate and enthusiastic about technology in the home and he was so willing to talk to me, some random bird with a mike. So thanks a mil to him! Well done also to his team, especially Enda Flynn, for organising such an interesting event.
On with the podcast!
01m59s I point out that we are back just in time for the brand new Social Media Awards but surprise, surprise there’s no podcast category…
03m37s I mention a report from eMarketer about Social Media Users and television
03m50s Rosemary tells us that Broadsheet.ie is her new favourite thing
04m29s I tell Rosemary about our only unfan
07m24s I share the fabulous news that soon we’ll be able to watch telly in bed even if you don’t have a tell in your room thanks to MagnetWebTV
09m22s While I got a LOT of emails from Magnet about signing up for their broadband I don’t think I got one telling me about their new service for iOS devices
09m49s I read about the new service on SiliconRepublic. Rosemary asks me do I ever do any work – the cheek!
10m16s The MagnetWebTv site is not optimised for a mobile device so it’s a little awkward to use.
10m22s At time of recording and editing they did not have an app11m02s Rosemary tells us that she’s never experienced cyberbullying – except from The Twicket
11m20s What does iOs mean?
11m32s I had a Rosie View field trip to a Microsoft event, Kinecting Technologies
14m06s Interview with Wilbour Craddock, Architect Evangelist with Microsoft about using technology to consume television
14m39s Wilbour tells us that the evening event is aimed at “techsumers”, home users and that it’s essentially modelled on the way in which he, his wife and their three kids use technology at home to watch movies, play games, surf the web etc.
15m01s I ask him if he uses their technology to consume television type content15m31s Do they manage all this television content from their Sky Player through their home server?
16m30s Is it difficult to set up a system like this? Do you need any technical know how?
17m31s Does Microsoft see that soon people will be able to interact with “television” via the Kinect?
18m52s There was a lot of talk in the media lately about TV licences – would Microsoft use its clout to try and push the legal issues around downloading television in Ireland?
21m39s I as Wilbour what his favourite TV programme is. His reply: Law and Order
22m09s I ask Wilbour about it is about Law & Order that appeals to him. Among other factoids he tells me that some of the earlier series were shot in the actual courtrooms
24m23s Even though SVU is the one most often shown on British and Irish screens Wilbour still thinks the original is the best. It starred Jerry Orbach who most people will remember as the da outta Dirty Dancing.
25m58s There was also a “Surface”
I comment that the Craddock clan are obviously a very Modern Family. Rosemary forgets she is on a podcast and looks at me askance about my clanger of a segue
31m25s Basically we talk about how much we love it
32m50s I’ve also been watching the BBC’s answer to Modern Family in a way. A show called Outnumbered which stars Hugh Dennis & Clare Skinner
34m24s Rosemary has never seen The Big Bang Theory. I don’t do askance like her. 39m27s Rosemary wonders if Outnumbered maes me feel better about my chaotic life. The cheek!
41m03s We discuss The Frontline which Rosemary was on (in the interactive audience) 41m22s I had actually been watching Law & Order: SVU as Wilbour had mentioned so missed Rosemary but caught up on the RTÉ Player
42m36s We go back to The Frontline
44m00s ust in case you are wondering what we are talking about I give a quick synopsis of the story
47m10s We haven’t really talked about the Frontline because it’s on quite late 51m51s One audience we won’t be in is on Friday Night with Vincent Browne as they don’t have one.
53m21s Rosemary and I disagree about edward’s Eurovision entry
55m01s Rosemary tells us about something else she hates about Brendan O’Connor’s Saturday night Show on RTÉ
56m51s Rosemary tells us about this video
58m20s Rosemary gave me a lovely pressie “Reality Bites Back” so you can join us in the all new Rosie View Book Club.