In this episode:
- Dame D.O.L.L.A. is the best NBA rap artist of all time…according to Damian Lillard.
- The NBA returns Oct. 25 after an offseason of big team changes.
- And Netflix Original ARQ tries to follow in the footsteps of movies like Groundhog Day and Edge of tomorrow, but sadly, falls short.
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Kanye & Hov relationship secrets revealed
“Even Jay Z is sick of wildman rapper Kanye West — according to music insiders — after West seemingly ranted at a recent concert that Jay hasn’t been a good friend in the aftermath of West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, being robbed in Paris.” — Page Six
Under Armor releases latest shoe in Curry collection
The first colorway of the shoe is a tribute to Warriors fans everywhere, labeled “Dub Nation Heritage,” and will retail at $140. — ESPN
Damian Lillard drops rap album
“With a stop in the Bay Area to wrap up preseason, perhaps there’s no better time and place for Damian Lillard to drop his full-length hip-hop debut under the moniker Dame D.O.L.L.A.” — NBA.com
NBA Tip Off
Kevin Durant puts an end the Westbrook Drama (hopefully!)
“Golden State Warriors small forward Kevin Durant shed some light on the relationship between him and Russell Westbrook and the dynamic that ultimately caused him to leave Oklahoma City for the Bay Area.” — Clutch Points
Return of the NBA. Hallelujah!
The NBA season begins Oct. 25. Basketball experts say it will be a predictable season and we couldn’t agree more. — NYT
Finally enough reason to purchase a 3D headset
The NBA announced that one game per week will be streamed in virtual reality for the entire season. NextVR will host the streams and fans will be able to watch on the Samsung or Oculus Gear VR platform, assuming they subscribe to NBA League Pass. – TC
What We’re Streaming
Joe Rogan: Triggered
Starring: Joe Rogan
Netflix Original ARQ
Created by: Tony Elliott
The Latest in Streaming
Google might be joining the Web TV scene
Google signs up CBS for planned Web TV Service, Unplugged. The new service will be housed on YouTube and is likely to debut in early 2017. — Tech Crunch
Twitter’s Periscope Producer takes live streaming to the pros. Content companies can now shoot Periscope videos on professional gear, and not just with a smartphone. — CNET
Channels getting hit hardest by streaming
Data from Deutsche Bank reveals the TV channels that have suffered the most from cord cutting: The Weather Channel, Spike TV, ESPN, MTV, ESPN — Media Life
Obama makes his Netflix debut“Just a few months ago, Netflix nabbed exclusive distribution rights to several new feature length films from the Toronto International Film Festival, including one that follows the early life of President Barack Obama.” Here’s the first teaser trailer. — Streaming Observer
Netflix stock up and to the right
“Netflix is finally breaking off from its slowing subscriber growth trend as it posted a huge quarter that beat both its own, and Wall Street’s, expectations.” — TC
Youtube can smell what The Rock is cookin’
“YouTube, taking more big swings with its original content, announced series from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions, Dan Harmon and Doug Liman, which will be available exclusively on its YouTube Red subscription service.” — Variety
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