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Published: 2017/09/14
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
To iPhone X or not to iPhone X
To iPhone X or not to iPhone X
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
New Social Security Numbers for All
New Social Security Numbers for All
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Apple Unveils iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (with Commentary)
Apple Unveils iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (with Commentary)
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Apple
Apple's New iPhones
Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Essential Phone PH-1 Review
Essential Phone PH-1 Review
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
How to Build a FreeNAS® by Know How (TWiT.TV)
How to Build a FreeNAS® by Know How (TWiT.TV)
Published: 2014/04/03
Channel: FreeNASTeam
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Here's What the iPhone X Notch is Like IRL
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Apple Unveils iPhone X and Face ID (with Commentary)
Apple Unveils iPhone X and Face ID (with Commentary)
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Google Pixelbook and Pen
Google Pixelbook and Pen
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Leo Laporte pops his fitness orb exercise ball live on TWiT.tv
Leo Laporte pops his fitness orb exercise ball live on TWiT.tv
Published: 2009/05/20
Channel: Dan Hendricks
This Week in Tech 632: Smartest Dumb People in the World
This Week in Tech 632: Smartest Dumb People in the World
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: This Week in Tech
$1000 for Last Year
$1000 for Last Year's Tech
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Whitelisting iPhone Calls
Whitelisting iPhone Calls
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Analyze Your Home Wi-Fi Network
Analyze Your Home Wi-Fi Network
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Apple TV 4K has Potential
Apple TV 4K has Potential
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
iOS 11 is Out!
iOS 11 is Out!
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Can Police Force You to Unlock iPhone X with Face ID?
Can Police Force You to Unlock iPhone X with Face ID?
Published: 2017/09/16
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
YouTube TV Will End Cable
YouTube TV Will End Cable
Published: 2017/04/06
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Relay Stars on TwiT TV
Relay Stars on TwiT TV
Published: 2017/06/07
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TWIT-TV STUDIOS TOUR UNDER CONSTRUCTION
TWIT-TV STUDIOS TOUR UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Published: 2011/04/20
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TWiT Live Specials 87: Debut Of The Brick TWiT House
TWiT Live Specials 87: Debut Of The Brick TWiT House
Published: 2011/07/25
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
FreeNAS Preview
FreeNAS Preview
Published: 2017/05/02
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Leo Laporte TWIT TV show with David Oneal
Leo Laporte TWIT TV show with David Oneal
Published: 2014/06/26
Channel: David Oneal
Know How... 341: IR Basics Part 1
Know How... 341: IR Basics Part 1
Published: 2017/08/31
Channel: Know How
How TWiT Started: TWiT 506
How TWiT Started: TWiT 506
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Bodega
Bodega's Bad Day
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
New TWiT Studio
New TWiT Studio
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Should Facebook Let Russians Buy Political Ads?
Should Facebook Let Russians Buy Political Ads?
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
When to Use a VPN
When to Use a VPN
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
TWiT - Leo talks Erik Lanigan (2011)
TWiT - Leo talks Erik Lanigan (2011)
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: nh6central
Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular (with Commentary)
Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular (with Commentary)
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
The New Screen Savers 67: Movin
The New Screen Savers 67: Movin' to the Eastside
Published: 2016/08/20
Channel: The New Screen Savers
Twit Twit - Wany Hasrita & Tajul
Twit Twit - Wany Hasrita & Tajul
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: Syeeda Rasyed
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Why You Shouldn
Why You Shouldn't Use a Google Voice Number for Two-Factor Authentication
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
Whats on TWiT September 17, 2017
Whats on TWiT September 17, 2017
Published: 2017/09/18
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
SLICK ON TWIT TV - The new screen savers
SLICK ON TWIT TV - The new screen savers
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: Slick_Video
AOL Desktop Security Risk   Twit.tv
AOL Desktop Security Risk Twit.tv
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: Anyon Matt
TWiT Live Specials 95: Tribute And Remembrance Of Steve Jobs
TWiT Live Specials 95: Tribute And Remembrance Of Steve Jobs
Published: 2011/10/06
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
TWiT.tv Application for Windows Phone 7 (Beta)
TWiT.tv Application for Windows Phone 7 (Beta)
Published: 2010/09/16
Channel: LyalinDotCom
TWiT Live Specials 321: Google I/O 2017
TWiT Live Specials 321: Google I/O 2017
Published: 2017/05/17
Channel: TWiT Live Specials
TWiT Live Specials 314: Unboxing the Surface Studio
TWiT Live Specials 314: Unboxing the Surface Studio
Published: 2016/11/29
Channel: TWiT Live Specials
K3LR Antenna Farm Tour for Ham Nation (twit.tv)
K3LR Antenna Farm Tour for Ham Nation (twit.tv)
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: Greg Ordy
TWiT Eastside Studio Timelapse
TWiT Eastside Studio Timelapse
Published: 2016/12/21
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
MacBreak Weekly 576: Throwing the Horns
MacBreak Weekly 576: Throwing the Horns
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: MacBreak Weekly
Multi-Room Music on the Echo
Multi-Room Music on the Echo
Published: 2017/09/03
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
OnePlus 5 Review
OnePlus 5 Review
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: TWiT Netcast Network
TWiT Live Specials 318: Samsung Galaxy S8 Announcement
TWiT Live Specials 318: Samsung Galaxy S8 Announcement
Published: 2017/03/29
Channel: TWiT Live Specials
TWiT.tv - Behind the Seen Sneak Peek
TWiT.tv - Behind the Seen Sneak Peek
Published: 2016/01/25
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TWiT.tv
TWiT.svg
Launched April 2005 (2005-04)
Owned by Leo Laporte
(TWiT LLC)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Worldwide, via Internet
Headquarters Petaluma, California
Website TWiT.tv; TWiT Wiki
Streaming media
Live Webcast TWiT Live, (Free, available in English)

TWiT.tv, which is the operating trade name of TWiT LLC, is a podcast (although TWiT uses the term "netcast") network founded by technology broadcaster and author Leo Laporte and run by his wife and company CEO Lisa Laporte. The network began operation in April 2005 with the launch of This Week in Tech. Security Now was the second podcast on the network, debuting in August of that year. Currently, the network hosts twenty-two podcasts and live streaming shows, including The Tech Guy, This Week in Tech, Security Now, FLOSS Weekly, MacBreak Weekly, Tech News Today, Tech News 2Night, and 15 other podcasts covering various topics including technology companies, computer security, social networking, and current technology news.[1]

TWiT founder and owner Laporte, in an October 2009 speech, stated that it grossed revenues of $1.5 million per year, while costs were around $350,000.[2] In November 2014, American Public Media's Marketplace reported that TWiT makes $6 million in ad revenue a year from 5 million TWiT podcasts downloaded each month, mostly in the form of audio, and that 3,000 to 4,000 people watch its live-streamed shows.[3] On March 18, 2015, prior to the filming of This Week in Google, Leo Laporte stated that TWiT expects to make $7 million in revenue in fiscal year 2015, and made "just under" $10 million in revenue in 2016.[4]

TWiT gets its name from its first and flagship podcast, This Week in Tech. The logo design originated from a traditional logic gate symbol of an "AND gate" turned on its side. Voiceovers are provided by Jim Cutler.[5]

Programming [edit]

TWiT's netcasts are centered around technology and technology news. Hosts of the shows are usually experts in certain fields, either by working in the field itself or by being a journalist covering the field. At the beginning of 2014, there were 27 podcasts produced by TWiT,[6] but that was cut to only 22 shows in 2015.[6] Giz Wiz, Marketing Mavericks and Padre's Corner were among the shows that were cancelled during the year.

The New Screen Savers was the only new show added to the network in 2015, a show based on The Screen Savers, an American TV show that aired on TechTV from 1998 to 2005.[7]

TWiT further cut their field of self-produced shows by nearly twenty percent in late 2015. Among the shows cut were Coding 101, which was replaced with a second weekly episode of Know How. iFive for the iPhone was cancelled, with some of that content being folded into iOS Today. Before You Buy was also dropped, with its last episode being produced on December 18, 2015. With the departure of news director Mike Elgan in December 2015, TWiT also cancelled Tech News 2Night. Hosts Megan Morrone and Jason Howell took over Tech News Today on a daily basis at 4PM each weekday, starting on January 4, 2016.[8] No new news director has been named.

Nathan Olivarez-Giles was brought in as a co-host and producer in March 2017[9], with the prospect of developing new shows including an automotive-related podcast[10]. By July, no new shows were developed, and Olivarez-Giles was unceremoniously dropped from the network. Editor Tony Wang, TD Kara Kohl, producer Tonya Hall[11] and on-air talent Bryan Burnett[12] were also let go over the summer of 2017. Two other shows, including Android App Arena were also dropped by the middle of the year.


All the shows are available free to watch or download from the TWiT.tv website and are funded by cost per mille embedded sponsorship.[13] They are filmed in their studio in Petaluma, California of which the live aspect is based around a NewTek Tricaster production system. The shows have a history of making heavy-use of remote hosts and guests connecting in via Skype.

Revenue[edit]

This Week in Tech Episode 561 on May 8, 2016 had extensive talk about podcast revenue. In the episode, Leo Laporte said a recent NY York Times article stated that podcasts ad revenue was $57 million per year and "If that's true, then I actually own 25% of all of the podcasting revenue in the world." This would put TWIT ad revenue around $13–14 million per year.[14]

On This week in Google Leo said that they had $10 million in revenue in 2016.[15]

Awards[edit]

  • This Week in Tech was the recipient of the 2005, 2008, and 2010 People's Choice Podcast Awards Technology category.[16]
  • Tech News Today was the recipient of the 2012 International Academy of Web Television award for Best News Web Series.[17]
  • This Week in Computer Hardware, Home Theater Geeks, NSFW, This Week in Tech, MacBreak Weekly, TWiT Live Specials, iPad Today, Tech News Today, The Tech Guy, This Week in Google, and Windows Weekly were named "Best of 2010 in Podcasts" by iTunes Rewind.[18]
  • In 2011, This Week in Tech was named "Best Technology Podcast", and TWiT Photo was named "Best New Technology Podcast" by iTunes Rewind.[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shows in 2015". TWiT.tv. Retrieved August 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Leo Laporte Makes $1.5 Million Per Year from Podcasting [Video]". Mashable. October 3, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Podcasting's audience (and its profits) are growing". American Public Media. November 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ TWiG 414: Never a Freshman, ~10 minutes
  5. ^ http://twit.cachefly.net/audio/twit/twit0483/twit0483.mp3
  6. ^ a b "Shows in 2014". TWiT.tv. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fost, Dan (May 17, 1999). A Day in the Life of ZDTV's `The Screen Savers', San Francisco Chronicle
  8. ^ "2016 Programming Changes". Lisa Kentzell. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Twitter Announcement". Nate Olivarez-Giles. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Twit People". twit.tv. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  11. ^ "The Firings Continue Like Clockwork". twiter. Retrieved August 22, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Had a great 6 years at TWiT". twiter. Retrieved September 1, 2017. 
  13. ^ Andrew Keen interviewed on the TV show Triangulation on the TWiT.tv network
  14. ^ https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech/episodes/561?autostart=false
  15. ^ "This Week in Google 414 Never a Freshman | TWiT.TV". TWiT.tv. Retrieved 2017-07-22. 
  16. ^ One Technologies, LLC. "PodCastAwards.com". 
  17. ^ "Winners From The 2012 IAWTV Awards Held At CES In Las Vegas Jan. 12, 2012.". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Geeks Among iTunes Best Podcasts of 2010". Home Theater. December 10, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  19. ^ "The Year in Podcasts – best of 2011 from iTunes Rewind". 1x57.com. December 23, 2011. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 

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