TWiT.tv

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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 CEO Lisa Laporte and News Director Mike Elgan. 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-eight 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 21 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.

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.[4]

Bumper played at the beginning of every netcast on the TWiT Network

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Programming[edit]

TWiT's netcasts are centered around technology and technology news at a deeper level than mainstream media. 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. Currently, there are 26 netcasts produced by TWiT[1] the shows are available free to watch and are funded by Cost per mille embedded sponsorship.[5]

Awards[edit]

  • This Week in Tech was the recipient of the 2005, 2008, and 2010 People's Choice Podcast Awards Technology category.[6]
  • Tech News Today was the recipient of the 2012 International Academy of Web Television award for Best News Web Series.[7]
  • 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.[8]
  • In 2011, This Week in Tech was named "Best Technology Podcast", and TWiT Photo was named "Best New Technology Podcast" by iTunes Rewind.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shows". TWiT.tv. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Leo Laporte Makes $1.5 Million Per Year from Podcasting [Video]". Mashable. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Podcasting's audience (and its profits) are growing". American Public Media. 6 November 2014. 
  4. ^ http://twit.cachefly.net/audio/twit/twit0483/twit0483.mp3
  5. ^ Andrew Keen interviewed on the TV show Triangulation on the TWiT.tv network
  6. ^ One Technologies, LLC. "PodCastAwards.com". 
  7. ^ "Winners From The 2012 IAWTV Awards Held At CES In Las Vegas Jan. 12, 2012.". International Academy of Web Television. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Geeks Among iTunes Best Podcasts of 2010". Home Theater. 10 December 2010. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 
  9. ^ "The Year in Podcasts – best of 2011 from iTunes Rewind". 1x57.com. 23 December 2011. Retrieved 2013-02-27. 

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