Internet Killed Television

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Internet Killed Television
Also known as CTFxC
Genre vlogging, reality, comedy, travel
Created by Charles Trippy
Starring Charles Trippy (May 1, 2009 – present)
Allison Speed (May 1, 2009 – April 7, 2014)
Allie Wesenberg (May 2014 – present)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 7[1]
Camera setup Single-camera setup
Running time 10–15 minutes
Original channel YouTube
Picture format 1080p HD
720p HD
Audio format MP3, AAC
Original release May 1, 2009 (2009-05-01) – present
External links
[ Internet Killed TV]

Internet Killed Television is a web series hosted by Charles Trippy and formerly featuring Allison Speed. The video blog follows daily events.[2][3] Some of the events which were documented in these video blogs included his courtship, marriage, illness and divorce.

The series consists of vlogs averaging around ten minutes that are filmed, edited, and then air on YouTube. It was originally planned to last for only one year. After four years, they entered Guinness World Records for the most consecutive daily video blogs posted on YouTube.[4]


Videos are generally shot with a Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS although he was switched to the Canon PowerShot G7X as of late November 2014.[5] Charles occasionally films using a GoPro. Trippy has also used a Flip UltraHD camcorder, Canon ELPH model's Powershot D780IS, Powershot SD4500IS, ELPH Powershot 300 HS, ELPH Powershot 110 IS, ELPH Powershot 330 HS,[6] As of June 30, 2015, the CTFxC channel has 1,492,177 subscribers and 660,853,624 views.[7]


Charles Paul Trippy III attended Lakewood Ranch High School[8] and graduated from the University of South Florida.[9] He started making videos on YouTube in May 2006. He has also taken part in other web series and ongoing vlog series such as: ShayTards, Prank House, Shoot the Banker, The Elevator Show, Retarded Policeman (Epidode 15), PrankvsPrank", "YouTubers React, and The Annoying Orange, in which he plays a lemon in one episode and a potato in another.[10] His father, Charles "Chaz" Trippy, played percussion in the Gregg Allman Band.[11] In 2010, Trippy was nominated for a Teen Choice award.[12] He was also the bassist in a band called Suspense Thriller.[13] Since September 21, 2011, Trippy has been playing bass for the Florida-based band We The Kings, with whom he has been friends since childhood. On March 11, 2012 Trippy announced in a live show that he is now the permanent bassist of the band. On April 7, 2014, Trippy announced his separation with Alli Speed.[14]

Allison "Alli" Rose Speed ceased her involvement with the CTFxC Channel upon the announcement of the couple's separation on April 7, 2014. She confirmed on April 22, 2014, that she would continue to upload content to YouTube on her personal channel.[15]

Allie Marie Wesenberg is Charles's current girlfriend.[16]

Related channels[edit]

In addition to the CTFxC channel, Trippy and Speed had created a number of other YouTube channels. The vlogging started on the channel Charles which was created on July 21, 2005 and discontinued on November 20, 2009. Soclcrisis was Trippy's second channel, created October 13, 2005. The last video uploaded to this channel was on August 5, 2008.[17] The channel Trippy was created December 9, 2005, is where he posts short unedited videos shot on his iPhone. CharlesTrippy was created May 22, 2006, and is his skit channel. It has 875,221 subscribers as of January 11, 2015.[18] Alli is Alli Speed's personal channel which hosts make up tutorials, travel vlogs, a series 'Ask Alli' and the series Drunk Gaming, where she plays video games with her friends and family while intoxicated. This was also the channel in which the short lived CTFxC Cinema series was posted to help promote their sponsor, Netflix.

Guinness World record[edit]

The CTFxC Channel currently holds the world record for the most consecutive number of daily video blogs (Vlogs) uploaded to YouTube.[4]

As of July 6, 2015 The World Record stands at 2260 days.


The couple's wedding proposal was included in the Huffington Post list of top 10 wedding proposals.[19]

On Sunday, November 20, 2011, Trippy and Speed were married at the Powell Crosley Estate, Sarasota, Florida.[20] The Twitter hashtag "#CTFxCWedding" was trending worldwide on this day as second most popular Trending Topic.[21] This wedding appeared on many talk shows and news outlets, including Right This Minute.[22]

The series follows Trippy's treatment for anaplastic oligodendroglioma brain cancer with the video of the surgery receiving more than 2.3 million hits.[23]

On April 7, 2014, Trippy posted a vlog stating that the couple would be separating.[14] The post received 812,000 views by April 9, 2014.[23] Charles and Alli's divorce was finalized on June 4, 2014.[24]


Year Organization Nominated work Category Result
2009 Twitter Shorty Awards @CharlesTrippy Humor[25] Won
Mashable Open Web Awards Internet Killed Television Best Online Video Web Series[26] Won
Surprise Marriage Proposal in Spain! YouTube Video of The Year[26] Won
Internet Killed Television Best Brand Use of YouTube[26] Won
2010 Teen Choice Awards Charles Trippy Choice Web Star[27] Nominated
2011 Twitter Shorty Awards @CharlesTrippy Travel[28] Nominated
@AlliSpeed Weird[29] Won
2012 @CharlesTrippy Travel[30] Won
2013 Videoblogger[31] Nominated
Guinness World Records Internet Killed Television Most days of consecutive vlogging[4] Won
2015 Guinness World Records Internet Killed Television Most days of consecutive vlogging 2260 days "updated"[4] Won


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  2. ^ YouTube – Internet Killed Television YouTube – Retrieved March 19, 2009.
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  29. ^ "Best Weird on Twitter – The Shorty Awards". The Shorty Awards. May 29, 2012. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Best Travel in Social Media". The Shorty Awards. January 15, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Best Video Blogger in Social Media". The Shorty Awards. January 15, 2013. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 

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