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CNET TV
Type Online Media Provider
Founded San Francisco, California (2005)
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S.
Industry Technology
Products Video Podcasts
Website CNETTV.com

CNET TV is a San Francisco based Internet television network showing original programming catering to the niche market of technology enthusiasts. They also show programming from Revision3 through a contract deal with Revision3. Programming is delivered to viewers through their online outlet and some programming is available on the iTunes Store in podcast form. CNET TV is operated by CNET Networks, Inc. through their CNET.com brand. In turn, the entire operation is owned by CBS Interactive

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Current shows

Today on CNET
Presented by Various CNET employees
Production
Running time Average: 30 Seconds to 1 Minute
Broadcast
Picture format Widescreen
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Today on CNET

Today on CNET consists of a short clip, usually filmed in or around the CNET Headquarters, usually hosted by the most prominent of the hosts on CNET TV (although that streak has been broken with Today on CNET hosted by the cast of The 404 [a podcast on CNET], and it's sometimes hosted by editors and reviewers like Donald Bell). It features the host telling the viewer about the most interesting or entertaining things new to CNET TV on the playlist each day.

The Buzz Report
Presented by Molly Wood (Fill-In: Brian Cooley)
Production
Running time Average: 3-5 Minutes
Broadcast
Picture format Widescreen

The Buzz Report

The Buzz Report is a weekly show (released each Friday) that is hosted by Molly Wood, with Brian Cooley filling in when Molly is unavailable to perform her duties. Brian Cooley filled in each show for a few weeks when Molly was taking care of her newborn baby. It consists of a segment called "The Gadget of The Week", where Molly showcases a new piece of technology each show. Following "The Gadget of The Week" is the news, where Molly reads the most important technology news stories of that week. Three segments have been added recently: "Clogging the Tubes" showcases a big story that many people are talking about and could potentially be an industry-changer. Another segment is named "What the Hell? With Brian Cooley" where Brian Cooley talks about something he finds to be so outrageous that he'd respond: What the Hell?. Another new segment on The Buzz Report is "CeWEBrity Deathmatch", where Molly and "the Commentator" Brian Tong will discuss a recent feud that has started among powerful technology or internet figures. The latest segment is "Point/Counterpoint:BUZZ Smackdown" were Molly and Tom Merritt argue and give their opinion over a subject or which thing they think is better. Usually, not all segments are shown on each webcast. In fact, sometimes "The Gadget of The Week" and the news are all that the show consists of, probably due to time constraints.

CNET Mailbag
Presented by Molly Wood
Production
Running time Average: 3-4 Minutes
Broadcast
Picture format Widescreen

CNET Mailbag

CNET Mailbag is a show hosted by Molly Wood showcasing feedback, comments, and questions sent to CNET by mail and E-Mail, along with Molly Wood's and CNET's responses to the sent items. It's a weekly show, usually showing up each Wednesday. For about two shows, it was an "every-other-week" show, so Molly Wood would have more time to do Insider Secrets videos, and Quick Tips videos. Fans of the show protested for the show to become weekly again, and CNET gave in. But, in order to make it daily, Molly Wood's other show: Today in Tech History, had to be cancelled in order for Molly to have time to film Mailbag each week.

CNET Top 5
Presented by Tom Merritt
Production
Running time Average: 2-4 Minutes
Broadcast
Picture format Widescreen

CNET Top 5

CNET Top 5 is a show usually released each week, showing the top 5 items in various technology-related categories. In most episodes, the top 5 items have something to do with CNET.com, or any of its assets. Sometimes it's something else, like "Top 5 dead video formats". Tom Merritt is the host of this show.

Past Shows

CNET Live

CNET Live
Presented by Brian Cooley and Tom Merritt
Production
Running time Average: 30 Minutes
Broadcast
Picture format Widescreen


CNET Live was a show on CNET that was broadcast live over the internet each Thursday at 1:00 PM Pacific Time and 4:00 PM Eastern Time. However, the show has been cancelled and the name will now apply to the destination to watch live taping of CNET Podcasts. The usual hosts were Brian Cooley and Tom Merritt. Brian and Tom talked about their favorite tech stories from CNET.com. They also took calls from people who want help with technology, one of the benefits of having the show live. Each week, they also had an interview with someone that is important in the technology world. It is speculated that CNET Live was derived from the CNET Holiday Helpdesk, a show that is broadcast live over the internet during the holidays, helping callers and viewers find gifts.

Crave
Presented by Brian Tong and Bonnie Cha
Production
Running time Average: >5 Minutes
Broadcast
Picture format Widescreen

Crave

Crave is a show on CNET TV hosted by Brian Tong, and each week, a new guest host. It shows what the hosts crave from the Crave blog and CNET.com, and also what they DO NOT Crave.


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