Hungry for a Little More WIRED? Turn on Your TV
You can find WIRED a lot of places these days. There’s the magazine, of course (which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!). There’s this website, which you might be reading on a laptop or tablet but are probably reading on your phone. There’s YouTube and Instagram and Facebook and Twitter and Snapchat and Glizznork, all but one of which are very real things. But starting today, there’s a new addition to that panoply of platforms: your television.
To be fair, WIRED has been on TV before—WIRED Science aired on PBS for one glorious season back in 2007. Television has changed a lot since then, though; a little thing called streaming, another little thing called on-demand, and a bunch of little sticks and boxes that bypass cable and beam video straight onto your sets. So here to harness the power of all those changes is the WIRED OTT Channel. (For those who don’t read trade publications, OTT stands for “over the top,” and just means a streaming media source that bypasses cable or broadcast providers.) The service officially launched in July, but today marks the premiere of a whole slew of titles and content that you can’t find anywhere else.
What does that include? So glad you asked! Well, there’s [De]constructed, a new show in which we break down the hardware used to build popular vehicles and gadgets—like a Harley Davidson motorcycle or a high-end watch—both literally and figuratively. (That's the trailer above.) On WIRED Masterminds, experts in various fields let you inside the finer points of their work, from a CIA disguise master to a New York Times crossword puzzle constructor. We’ve also got 64 episodes of the BBC tech series Click, now available for the first time in North America. And soon, you’ll be able to watch exclusive content from the upcoming WIRED25 celebration in San Francisco, featuring footage and interviews with the most influential names in technology, including Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, Susan Wojcicki, Sundar Pichai, and more.
If you’re already a fan of our YouTube and web series—like Autocomplete Interviews, Tech Support, and Almost Impossible—you’ll be able to find those too. (And they look pretty damn good on a big screen.) There’s plenty more in the pipeline as well, so if you’ve got an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, or a Roku, just look for WIRED. And grab a snack; you might be there for a while.