Here's the scoop regarding why we're no longer broadcasting live video on the TWiT network.
When we started broadcasting from the TWiT Cottage, Leo LaPorte (host of TWiT) had two wide open days in the weekly schedule – Monday and Friday. Everything else was jam packed. He graciously let us use the open time to do TWiP live from the studio (which also allowed me to learn the video and audio mixing… MUCH harder than it looks).
As TWiT grew, the space we were “squatting on” became increasingly valuable. However, Leo didn't ask us to move… he's too nice to do that. However, I could see that working “around” us was getting more and more difficult for TWiT. So we simply offered to clear the time slots for his regular shows.
So what's next?
We're currently working on some new things that will allow us to return to streaming live in the near future… though I think it will likely be audio-only (just because it's easier for us to manage). We're VERY excited about the live audience and your involvement so stay tuned! We should have something up and running in the next month or so!
We are very appreciative of the many opportunities Leo and TWiT have provided our shows over the years. We really wouldn't be where we are without the partnership.
FYI: We'd love to hear your thoughts on this, please sound off in forums!