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Hayden Moss On Big Brother 16 Twist & More

| June 11, 2014 at 9:40 AM EDT

Big Brother winner Hayden Moss joined Jeff Schroeder this week on the Big Brother 16 preseason Live Feeds to discuss his time inside the BB12 house, what he’s done since including Survivor, and even some thoughts on the upcoming BB16 season. The full interview is available online here now.

Hayden Moss talks Big Brother 16

Hayden Moss talks Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

Since Hayden is the first crossover player from Big Brother to Survivor we saw a lot of discussion on his run at becoming the Sole Survivor of Blood Vs Water. As a fan of Survivor I didn’t mind them going in depth there to a different topic, though that much coverage seemed to bug some fans.

Comparing the two shows Hayden observed that Big Brother’s competitions are much more fun than Survivor’s which are really taxing on the players. Of course there’s also the huge food gap between the two shows. Hayden pointed out how you could gorge on BB food while Survivor would sometimes force you to go days without a decent meal.

As for how Hayden got involved in Big Brother, well that’s another Survivor story. Hayden reveals he was approached to be a castaway, but when that didn’t work out he was given a shot at Big Brother and the rest is history. If he were ever given the chance, yes, Hayden would most definitely return for another season as a Houseguest. He says any former player would do it. I think he’s right!

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So what should the new Big Brother 16 cast do to prepare going in to the season? Nothing! Hayden says not to make any plans and just go with what happens. That’s gotta be music to the ears of the executive producers who are trying hard to throw “curveballs” and “twisted twists” at the upcoming Houseguests to disrupt any preconceived notions about how to play the game.

As for just what the next twist might be? Hayden predicts Big Brother 16 could be Blood Vs Water, something a lot of us have been hearing, but without any official word yet there’s just no way to be sure. Hayden reminds us that his guessing is purely speculation and based a lot on the theme’s success on his season of Survivor. Anything is possible. We’ll just have to wait and see!

Next up in the “Winners Tell All” series will be Jordan Lloyd, winner of BB11, when she joins Jeff this Thursday, June 12th, at 3PM ET (12PM PT) for a live chat available exclusively on the Big Brother Live Feeds. Sign up now, get your sale price with the Early Bird, and be set for an entire summer of Feeds with the Season Pass. If you’re not watching the in-house Feeds then you’re missing the real game!

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Big Brother 16 Preseason: Live Chat Today With Hayden Moss

| June 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM EDT

Hayden Moss, former Big Brother winner, returns to the Live Feeds today to sit down and talk with you! It’s an exclusive event that you’ll need to sign up to attend, so don’t miss the fun.

Hayden Moss, Big Brother Winner

Hayden Moss, Big Brother Winner – Source: CBS

Starting today, Tuesday, June 10th, Hayden will be joined by host Jeff Schroeder for a “Winners Tell All” live chat. Want to ask Hayden a question or see what he has to tell other Big Brother fans? Then you’ve got to be a subscriber to the Live Feeds. You can get signed up now for the Free Trial and check out the chat event. If you do sign up today then you’ll be able to get the discounted Early Bird rate for your Season Pass and avoid paying more for the same thing when the season starts.


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The Live Chat kicks off at 3PM ET (12PM PT) and you can expect him to stick around for awhile, but not all day so be sure to set a reminder and get there when the chat gets started.

Hayden Moss chat on Live Feeds

In addition to the chat with Hayden there’s plenty of other content available now on the Feeds for pre-order subscribers. You can join Chat Rooms with other fans, watch past season episodes, and check out some of Big Jeff’s interviews with the executive producers and past HGs. Enjoy!

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CBS Promises ‘Twist After Twist’ On Big Brother 16

| June 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT

Part of the fun in each Big Brother preseason is the hype of huge promises CBS delivers to its fans. The 2014 season could set to continue that trend with another new commercial from CBS featuring a big promise involving what we already heard Allison Grodner say is critical to the game.

Twist After Twisted Twist on Big Brother 16

Twist After Twisted Twist on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

On top of promoting the new season’s fully stocked house with 76 cameras and 90 microphones (CBS now says 100+ mics), we’re being promised “Twist after twisted twist!” Oh my.

Before we get too worked up, we still have no idea with any certainty what the Big Brother 16 twist will be or what could make this season’s approach so “twisted.” It’s also worth keeping in mind promises like “most houseguests ever” revealing a sometimes disconnect between reality and hype.

Following last year’s MVP twist chaos of one HG monopolizing it to the point of production changing its use and eventually scuttling the whole thing I’m left hoping we’ll see something a little more carefully constructed. Simple restrictions and safeties on twist plans can go a long way to keep things running smoothly. Then again, chaos might be exactly what Grodner is looking for on Big Brother.

Check out the CBS commercial below for Big Brother 16 and get ready for the new season’s start on June 25, 2014! Do you have your Live Feeds yet? Sign-up now and start watching exclusive subscriber-only content available right now. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, & by Email for even more!

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Big Brother 16 Roadmap To Season Premiere

| June 6, 2014 at 1:30 PM EDT

The new season of Big Brother is quickly approaching, “But First” there are still some very important events to take care of as we prepare for a new cast to enter our favorite reality house on television.

Big Brother 16 commercial airs on CBS

Big Brother 16 airs on CBS – Source: Twitter

Big Brother 16 will again have an early premiere for its summer season with a Wednesday, June 25, 2014 start date when we’ll see a new batch of HouseGuests enter the Thunderdome for 90+ days and compete to win the half-million dollars.

While the Feeds Early Bird sale kicked off in May the real party got started this week when CBS launched its preseason content on Wednesday. Fans now have access to subscriber-only video content and live chats to keep them entertained.

Add on top of that Media Day taking place today with members of the press and CBS affiliates (watch for the odd Xfinity HG) enter the newly redesigned Big Brother house and compete in a compressed round of games and events. We know Rachel Reilly has returned to play that mini-game this season (NOT as a BB16 HG), but we can’t wait to see who else joins her. Could we see Jon Pardy, winner of Big Brother Canada, show up as well? Scratch that. Jon will not be at Media Day.

The next big event after that will be cast interviews. And yes, I’m going back in to meet the BB16 cast and bring you our exclusive interviews again this season. Find out here on how you can help me with our interviews this year. Your support and input are very important on this one.

Here’s the quick rundown on what’s ahead of us as we approach the new season.

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5 Tips From Big Brother Winner Mike Boogie To New HouseGuests

| June 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM EDT

As part of their preseason coverage CBS sent Jeff Schroeder to sit down with former Big Brother winner Mike “Boogie” Malin. Not only did Boogie get a chance to plug his latest bar venture, but he also shared advice on how the incoming Big Brother 16 cast should approach the game this season.

Jeff & Boogie talk Big Brother

Jeff & Boogie talk Big Brother – Source: CBS

Jeff asked Boogie, as part of his Live Feeds preseason interviews, for what strategies he might offer to any future HouseGuests, including those getting ready to enter as part of the BB16 season.

1) “In the beginning, just lay back. Someone is self-destructing the first week, for sure.”

2) “Don’t play too fast, too soon.”

3) “Just kinda let the game come to you.”

4) “Don’t get in a showmance.”

5) “Don’t get in a bromance.”

Jeff laughs and points out that he got in a fight his first week and definitely had a showmance, though that relationship with Jordan certainly grew in to something much more outside of the house. Too bad Mike hadn’t been there to give Jeff advice on missing clown shoes.

Having played the game three times and winning Big Brother All-Stars, Mike clearly knows what he’s talking about. So listen up, incoming Big Brother cast. Take his advice and get yourself ready. I’ll quiz you on these when I see you soon for our cast interviews!

Watch Mike Boogie’s full interview with Jeff, plus other preseason video content, available exclusively through the Early Bird sale going on now for your Season Pass to the Big Brother Live Feed.

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Big Brother 16 Goes High-Def For 2014 Season

| June 5, 2014 at 10:45 AM EDT

Get ready to see the new Big Brother cast in all their glory this summer as BB16 goes HD. Finally.

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Big Brother 16 goes HDTV – Source: CBS

After fifteen seasons CBS has finally switched over to modern video technology inside the house and we couldn’t be happier. Every year fans ask if the Big Brother house will go from its original SD style to HD and every year I was doubtful of the change, but now the waiting is over.

Vulture is exclusively reporting that CBS had actually made the decision to go High Definition several years ago, but the change was so complicated that they had to wait to resolve all potential issues.

Changes to the show’s production infrastructure needed to make the leap were so complex, they had to be rolled out in waves. A new digital post-production system needed to be built, installed, and tested.

Per Grodner, “14 miles of HD cables” had to replace the old wiring that had run through the house. And finally, in the last phase of the remodel, new cameras had to be installed and made to work with the new digital central nervous system of the house.

“We only had six months at a time to do [the changes],” says Brother engineering-operations supervisor David Crivelli. “We had to do a heart transplant,” even as the “patient” — the Big Brother broadcasts each summer — continued to pump out new episodes.

Having worked for awhile on similar projects, converting command centers from old SD tech to modern HD equipment, I always knew it was way beyond just swapping out the cameras hanging on the walls. The Big Brother house would have been far more massive of an undertaking than anything I ever saw. This had to have been a wildly expensive transition and bodes well for CBS’s confidence in our favorite reality series. You don’t expend this kind of money and then soon after say farewell.

On top of the switch to HDTV, there are 11 extra cameras added to the house this season. All of which will mean better Big Brother Live Feeds this summer. “It’ll be a noticeable improvement for the internet viewers,’ Crivelli says.

Are you ready for HD Live Feeds? Get your Season Pass on sale now before the price goes up!

Update: CBS also points out that there will now be 76 HD cameras and more than 100 microphones. The additional cameras this season will double the backyard coverage for viewers. This is just getting better and better!

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