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Join us a we take a look at the latest happenings in the world of streaming services

Join us a we take a look at the latest happenings in the world of streaming services


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Join us a we take a look at the latest happenings in the world of streaming services




085: The Importance of Evergreen Content

It was a slow week, but Paramount+ announced their launch date and Apple TV+ announced more free trial extensions. In addition to those updates, we also hear about the most recent awards nominations and how important evergreen content is for streaming services. News Rundown Netflix: Netflix plans to remake “Sexy Beasts”: Netflix boards survival...


084: HBO Max/Amazon Deal Details

Another week and more sports deals are in place for streaming services. That news takes a backseat to the news of Roku’s new active user number along with details from the HBO Max and Amazon deal to bring the service to Fire devices. The episode rounds out with a discussion regarding the importance of movies...


083: Sports, Holidays, and Discovery+ Launch

It has been a few weeks, but there were some big things that happened over the holiday break. More deals relating to sports are popping up while the launch of Discovery+ occurred. But what was the biggest takeaway from the past three weeks? Find out as Dustin and Tony bring you a new format for...


082: It’s a Disney World

This past week was a huge week for all of the streaming offerings from Disney and with new subscriber numbers, new integration, and a massive slate of content, there is a lot to talk about. Join Tony and Dustin as they discuss everything from the Disney Investor Day and everything else from the world of...


081: HBO Max Shockwave and Discovery+

Just when Disvoery finally reveals details for their streaming service and they have the spotlight, WarnerMedia sends shockwaves through the entertainment industry with an announcement for HBO Max. Will their plan work or will it alienate everyone outside the customer? Find out as Dustin and Tony discuss the latest news from the world of streaming....


080: HBO Max Lands Two Major Deals

It’s been a couple of weeks since the last news roundup episode and there is some major news to cover. Disney+ has hit their first year anniversary and with that some major numbers. HBO Max landed a deal with Amazon to come to Fire devices. But all of that was trumped by the news that...


079: The Death of Cable Telelvision

With the holidays right around the corner, Dustin and Tony take a quick break from the news and feature a topic-driven episode. This time around, the focus is the death of cable television. Listen in on how the major media companies are changing their focus to streaming, why it is important, and what is the...


078: Niche Streaming’s Longevity

With all news pointed towards the election in the US, streaming mostly takes a back seat. However, there were still some new results for the latest quarter and some developments with some new recent data analysis. Join Tony and Dustin as they look at the last week’s news and some interesting analysis regarding the future...


077: HBO Max Updates

Netflix raises its prices? Are exclusive deals at Netflix good for both parties? What does Andy Forssell have to say about the future of HBO Max? And are we talking about Quibi again? All of this and more as Dustin and Tony discuss the latest happening from the world of streaming. News Rundown Netflix: Netflix...


076: The Death of Quibi

There was a lot of news from the past week including new numbers for HBO Max, the importance of anime on streaming, how important sports is and the biggest news, Quibi is shutting down. Join Tony and Dustin as they discuss everything from the past week in regards to all of your favorite streaming services....


075: Did Netflix Fail in Q3?

Lots of news from the past week brought plenty of discussion points. But the big news is the Q3 results for Netflix? Did the ball finally drop for Netflix? What does a new study say about the age demos using Peacock and HBO Max? And did you know that Netflix Originals do not mean Netflix...


074: Should Disney Go All-In with Streaming?

As we start to catch up on some big topics of discussion, a new major restructuring is underway at Disney. But is it related to a recent investor letter about Disney hedging all of their bets on streaming, or something else? Also, Tony and Dustin discuss the latest announcement of the extension of the rights...


073: Streaming Synergy

Two weeks have past and while there has been a lot of news, most of it is pretty straightforward. That doesn’t mean that the global pandemic isn’t still affecting streaming. Tony and Dustin discuss the latest films to jump to streaming along with more synergy between the streaming services and their sister studios. News Rundown...


072: Peacock Lands on Roku

There was a lot that came up in the past week including Peacock landing on Roku, Quibi potentially looking for a sale, DC Universe announcing a major change, and the Emmys. Join Tony and Dustin as they discuss all of that and more on the latest episode of The Streaming Wars. News Rundown Netflix: Netflix...


071: Paramount+ Announced

The big news from the past week is the rebranding of CBS All Access to Paramount+. Dustin and Tony discuss the information announced regarding the rebranding along with the time frame of the ad tier releasing for HBO Max and the potential price increase coming to Disney+. Find it all on the latest episode of...


070: The Potential HBO Max Ad-Tier

The news continues to be slow but that doesn’t mean that Tony and Dustin can’t find some things to discuss. From the potential ad-supported tier for HBO Max to the Amazon Prime competing service coming from Walmart, the world of streaming continues to move. Find out all about everything from the past week in the...


069: HBO Max-acre Fallout

It was another slow news week, but there were some things that popped up on the outskirts of the streaming world. As the fallout of the HBO Max-acre (name courtesy of Vulture) continues, there is new word that AT&T might be looking to sell DirecTV. What kind of impact does that have on the overall...


068: What’s HBO Max’s Biggest Problem?

There is a lot of talk about HBO Max and whether or not it is failing. But Tony and Dustin have a different thought. The service isn’t failing, but it isn’t succeeding as it should be either. Find out what the biggest problem facing HBO Max is and stick around for a discussion on the...


067: DTC Service Future at WarnerMedia

A rather slow news week brought more focus to WarnerMedia and the fallout from their massive restructuring. Under that umbrella, there is news related to some of the DTC services that are not HBO Max and the future of them surviving the restructuring. Is CNN the next brand to get a DTC service? Could Crunchyroll...


066: Major Changes at WarnerMedia

One week brought some major news including Disney’s latest earnings call which brought an update for subscribers. The numbers are good, but is that what we should be focusing on? Meanwhile, the new WarnerMedia CEO is making waves as he cleans house at the company with the focus being on HBO Max. All of this...