The Streaming Wars

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In-depth look at all the streaming services


047: Streaming and COVID-19 Week 2
Mar 26 • 45 min
Another week has passed and the focus continues to be the effects on the streaming industry as the coronavirus continues to put more people in lockdown. What are the latest films breaking the theatrical windows? Why is the European Union asking major…
046: Streaming and COVID-19
Mar 20 • 61 min
It has been a busy news week regarding everything happening in the world. However, the entertainment industry and streaming more specifically is having its own reaction. Tony and Dustin are here to break down the small amount of news from the past week…
045: Quibi Skepticism and Disney Television Studios
Mar 13 • 47 min
For the second episode released this week, we dive into a couple of different topics. First, what is Disney Television Studios and what does it mean for content on Hulu or Disney+? Quibi is less than a month away from launching but will the recently…
044: Fx on Hulu Launch and Quibi Raises More Money
Mar 9 • 37 min
After some technical and health delays, we bring you all of the latest news about the streaming services and the content on them. The main highlights from the week include FX on Hulu launching, Quibi raising even more money and an interesting licensing…
043: The Future of ViacomCBS and Streaming
Feb 26 • 47 min
The Streaming Wars may not be heating up, but the format of the show is under fire. We launch our new format and discuss everything from the world of streaming from the past week. What does the new Top 10 list on Netflix mean? What does the future hold…
042: IMDB TV and 2020 Content to Look Forward To
Feb 21 • 30 min
New things are on the horizon for the streaming services and the podcast. This episode we discuss what IMBD TV is and what a new licensing agreement means for it. The team also discusses some content coming in 2020 they are looking forward to before…
041: Subscriber Counts and WarnerMax
Feb 18 • 29 min
After a week off, the sho is back with a bunch of new subscriber counts for a variety of different services. The other big news from the past two weeks was that WarnerMedia is creating a new film division called WarnerMax which will be creating films for…
040: Disney+ Announces Release Schedule
Feb 7 • 19 min
A couple of new things sprouted up this past week as Adam Sandler and Netflix extended their deal and Disney+ announced release time frames for some of their most anticipated series. Join Dustin and Tony as they discuss all of the content news from the…
039: Is Intellectual Property the Key to Success?
Feb 4 • 38 min
The slow trickle of news continues, but brings some interesting discussions. Should Netflix consider lowering their prices to keep US subscribers from leaving? In the world of streaming, is intellectual property the key to success? And why is HBO Max so…
038: Apple Lands Another Former Premium Channel Exec
Jan 31 • 19 min
A slow week has brought in a few things to discuss. The main big news is that yet another former premium channel executive has signed an exclusive deal with Apple. And if you thought we have discussed all of the streaming services that exist, then you…
037: Netflix Changes the Game
Jan 28 • 37 min
A slow week means there is only a little news. However, Netflix makes up a big portion of the news as it released its latest quarterly earnings report and shared some interesting new ways of counting views for projects. Tony and Dustin discuss all of that…
036: Studio Ghibli and Netflix Plus Peacock’s Content
Jan 24 • 31 min
NBCUniversal has revealed their service and with that comes some new content. Outside of that, there were a few more announcements out of the Television Critics Association and a major international deal between Netflix and Studio Ghibli. Check out the…
035: Peacock Details Revealed
Jan 21 • 58 min
Over the past week, there were a number of things to discuss. Between new deals made with various companies along with some updates for HBO Max out of TCA, there was a decent amount. The biggest news, however, was the investor presentation that…
034: Content News from TCA
Jan 17 • 30 min
One week has passed and if you didn’t know the Television Critics Association held an event for the networks which meant there was plenty of content related news announced. So which service had the most news? Or which service had the best news? Find out…
033: Quibi’s Uphill Battle
Jan 14 • 44 min
The big news from the past week was a closer look at Quibi as they showed off the service at CES last week. So what do Tony and Dustin see as the problems for the service launching this April? Take a listen and find out as they cover the ins and outs of…
032: FX on Hulu, Disney+ in 2020, Mandalorian and Witcher Review
Jan 10 • 53 min
It’s been three weeks and while there wasn’t a ton of new content announced during the holidays, there was a pretty consistent trickle adding to a decent size amount to discuss. The highlights include Netflix making more international moves, the 2020…
031: Mergers, Partnerships, and Potential Deals
Jan 7 • 35 min
Three weeks have passed since our last episodes focusing on news regarding the services and while it was still relatively slow, there is plenty of talk about mergers, partnerships and potential deals. Tony and Dustin take a look at all the major news from…
030: Survival of the Niche Services
Jan 3 • 25 min
Our last topic episode focuses on the different niche services and how they can survive in such a crowded market. What makes some of these services work even if their parent company has a larger service which offers even more content? And why do companies…
029: Our Favorite Content in 2019
Dec 31, 2019 • 15 min
As 2019 comes to an end, Tony and Dustin take a look at some of their favorite content they watched from the past year. While some are the new seasons or projects from 2019, there were plenty of projects that the two saw for the first time in 2019. You…
028: Why are Licensing Deals Important?
Dec 27, 2019 • 27 min
Have you ever wondered why shows like Friends, The Office, and Seinfeld demand half of a billion dollars? What makes a service shell out that much and are they actually spending that much? Dustin and Tony lay out the importance of these deals and why…
027: What is the Main Problem for Cable Companies?
Dec 23, 2019 • 31 min
As we begin our holiday break, the first topic we cover was an unexpected one. A certain quote was made by the CEO of Charter Spectrum during an investor call that really started a discussion between Tony and Dustin. So they decided to make it one of the…
026: Services Continue to Ride the Nostalgia Wave
Dec 19, 2019 • 26 min
More projects are announced and a bunch continue to ride the wave of nostalgia. Disney+ seems to be the biggest culprit, but they are not alone. Tony and Dustin discuss this and all of the news related to the content coming to your favorite streaming…
025: Ad-Supported Netflix and What is AT&T TV?
Dec 17, 2019 • 46 min
What will make HBO Max stand out compared to Disney+? According to John Stankey, a lot. And that isn’t the only thing Tony and Dustin discuss as an ad-supported model for Netflix is tossed around, why live TV may not be the best direction for certain…
024: Home Alone Reboot and Too Much Money
Dec 13, 2019 • 23 min
It was a semi-slow week and while there is content news across all of the major services, none of them are very interesting. There is, however, a few tidbits worth discussing including more sports coming to Prime Video, the Home Alone reboot, and a Code 8…
023: International Plans and Awards Season Begins
Dec 10, 2019 • 38 min
Have you heard of Plex? If not, you probably will in the near future since it is a new service that recently launched in over two hundred countries. There is also some news on Peacock along with the international plans for Netlfix, Prime Video, and HBO…
022: Comedy Specials, Game Shows and Kids’ Content
Dec 6, 2019 • 34 min
With Thanksgiving out of the way, the floodgates are open for news related to content as the publicity departments prepare for the holiday news lull. So, that means Dustin and Tony are here to discuss all the latest news including a Star Wars game show…
021: The Future of Sports and Streaming Services
Dec 3, 2019 • 45 min
As expected, the past week didn’t have a ton of news but there were some new developments with the live TV options. This leads us to a major discussion regarding the future of the major sports leagues and how they will come into play for streaming…
020: How Does Video Get to Us?
Nov 29, 2019 • 45 min
Have you ever wondered how the video files we see as consumers get to us when we watch a streaming service? This episode has Tony explain the process of how the video goes from a file in the hands of a content creator to our screens. Sources…
019: The Execs Behind Disney+ and HBO Max
Nov 26, 2019 • 37 min
With Thanksgiving in the US happening this week, Tony and Dustin take a break from the news to discuss the Recode event and how it relates to the streaming services. John Stankey talked about HBO Max and Kevin Mayer discussed Disney+. With both services…
018: Netflix Expands Their Reach, Apple TV+ Falters
Nov 22, 2019 • 37 min
Thanksgiving is right around the corner for the US and that means it might be time to be thankful for all of the projects being announced. But are any of them sticking out to us? There was a pretty big deal at Netflix that probably won’t get too much…
017: The Potential Issues with Disney+
Nov 20, 2019 • 81 min
We haven’t discussed very much of the services that offer live television, but this time around it is a good time to bring it up with two of the major services raising their prices and others not far behind raising their prices as well. In addition to…
016: Netflix Teams with Nickelodeon
Nov 15, 2019 • 22 min
It is getting to that time of the year where the news is starting to dry up. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some big things to discuss. The main highlight is that despite Nickelodeon’s parent company in the middle of finalizing a merger with CBS, they…
015: Disney+ First Reaction and Quarterly Earnings
Nov 13, 2019 • 60 min
Disney+ has now launched and while it wasn’t without its own hiccups, we give some first reactions to the service. On top of that, a new study claims to have huge subscriber counts for some of the services while the companies behind the services are…
014: Hulu Gets a Boost
Nov 8, 2019 • 35 min
Content is king, or so we are told all the time. But is it really? Does quality outweigh quantity, and how important is that thought for these new services launching? Amazon picks up some unique shows while Quibi continues to make headlines with their…
013: Could Peacock be Free for All?
Nov 6, 2019 • 42 min
Could Peacock end up being a free service? What do the recent deals WarnerMedia has been making with international providers mean for HBO Max’s international rollout? Who could possibly buy Vudu from Walmart? All of this and more is covered this time…
012: HBO Max’s Content Lineup and More
Nov 1, 2019 • 62 min
Even after our split of the show coverage, this week still brings a ton of news related to the content coming to the streaming services. With updates for Netflix, Disney+, and Quibi, the main bulk of the news is the content coming to HBO Max which was…
011: HBO Max Announcement Highlights
Oct 30, 2019 • 49 min
With our new release format, this time around we are here to cover all of the news related to the services. While there are some brief updates regarding some smaller services as well as Netflix, the big news is all of the information announced at an…
010: Quibi’s Hype and HBO Max Predictions
Oct 25, 2019 • 68 min
Just when we thought we couldn’t get as much content news as the past few episodes, we are proved wrong. So this episode features an announcement regarding the future of the show that should bring the run-time down some while providing even more coverage.…
009: New Services and Piracy?
Oct 18, 2019 • 65 min
The streaming wars are about to begin? The media seems to be pressing that thought, while we know that this has been happening for a while. That’s not to say it isn’t going to be becoming more of a mainstream focus (this is a show all about it after all),…
008: Disney Bans Netflix and What is Quibi?
Oct 11, 2019 • 44 min
The time has come for the show to jump to the present and start covering current events in the great battle between all of the new and existing services. This week the big news seemed to be Disney banning Netflix ads on their platforms. Is it really as…
007: Current State of Peacock
Oct 4, 2019 • 24 min
Rounding out our “Current State of” series is a look at a service that may or may not be a major service in a year’s time. Because such little information is known at this point for the upcoming service from NBCUniversal, will this service compete with…
006: Current State of HBO Max
Oct 1, 2019 • 46 min
Continuing our “Current State of” series, we move into the realm of the unknown. HBO Max may not have had a name until a few months back, but it was a service that was announced as far back as a year ago. The issue is that the service still hasn’t had a…
005: Current State of Disney+
Sep 27, 2019 • 41 min
On the heels of the release of Apple TV+, another service with a plus symbol in their name is coming less than two weeks later. This service, however, couldn’t be more different. Disney+ plans on having a massive back catalog of content along with a slew…
004: Current State of Apple TV+
Sep 24, 2019 • 43 min
We have covered the service that already exists, but now we get into the services that are launching in the near future starting with Apple TV+. Out of all the companies currently with a streaming service or ones that plan on launching one, Apple is the…
003: Current State of Amazon Prime Video
Sep 20, 2019 • 38 min
The second “Current State of” episode features a company that while in the streaming service business couldn’t be more different than the other companies. Amazon Prime Video is the focus this time around as Dustin and Tony discuss what makes this company…
002: Current State of Netflix
Sep 16, 2019 • 53 min
As we start our first deep dive into the companies behind the services, Netflix takes the focus. Netflix has more subscribers than any other existing service at this point and also has a pretty big lead on all of the new services launching soon. What does…
001: What is the Streaming Wars?
Sep 12, 2019 • 21 min
Join Tony and Dustin as they cover the latest happenings in the Streaming Wars. A podcast that dives deep into tech news, press releases, and quarterly financial statements to detail how each company is approaching their streaming service. In this first…