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 for Disney+ shows that are deemed too mature? Is the ‘Friends’ reunion really going to be as good as people are expecting? What would the future look like for Vudu if they were bought by NBCUniversal? All of that and that isn’t even touching our main discussion for the week which is the future of streaming within ViacomCBS. Take a listen as Dustin and Tony dive into all of this and a whole lot more.

Netflix:
Benioff and Weiss’s first series ‘The Chair’ will be a six-episode half-hour dramedy: https://deadline.com/2020/02/sandra-oh-jay-duplass-the-chair-dramedy-series-amanda-peet-netflix-1202865641/
Daily top ten lists launch within Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/02/netflix-top-10-lists-launch-popular-movies-tv-1202867487/

Prime Video:
Documentary ‘Time’ expected to land at Amazon: https://deadline.com/2020/02/amazon-sundance-film-festival-time-1202864379/

Hulu:
‘Love, Simon’ series moves from Disney+ to Hulu: https://deadline.com/2020/02/love-simon-spinoff-series-love-victor-moves-from-disney-to-hulu-premiere-date-opens-season-2-writers-room-1202866549/

CBS All Access:
ViacomCBS releases their latest subscriber counts: https://deadline.com/2020/02/viacomcbs-streaming-subs-cbs-all-access-showtime-16m-2020-1202864222/

Disney+:
Disney+ app coming to Vizio televisions: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/20/disney-plus-app-vizio-tv-smartcast/

Quibi:
Stop-motion animated series ‘Micro Mayhem’ gets greenlit from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios: https://deadline.com/2020/02/quibi-greenlights-stop-motion-animated-series-micro-mayhem-from-stoopid-buddy-studios-eone-1202865528/
Sports docuseries ‘Prodigy’ hosted by Megan Rapinoe: https://deadline.com/2020/02/megan-rapinoe-host-prodigy-quibi-1202866619/

HBO Max:
YouTube TV announces distribution deal for HBO, Cinemax and HBO Max: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/20/hbo-max-youtube-tv/
‘Friends’ reunion special is officially happening: https://deadline.com/2020/02/friends-reunion-special-confirmed-hbo-max-cast-returning-jennifer-aniston-courtney-cox-1202865593/

Peacock:
NBCUniversal close to acquiring Vudu with the intent to complement Peacock: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/21/21147837/nbcuniversal-vudu-acquisition-rumor-walmart-peacock-video-streaming

Other Streaming Services:
Fox may be looking to acquire Tubi: https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/fox-acquisition-tubi-500-million-1203510918/
‘Harley Quinn’ series returns with less than two months between seasons at DC Universe: https://www.engadget.com/2020/02/23/harley-quinn-season-2-dc-universe/

Other Streaming Providers:
Sling TV loses subscribers for the first time since launch: https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/19/21144365/sling-tv-dish-subscribers-loss-youtube-hulu

Main Discussion:
ViacomCBS looks to combine current streaming offerings into new service:
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/06/viacomcbs-new-streaming-service-to-include-paramount-cbs-all-access.html
https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/6/21127158/viacom-cbs-streaming-paramount-mtv-bet-nickelodeon-comedy-central-netflix-disney
https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/20/21144199/cbs-streaming-service-all-access-price-house-of-brands-live-news-sports
https://www.mediaplaynews.com/viacomcbs-pluto-tv-expected-to-generate-30-million-monthly-viewers-by-december/
https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/viacomcbs-new-streaming-service-will-launch-later-this-year/
Previously: https://www.thewrap.com/viacom-cbs-streaming-era/
https://thestreamable.com/news/viacom-execs-not-worried-about-pluto-tvs-current-or-future-competitors
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/viacoms-streaming-tv-arms-dealer-strategy-paying-now-1257617

Trailers:
Agua Donkeys on Quibi (04/2020): https://youtu.be/zowhunw_LBc
Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu (03/18/20): https://youtu.be/JWGkX8ClhBI
Barkitecture on Quibi (04/2020): https://youtu.be/5HDqnjCNjLE
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis on Netflix (03/03/20): https://youtu.be/eyg8_HBfVB0
Hunters on Prime Video (02/21/20): https://youtu.be/lCOzwK1n8nY
Paradise PD S2 on Netflix (03/06/20): https://youtu.be/E1qODP01XCY
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Siege on Netflix (???): https://youtu.be/SYDB6skUqYw
Making the Cut on Prime Video (03/27/20): https://youtu.be/Y41irC4jq30
Six Windows in the Desert on Netflix (02/27/20): https://youtu.be/RiQ3GI0bnaM
Ultras on Netflix (03/20/20): https://youtu.be/i-99BoYyUoI

New Releases
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