A week later and some are calling HBO Max’s launch a faliure. But is it? Tony and Dustin dive into the current war between Amazon and HBO Max and how it affects the overall momentum for WarnerMedia. They also take a look at the current spending spree at Apple TV+ and Quibi revamping their future offerings.

News Rundown
Netflix:
‘The School for Good and Evil’ adaptation coming from Paul Feig at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/05/paul-feig-the-school-for-good-and-evil-movie-netflix-1202945367/
Sundance documentary ‘Disclosure’ acquired by Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/05/netflix-acquires-disclosure-director-sam-feder-sundance-lgbtq-trans-diversity-inclusion-representation-1202946128/

Prime Video:
Amazon looking for stronger relationships with media companies: https://thestreamable.com/news/amazon-pushes-alliances-with-disney-publishers-to-grow-connected-tv

Hulu:
Hulu launches watch party feature: https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/28/21273246/hulu-watch-party-feature-how-to-use-test

Apple TV+:
Apple teams with Martin Scorsese for next film ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’: https://deadline.com/2020/05/killers-of-the-flower-moon-martin-scorsese-leonardo-dicaprio-robert-de-niro-apple-paramount-1202904816/
‘Hedy Lamarr’ series starring Gal Gadot moves to Apple from Showtime: https://deadline.com/2020/05/gal-gadot-led-hedy-lamarr-series-sarah-treem-move-apple-showtime-1202945690/

Disney+:
Disney+ heads to Japan on June 11: https://deadline.com/2020/05/disney-launch-japan-june-11-1202945194/
‘The Simpsons’ are now viewable in the original aspect ratio: https://www.engadget.com/disney-plus-simpsons-streaming-4-3-ratio-190542390.html
‘Frozen 2’ heads to UK and Ireland two weeks early: https://deadline.com/2020/06/frozen-2-release-date-disney-polus-uk-ireland-1202949044/

Quibi:
Quibi’s programming gets revamped in hope of attracting more subscribers: https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/quibi-revamps-programming-after-rocky-start-for-short-video-app
Cynthia Erivo fronted docuseries ‘What We Keep’ coming to Quibi: https://deadline.com/2020/05/quibi-what-we-keep-docuseries-cynthia-erivo-penny-lane-story-syndicate-1202945498/

HBO Max:
HBO Max picks up ‘Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020’: https://deadline.com/2020/05/hbo-max-laura-benanti-homeschool-musical-class-of-2020-1202945831/
‘Young Sheldon’ heads to HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/05/hbo-max-young-sheldon-1202946300/
‘Love Life’ popularity speeds release schedule up: https://deadline.com/2020/05/hbo-max-release-schedule-anna-kendricks-love-life-1202946792/
HBO Max head, Tony Goncalves, talks launch and more: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/2/21276932/att-hbo-max-warnermedia-otter-media-ceo-tony-goncalves-interview
HBO Max will be exempt from mobile data caps on AT&T: https://www.engadget.com/hbo-max-att-data-caps-172212306.html?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=internal&utm_source=dl

Niche Streaming Services:
WWE Network shifts strategy with new free tier: https://deadline.com/2020/06/wwe-subscription-streaming-rolls-out-free-version-raw-talk-1202948079/
People are switching to digital for sports which means ESPN+ is growing: https://www.emarketer.com/content/in-the-us-people-are-switching-to-digital-for-live-sports-viewing?ecid=NL1001

Other Streaming Providers:
Sling TV gets new president as subscriber numbers drop: https://www.engadget.com/sling-tv-president-replaced-044622525.html
Roku now offers live guide: https://www.engadget.com/roku-channel-live-guide-063036566.html

Main Discussion
Amazon vs HBO Max:
https://entertainmentstrategyguy.com/2020/05/29/most-important-story-of-the-week-29-may-20-all-the-complications-of-the-att-and-amazon-show-down/

Trailers
The God of High School on Crunchyroll (07/2020): https://youtu.be/0o-YF1kgiOU
Secret Society of Second-Born Royals on Disney+ (07/17/20): https://youtu.be/Zq2OLayDn9k
Jo Koy: In His Elements on Netflix (06/12/20): https://youtu.be/yw3wp_tJlqk
Under the Riccione Sun on Netflix (07/01/20): https://youtu.be/wkBw_pphRqs
F is for Family S4 on Netflix (06/12/20): https://youtu.be/8HmQZxDTpe0
Into the Dark: Good Boy on Hulu (06/12/20): https://youtu.be/lvcwkFWb_30
The Thomas John Experience on CBS All Access (06/04/20): https://youtu.be/WiuvRP7VmOA
We are Freestyle Love Supreme on Hulu (06/05/20): https://youtu.be/rWrOxKt9yQc
Japan Sinks: 2020 on Netflix (07/09/20): https://youtu.be/yfys-2KA3oQ
Curon on Netflix (06/10/20): https://youtu.be/XUg_lpDHN8o
Regular Heroes E4 on Prime Video (05/29/20): https://youtu.be/AANDs51BcRI
Alexa & Katie P4 on Netflix (06/13/20): https://youtu.be/PXwMNBCFzgU
Yummy on Shudder (06/25/20): https://youtu.be/zq9K3pVQsmI

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