The world has much more important things to worry about than streaming services so it was a light news week. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have some great topics to discuss. We cover the disconnect between the tech journalists and the business analysts in their reviews of HBO Max. We also discuss the importance of Roku in making HBO Max successful and how the Amazon deal isn’t as important. Finally, we wrap the episode up talking about DC content on HBO Max and the future of DC Universe.
Netflix lands global streaming rights to Australian series ‘Alien TV’: https://deadline.com/2020/06/netlix-boards-eone-kids-animation-alien-tv-1202949253/
Amazon plans to make Premier games free when the season resumes: https://deadline.com/2020/06/amazon-to-make-premier-league-games-free-to-view-in-uk-1202949919/
‘We Are Freestyle Love Supreme’ postpones release at Hulu: https://deadline.com/2020/06/lin-manuel-miranda-doc-we-are-freestyle-love-supreme-postpones-release-cites-protester-solidarity-1202950873/
Apple hires former Amazon Head of Sports: https://thestreamable.com/news/report-apple-hires-former-amazon-head-of-sports-to-run-sports-programming-for-apple-tv-plus
Could an Apple service bundle be in development: https://9to5mac.com/2020/06/03/apple-bundle-services-code/
‘Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge’ shifts to YouTube instead of originally planned Disney+: https://youtu.be/ynDMTiamRRY
Quibi execs take salary cuts due forgo layoffs: https://deadline.com/2020/06/quibi-denies-layoff-reports-says-senior-execuitves-agree-to-salary-cut-1202950330/
Quibi staff may be upset about Reese Witherspoon’s ‘Fierce Queens’ payday: https://thestreamable.com/news/quibi-staff-reportedly-outraged-after-reese-witherspoon-was-paid-6-million-for-narrating-fierce-queens
Other Streaming Providers:
Roku’s growth makes them a force that can’t be ignored: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/4/21280279/roku-hbo-max-dispute-streaming-connected-tvs-amazon-fire-apple-channels-warnermedia
HBO Max Reviews:
HBO Max Content: https://thestreamable.com/news/hbo-max-just-launched-but-theyre-already-losing-most-of-their-dc-movies-on-july-1st
Sticks and Stones on BritBox (06/09/20): https://youtu.be/dOKNaOIqLcw
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