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.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix lands global streaming rights to Australian series ‘Alien TV’: https://deadline.com/2020/06/netlix-boards-eone-kids-animation-alien-tv-1202949253/

Prime Video:
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/

Hulu:
‘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 TV+:
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/

Disney+:
‘Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge’ shifts to YouTube instead of originally planned Disney+: https://youtu.be/ynDMTiamRRY

Quibi:
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

Main Discussion
HBO Max Reviews:
https://www.engadget.com/hbo-max-streaming-warnermedia-193403809.html
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hbo-max-isnt-a-gamechanger-at-t-analyst-1296622
https://deadline.com/2020/05/hbo-max-so-far-merits-a-grade-of-c-as-an-opportunity-lost-analysts-say-1202946744/
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4351284-hbo-max-launch-wasnt-failure
https://observer.com/2020/06/hbo-max-launch-interest-compared-disney-plus-quibi-apple-tv-plus/

Secondary Discussion
HBO Max Content: https://thestreamable.com/news/hbo-max-just-launched-but-theyre-already-losing-most-of-their-dc-movies-on-july-1st

Trailers
Sticks and Stones on BritBox (06/09/20): https://youtu.be/dOKNaOIqLcw

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