One week brought some major news including Disney’s latest earnings call which brought an update for subscribers. The numbers are good, but is that what we should be focusing on? Meanwhile, the new WarnerMedia CEO is making waves as he cleans house at the company with the focus being on HBO Max. All of this and more as Dustin and Tony discuss the latest news from the world of streaming.

News Rundown
Netflix:
‘Kings of America’ limited series headed to Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/08/amy-adams-adam-mckay-limited-walmart-drama-kings-of-america-netflix-1203003289/
Netflix to adapt podcast ‘36 Questions’: https://deadline.com/2020/08/netflix-and-chernin-36-questions-brett-haley-1203004948/
Untitled Chupacabra film lands at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/08/jonas-cuaron-chupacabra-netflix-chris-columbus-producing-1203006680/
Netflix orders kids eco-fable series: https://deadline.com/2020/08/netflix-orders-young-adult-eco-fable-the-last-bus-from-prankme-producer-wildseed-studios-1203008735/

Hulu:
Hulu gives two straight-to-series orders: https://deadline.com/2020/08/hulu-elle-fanning-david-change-morgan-neville-1203007019/
Hulu announces reduced annual subscription plan: https://www.engadget.com/hulu-discount-annual-plan-ad-supported-173220471.html

CBS All Access:
ViacomCBS streaming subscribers grow to 16.2 million: https://deadline.com/2020/08/viacomcbs-q2-domestic-streaming-digital-revenue-rose-25-subscriptions-plutotv-1203005766/
More details revealed for ViacomCBS new service: https://deadline.com/2020/08/viacomcbs-unveils-details-of-super-sized-international-steamer-1203004554/
CBS All Access developing remote workplace comedy from ‘The Office’ executive producers: https://deadline.com/2020/08/remote-workplace-comedycbs-all-access-ben-silverman-paul-lieberstein-the-office-1203007577/

Apple TV+:
Team Downey and Adam Perlman get series order at Apple TV+: https://deadline.com/2020/08/apple-orders-drama-series-from-team-downey-adam-perlman-1203005117/

Disney+:
Disney+ subscribers soar to 60.5 million: https://deadline.com/2020/08/disney-nears-5-year-streaming-goal-in-first-eight-months-with-57-5m-subscribers-1203003841/
‘Mulan’ will premiere on Disney+ for a price: https://www.engadget.com/disney-plus-mulan-release-182440824.html

Quibi:
Quibi launching in Australia and New Zealand with free ad-supported model: https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/5/21355362/quibi-free-ad-supported-australia-new-zealand-subscribers

HBO Max:
‘One Perfect Shot’ docuseries announced for HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/08/ava-duvernay-to-narrate-ep-one-perfect-shot-film-auteur-docuseries-for-hbo-max-1203007419/
WarnerMedia undergoes major restructuring as HBO Max becomes priority: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/bob-greenblatt-kevin-reilly-major-warnermedia-restructuring-1306486
WarnerMedia CEO discusses streamline plans: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warnermedia-chief-jason-kilar-says-exec-shake-up-will-streamline-decision-making-confirms-layoffs-1306521

Peacock:
‘Harry Potter’ films will call Peacock home for the foreseeable future: https://deadline.com/2020/08/harry-potter-films-to-stream-on-peacock-after-wrapping-hbo-max-cameo-1203004840/
‘The Rich Eisen Show’ becomes a Peacock exclusive series: https://deadline.com/2020/08/peacock-rich-eisen-nbc-sports-talk-streaming-1203005994/

Niche Streaming Services:
Niche streaming services thrive at AMC Networks: https://thestreamable.com/news/amc-networks-ceo-highlights-streamers-economic-benefits
Discovery continues to tout upcoming service without any real updates: https://deadline.com/2020/08/discovery-getting-closer-to-u-s-dtc-service-ceo-david-zaslav-calls-it-suv-of-brands-characters-vs-sportscars-like-netflix-amazon-disney-1203004573/

Other Streaming Providers:
Disney forgets about Hulu’s international plans and moves forward with Star-branded service for international markets: https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/4/21354712/disney-star-streaming-service-international-expansion-hulu-plus-abc-fx-fox
Roku grows to 43 million active accounts: https://deadline.com/2020/08/roku-surges-to-43m-active-accounts-on-covid-aided-q2-revenue-growth-1203005276/

Secondary Discussion
Streaming vs Theaters Followup: https://twitter.com/loudmouthjulia/status/1291035372156268548?s=09

Trailers
Ratched on Netflix (09/18/20): https://youtu.be/ZU9ZtlkSnnE
Mapleworth Murders on Quibi (08/10/20): https://youtu.be/Xtrt-TkWDxw
The Sleepover on Netflix (08/21/20): https://youtu.be/zqhfd79fbFs
About Face on Quibi (08/10/20): https://youtu.be/-VO_jyMjJL8
Phineas and Ferb: The Movie: Candace Against the Universe on Disney+ (08/28/20): https://youtu.be/jcqziqIcJ_g
Demarcus Family Rules on Netflix (08/19/20): https://youtu.be/_ok_NoWMwyQ
Honour on BritBox (11/17/20): https://youtu.be/NXdSW8l4jtg
Raised by Wolves on HBO Max (09/03/20): https://youtu.be/nAg6RTQEfeM
Selena + Chef on HBO Max (08/13/20): https://youtu.be/zgGdss2AVE4
I’m Thinking of Ending Things on Netflix (09/04/20): https://youtu.be/cDTg62vsV4U
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens on Netflix (08/20/20): https://youtu.be/Jr83bJsT6OA
Hoops on Netflix (08/21/20): https://youtu.be/OP4VYnQ5q3Q
The Undoing on HBO Max (10/25/20): https://youtu.be/BqeQVi1nPqs
Aggretsuko S3 on Netflix (08/27/20): https://youtu.be/SDJEVKjASl0
Small Axe on Prime Video (Fall 2020): https://youtu.be/yyVRkWsIJcM
Pen15 S2 on Hulu (09/18/20): https://youtu.be/oFAHiU0g0xQ
Woke on Hulu (09/09/20): https://youtu.be/LYt5HEabwvM
The Third Day on HBO Max (09/14/20): https://youtu.be/T43V6z9wYyE
Rust Valley Restorers S3 on Netflix (08/21/20): https://youtu.be/hPLRO1DevtQ

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