There is a lot of talk about HBO Max and whether or not it is failing. But Tony and Dustin have a different thought. The service isn’t failing, but it isn’t succeeding as it should be either. Find out what the biggest problem facing HBO Max is and stick around for a discussion on the future of WarnerMedia’s Boomerang app.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Competitive BBQ series heads to Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/08/netflix-american-barbecue-showdown-from-maverick-tv-usa-1203015701/
Netflix is testing a new shuffle option: https://www.engadget.com/netflix-shuffle-play-button-test-031412599.html
Norwegian action-adventure film ‘Troll’ moves forward at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/08/tomb-raider-roar-uthaug-netflixs-norwegian-action-adventure-troll-1203022508/

Prime Video:
Asian-American led heist film planned for Amazon: https://deadline.com/2020/08/daniel-dae-kim-randall-park-young-il-kim-amazon-studios-asian-american-heist-film-1203015862/
‘Dead Ringers’ reboot in the works at Prime Video: https://deadline.com/2020/08/rachel-weisz-dead-ringers-amazon-annapurna-tv-alice-birch-1203011855/
‘The Glorias’ moves to Prime Video: https://deadline.com/2020/08/the-glorias-amazon-prime-video-julie-taymor-gloria-steinem-julianne-moore-alicia-vikander-janelle-monae-1203016872/
Football drama ‘Work Horses’ moves forward at Prime Video: https://deadline.com/2020/08/scribe-sheldon-turner-his-vendetta-productions-board-amazon-college-football-feature-work-horses-1203018926/

Hulu:
Hulu boards sexual identity documentary series from BBC: https://deadline.com/2020/08/hulu-boards-cara-delevingne-fronted-bbc-three-documentary-series-on-sexual-identity-1203017393/

Apple TV+:
Country music competition series ordered by Apple: https://deadline.com/2020/08/apple-country-music-talent-format-reese-witherspoon-1203015328/

Disney+:
Disney+ to launch in Latin America November 17: https://thestreamable.com/news/disney-plus-to-launch-in-latin-america-and-brazil-on-nov-17

HBO Max:
Anthology series ‘Verbatim’ gets pilot order at HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/08/verbatim-anthology-series-from-brett-weiner-red-hour-left-right-gets-hbo-max-pilot-order-college-admission-scandal-1203017800/
HBO Max dates three more comedy specials: https://deadline.com/2020/08/colin-quinn-phoebe-robinson-aida-rodriguez-hbo-max-stand-up-specials-1203018605/
Mystery drama ‘Miss NG’ in development at HBO Max: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/east-los-high-carlos-portugal-miss-ng-hbo-max-1234741797/
More global projects coming to HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/08/hbo-max-jen-kim-international-projects-1203021667/
‘The West Wing’ reunion coming to HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/08/the-west-wing-reunion-hbo-max-1203022462/

Peacock:
Peacock announces ‘Brother From Another’ sports talk show: https://deadline.com/2020/08/brother-from-another-peacock-sports-talk-show-michael-holley-michael-sm-1203017122/
Peacock picks up BBC Young adult drama ‘Noughts + Crosses’: https://deadline.com/2020/08/noughts-crosses-peacock-bbc-1203021517/

Niche Streaming Services:
BET+ rallies to one million subscribers: https://deadline.com/2020/08/tyler-perry-bet-networks-bet-streamer-crosses-1-million-subscribers-1203014179/
Crunchyroll adds premium subscription tiers: https://www.engadget.com/crunchyroll-offline-viewing-subscription-tiers-145000647.html

Main Discussion
Google potentially working on streaming service aggregator: https://thestreamable.com/news/report-google-potentially-working-on-streaming-service-aggregator-called-chrome-kaleidoscope

Secondary Discussions
HBO Max compared to Prime Video: https://twitter.com/EntStrategyGuy/status/1296505346849046528?s=09
How to get HBO Max: https://twitter.com/bradybrendan1/status/1291932120919810049?s=09

Trailers
James Veitch: Straight to VHS on HBO Max (08/20/20): https://youtu.be/SJfHdXC6FzY
Chef’s Table: BBQ on Netflix (09/02/20): https://youtu.be/VnvG08masio
Earth to Ned on Disney+ (09/04/20): https://youtu.be/S1JmLvFWi0w
Family Business on Acorn TV (08/24/20): https://youtu.be/2E70iMlsHPQ
Departure on Peacock (09/17/20): https://youtu.be/RmEMdMnGcm4
Coastal Elites on HBO Max (09/12/20): https://youtu.be/nE2lCR9bRiw
Becoming on Disney+ (09/18/20): https://youtu.be/BnpTgHVmH_0
Cuties on Netflix (09/09/20): https://youtu.be/M0O7lLe4SmA
Utopia on Prime Video (09/25/20): https://youtu.be/dFSKBllxRIw
The Binge on Hulu (09/28/20): https://youtu.be/qg3ZjDFZaIw
Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions on Netflix (09/01/20): https://youtu.be/LCwwLxFRpC0
Reno 911! P2 on Quibi (08/24/20): https://youtu.be/Zx5j2Y54isc
The Defiant Ones on Peacock (09/04/20): https://youtu.be/lyZV5SwurDk
Baby S3 on Netflix (09/16/20): https://youtu.be/dwGpW3N2Qkw
On the Rocks on Apple TV+ (10/2020): https://youtu.be/w4p0vjj_C8s
Nice One! on Quibi (08/24/20): https://youtu.be/tNc7jx_hrdg
Class Action Park on HBO Max (08/27/20): https://youtu.be/mqg48h_uKYM
McDonald and Dodds on BritBox (2020): https://youtu.be/O8gSGQJ1k8M
Don’t Forget the Driver on BritBox (2020): https://youtu.be/-uz7rfHYcdo
Madagascar: A Little Wild on Peacock (09/07/20): https://youtu.be/h7G0DLTpbIs
Love, Guaranteed on Netflix (09/03/20): https://youtu.be/TcilGWIzvdE
The Right Stuff on Disney+ (10/09/20): https://youtu.be/Og0htvEVqJQ
A Most Beautiful Thing on Peacock (09/04/20): https://youtu.be/cxWhdwpFCgQ
Taken Down on Acorn TV (09/21/20): https://youtu.be/v7gzhQoiPgc
TIME on Prime Video (10/23/20): https://youtu.be/kq6Hh07oLvs
Black Boys on Peacock (09/10/20): https://youtu.be/bX_odQeTeEs
The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show on Peacock (09/10/20): https://youtu.be/bk49xNDC40w
Anthony on Peacock (09/04/20): https://youtu.be/QK6hajUaLSk
The Vow on HBO Max (08/23/20): https://youtu.be/31rSR0w0z30
Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max (2021): https://youtu.be/z6512XKKNkU
Burn the Witch on Crunchyroll (10/03/20): https://youtu.be/bJzUi09q4q8
Cobra Kai S1 and S2 on Netflix (08/28/20): https://youtu.be/MLpyi-oVoIY
Raised by Wolves on HBO Max (09/03/20): https://youtu.be/VnwttF7uv1I
Agents of Chaos on HBO Max (09/23/20): https://youtu.be/M-OA7H8DoJM
Noughts + Crosses on Peacock (09/04/20): https://youtu.be/REW1NwVj-9I
David Byrne’s American Utopia on HBO Max (10/17/20): https://youtu.be/G9laLcIp8GM
Dragon’s Dogma on Netflix (09/17/20): https://youtu.be/MASNtyXYZI8
The Gift S2 on Netflix (09/10/20): https://youtu.be/WgUt8epzB8A
Enola Holmes on Netflix (09/23/20): https://youtu.be/1d0Zf9sXlHk

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