With all news pointed towards the election in the US, streaming mostly takes a back seat. However, there were still some new results for the latest quarter and some developments with some new recent data analysis. Join Tony and Dustin as they look at the last week’s news and some interesting analysis regarding the future of niche streaming services.

News Rundown
Netflix launches a linear-style channel test in France: https://www.engadget.com/netflix-has-launched-a-linear-channel-in-france-133949611.html

Prime Video:
Amazon buys ‘Palm Springs’ for multiple international markets: https://deadline.com/2020/11/amazon-palm-springs-australia-nz-canada-netherlands-france-uk-1234609551/

ViacomCBS streaming services rise in Q3: https://deadline.com/2020/11/viacomcbs-gets-past-wall-street-q3-estimates-covid-19-1234610277/
Licensed content from ViacomCBS is a strategy to fuel originals for their own streaming services: https://deadline.com/2020/11/viacomcbs-ceo-bob-bakish-on-licensing-content-we-cant-keep-all-that-for-ourselves-the-upfront-production-ramp-1234610307/
ViacomCBS plans to shut down some of their smaller services ahead of Paramount+ launch: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/viacomcbs-will-shut-down-some-smaller-streaming-services-ahead-of-paramount-launch/

HBO Max:
TNT, TBS, and TruTV to give HBO Max content showcase Thanksgiving weekend: https://deadline.com/2020/11/tnt-tbs-trutv-to-tnt-tbs-trutv-to-showcase-hbo-max-programming-in-thanksgiving-crossover-event-1234611688/
HBO Max inks deal with Don Cheadle’s production company for dark comedy series: https://deadline.com/2020/11/don-cheadle-hbo-max-deal-camilla-blackett-radicle-act-1234606585/

Niche Streaming Services:
Discovery plans on unveiling upcoming service in December: https://deadline.com/2020/11/discovery-plans-grand-unveiling-dtc-offering-in-early-december-1234609601/
Bloomberg launches streaming news network: https://www.tvtechnology.com/news/bloomberg-quicktake-streaming-news-network-debuts

Other Streaming Providers:
Roku hits 46M active users: https://deadline.com/2020/11/roku-shares-rise-q3-results-wall-street-streaming-1234609931/
AT&T looking to sell stake in DirecTV: https://thestreamable.com/news/report-att-looking-to-sell-minority-stake-in-directv-and-att-tv-now

Data reveals top streaming films for the year: https://variety.com/vip/data-borat-2-second-only-to-hamilton-in-most-watched-u-s-svod-movies-of-2020-1234823177/
AT&T’s trouble with selling off parts of itself: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-06/at-t-t-ceo-john-stankey-tries-to-unwind-giant-m-a-spree
The value of smaller services is being reevaluated: https://www.adweek.com/tv-video/entertainment-giants-reevaluate-their-smaller-streaming-services/

Blood Vessel on Shudder (11/05/20): https://youtu.be/7Frhq5texpY
The Mighty Ones on Peacock (11/09/20): https://youtu.be/77OrlNImuCA
Madagascar: A Little Wild on Peacock (12/11/20): https://youtu.be/R06X92Tz6WY
Trolls: TrollsTopia on Peacock (11/19/20): https://youtu.be/yPGeeh_oPhQ
Ex-Arm on Crunchyroll (01/2021): https://youtu.be/0jCPQe9g-TE
El Presidente S1 on Prime Video (11/06/20): https://youtu.be/oonmA8vsvjA
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special on Disney+ (11/17/20): https://youtu.be/-bZxO5Dn9x0
Riding with Sugar on Netflix (11/27/20): https://youtu.be/7AXrqIB2yVM
Mosul on Netflix (11/26/20): https://youtu.be/Z9bw8MGkB-A
The Pack on Prime Video (11/20/20): https://youtu.be/VcKsIuQ23Xg
Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show on HBO Max (11/12/20): https://youtu.be/QfSHx6k1KIo
Small Axe Anthology on Prime Video (11/20/20): https://youtu.be/SjFAEy-0BLk
The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again on Netflix (11/19/20): https://youtu.be/f9OVdmIxkso
The Hardy Boys on Hulu (12/04/20): https://youtu.be/tlsk0yBIimc
Happiest Season on Hulu (11/25/20): https://youtu.be/h58HkQV1gHY
Stylish with Jenna Lyons on HBO Max (12/03/20): https://youtu.be/5k7ktWpxNJA
Trolls: TrollsTopia on Hulu (11/19/20): https://youtu.be/-2ZkSRgY-5M
Breaking Beauty on Crackle (11/19/20): https://youtu.be/Vz5w4O_ITwE
The Mess You Leave Behind on Netflix (12/11/20): https://youtu.be/_hUsbE6xAEY
Holiday Home Makeover with Mr. Christmas on Netflix (11/18/20): https://youtu.be/JPyRL_mm5vo
Superintelligence on HBO Max (11/26/20): https://youtu.be/9bRe8sEcOvQ

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