Just when Disvoery finally reveals details for their streaming service and they have the spotlight, WarnerMedia sends shockwaves through the entertainment industry with an announcement for HBO Max. Will their plan work or will it alienate everyone outside the customer? Find out as Dustin and Tony discuss the latest news from the world of streaming.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Workplace comedy series ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’ gets series order at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/12/melissa-mccarthy-ben-falcone-workplace-comedy-gods-favorite-idiot-netflix-1234635695/
Sci-fi thriller film ‘Stowaway’ lands at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/12/netflix-stowaway-joe-penna-movie-anna-kendrick-daniel-dae-kim-shamier-anderson-toni-colette-1234635586/
Netflix orders limited series ‘The Unlikely Murder’: https://deadline.com/2020/12/the-unlikely-murderer-netflix-series-on-assassination-of-olof-palme-1234637086/
Netflix to reboot young adult series ‘Heartbreak High’: https://deadline.com/2020/12/netflix-reboots-australia-heartbreak-high-1234651314/
Thriller feature film ‘End of the Road’ is coming to Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/12/queen-latifah-millient-shelton-netflix-end-of-the-road-1234651484/

Prime Video:
Amazon lands first run of the final season of ‘Vikings’: https://deadline.com/2020/12/vikings-amazon-exclusive-first-run-of-final-ten-episodes-1234636217/

Hulu:
Watch party feature now available to all Hulu subscribers: https://www.engadget.com/hulu-watch-party-now-available-204041351.html
True crime series ‘Candy’ heads to Hulu: https://deadline.com/2020/12/hulu-elisabeth-moss-true-crime-drama-series-candy-1234636913/

Paramount+:
CBS All Access lands on Xfinity X1 devices: https://deadline.com/2020/12/cbs-all-access-added-to-comcast-xfinity-x1-pay-tv-streaming-1234651509/

Apple TV+:
‘Acapulco’ gets series order from Apple: https://deadline.com/2020/12/eugenio-derbez-star-acapulco-apple-tv-bilingual-comedy-series-inspired-how-to-be-a-latin-lover-movie-1234635420/
Apple gives straight-to-series order for ‘Gutsy Women’: https://deadline.com/2020/12/hillary-clinton-chelsea-clinton-gutsy-women-series-order-apple-1234649764/
Apple orders docuseries focusing on surfing champs: https://deadline.com/2020/12/surfing-champs-apple-tv-docuseries-world-surf-league-1234650478/

Disney+:
Could Hulu be folded into Disney+: https://collider.com/will-hulu-be-folded-into-disney-plus/

Quibi:
Quibi officially shuts down: https://deadline.com/2020/12/quibi-fades-to-black-december-1-jeffery-katzenberg-meg-whitman-1234602207/

HBO Max:
HBO Max lands streaming rights for comedy series ‘The Middle’: https://deadline.com/2020/12/the-middle-hbo-max-exclusive-svod-deal-1234635788/
Charlize Theron inks first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/charlize-theron-inks-first-look-tv-deal-with-hbo-hbo-max-exclusive
HBO Max developing detective comedy from ‘Astronomy Club’ creators: https://deadline.com/2020/12/detective-comedy-astronomy-club-shawtane-bowen-jerah-milligan-hbo-max-1234635348/
HBO Max will begin 4K support with the release of ‘Wonder Woman 1984’: https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/1/21813364/wonder-woman-1984-4k-ultra-hd-dolby-vision-atmos-announced
Pandemic heist film ‘Lockdown’ heading to HBO Max: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/doug-liman-pandemic-heist-movie-lockdown-lands-at-hbo-max
Dramedy series ‘Women’s Studies’ being developed at HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/12/hbo-max-womens-studies-natalia-castells-esquivel-dani-chase-1234636899/
HBO Max ends free trial: https://thestreamable.com/news/hbo-max-removes-free-trial-ahead-of-release-of-wonder-woman-1984
Warner Bros will release the entire 2021 film slate to HBO Max and theaters on the same day: https://deadline.com/2020/12/warner-bros-2021-movie-slate-hbo-max-matrix-4-dune-in-the-heights-1234649760/
HBO Max looks to create local international originals from DC library ahead of international launch: https://deadline.com/2020/12/hbo-max-dc-casey-bloys-international-1234649813/
New data shows HBO Max is growing quickly: https://blog.apptopia.com/hbo-max-is-now-the-fastest-growing-major-svod-service-in-the-us?s=09
HBO Max jumps to over 12 million activations: https://deadline.com/2020/12/hbo-max-streaming-12-6-million-subscribers-att-ceo-john-stankey-the-undoing-1234652083/

Discovery+:
Discovery+ launching on January 4: https://deadline.com/2020/12/discovery-reveals-streaming-rollout-plan-for-discovery-with-verizon-deal-in-place-for-january-u-s-launch-1234636340/
Over one thousand hours of original content is planned for the first year of Discovery+: https://deadline.com/2020/12/discovery-plus-original-content-90-day-fiance-kevin-hart-martha-stewart-1234636414/
Magnolia content will debut on Discovery+ ahead of the network’s launch: https://deadline.com/2020/12/chip-joanna-gaines-fixer-upper-welcome-home-magnolia-network-conent-premiere-discovery-magnolia-table-with-joanna-gaines-video-1234636467/
Discovery+ aiming for ‘tens of millions’ subscribers: https://deadline.com/2020/12/discovery-new-streaming-service-rival-netflix-disney-unscripted-tens-of-millions-of-subscribers-1234636797/
Analysts give early take on Discovery+: https://deadline.com/2020/12/discovery-plus-streaming-wall-street-netflix-1234647108/

Niche Streaming Services:
IMDb TV orders true-crime docuseries’ Moment of Truth’: https://deadline.com/2020/12/imdb-tv-orders-true-crime-docuseries-moment-of-truth-james-jordan-murder-dream-hampton-1234649827/
Warner Media may be eying the creation of two more streaming services: https://www.engadget.com/warnermedia-cnn-entertainment-cable-streaming-services-200009666.html
Disney considered moving major sports rights to ESPN+: https://thestreamable.com/news/disney-considered-moving-major-sports-rights-to-espn-plus-selling-a-e-freeform

Main Discussion
WarnerMedia’s major theatrical and streaming shift: https://deadline.com/2020/12/hbo-max-warner-bros-movies-deal-jason-kilar-explains-move-1234649871/
https://www.vox.com/recode/22151073/warner-bros-hbo-max-movies-jason-kilar-warnermedia-interview
https://deadline.com/2020/12/att-john-stankey-warner-bros-hbo-max-streaming-windows-1234650649/
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/04/att-dismantles-time-warner-to-battle-netflix-the-inside-story.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/filmmaker-steven-soderbergh-on-hbo-max-the-death-of-cinema-and-vibing-with-meryl-streep
https://deadline.com/2020/12/christopher-nolan-slams-warner-bros-hbo-max-theatrical-windows-tenet-1234651892/

Trailers
Song Exploder v2 on Netflix (12/15/20): https://youtu.be/b7oXr10I-Ho
Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 on HBO Max (12/17/20): https://youtu.be/Quwc1ePt6_0
Vikings S6 P2 on Prime Video (12/30/20): https://youtu.be/Auzs95InJzo
The Dig on Netflix (01/29/21): https://youtu.be/JZQz0rkNajo
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina P4 on Netflix (12/31/20): https://youtu.be/gENO66DUgaQ
Firefly Lane on Netflix (02/03/21): https://youtu.be/tdRwkkt-7GU
Hunted on Shudder (01/14/21): https://youtu.be/TjSSbgg4Lwo
We Can Be Heroes on Netflix (01/01/21): https://youtu.be/omn2PJEuOTw
Sweet Home on Netflix (12/18/20): https://youtu.be/7rI56NmD33Y
Dr. Stone S2 on Crunchyroll (01/2021): https://youtu.be/QqgqrrFbw3g
Small Axe: Education on Prime Video (12/18/20): https://youtu.be/9uxPGMubvbQ
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy: Earthrise on Netflix (12/30/20): https://youtu.be/8s00QLjolFg
Joe Bob Saves Christmas on Shudder (12/13/20): https://youtu.be/kpTrRofGRIs
Sylvie’s Love on Prime Video (12/23/20): https://youtu.be/Mj71cp7jM0w
Double Dad on Netflix (01/15/21): https://youtu.be/Yjq-LSl98Lg

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