A slow week turned into yet another major announcement relating to sports and streaming. Outside of a few quick service updates, the week is all about Peacock and the plans to add even more sports including the entirety of the WWE Network. Fina all about the latest in the Streaming Wars now.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix sees growth and possible cash-rich future: https://deadline.com/2021/01/netflix-beats-q4-subscriber-forecasts-sees-cash-rich-future-1234676299/
Netflix CEO’s discuss theatrical windows: https://deadline.com/2021/01/netflix-reed-hastings-ted-sarandos-hbo-max-theatrical-windows-collapse-1234676669/
Netflix lands ‘Heartstopper’ adaptation: https://deadline.com/2021/01/hearstopper-netflix-alice-oseman-order-euros-lyn-1234676286/
Netflix plans to rollout shuffle play feature: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/20/22240550/netflix-shuffle-play-movies-shows-viewing-history
Netflix buys Sony’s animated ‘The Mitchells vs The Machines’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/sony-sells-lord-miller-film-the-mitchells-vs-the-machines-to-netflix-1234677638/

Prime Video:
Left Handed Films signs first-look deal with Amazon: https://deadline.com/2021/01/riz-ahmed-left-handed-films-first-look-tv-deal-amazon-1234676257/

Apple TV+:
62% of Apple TV+ subscribers are getting it for free: https://variety.com/2021/digital/news/apple-tv-plus-freeloader-problem-percent-free-1234890385/

Disney+:
‘Soul’ sets new streaming record according to Nielsen: https://deadline.com/2021/01/pixar-soul-historic-nielsen-streaming-win-christmas-disney-netflix-1234678320/

HBO Max:
HBO Max starts to set leadership team for international rollout: https://deadline.com/2021/01/hbo-max-euro-mena-leadership-team-international-rollout-1234676911/
HBO Max acquires Israeli series ‘Uri and Ella’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/hbo-max-acquires-israeli-series-uri-and-ella-1234677922/
Harry Potter series in development at HBO Max: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/harry-potter-series-hbo-max-1234865601/

Peacock:
‘The Office’ is being viewed more on Peacock than it was on Netflix: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/the-office-is-getting-more-viewership-on-peacock-than-netflix-data-shows/
NBCSN plans to end channel run; sports headed to USA Network and Peacock: https://deadline.com/2021/01/cable-network-nbcsn-to-go-dark-by-end-of-2021-sports-streaming-peacock-1234678611/
Peacock acquires WWE Network: https://thestreamable.com/news/peacock-to-become-exclusive-home-of-wwe-network

Trailers
The Lady and the Dale on HBO Max (01/31/21): https://youtu.be/FOZWutV0jwU
Possessions on HBO Max (01/28/21): https://youtu.be/erjDZEYaWVo
Dr. Ramune: Mysterious Disease Specialist on Crunchyroll (01/2021): https://youtu.be/9tR41AHRaV0
Fake Famous on HBO Max (02/02/21): https://youtu.be/2B7m-ARHz0c
The Dark and the Wicked on Shudder (02/25/21): https://youtu.be/kcntHs-HUzQ
After Midnight on Shudder (02/11/21): https://youtu.be/YHX96WSOsGU
MeatEater S9 P2 on Netflix (02/17/21): https://youtu.be/8u3-6KeOXbo
Godzilla vs Kong on HBO Max (03/26/21): https://youtu.be/HzQCOcZkKJ8
The Snoopy Show on Apple TV+ (02/05/21): https://youtu.be/A-C9hfwvLDc
It’s a Sin on HBO Max (02/18/21): https://youtu.be/hnR5DxP2e2g

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