Month: November 2019

020: How Does Video Get to Us?

Have you ever wondered how the video files we see as consumers get to us when we watch a streaming service? This episode has Tony explain the process of how the video goes from a file in the hands of a content creator to our screens. Sources https://www.information-age.com/how-netflix-work-streaming-4k-123484779/ https://www.techhive.com/article/2158040/how-netflix-streams-movies-to-your-tv.html https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/01/31/how-does-netflix-work.aspx https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/high-quality-video-encoding-at-scale-d159db052746 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_details_of_Netflix https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/per-title-encode-optimization-7e99442b62a2 https://variety.com/2015/digital/news/netflix-better-streaming-quality-1201661116/ https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/artwork-personalization-c589f074ad76…

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019: The Execs Behind Disney+ and HBO Max

With Thanksgiving in the US happening this week, Tony and Dustin take a break from the news to discuss the Recode event and how it relates to the streaming services. John Stankey talked about HBO Max and Kevin Mayer discussed Disney+. With both services being at very different phases of existence and the directions being…

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018: Netflix Expands Their Reach, Apple TV+ Falters

Thanksgiving is right around the corner for the US and that means it might be time to be thankful for all of the projects being announced. But are any of them sticking out to us? There was a pretty big deal at Netflix that probably won’t get too much traction, but we will tell you…

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017: The Potential Issues with Disney+

We haven’t discussed very much of the services that offer live television, but this time around it is a good time to bring it up with two of the major services raising their prices and others not far behind raising their prices as well. In addition to that, we also discuss our reactions to Disney+…

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016: Netflix Teams with Nickelodeon

It is getting to that time of the year where the news is starting to dry up. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some big things to discuss. The main highlight is that despite Nickelodeon’s parent company in the middle of finalizing a merger with CBS, they will be teaming with a different streaming service…

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015: Disney+ First Reaction and Quarterly Earnings

Disney+ has now launched and while it wasn’t without its own hiccups, we give some first reactions to the service. On top of that, a new study claims to have huge subscriber counts for some of the services while the companies behind the services are teaming up to combat password sharing. The bulk of the…

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014: Hulu Gets a Boost

Content is king, or so we are told all the time. But is it really? Does quality outweigh quantity, and how important is that thought for these new services launching? Amazon picks up some unique shows while Quibi continues to make headlines with their future content lineup. The big story might be a certain brand…

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013: Could Peacock be Free for All?

Could Peacock end up being a free service? What do the recent deals WarnerMedia has been making with international providers mean for HBO Max’s international rollout? Who could possibly buy Vudu from Walmart? All of this and more is covered this time around as Tony and Dustin discuss the latest happenings within the Streaming Wars….

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012: HBO Max’s Content Lineup and More

Even after our split of the show coverage, this week still brings a ton of news related to the content coming to the streaming services. With updates for Netflix, Disney+, and Quibi, the main bulk of the news is the content coming to HBO Max which was announced earlier this week. Dustin and Tony discuss…

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