What will make HBO Max stand out compared to Disney+? According to John Stankey, a lot. And that isn’t the only thing Tony and Dustin discuss as an ad-supported model for Netflix is tossed around, why live TV may not be the best direction for certain companies and new developments regarding AT&T’s future in streaming live TV. All of that and more as all of the news regarding the streaming services are discussed.

News Topics:
John Stankey says HBO Max will differ from Disney+ by being for the entire family: https://deadline.com/2019/12/atts-john-stankey-disney-not-that-deep-but-hbo-max-will-reach-whole-family-1202805365/
LEGO launches streaming channel: https://www.mediaplaynews.com/lego-launching-streaming-video-app/
Why an ad-supported model could work for Netflix: https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/12/12/why-ad-supported-price-tier-makes-sense-netflix.aspx
The new streaming service, AT&T TV, to launch in February: https://www.fiercevideo.com/cable/at-t-tv-launches-nationwide-february-2020
Could AT&T be shutting down U-Verse TV?: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/att-may-stop-selling-u-verse-tv-in-2020/

Discussions:
Why the live TV business may not be the best direction for some companies:
https://deadline.com/2019/12/netflix-is-available-in-more-than-300m-global-pay-tv-households-report-estimates-1202798394/
https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/12/02/why-netflix-is-offering-cheaper-mobile-only-plans.aspx
https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/03/amazon-prime-arrives-on-cable-provided-tivo-boxes/
HBO Max’s focus:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warnermedias-kevin-reilly-keeping-biggest-hits-hbo-max-1258255
https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/hbo-max-is-the-key-aspect-of-atts-video-strategy-cfo-says-1203422230/

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