039: Is Intellectual Property the Key to Success?

The slow trickle of news continues, but brings some interesting discussions. Should Netflix consider lowering their prices to keep US subscribers from leaving? In the world of streaming, is intellectual property the key to success? And why is HBO Max so important for AT&T’s future? All this and more as Tony and Dustin discuss the last week of news related to the streaming services on this episode of The Streaming Wars.

News Topics:
Apple claims that Apple TV+ didn’t impact revenue for Q4: https://deadline.com/2020/01/apple-apple-tv-the-morning-show-1202844373/
Amazon Prime members top 150 million: https://www.engadget.com/2020/01/30/amazon-q4-2019/
Hulu CEO leaves as service is integrated into Disney DTC Unit: https://deadline.com/2020/01/hulu-ceo-randy-freer-exits-streamer-is-integrated-into-disneys-direct-to-consumer-international-1202848283/
Pluto TV set to launch in Latin America: https://deadline.com/2020/02/pluto-tv-sets-latin-america-launch-in-march-with-brazil-coming-by-year-end-1202849672/

Discussions:
Analyst: Netflix may need to look at lower pricing to prevent subscriber loss: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/28/why-netflix-pricing-may-decrease-as-risk-of-subscriber-losses-grows.html?&qsearchterm=Netflix
IP is the most important element in the streaming wars: https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/01/28/disney-and-apple-tv-prove-that-in-streaming-ip-is.aspx
Why HBO Max is so important to AT&T’s success:
https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/29/21113234/att-earnings-warnermedia-hbo-max-revenue-loss-netflix-streaming-wars
https://www.mediaplaynews.com/att-lost-3-4-million-pay-tv-subs-in-2019/

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