045: Quibi Skepticism and Disney Television Studios

For the second episode released this week, we dive into a couple of different topics. First, what is Disney Television Studios and what does it mean for content on Hulu or Disney+? Quibi is less than a month away from launching but will the recently announced free trial be enough to sway the skeptics? What will the NFL do with their streaming rights if AT&T passes on Sunday Ticket? Can Walmart compete long term with Amazon with a membership service that doesn’t include streaming? All of this and more is discussed as Tony and Dustin cover the past week of news.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Action heist film ‘Kingdom Come’ lands at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/03/netflix-rawson-marshall-thurber-heist-pitch-kingdom-come-kyle-ward-script-beau-bauman-red-notice-dwayne-johnson-gal-gadot-ryan-reynolds-1202874371/
‘Lost in Space’ renewed for a third and final season: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/lost-in-space-renewed-final-season-3-netflix-1203527726/
John Boyega teams with Netflix to develop a slate of African films: https://deadline.com/2020/03/john-boyega-netflix-movie-slate-east-west-star-wars-1202878183/
Netflix orders magic travelogue with Jay Chou: https://deadline.com/2020/03/netflix-magic-travelogue-green-hornet-jay-chou-1202878196/
Netflix acquires rights to ‘Call Your Daughter Home’ novel: https://deadline.com/2020/03/call-your-daughter-home-series-adaptation-book-netflix-1202878593/
Animated comedy series ‘Mulligan’ gets a series order: https://deadline.com/2020/03/netflix-orders-animated-comedy-series-mulligan-tina-fey-robert-carlock-1202877526/

Prime Video:
Ex-Formula One champion Fernando Alonso is the focus of new docuseries: https://deadline.com/2020/03/amazon-formula-one-driver-fernando-alonso-1202880731/

CBS All Access:
National Women’s Soccer League inks streaming deal with CBS All Access and Twitch: https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/11/national-womens-soccer-league-games-on-cbs-twitch/

Apple TV+:
Drama series ‘Suspicion’ moves forward at Apple TV+ with Uma Thurman headlining: https://deadline.com/2020/03/uma-thurman-apple-drama-series-suspicion-israeli-false-flag-remake-1202879240/

Disney+:
Beauty and the Beast prequel series in the works at Disney+: https://deadline.com/2020/03/beauty-the-beast-prequel-series-from-once-upon-time-creators-in-the-works-at-disney-1202876423/
Telefonica enters a strategic alliance with Disney+: https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/disney-plus-telefonica-movistar-plus-strategic-alliance-1203527136/
Development of series at Disney+ is coming from recently created larger Disney TV Studios: https://deadline.com/2020/03/disney-plus-adjusts-collaboration-disney-tv-studios-labels-take-on-larger-role-series-development-1202878009/

Quibi:
Quibi’s launch date line-up revealed: https://deadline.com/2020/03/quibi-unveils-line-up-of-all-shows-available-for-april-6-launch-1202876203/
Quibi will offer a three-month trial at launch: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/6/21167076/quibi-trial-launch-date-price-subscription-streaming-disney-hbo-max-apple-tv-plus
Cleaning competition series ordered at Quibi: https://deadline.com/2020/03/quibi-cleaning-competition-squeaky-clean-endemol-shine-1202878316/
Why Quibi is facing so much scrutiny: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/many-skeptical-about-new-video-service-quibi-quick-bites-in-streaming-wars-142723497.html
Quibi orders Fire Island comedy ‘Trip’: https://deadline.com/2020/03/fire-island-comedy-series-trip-from-joel-kim-booster-jax-media-in-works-at-quibi-1202744032/

HBO Max:
Mark Wahlberg docuseries ‘Wahl Street’ ordered at HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/03/mark-wahlberg-docuseries-series-order-hbo-max-wahl-street-1202878477/
Dramedy ‘Good Vibes Only’ being developed at HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/03/good-vibes-only-dramedy-the-beach-boys-music-john-stamos-steve-jim-armogida-kapital-hbo-max-1202879430/

Niche Streaming Services:
Flipboard TV launches as a direct competitor to Apple News: https://qz.com/1813708/can-flipboard-tv-save-the-news-from-youtube/
Starting in 2022, the PGA Tour’s streaming service will be part of ESPN+: https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/09/pga-tour-live-espn-plus-in-2022/

Other Streaming Providers:
Comcast adds Hulu, CBS All Access and Starz to Flex device: https://www.mediaplaynews.com/comcasts-flex-platform-adds-hulu-cbs-all-access-starz/

Discussion Topics:
The latest on the NFL streaming rights put a lot of services in the interested category: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/22/nfl-tv-rights-up-for-renewal-in-2022-and-big-media-will-pay-more.html
Walmart looking to create Amazon Prime Competitor: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/walmart-wants-to-launch-an-amazon-prime-competitor/

Trailers:
Fierce Queens with Reese Witherspoon on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/XpfQfF3BuTY
The Platform on Netflix (03/20/20): https://youtu.be/RlfooqeZcdY
Greenhouse Academy S4 on Netflix (03/20/20): https://youtu.be/CEQM-GOQBuw
Home Before Dark on Apple TV+ (04/03/20): https://youtu.be/jsONbsXCuSg
Dino Girl Gauko S2 on Netflix (03/20/20): https://youtu.be/TvIA0U5_TP4
Defining Moments with OZY: Dominique Jackson on Hulu (03/04/20): https://youtu.be/g4tVGqRWlyM
I Promise on Quibi (04/20): https://youtu.be/lXWdL9Z2QX0
Uncorked on Netflix (03/27/20): https://youtu.be/s0sZtjE2MXg
Margaret Atwood: A Word after a Word after a Word is Power on Hulu (03/20/20): https://youtu.be/Qj8P8yvvLNs
Altered Carbon: Resleeved on Netflix (03/19/20): https://youtu.be/HmDxxoFslzs
Tom Segura: Ball Hog on Netflix (03/24/20): https://youtu.be/p_sumQ-gHyM
Central Park on Apple TV+ (05/29/20): https://youtu.be/mvrXv63y4kI
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness on Netflix (03/20/20): https://youtu.be/acTdxsoa428
Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on Netflix (03/25/20): https://youtu.be/XRrIs22plz0
Beastie Boys Story on Apple TV+ (04/24/20): https://youtu.be/ZCyqR2RXoQU

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