It has been a busy news week regarding everything happening in the world. However, the entertainment industry and streaming more specifically is having its own reaction. Tony and Dustin are here to break down the small amount of news from the past week and discuss what the current worldwide pandemic means for the world of streaming. Stick around until the end for some suggestions of shows that you should check out on a variety of services to help fill up the extra time you may have in the coming weeks.
Netflix announces a huge slate of documentaries coming to the service this year: https://www.mediaplaynews.com/netflix-announces-doc-slate-including-films-on-jeffrey-epstein-david-attenborough/
Netflix and Hulu will share streaming rights to ‘Community’: https://deadline.com/2020/03/community-netflix-hulu-share-streaming-rights-sony-pictures-tv-comedy-series-1202885169/
Docuseries following the French PSG soccer team commissioned at Prime Video: https://deadline.com/2020/03/psg-soccer-club-doc-series-with-amazon-prime-1202882160/
Beastie Boys film postpones theatrical run; streaming premiere undisrupted: https://deadline.com/2020/03/beastie-boys-story-postpones-theatrical-release-appletv-imax-1202886094/
New execs named within Disney which will impact streaming: https://deadline.com/2020/03/20th-century-studios-disney-steve-asbell-president-emma-watts-departure-vanessa-morrison-walt-disney-streaming-1202881273/
New music/dance-focused film ‘Spin’ in development: https://discussingfilm.net/2020/03/16/manjari-makijany-will-direct-spin-for-disney-exclusive/
Comedy series ‘We’re Never Getting Married’ in development at Quibi: https://deadline.com/2020/03/quibi-developing-romantic-comedy-series-were-never-getting-married-mason-flink-1202881556/
Julia Child drama gets pilot order at HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2020/03/sarah-lancashire-to-star-as-julia-child-tom-hollander-bebe-neuwirth-others-cast-in-hbo-max-pilot-julia-1202880962/
Other Streaming Providers:
Pluto TV reveals content partnerships for Latina America launch: https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2020/03/13/pluto-tv-reveals-55-content-partnerships-for-latin-american-launch/
Movies Anywhere launches a new feature to allow certain films to be shared: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/17/21182425/movies-anywhere-screen-pass-feature-share-loan-digital-movies-friends
Fox officially buys Tubi for $440 million: https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/17/21184294/fox-tubi-acquisition-streaming-wars-news-sports-xumi-comcast-pluto-viacomcbs
Main Discussion-Coronavirus and Streaming:
Fight Like a Girl on Quibi (04/2020): https://youtu.be/GVwYKNxIIWU
How to a Fix a Drug Scandal on Netflix (04/01/20): https://youtu.be/X4Hk1lOGWIA
Disney Insider on Disney+ (03/20/20): https://youtu.be/cGuxZCbniJU
50 States of Fright on Quibi (04/20): https://youtu.be/PYZcmaBvpDI
The Midnight Gospel on Netflix (04/20/20): https://youtu.be/kQJQ3i9HafY
Upload on Prime Video (05/01/20): https://youtu.be/0ZfZj2bn_xg
Deadwater Fall on Acorn TV (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/-A1w_8Q_Nvc
Bosch S6 on Prime Video (04/17/20): https://youtu.be/bTGPN0Ugt8A
Reno911 on Quibi (???): https://youtu.be/nAruNYeNArQ
Dishmantled on Quibi (04/2020): https://youtu.be/L3Zc0kd5Ikw
7Seeds Part 2 on Netflix (03/26/20): https://youtu.be/Mpw697MIamw
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