In the latest episode of The Streaming Wars, Tony and Dustin discuss the latest news including the launch of Disney+ in India, the free trial being offered by CBS All Access and how free trials are a necessity, a new interview with Jeffrey Katzenberg about Quibi’s upcoming launch and some new competition for Quibi that emerged from the shadows. After that, we discuss the benefits of a subscription-based model versus a model that focuses on advertising revenue along with the dire situation that Peacock is in.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix orders ‘Angry Birds’ animated series: https://deadline.com/2020/03/netflix-orders-angry-birds-animated-series-movies-1202891775/
‘Dragon’s Lair’ adaption in the works with Ryan Reynolds possibly attached: https://deadline.com/2020/03/ryan-reynolds-dragons-lair-netflix-1202894660/
New travel show hosted by Sue Perkins in the works at Netflix: https://deadline.com/2020/03/sue-perkins-netflix-travel-show-1202894277/

CBS All Access:
CBS All Access currently offering one free month of service: https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-24-cbs-all-access-free-month-star-trek-picard.html

Disney+:
India’s launch date set for April 3: https://deadline.com/2020/03/disney-out-india-april-3-1202896438/

Quibi:
Katzenberg on launching Quibi: https://deadline.com/2020/03/jeffrey-katzenberg-quibi-launch-interview-1202894393/

Niche Streaming Services:
Ficto, a new competitor for Quibi, launches: https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/27/los-angeles-based-ficto-launches-its-quibi-competitor-with-niantic-as-a-content-partner/
MGM launches streaming service in South Africa: https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2020/03/27/mgm-launches-new-svod-service-in-south-africa/

Main Discussion:
Advertising vs Subscription Model:
https://medium.com/the-graph/rise-of-subscriptions-and-the-fall-of-advertising-d5e4d8800a49
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/338193/why-netflix-will-never-become-ad-supported.html
https://www.adexchanger.com/tv-and-video/why-on-earth-would-netflix-launch-an-ad-supported-service/
https://www.marketingcharts.com/advertising-trends/creative-and-formats-112451
https://www.alistdaily.com/technology/integral-ad-science-streaming-wars-report/

Secondary Discussion:
With the Olympics postponed, will Peacock continue with their planned launch this summer:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/24/olympic-cancellation-lays-body-blow-an-unsuspecting-target-nbc-streaming-service-peacock/
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/peacock-loses-olympics-but-vast-library-provides-timely-launchpad-1286649
https://variety.com/2020/digital/opinion/olympics-deferral-plucks-feathers-from-nbcuniversals-peacock-1203544162/
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/27/social-distancing-good-hbo-max-bad-for-peacock.aspx

Trailers
Coffee & Kareem on Netflix (04/03/20): https://youtu.be/hY9h5o0G_OE
Most Dangerous Game on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/Icv7FGqZCuA
The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show on Netflix (04/01/20): https://youtu.be/WGrmYHG1Kso
0.0Mhz on Shudder (04/23/20): https://youtu.be/SXuq_sIrWIo
Singled Out on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/E7zyJy588XA
The Big Show Show on Netflix (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/uA0_sQ5r8Qg
The Mallorca Files on Britbox (04/01/20): https://youtu.be/dEamN6EA4I0
&Music on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/IAwjG0qrHdo
Solar Opposites on Hulu (05/08/20): https://youtu.be/tLjo8IQLa9o
Earth and Blood on Netflix (04/17/20): https://youtu.be/prchZUT26KM
Defending Jacob on Apple TV+ (04/24/20): https://youtu.be/XQfeoRLvfqU
Shape of Pasta on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/TMa6TF-G82U
#blackAF on Netflix (04/17/20): https://youtu.be/O-LtbHykms0
Into the Night on Netflix (???): https://youtu.be/OIB8D4JLEhw
Tigertail on Netflix (04/10/20): https://youtu.be/i8lp_eI78ZM
Re:ZERO-Starting Life in Another World S2 on Crunchyroll (07/2020): https://youtu.be/LjOPj-wdHx4
Into the Dark: Pooka 2: Pooka Lives on Hulu (04/03/20): https://youtu.be/zD8vIWAAQVA
You Ain’t Got These on Quibi (04/2020): https://youtu.be/kDY_ryBgKJ8
Chrissy’s Court on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/ojVPXD09x4U
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs on Shudder (04/24/20): https://youtu.be/sc9KmbViCFA
Elephant and Dolphin Reef on Disney+ (04/03/20): https://youtu.be/58xTMQrSLj4
The Sauce on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/4TCUJZoaQI4
Future Man S3 on Hulu (04/03/20): https://youtu.be/nC42PXc4444
Dishmantled on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/f4fx6V7ura0
Brews Brothers on Netflix (04/10/20): https://youtu.be/_mKnwFSWEoM
Fruits Basket S2 on Crunchyroll (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/SPhB4Yzmh9o
Trying on Apple TV+ (05/01/20): https://youtu.be/nGA_6WTD3vM
When the Streetlights Go On on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/mahQOEbhA7o
Tower of God on Crunchyroll (04/01/20): https://youtu.be/RNyClma6awo
The Good Fight on CBS All Access (04/09/20): https://youtu.be/8BJpTAImN_o
Gayme Show on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/_NI1XOJESRQ
SKRRT with Offset on Quibi (04/06/20): https://youtu.be/1I-be_t2HhU

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