Another week and more sports deals are in place for streaming services. That news takes a backseat to the news of Roku’s new active user number along with details from the HBO Max and Amazon deal to bring the service to Fire devices. The episode rounds out with a discussion regarding the importance of movies and streaming services and in what way they make a difference.

News Rundown
Netflix:
Netflix price increases hit UK: https://deadline.com/2021/01/netflix-uk-price-hike-1234666403/
Netflix orders drama series ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/the-lincoln-lawyer-drama-david-e-kelley-netflix-series-order-manuel-garcia-rulfo-star-formerly-at-cbs-1234666034/
Netflix and Kevin Hart sign film deal: https://deadline.com/2021/01/kevin-hart-netflix-exclusive-deal-adam-sandler-size-hartbeat-productions-four-movies-eight-figure-deal-1234671161/
Netflix touts at least one film a week for 2021: https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/12/22225703/netflix-2021-movie-slate-release-ryan-reynolds-gal-gadot-dwayne-johnson-zack-snyder

Hulu:
Hulu offers service to students for an extremely low price: https://www.engadget.com/hulu-student-plan-ad-supported-171857688.html

Apple TV+:
Apple lands untitled sci-fi project: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/andy-samberg-andy-siara-noah-hawley-ben-stiller-team-for-untitled-sci-fi-project-at-apple-exclusive

HBO Max:
AT&T CFO says COVID is a reality they can’t change: https://deadline.com/2021/01/att-cfo-john-stephens-warner-bros-has-long-history-working-with-talent-but-covid-is-a-reality-we-cant-change-1234664943/
Has HBO lost half of its viewers since ‘Game of Thrones’ ended: https://junkee.com/hbo-max-game-of-thrones/283941
According to a report, HBO Max deal on Amazon involved AWS contract extension: https://thestreamable.com/news/report-warnermedia-extended-aws-deal-to-get-out-of-prime-video-channels
HBO Max officially revives ‘Sex and the City’ with ‘And Just Like That…’: https://deadline.com/2021/01/sex-and-the-city-revival-official-hbo-max-no-kim-cattrall-michael-patrick-king-ep-1234670669/
HBO Max acquires ‘Perfect Life’ and commits to a second season: https://deadline.com/2021/01/hbo-max-perfect-life-season-2-moviestar-1234670925/

Peacock:
Supercross and Pro Motocross move to Peacock Premium tier in 2021: https://thestreamable.com/news/nbc-sports-supercross-and-pro-motocross-moving-to-peacock-premium-in-2021
Charter customers will now get free Peacock Premium due to a new distribution deal: https://deadline.com/2021/01/nbcuniversal-charter-distribution-deal-free-trial-for-peacock-premium-1234666671/
Peacock launches 24-hour entertainment news network: https://deadline.com/2021/01/lit-launches-on-peacock-nbcuniversal-1234667286/
All Premier League matches will now be available on-demand on Peacock: https://thestreamable.com/news/all-premier-league-matches-will-be-available-on-demand-with-peacock-starting-january-12th

Niche Streaming Services:
Struum announced; streaming service to help find niche content: https://deadline.com/2021/01/michael-eisners-tornante-invests-struum-new-former-discovery-disney-execs-helps-consumers-find-streaming-content-1234666438/
ESPN+ starts lining up new studio shows: https://deadline.com/2021/01/espn-plus-sportsnation-stephen-a-smith-studio-streaming-push-1234666037/

Other Streaming News:
Roku lands over 51 millions active accounts: https://deadline.com/2021/01/roku-hits-51-million-active-accounts-streaming-hours-surge-2020-1234665590/
Roku confirms that they have licensed Quibi’s content minus the daily news shows: https://deadline.com/2021/01/roku-confirms-quibi-deal-global-rights-streaming-shows-1234667170/

Discussions
2020’s top films are arguably streaming films: https://www.theverge.com/22215274/wonder-woman-1984-hamilton-hbo-max-disney-plus-numbers-streaming-success

Trailers
Locked Down on HBO Max (01/14/21): https://youtu.be/mepeWor5JPk
Everyone is Doing Great on Hulu (01/13/21): https://youtu.be/LeY4cqirbXQ
Non Non Biyori Nonstop on Crunchyroll (01/2021): https://youtu.be/L_vkdXOgoj8
The Bay S2 on BritBox (01/20/21): https://youtu.be/tkuoB4DY-p0
Bungo Stray Dogs WAN! On Crunchyroll (01/2021): https://youtu.be/D6vsms6Ug4w
Traces on BritBox (01/05/21): https://youtu.be/DvJUyw2TY9Q
WAVE! on Crunchyroll (2021): https://youtu.be/hdtr-LAywcU
Search Party S4 on HBO Max (01/14/21): https://youtu.be/ZbQFVZGFlwg
Outside the Wire on Netflix (01/15/21): https://youtu.be/u8ZsUivELbs
Solar Opposites S2 on Hulu (03/26/21): https://youtu.be/lNwRmIoR2bU
The Lady and the Dale on HBO Max (01/31/21): https://youtu.be/PrUBT5CbN78
The Sister on Hulu (01/22/21): https://youtu.be/CZIK6eJdf_E
Bling Empire on Netflix (01/15/21): https://youtu.be/ilDYquHLJ_k
Derek DelGaudio’s In and Of Itself on Hulu (01/22/21): https://youtu.be/_62BeXxd_jo
Malcolm & Marie on Netflix (02/05/21): https://youtu.be/CGZmwsK58M8
The Event on HBO Max (01/14/21): https://youtu.be/_9-oBrENwdQ
Penguin Bloom on Netflix (01/27/21): https://youtu.be/3D0PlwGIyW0
Squish on HBO Max (01/08/21): https://youtu.be/Bo0e1bsO_94
Losing Alice on Apple TV+ (01/22/21): https://youtu.be/2zfSw7G1A-0
Finding ‘Ohana on Netflix (01/29/21): https://youtu.be/FTqLUEpWqEc
Below Zero on Netflix (01/29/21): https://youtu.be/UCLz92vUYJY
Perfect Life on HBO Max (01/21/21): https://youtu.be/66X4ujnzrZo
Beartown on HBO Max (02/22/21): https://youtu.be/vTC9p2_kCUI
The Little Things on HBO Max (01/29/21): https://youtu.be/a45Xj7tfm8E
Bonding S2 on Netflix (01/27/21): https://youtu.be/C0Kx3imGLvU
The United States vs Billie Holiday on Hulu (02/26/21): https://youtu.be/USi-ppCfxEA
The Last Paradiso on Netflix (02/05/21): https://youtu.be/IhnKWwPcgN4
The Pembrokeshire Murders on BritBox (02/02/21): https://youtu.be/_uIz1qZisq0

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