the streaming wars

073: Streaming Synergy

Two weeks have past and while there has been a lot of news, most of it is pretty straightforward. That doesn’t mean that the global pandemic isn’t still affecting streaming. Tony and Dustin discuss the latest films to jump to streaming along with more synergy between the streaming services and their sister studios. News Rundown…

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072: Peacock Lands on Roku

There was a lot that came up in the past week including Peacock landing on Roku, Quibi potentially looking for a sale, DC Universe announcing a major change, and the Emmys. Join Tony and Dustin as they discuss all of that and more on the latest episode of The Streaming Wars. News Rundown Netflix: Netflix…

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071: Paramount+ Announced

The big news from the past week is the rebranding of CBS All Access to Paramount+. Dustin and Tony discuss the information announced regarding the rebranding along with the time frame of the ad tier releasing for HBO Max and the potential price increase coming to Disney+. Find it all on the latest episode of…

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070: The Potential HBO Max Ad-Tier

The news continues to be slow but that doesn’t mean that Tony and Dustin can’t find some things to discuss. From the potential ad-supported tier for HBO Max to the Amazon Prime competing service coming from Walmart, the world of streaming continues to move. Find out all about everything from the past week in the…

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069: HBO Max-acre Fallout

It was another slow news week, but there were some things that popped up on the outskirts of the streaming world. As the fallout of the HBO Max-acre (name courtesy of Vulture) continues, there is new word that AT&T might be looking to sell DirecTV. What kind of impact does that have on the overall…

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068: What’s HBO Max’s Biggest Problem?

There is a lot of talk about HBO Max and whether or not it is failing. But Tony and Dustin have a different thought. The service isn’t failing, but it isn’t succeeding as it should be either. Find out what the biggest problem facing HBO Max is and stick around for a discussion on the…

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067: DTC Service Future at WarnerMedia

A rather slow news week brought more focus to WarnerMedia and the fallout from their massive restructuring. Under that umbrella, there is news related to some of the DTC services that are not HBO Max and the future of them surviving the restructuring. Is CNN the next brand to get a DTC service? Could Crunchyroll…

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066: Major Changes at WarnerMedia

One week brought some major news including Disney’s latest earnings call which brought an update for subscribers. The numbers are good, but is that what we should be focusing on? Meanwhile, the new WarnerMedia CEO is making waves as he cleans house at the company with the focus being on HBO Max. All of this…

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065: Streaming Dominates Emmy Nominations

Earnings calls and award nominations. What other show would be discussing those at the same time? It is that time of year when the tech and entertainment companies start releasing the latest quarterly results which means streaming numbers. The other big news is that the Emmys were completely dominated by streaming or streaming adjacent services….

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064: HBO Max’s First Numbers Revealed

This week, we get the first numbers for HBO Max. Are they good, bad, or something else? We also jump back to the Netflix numbers for the last quarter and discuss Quibi’s issue with communication. DC Universe is being suffocated and others are noticing Apple’s strategy shift as Tony and Dustin discuss all of the…

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