If you think this year is going to be big for streaming and the entertainment industry, you ain’t seen nothing yet. That’s the argument put forward by this week’s guest, Tom Merritt. He explains, convincingly, that a variety of deal deadlines mean that some big decisions will have to be made early next year and this could see meaningful change and consolidation in streaming.
There’s the question of what Disney is going to with its Hulu stake, what other companies might be interested in Hulu, and what will happen to many of the smaller streaming services. The tech companies like Apple and Amazon will care about being the platform, the hub where you watch things, whilst using their original content to draw subscribers in. We discuss it all on this week’s show.
We also couldn’t let this week go by without chatting about Super Bowl LVII. The half time show in particular, and Rihanna’s performance at the Apple Music Half Time Show to be precise. What does Apple’s sponsorship tell us about its interest in sports and media?
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