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Episode 285
As the holidays get closer and the current direction of the Bat-Books gets closer to change, Dustin, Ian, and Steph discuss Batman #83 and Detective Comics #1016. What does death really mean and could a certain character actually be dead? Be sure to share your thoughts and consider supporting us on Patreon.
022: Comedy Specials, Game Shows and Kids’ Content
With Thanksgiving out of the way, the floodgates are open for news related to content as the publicity departments prepare for the holiday news lull. So, that means Dustin and Tony are here to discuss all the latest news including a Star Wars game show coming to Disney+, CBS All Access diving into the kids’ market and Hulu expanding their content creation to narrative films. All of that and more as we discuss the last two weeks’ worth news and what they are looking forward to over the next week. Netflix: Netflix commissions ‘ONI’ from Oscar-nominated animation studio Tonko House: https://deadline.com/2019/11/netflix-greenlights-japanese-folklore-animated-series-oni-from-oscar-nominated-studio-tonko-house-1202791693/ Aardman Animation creating holiday stop-motion special: https://deadline.com/2019/11/shaun-the-sheep-outfit-aardman-stop-motion-christmas-short-netflix-1202792760/ Tyler Perry announces next project is a thriller for Netflix: https://deadline.com/2019/11/tyler-perry-announces-next-project-star-studded-netflix-film-a-fall-from-grace-1202793958/ Netflix signs an international distribution deal with South Korean JTBC: https://deadline.com/2019/11/netflix-inks-multi-year-deal-with-south-korean-media-company-jtbc-1202794217/ Netflix wins the bidding war for Ali Wong comedy specials: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/netflix-wins-bidding-war-pair-ali-wong-stand-up-specials-1259033 Prime Video: New docuseries focusing on Australian cricket team announced: https://deadline.com/2019/11/the-test-a-new-era-for-australias-team-docuseries-amazon-prime-video-1202794180/ Apple TV+: Apple teams with Oprah to make music industry assault documentary: https://deadline.com/2019/12/apple-oprah-winfrey-making-music-industry-assault-documentary-with-the-invisible-war-oscar-nominees-1202799421/ Disney+: New episodes of ‘The Proud Family” in the works: https://deadline.com/2019/11/the-proud-family-return-new-episodes-disney-plus-1202795635/ New Star Wars-themed game show coming in 2020: https://deadline.com/2019/12/star-wars-jedi-temple-challenge-jar-jar-binks-actor-will-host-disney-game-show-1202799403/ New comedy series with Kristin Chenoweth headlining in development: https://deadline.com/2019/12/kristin-chenoweth-star-the-biggest-star-in-appleton-comedy-series-disney-plus-paul-rudnick-dan-jinks-1202799300/ HBO Max: New comedy film ‘Fashionably Black” in the works”: https://deadline.com/2019/11/michael-b-jordans-outlier-society-hbo-max-fashionably-black-alana-mayo-robin-thede-christa-gatewood-1202791596/ Greg Berlanti producing a film adaptation of ‘The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice & Virtue’: https://deadline.com/2019/11/greg-berlanti-adaptation-gentlemans-guide-to-vice-virtue-hbo-max-1202785870/ ‘White House Farm’ US rights snatched up for HBO Max: https://deadline.com/2019/11/hbo-max-takes-u-s-rights-to-stephen-graham-fronted-itv-crime-drama-white-house-farm-1202797078/ New millennial workplace comedy gets a pilot commitment: https://deadline.com/2019/12/quinta-brunson-michelle-nader-comedy-hbo-max-put-pilot-commitment-1202796620/ Upcoming period drama from the UK will air on HBO Max in the US: https://deadline.com/2019/12/uk-period-drama-boys-hbo-max-streaming-us-1202799554/ Four more stand-up specials added to upcoming slate: https://deadline.com/2019/12/hbo-max-comedy-specials-tracy-morgan-john-early-rose-matafeo-ahir-shah-1202799524/ Other Services: Joe Jonas to travel for ‘Cup of Joe’ on Quibi: https://deadline.com/2019/11/joe-jonas-quibi-cup-of-joe-travel-series-1202791282/ Quibi picks up dance competition series: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/liza-koshy-floored-dance-competition-show-quibi-1203413195/ CBS All Access adds over one thousand episodes of children’s content: https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/26/cbs-all-access-kids-shows/ ‘Thanks a Million’ boasts celebrities paying it forward at Quibi: https://deadline.com/2019/11/jennifer-lopez-kristen-bell-tracy-morgan-karlie-kloss-aaron-rodgers-alex-rodriguez-quibi-thanks-a-million-1202794979/ Andy Samberg heads comedy cooking competition ‘Biggest Little Cook-Off’ at Quibi: https://deadline.com/2019/11/andy-samberg-grills-up-biggest-little-cook-off-for-quibi-1202796148/ New series featuring Kirby Jenner coming to Quibi: https://deadline.com/2019/12/kendall-kris-jenner-to-exec-produce-quibi-series-about-fraternal-twin-brother-instagram-parody-kirby-jenner-1202798175/ Hulu’s next comedy film gains traction: https://deadline.com/2019/12/john-cena-meredith-hagner-lil-rel-howery-vacation-friends-20th-century-fox-hulu-1202799795/ Trailers Hunters S1 on Prime Video (??/??/20): https://youtu.be/hYxTHcoRpNo No Activity S3 on CBS All Access (11/21/19): https://youtu.be/Rf7uoQ90V0w The Grand Tour Presents: Seamen on Prime Video (12/13/19): https://youtu.be/s8AwizkBarM Fuller House S5 on Netflix (12/06/19): https://youtu.be/dFSkS2WeClo Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show on Netflix (12/06/19): https://youtu.be/hLwcFvisQU8 Michelle Wolf: Joke Show on Netflix (12/10/19): https://youtu.be/k8Nfw75QASU Who Killed Little Gregory? on Netflix (11/20/19): https://youtu.be/H–DnsJ62Mw Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah on Netflix (12/03/19): https://youtu.be/NnjJmpzW5Aw The Gift on Netflix (12/27/19): https://youtu.be/RvvVF8sEsNo Jack Whitehall: Christmas with my Father on Netflix (12/12/19): https://youtu.be/GjnN1TpOIeU Messiah S1 on Netflix (01/01/20): https://youtu.be/mjLWuzGVyew One Day at Disney on Disney+ (12/03/19): https://youtu.be/ocpoKIHGF6k Soundtrack on Netflix (12/18/19): https://youtu.be/9bRqe7eBqmw Don’t F*** with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer on Netflix (12/18/19): https://youtu.be/x41SMm-9-i4 Shrill S2 on Hulu (01/24/20): https://youtu.be/C-ONRwXazd8 Togo on Disney+ (12/20/19): https://youtu.be/HMfyueM-ZBQ AJ and the Queen on Netflix (01/10/20): https://youtu.be/FfvnMu0maM8 Lost in Space S2 on Netflix (12/24/19): https://youtu.be/Zdgt-JzJ6b0 New Releases For all of this week’s new releases, head over to our Streaming Services Content Release Schedule found at http://thestreamingwars.io/streaming/ You can help to support this show through Patreon. Thanks for your support. You can find us in a variety of different ways. Follow The Streaming Wars on Twitter @StreamingWar Follow Tony on Twitter @HammackTony Follow Dustin on Twitter @BeardedBatChief Email us at TheStreamingWars@gmail.com Be sure to subscribe to the show for all of the latest episodes. Subscribe to The Streaming Wars Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherTuneInSoundCloudBullhornCastBoxDeezerGoogle PlayOvercastPocketCastsPodbeanPodchaserPodknifeRadio PublicRSSSpreakerYouTubeRadio.comPandora jQuery(document).ready(function($) { 'use strict'; $('#podcast-subscribe-button-356 .podcast-subscribe-button.modal-5dedbc31566e6').on("click", function() { $("#secondline-psb-subs-modal.modal-5dedbc31566e6.modal.secondline-modal-356").modal({ fadeDuration: 250, closeText: '', }); return false; }); });
021: The Future of Sports and Streaming Services
As expected, the past week didn’t have a ton of news but there were some new developments with the live TV options. This leads us to a major discussion regarding the future of the major sports leagues and how they will come into play for streaming services in the near future. All of this and more is covered as Dustin and Tony discuss the latest news surrounding the streaming services. News Topics: Streaming live tv services aren’t replacing live tv: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/as-hulu-att-tv-now-more-raise-their-price-cord-cutters-are-moving-to-cheaper-on-demand-only-services/ Hulu is looking into cheaper live TV options: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/disney-is-looking-into-selling-smaller-cheaper-live-tv-bundles-with-hulu/ Major League Baseball working to end blackouts of in-market games for digital services: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/mlb-plans-to-end-blackouts-of-in-market-games-for-cord-cutters/ The two services that have been impacted the most by Disney+: https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/11/30/the-2-streaming-services-impacted-most-by-disney-s.aspx You can help to support this show through Patreon. Thanks for your support. You can find us in a variety of different ways. Follow The Streaming Wars on Twitter @StreamingWar Follow Tony on Twitter @HammackTony Follow Dustin on Twitter @BeardedBatChief Email us at TheStreamingWars@gmail.com Be sure to subscribe to the show for all of the latest episodes. Subscribe to The Streaming Wars Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherTuneInSoundCloudBullhornCastBoxDeezerGoogle PlayOvercastPocketCastsPodbeanPodchaserPodknifeRadio PublicRSSSpreakerYouTubeRadio.comPandora jQuery(document).ready(function($) { 'use strict'; $('#podcast-subscribe-button-356 .podcast-subscribe-button.modal-5dedbc3163435').on("click", function() { $("#secondline-psb-subs-modal.modal-5dedbc3163435.modal.secondline-modal-356").modal({ fadeDuration: 250, closeText: '', }); return false; }); });
Episode 218
Gerry and Chris are here to cover the next installment of Bat-Books for Beginners. This time around Batman: The Black Mirror is covered which includes Detective Comics #871-881. Be sure to leave your comments below. Next episode: Batman Incorporated Volume 2.
020: How Does Video Get to Us?
Have you ever wondered how the video files we see as consumers get to us when we watch a streaming service? This episode has Tony explain the process of how the video goes from a file in the hands of a content creator to our screens. Sources https://www.information-age.com/how-netflix-work-streaming-4k-123484779/ https://www.techhive.com/article/2158040/how-netflix-streams-movies-to-your-tv.html https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/01/31/how-does-netflix-work.aspx https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/high-quality-video-encoding-at-scale-d159db052746 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_details_of_Netflix https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/per-title-encode-optimization-7e99442b62a2 https://variety.com/2015/digital/news/netflix-better-streaming-quality-1201661116/ https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/artwork-personalization-c589f074ad76 https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/using-machine-learning-to-improve-streaming-quality-at-netflix-9651263ef09f https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/the-netflix-prize https://www.businessinsider.com/how-the-netflix-recommendation-algorithm-works-2016-2 You can help to support this show through Patreon. Thanks for your support. You can find us in a variety of different ways. Follow The Streaming Wars on Twitter @StreamingWar Follow Tony on Twitter @HammackTony Follow Dustin on Twitter @BeardedBatChief Email us at TheStreamingWars@gmail.com Be sure to subscribe to the show for all of the latest episodes. Subscribe to The Streaming Wars Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyStitcherTuneInSoundCloudBullhornCastBoxDeezerGoogle PlayOvercastPocketCastsPodbeanPodchaserPodknifeRadio PublicRSSSpreakerYouTubeRadio.comPandora jQuery(document).ready(function($) { 'use strict'; $('#podcast-subscribe-button-356 .podcast-subscribe-button.modal-5dedbc316a1e7').on("click", function() { $("#secondline-psb-subs-modal.modal-5dedbc316a1e7.modal.secondline-modal-356").modal({ fadeDuration: 250, closeText: '', }); return false; }); });
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Birthdate
Jun 5th, 1986
Episode Count
955
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
1 month, 1 week