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Paramount's Transformers Kids Series Promotes Pronouns
"Is why we can't do it i mean this kind of stuff is even coming up in kids shows i mean listen to what this this piece in the formers right play clip three my pronouns are they them thanks i'm sam i'm she they but you already know that wow what an amazing city i'm sorry for i how reacted i it's just sometimes the world can be a scary place it's hard to know who's dangerous or not that's true though disappointing hey it's okay i know i'm safe when i'm with my friends or other non -binary people non -binary female or male oh i'm sorry i shouldn't have assumed i always knew my pronouns felt right but what a wonderful word experience so you can't just be in you know live or whatever that saying is you can't just go along with this they're trying to get to your kids and and you know you see in communist nations i mean this is pretty much what they do you know you change the kids you corrupt the minds of
Business Wars Daily
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"A simple message for rival media company paramount. We are gonna sue you. What? Yes, that was the voice of Stan marsh, a beloved character on the long running animated show South Park. That shows at the center of the lawsuit, which was brought by Warner Brothers at the end of February. So here's what happened. Back in 1997, South Park debuted on Comedy Central, a channel owned by paramount. It would be a full ten years before streaming was introduced to the world via Netflix. Back then, cable rules supreme, and South Park enjoyed almost instant success, becoming Comedy Central's highest rated program. And then introduce streaming. It started with Netflix in 2007, then Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, then HBO Max, Disney+, you get the picture, right? In 2019, paramount plus paramount's streaming service didn't exist yet. So the media giant alongside South Park's creators agreed to license the show's entire library. In addition to 30 upcoming new episodes for seasons 20 four 25 and 26. The buyer, that would be Warner brothers discovery, which planned to stream the show on its then fledgling streaming service, HBO Max. Warner Brothers said it paid around $1.6 million for the episodes in the contract was supposed to last until June 2025. So in 2019, Warner Brothers had a hold slate of South Park episodes all ready to go and things were okie dokie for a while. But then in early 2021, you know what happened, paramount launched its own streaming service paramount plus. And suddenly, its own slate seemed to be missing a certain well loved, animated show. Now, Warner brothers still had streaming rights for South Park per the contract, but that didn't stop paramount from making a $900 million deal with the South Park creators a few months after it launched pair of out plus. As part of that deal, once Warner Brothers contract is up South Park will stream exclusively on you guessed it. Paramount plus. Also part of the deal, a series of South Park specials that were run exclusively on paramount plus in 2021 and 2022. Warner Brothers took issue with this, claiming the special should have been part of their contract. The company claimed that paramount quote used grammatical sleight of hand characterizing new content as movies, films or events to sidestep contractual obligations. And Warner Brothers also claims that paramount fell short of its obligations to deliver those three additional ten episode seasons that it promised when the show was licensed in 2019. And so it's taking paramount to court. Paramount in a statement a variety said quote, these claims are without merit. That's going to be up to the court system to decide, of course. In the meantime, Warner Brothers is hoping it can cash in on the show that contractually belongs to it, at least for now. In the lawsuit, the company calls South Park central to branding and marketing. It's.
Daily Tech Headlines
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"And Roblox through in that January daily active users were at 65 million. Roblox makes its money almost entirely on in game currency, which rose 17% last quarter to $889.4 million. That's almost $1 billion, not from advertising. It still lost money, though, at 48 cents per share. In paramount's earnings, it disclosed paramount plus added 9.9 million subscribers in Q four, bringing its totals to 56 million, just under analyst estimates. Across paramount plus showtime BET plus and noggin, paramount added 10.8 million direct to consumer subscribers for 77 million combined. Promote said it will no longer report total direct to consumer subscriber numbers going forward. The company also said it will increase prices on paramount plus and Q three with the premium tier increasing $2 to $11 99 cents a month to reflect added content from its showtime integration. The essential tier without showtime will still increase $1 to $5 99 cents a month. Roku reported in Q four, its ad supported Roku channel, reached 100 million people in the U.S., up 25% in the year. The company beat analyst earnings estimates, but still lost $1 70 cents per share on flat revenue of $867.1 million. It saw increased active accounts by 7% on the quarter to 70 million with streaming hours up 9% on the quarter to 23.9 billion. According to an email seen by CNBC, Google's VP for search, prabhakar raghavan, asked employees to help ensure its barred search tool gets answers right, spelling out rules for how they should fix responses. Rock Avon said Bart learns best by example, saying rewrite response thoughtfully will go a long way in helping us to improve the mode. Google recommends human responses be polite casual and approachable in first person and with an un opinionated neutral tone. Meanwhile, Microsoft released a blog post to address reports of odd behavior with its new Bing AI chat bot.
AP News Radio
Romeo and Juliet stars sue Paramount for alleged sexual exploitation over nude scene in 1968 film
"The two stars of the 1968 Franco Zeffirelli film Romeo and Juliet are suing Paramount Pictures because of a nude scene shot when they were teenagers, actors Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting have filed the suit in Los Angeles superior court, alleging sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and fraud, the suit alleges that director Franco Zeffirelli, who died in 2019, initially told hussie and Whiting that they would wear flesh colored undergarments in a bedroom scene, but on the morning of the shoot zeffirelli allegedly told the Romeo and Juliet actors that they instead would wear only body makeup, and that if they didn't act in the nude, the picture would fail in their careers would be hurt. Olivia Hussey was 15 at the time, and Leonard Whiting was 16, there now 71 and 72 years old respectively, and their suit says they've suffered emotional damage and mental anguish for decades paramount
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EU nations work on rift over gas price cap as cold sets in
"European Union and energy ministers have met at an emergency meeting on gas prices as winter approaches EU nations have not been able to agree on the question of gas prices, which are expected to skyrocket the soaring prices are a result of Russia's war in Ukraine with Moscow slashing gas supplies to all the European nations critical of Russia's actions. The meeting was focused on trying to break a deadlock between countries like Greece, Spain and France who want to cap on prices to ease household bills, and those like Germany and Netherlands that are insisting a price cap could cut supplies. Estonia's minister of economic affairs Leonard believes the price cap is necessary, but it is a tricky balance. I understand that we have kind of a long way and it is a real proposal on the table, but still the security of supply is paramount if the price is too high, we can compensate. We need to compensate. But we can not threaten the security of supply. I'm Karen Chammas
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"Gun: Maverick is flying high in theaters right now The Tom Cruise blockbuster has already raked in more than half a $1 billion in box offices worldwide But behind the scenes there's some litigation brewing over the movie The family of the man who wrote the 1983 magazine story that inspired the original Top Gun film is suing Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement and Pierre's Joe Hernandez is here with details about this lawsuit hi Joe Hey Sasha What is this man's family saying about their rights to the Top Gun story Right so this article top guns was written in 1983 by Ehud yone in California magazine and it told the story of two navy fighter pilots in a kind of gripping and cinematic way and a few weeks after it was published paramount bought the film rights and then three years later in 1986 Top Gun with Tom Cruise Val Kilmer the blockbuster movie came out Now fast forward to today Jones widow and son say they went through the proper legal channels to recover the rights to the original story and that despite that paramount went ahead and put out Top Gun: Maverick anyway and they're now infringing on the family's copyright Explain that a bit more because of paramount bought the film rights to the article How is it the family believes they've gotten those rights back Right so there's a part of U.S. copyright law that allows creators to recover the rights to their work after 35 years I spoke with the family's attorney Mark toberoff and he said the intent of the law is to benefit people like the yones The purpose is so important that authors have the ability to finally after years financially benefit from their patients and statistics in some meaningful way and the fruits of their labor So the family says they told paramount in 2018 they were intending to recover the copyright and in 2020 filed with the copyright office but the lawsuit says paramount never reacquired the rights before releasing the sequel And what is paramount saying about all this Well paramount told NPR in a statement quote these claims are without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously They also responded to a cease and desist letter sent by the ones saying the sequel isn't obviously derivative of that 1983 magazine story and that the film was sufficiently completed by January 24th 2020 which is before the copyright switched back to the family DNA's dispute both of those claims they say the sequel is derivative of that magazine story and that the movie wasn't actually finished before the copyright switched over That's NPR's Joe Hernandez thanks for the update You got it Congress has yet to take action on gun control two weeks after the evolving shooting And even as researchers already know what policies could help prevent future mass shootings dear more on what steps could be taken listen to NPR's consider this podcast At 5 18 you're listening.
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan
"You mentioned this story, the prison uprising, Mike spann, a former marine CIA paramilitary. For those who know nothing, give us the story of that incredible event and what that man did. Yeah. It is incredible. And so November 25th, 2001. Two CIA officers walk into this fort called calla jangi, which means literally like fort of war outside mazar I Sharif. Now, backing up a little bit mazarin Sharif had fallen to northern alliance forces, aided by our allies. Our allies aided by the CIA green berets and air force combat controllers and the awesome might have U.S. air power overhead on November 10th. Now, less than a month earlier, Mike spann had been one of 8 CIA officers who landed in the Darius souf valley, aboard two Black Hawk helicopters that had flown in from Kashi Khan about K two, a former Soviet air base that Uzbekistan government had given over to the Americans for this post 9 11 mission. So October 17th, 2001, they land at dropped into the unknown. First Americans behind America. So we are barely barely a month out since 9 11. Yeah. First Americans behind them enemy lines. Now there had been a CIA team called jawbreaker that had landed in the pantry of Ali on September 26th, but that was, you know, relatively speaking safe territory controlled by the northern alliance. But this was enemy territory, Taliban controlled territory. So 8 of them, four of them were paramilitaries, one of those was Mike span. So when paramilitary is somebody who's been seconded, usually from the military and is working in the CIA using their skills for the CIA. Yeah, usually they actually in the CIA sometimes their contractors or people who've been seconded and on some of the other teams that were actually serving members of the Delta force and seals. But the four paramount trees on team alpha were serving CIOs special activities, division. Scott spellman, who was on the cover of the book, he was later became very senior, it was the senior CIA guy on the National Security Council during the Trump administration. He became station chief in Kabul, but then a young officer, but already battle hardened he had been wounded in the battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993. It was a guy called Alex Hernandez, who was the deputy chief, who was a sergeant major, gone full career in special forces and then joined the agency and two case officers, JRC, who was the chief who'd worked with the CIA out of Islamabad in the 1980s against the Soviets for the supply and stinger missiles to the mujahideen and David Tyson who you mentioned at the beginning who was with Mike span on November 25th 2001. So they're in unfriendly territory. This is the Ford of war, walk us through that event. So David was a case officer based in Tashkent and spoke Uzbek almost fluently. And so he's the linguist and the main linguist on the team, although JR, seger also he spoke diary, which was the sort of lingua franca in Afghanistan. But on that day, the team split, there's a big fight, a hundred miles to the east. It expected in Kunduz so the bulk of American forces are there. But the night before 400 Al-Qaeda prisoners had arrived on the eastern edge of mazarin reef to surrender, and it was extremely murky why they were there. They should have been surrendering in Kunduz. And basically, I mean, what I was able to establish almost beyond doubt is that this was a Trojan horse operation. It was a deliberate trap. Yeah, it was a Taliban Al-Qaeda operation to put pretend that for these 400 fighters had surrendered, but in fact they were made up remained armed. They sort of exploited Afghan custom to keep their weapons with them and they were planning an uprising. Because you can have lots of people surrender at once if it's a regular army during the Gulf War, we had thousands of Iraqis surrender at once. When it's irregular fighters, you don't usually get hundreds of them surrendering at the same time. It's a little bit
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan
"You mentioned this story, the prison uprising, Mike spann, a former marine CIA paramilitary. For those who know nothing, give us the story of that incredible event and what that man did. Yeah. It is incredible. And so November 25th, 2001. Two CIA officers walk into this fort called calla jangi, which means literally like fort of war outside mazar I Sharif. Now, backing up a little bit mazarin Sharif had fallen to northern alliance forces, aided by our allies. Our allies aided by the CIA green berets and air force combat controllers and the awesome might have U.S. air power overhead on November 10th. Now, less than a month earlier, Mike spann had been one of 8 CIA officers who landed in the Darius souf valley, aboard two Black Hawk helicopters that had flown in from Kashi Khan about K two, a former Soviet air base that Uzbekistan government had given over to the Americans for this post 9 11 mission. So October 17th, 2001, they land at dropped into the unknown. First Americans behind America. So we are barely barely a month out since 9 11. Yeah. First Americans behind them enemy lines. Now there had been a CIA team called jawbreaker that had landed in the pantry of Ali on September 26th, but that was, you know, relatively speaking safe territory controlled by the northern alliance. But this was enemy territory, Taliban controlled territory. So 8 of them, four of them were paramilitaries, one of those was Mike span. So when paramilitary is somebody who's been seconded, usually from the military and is working in the CIA using their skills for the CIA. Yeah, usually they actually in the CIA sometimes their contractors or people who've been seconded and on some of the other teams that were actually serving members of the Delta force and seals. But the four paramount trees on team alpha were serving CIOs special activities, division. Scott spellman, who was on the cover of the book, he was later became very senior, it was the senior CIA guy on the National Security Council during the Trump administration. He became station chief in Kabul, but then a young officer, but already battle hardened he had been wounded in the battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993. It was a guy called Alex Hernandez, who was the deputy chief, who was a sergeant major, gone full career in special forces and then joined the agency and two case officers, JRC, who was the chief who'd worked with the CIA out of Islamabad in the 1980s against the Soviets for the supply and stinger missiles to the mujahideen and David Tyson who you mentioned at the beginning who was with Mike span on November 25th 2001. So they're in unfriendly territory. This is the Ford of war, walk us through that event. So David was a case officer based in Tashkent and spoke Uzbek almost fluently. And so he's the linguist and the main linguist on the team, although JR, seger also he spoke diary, which was the sort of lingua franca in Afghanistan. But on that day, the team split, there's a big fight, a hundred miles to the east. It expected in Kunduz so the bulk of American forces are there. But the night before 400 Al-Qaeda prisoners had arrived on the eastern edge of mazarin reef to surrender, and it was extremely murky why they were there. They should have been surrendering in Kunduz. And basically, I mean, what I was able to establish almost beyond doubt is that this was a Trojan horse operation. It was a deliberate trap. Yeah, it was a Taliban Al-Qaeda operation to put pretend that for these 400 fighters had surrendered, but in fact they were made up remained armed. They sort of exploited Afghan custom to keep their weapons with them and they were planning an uprising. Because you can have lots of people surrender at once if it's a regular army during the Gulf War, we had thousands of Iraqis surrender at once. When it's irregular fighters, you don't usually get hundreds of them surrendering at the same
Hollywood Politicizes 'Star Trek' With Stacey Abrams in Guest Role
"So Stacey Abrams is now was brought in in these Star Trek Done by paramount Did you see that mister producer She's the president of whatever it is President of earth Stacey Abrams And Hollywood could care less They couldn't have a conservative do that or Republican Certainly not Trump of course or desantis or Cruz ricotta or down the list But Stacey Abrams who is a complete liar And character assassin That's perfectly fine They run the culture They own the culture That's what I'm talking about So all you drek is out there keep that in mind that now they have destroyed Star Trek But this sort of thing They've destroyed it by politicizing it The good old days where you had you know What's his name What is the guy's name Isn't all the commercials I can't remember his name anymore Bye guys won't help me They don't know either Yeah what's Kirk's name I can't remember Now everybody's yelling at their radio and they're iPhones Even he might be listening yelling at his radio You know folks you've been hearing me William Shatner Bill I'm sorry man Happened to be a big fan I'm a big fan I mean I can't remember life without Bill Shatner to be perfectly honest with you And nobody nobody Nobody played a Kirk like Shatner Nobody
"paramount" Discussed on The 3:59
"You can watch live programming that's on the CBS network on Paramount plus. And so with the programming announcements that they did announce. I mean, it spanned all those different elements of the company. They had poke announcements in young adult and kids and family in sports, all encompassing, but in terms of the geeky stuff that you and our audience may care about. Yes, there's going to be two seasons of halo. And I guess lastly, because I made the crack about it being the Star Trek network. Did they actually offer any updates on Star Trek? In the presentation? I think that they I think that they showed some unseen footage from Star Trek strange new worlds. Is that the name of the title? Yes, I believe so. The new one with captain pike. Yep. Yes. Yes. This is where I'm out of my depth because I'm like, I don't know who captain pike is. But they showed some new footage only to people that were on this dedicated investor screen. Some new footage of strange new worlds, and for that matter, they showed some what I believe is new footage from Mission Impossible 7. Some other things like that. But as I recall, maybe you even were paying closer attention to this than I was. I don't think there was a lot new on the Star Trek font that we didn't already know. No, you know, usually it's almost tradition that they announced one or two new Star Trek shows at these big investor presentations. So it'll surprising that they haven't. But keep in mind that I think strangers in the world would make the 5th Star Trek show on the service side. There's already a lot of Star Trek there. Even I can't keep up with the amount of Star Trek on this on the service. So it's probably a good thing that they kept it to just an update to something that's coming that we know about as opposed to brand new Star Trek properties. They definitely highlighted the fact that they appreciate the Star Trek fandom and the fervor of that fan base. But I think to your point, yeah, maybe at 5 or however many titles, you know, a half dozen tie to Star Trek dedicated titles. Maybe that's the point of saturation within that fanbase for.
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"And it also went through this rebranding from CBS All Access, a while back. So name recognition might not be up there with some of the others. But we actually got a sense of how big it is from last night's presentation, right? Yeah, so for the first time, Paramount, the parent company of Paramount plus revealed Paramount plus's specific subscriber base, which was 32.8 million. Now, when you put that up against something like Netflix, which has 221.8 million, or even Disney+, which is like Paramount plus more recent of a service. There's a plus has a 129.8 million going up against Paramount plus is 32.8. But while that's smaller than those two, those two really are Netflix is the market leader and Disney+ has been the breakaway hit of these new crop of streaming services. So if you compare it to something like peacock, which is NBCUniversal streaming service, peacock only has 9 million paid members. They have people that use it for free. But in terms of paying people, they have 9 million to Paramount plus 32, almost 33 million. So it does sort of put it at the lower end middle. It has it as a contender, but it's clearly not punching in the weight class like Disney+. Right. It's important to keep in mind that Paramount plus, especially if you count its CBS All Access days, has been around a lot longer than some of the other services. It just didn't have as high a profile, correct. Right. Yeah, I believe that CBS All Access, which is the precursor to Paramount plus. I believe it launched even before HBO had a streaming service, like not HBO Max, but before they had even the HBO now or HBO go, the version where you could just stream HBO if you subscribe to HBO on a device. It really was one of the earliest CBS All Access was one of the earliest ones. But it has also as you've said, kind of gotten lost in the shuffle because CBS hasn't put as much emphasis in developing it as early as or as aggressively as some of these other newer streaming services have. Right. And that kind of changed the last year, I would say that definitely put a lot more muscle or more interesting programming behind it. And then last night, Dan veiled even more. What were some of the highlights? Well, last night, I would say one of the main takeaways was that they're going to be investing, they're just going to be throwing money at Taylor Sheridan, who was the creator of Yellowstone Yellowstone is the biggest show on cable TV. It's on Paramount's cable network called Paramount network. And even though it's not actually on Paramount.
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Paramount Plus Making 'Fatal Attraction' Reboot With Lizzy Caplan
"Today. On the Patreon show, I talked about the fact that the movie fatal attraction, the paramount network is going to make a series based on the movie fatal attraction, and it's going to start Lizzy Caplan in the Glenn Close roll, I'm happy about that because I really couldn't find one thing that was attractive about when close and why a man would leave a beautiful woman like Ann archer to go and have sex with Glenn Close. She looked awful in my book. I think Lizzie cap was cute. I can see that
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Remembering Thomas Ince: The First Film Tycoon
"Walking down the Hollywood Boulevard with the kids after the van Gogh exhibit. And I'd come across some stars of old celebrities. We did mysteries and scandals on. One of which was Thomas ince, INC, he's one of those names that not many of you know. You can admit it. It's okay. Thomas ince is considered the first film tycoon. He was acting and directing several movies. He built his own film studio called intil back in 1912. It was the largest film studio at the time. It had stages, offices, commissaries, dressing rooms. We're talking props, sets, all the necessities now considered standard, but this is back in 1912. 110 years ago, and then he went on to found triangle studios, Paramount Pictures, and GM and Thomas H ince studios. That's quite a life for a guy you never heard of. And during his lifetime, he was involved in making, oh, I don't know, over 800 films. And as the first producer director, he changed the way films were made because at the time directors and cameramen managed production, but he decided to expand the role of the producer in the filmmaking process. He also invented shooting scripts and the 5 reel film, which is still in use today.
AP News Radio
Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change
"Prince Charles has issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the UK for crucial United Nations climate talks saying there's a dangerously narrow window to tackle global warming the ad to the British throne says at the summit which starts the thirty first of October in Glasco shows that off to far too long climate change and biodiversity loss all right lost of paramount importance to the world in a recorded message to the Saudi green initiative for a seventy two year old Charles a longtime environmentalist said the crown of ours condemning has highlighted that human health planetary health and economic health are fundamentally interconnected server
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"I ended up being an intern on Voyager. Okay, it actually had nothing to do with my dad. It was a totally separate thing. But I just felt like, I guess I felt like I should disclaimer that. I don't know. Basically, the only nepotism I've ever received was that my dad got me a job working in a comic book store. I'm a terrible of art. That was literally the sum total. That was him using his power. And he had to, because I didn't know anything about comic books. I would just sit there reading the far side cartoon and then people would ask me where's such and such and I would just point. Right. So I didn't know anything. Right. Good luck. It might be over there. I know. I know. And now it's my son's, that's what he wants his first job to be, he wants to work in a comic book store. He'll actually know stuff. So I was working on Voyager and it's like a writer's intern, I guess. Okay. And yeah, I get that's what I was. And it was at Paramount and one day I found this. On..
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NWSL Commissioner Baird resigns amid scandal
"A day after North Carolina courage coach Paul Riley was fired accused by two players of sexual coercion and misconduct the female commissioner of the national women's soccer league has stepped down Lisa Baird spent less than two years at the helm FIFA and U. S. soccer have opened investigations into the case with the statement that player safety and respect is the paramount responsibility of every person involved in this game coach Riley's denied the allegations which have rocked the league and prompted the cancellation of this weekend's games I'm Jackie Quinn
WSJ Tech News Briefing
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"Brian robbins headed decades of experience producing tv shows and movies for children and teens and had been running nickelodeon for three years. When knicks animated. Film paul patrol. The movie debuted this summer. The movie was super popular at movie theaters and on nick's partner streaming platform paramount plus and. That's success may have helped catapult. Brian robbins into the top seat at paramount pictures in early september. But of course it's not just one film viacom. Cbs the parent company of paramount and nickelodeon is looking to step up its efforts in the streaming wars and robbins. His background in kids programming and his consumer appeal approach could be secret weapon. I'm joined now. By reporter joe flint. Who's been talking to robbins about his plans for paramount and it's streaming service paramount plus. Brian robbins was head of nickelodeon for the past few years but he has been in the business for a while. Yeah most of the general public would probably recall him when he was a star in a one thousand nine hundred eighty s. Abc sitcom called head of the class. He started out as an actor and then transitioned to the producing ranks and the executive ranks and over the past thirty years built a solid resume in terms of tv and movie credits and then after a good run at nickelodeon he was promoted up to run paramount. Robbins is taking over from a movie industry. Veteran jim genus. What is expected to be different about his approach from his predecessor. Well i think one of the reasons that viacom cbs. the parent company of paramount. Put brian in charge is that he has a a little bit. More of a digital savvy approach to content in between the acting and the producing he also ran a company called awesomeness. Tv and they produced a lot of content for the gen z. Audience and he made dramas in for the old. Wb network one tree hill which ran forever. And of course smallville so he's had a lot of success with young viewers and also success in reaching them on new platforms. Okay so there going. After younger viewers does that mean that robbins focus has to be entirely on streaming. It doesn't mean that it has to be entirely on streaming but it will be heavily on streaming the challenge for robbins as is the challenge for all the studios. Whether it's warner disney. Universal is the balancing act between creating big movies. That have to live in a theater. Your big franchises whether it's fast and furious whether it's the top gun sequel that paramount's making whether it's a new star wars movie those things that have to go into a theater not only because they're made to be presented that way but because they cost so much to make and market that you really can't get the return on them from a streaming service so you're still going to be making those movies and then counting on those movies too later help boost your streaming service but at the same time you need to be creating exclusive content for your streaming service all right so. Let's talk about paramount plus. It's a relatively new name to people who have streaming services. It's kind of a reboot of cbs all access. That was there before. But how does it kinda fit into this growing and competitive landscape of streaming paramount plus is relatively new. It was born out of you know basically taking the old. Cbs all access and combining it with a lot of paramount content. To sort of try to create a mega site which Not to bore the audience but which came about after cbs and paramount parent. Viacom merged together. So i don't know if it's fair to say whether they got a late start or not because funny enough all access was one of the first streaming platforms out there out of the gate. But it's been rebranded starting over so yes. They need to reestablish themselves and they have some successful original franchises whether it's star trek shows or the legal drama the good fight but they want it to be bigger all the media companies. All the traditional media companies are really putting an emphasis on streaming. Because that's what wall street wants to see. And there's also of course a recognition that the consumer is becoming more and more accustomed to watching things at home on the tv through streaming platforms through apps. and so they all want to establish those direct to consumer relationships with the folks at home. And the other way you do that is by having familiar content there. So you talk about franchises and why they're so important because you know if you look at disney. They're being carried by the man. Delorean marvel shows. I mean they're new shows but they're under that marvel brand and reruns of the simpsons. Those are the three things really driving disney plus so with paramount. they look at the kids programming. They have from nickelodeon they look at a movie. Like pop patrol which was based on nickelodeon tv show. That not only did well at the theatres but really brought new engagement to paramount. Plus and they want to go through their library and find other assets that they can dust off and turn into new movies or new. Tv shows is it harder for established brands like paramount to make the pivot to streaming. It is tougher. I average media companies to pivot because unlike a net flicks or an apple or an amazon. These companies have traditional businesses. That are still very profitable. So it's tough if you have cable networks generate lots of money in subscriber fees and ad revenue from tv shows. It's tough to want to take content away from them to put them on this new platform that may or may not pay off right away. So it's a challenge You know we've seen it in the theatrical business as well and co vid has sped up a lot of changes that might not have come to theatricals for a few more years. We saw warner brothers. Decide to put their entire slate of twenty twenty one movies on. Hbo max at the same time. they are in theaters. and that's a risk to the theatrical business which right now is still very valuable. Does the fact that paramount. That's hallmark of of the hollywood movie system turning to streaming. Does that mean that. The time of theatrical releases is over or at least not as relevant. I think the theatrical movie business is changing in many ways. I think theatrical releases will still be relevant for big budget franchise special effects movies where you need a big global box office to recoup those investments where it's changing and where we're seeing the net flicks is and amazon's and apples of the world step up more. Are those mid budget movies. Are those movies that might be aimed for families or those movies that in the past we would see released at the end of the year in the hopes of winning an academy award or getting a nomination those sorts of movies which might get critical acclaim but might not get a hundred and fifty million or two hundred million in the box office. Those are the ones that are starting to migrate more towards streaming. I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing. I mean consumers are driving all this. Everyone always talks about well. The technology companies are changing the way everything works. it's like consumers are embracing it so.
Pop Culture Leftovers
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"Yeah can happen in this like. What if they took a car that actually that was like a fucking car that was used for drugs like what if what. If that did happen. I was like holy shit and nothing. I thought like you said the way. Clint eastwood was acting towards the cops. Maybe one of them would get fucking you know itchy finger and and do something that they shouldn't do or just i. I really thought this might make an interesting turn during this scene. But no no no and man like clint eastwood has to. This guy's over ninety years old kid helped him put back in the car. It shouldn't have to beg for your health. Oh god he's getting some water he's going to die. God it was ridiculous. Every woman in this fucking movie wanted to fuck him. Yeah that was. It was too much it was too much this and the more i talk about this movie. I think i think i will toss. It tasted but i've felt like when they started. Wanna fuck him. I kept thinking to myself. Like have i gone too far into porn hop. Now you know like it's part of porn hub where you're just like. Oh fuck we're here. We're here now. Like i gotta i gotta watch fucking old man mcgee with with bubbles here. Whatever the clock it was weird we had a shitty ending too. I thought it was a little bit too. Artsy vague for my liking. Yeah this movie is trash tacit the harper house. Who watched any of the harper house on was this on. Was this on paramount or peacock. I can't remember paramount paramount paramount plus the harper house..
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Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. And Audra McDonald
"Actors Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom junior will host the festivities around the Tony awards later this month marches are a letter with the latest Audra McDonald will host the Tony awards on September twenty sixth on CBS immediately after Leslie Odom junior will host a two hour celebration of Broadway's return the Tonys were delayed after the pandemic forced Broadway to shut down on March twelfth twenty twenty one Broadway is re opening there are only eighteen eligible plays and musicals this year compared to thirty for the last time the Tonys were held fewer productions in fewer awards on TV the acting directing and technical awards will only be on the paramount plus streaming service
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A Mixed Box Office Weekend as ‘Free Guy’ Tops Again
"Free guide was tops at the box office for a second week but it was the number two film that was a surprise I'm marquees are loaded with the latest I want something in the rain Reynolds movie free guy pulled in eighteen point eight million dollars over the weekends making it the top movie draw the film that came in second paw patrol the movie brought in thirteen million dollars that was a surprise not only because of uncertain pandemic audiences but because it's streaming on paramount's plus the other movies in the top five this weekend were jungle cruise don't brief to and respect
South Park Creators Pledge 14 New Films for Paramount+
"Good news. They're going to be making fourteen new south park movies. Brad tell us breath us. Yeah not only are getting fourteen newsouth part movies. But it's part of this big new overarching deal that trey parker and matt stone the creators of south park just strapped with mtv entertainment studios and viacom. Cbs because they're also Extending south park out through. It's a milestone thirtieth season and then the deal also includes these fourteen director streaming southbound spinoff movies that will be released exclusively on paramount plus. And this is a deal that is going to make parker and stone over nine hundred million dollars which is crazy I mean. I don't even gosh i nine hundred million dollars. I mean even split between the. It's still four hundred fifty million dollars and that's just it's crazy to me. That's a crazy amount of content to commit to the like rpm still like clamoring for south park at this point. I mean south park still has very loyal fans. It's you know there's a reason it's been around for this long. It's a staple of comedy central. It's the recent specials that they've done the vaccination special they did You know a previous special. They had as well. I think it was the holiday special. And so they've proven to be very popular still and it's just to show that stuck around for so long and people continue to watch it so it's you know it's one of those things where it's just a staple now of television essentially and it's gonna keep going as long as you know Viacom keeps ordering new seasons of
Behind the Numbers: eMarketer Podcast
"paramount" Discussed on Behind the Numbers: eMarketer Podcast
"We also estimate that the us subscription revenues espn plus will grow by fifty percent this year five zero reaching about six hundred and forty million dollars and we should have caveat that by saying that those forecasts were before this price increase. I don't know how much if at all the price increase would affect the forecast since you know. We probably took something like that into account. But it'll be interesting to see if the you know those numbers shift a little bit an important point. Yeah story three peacock my comcast and paramount owned by viacom. Cbs could be going into national together. Rice inside intelligence analyst. Mario soto raise. She goes on to explain that quote given the similar tearing peacock and paramount plus and they're relatively small sizing compared with the giants like disney plus on ethics. It could be a smart move for the two companies to bring the services together as they pushed into foreign markets. Close quote poll. Would you make this deal and could you see other streaming services teaming up. I think the deal makes sense. It's basically a shortcut to larger international footprint for services that are at this point mostly. Us based but they're competing with the likes of netflix. Which as we've discussed is deriving most of its subscriber growth and now more than half its revenue from outside north america. So i think it makes sense some of the rights that paramount and comcast You know peacock our licensing is content that resonates a lot overseas. So it's not just intended for us based audiences so they obviously have to look at the world. As a whole and again i think by combining forces it puts them in a position to to gain more market share more quickly. And yes. i think we're gonna see more. Companies make similar alignments overseas. It's not uncommon in the entertainment business for companies that are competitors in the us to partner overseas. So i think it's just part of the nature of licensing rights and the quest for market share in different territories the end. Thank you so much to my guests. Thank you thank you as always for having me have course said despite your instant coffee comments it was great to Thanks to everyone listening in checkout tech talk webinars with khun viva tomorrow. June twenty eighth and wednesday where we'll be discussing how to accelerate streaming ad revenue with first party data.
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On a Quiet Weekend, ‘Old’ Tops, ‘Snake Eyes’ Sinks at Box Office
"There's a new leader at the box office in a new second place finisher to something wrong with his B. M. night Shyamalan's horror movie old took in sixteen and a half million dollars to capture the box office race over the weekend finishing second the GI Joe movie snake eyes which took in thirteen point four million though the to a close in revenue it's gonna take a lot more for snake eyes to break even for paramount it reportedly cost eighty eight million dollars to make the two new movies push last week's top films F. nine in space jam a new legacy down to three and four on the current list attendance overall at the multiplexes down with the start of the Olympics and rising concerns about the delta variant of the corona virus I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Madonna's Back in Fighting Form in 'Madame X' Documentary Teaser
"Madonna documentary? Yeah. Madonna highly anticipated new concert documentary and officially has a release date. It will exclusively debut on Paramount Plus on October eight, so this fall will have new Madonna. It is, of course, called Madame X, and it was filmed in Portugal and basically the concert documentary film captures. Madonna's rare concert performance there, and it will take viewers quote on a journey as compelling and audacious as Madonna fearless persona Madame X. Who, of course, is a secret agent traveling around the world changing identities, fighting for freedom and bringing light to dark places. Which is what the documentaries logline breeds. And Madonna has spoken about the Contra documentary saying she, you know, she called the entire experience of bringing him Music and the culture of Lisbon, Portugal to a global audience. She called it how profoundly meaningful from shore fans of Madonna's are excited to do have just new Madonna content again. It's going to be October 8th on Paramount, Plus Cassie
World News This Week
U.S. Leaves Its Last Afghan Base, Effectively Ending Operations
"Us military has left barham airfield in afghanistan as part of the troop withdrawal abc news. Chief global affairs correspondent. Martha raddatz visited afghanistan and spoke with the general overseeing the pullout we are flying over bog rem airfield once home to thirty thousand. Us troops now nearly abandoned the jets gone. Nearly everything gone. This is what packing up. Twenty years of war in afghanistan looks like the. us had a mission when they invaded afghanistan. Right after nine. Eleven to denial kaieda a base of operations and deter attacks on the us homeland from taliban safe haven but two decades later the taliban remains and the biden administration is drawing this mission to a close four star. General austin scott miller is overseeing the withdrawal. He has spent nearly nine of the last. Twenty years on deployments and is now the longest serving general in afghanistan at three years. Paramount is is safety and security of the troops. You've gotten a ton out already. How do you assure that they're safe. Clear objective is not only safe but an orderly withdrawal. If there are attacks we certainly have the ability to respond to those. But as american troops depart fear that large swamps of afghanistan are falling back into the hands of the taliban despaired of attacks dramatically increasing. I've been in kabul here several days. Talk to a lot of afghans. They're very concerned that the taliban will move into coppell. How likely is that. I understand that concern. It goes back to Trying to understand the security situation Across the country if you go back to what the taliban's objectives are they want to take over and so some point. There's a you know that implies at some point they are in kabul
Paramount+ to Carry New Seasons of Evil, The Good Fight
"This is fresh air this week to drama series with ties to CBS return on the recently launched Paramount plus streaming service. The Good fight. A sequel to the CBS series The Good Wife began its fifth season yesterday moved from the now renamed CBS All Access, and earlier this week, a drama series called Evil, formerly televised on the CBS Broadcast network. Returned with its first
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EU Threatens U.K. With Tariffs as Northern Ireland Spat Escalates
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The Stephen King Boo! Club
"paramount" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club
"No to the devil. That's fine after the Died like we know from the dark tower. That randall flagg is not the devil that he is a lesser demon. He's legion you know but right what so. What the fuck the is he dead or is he not is. It is a care related to him or is it not like this happens in the book to though where he shows up with the you know the tribes people which god can't we've after fucking talk about tribes people as a trope and twenty twenty one. But here we are. Yeah teams seventy nine book. I mean yeah but it's a twenty twenty one adaptation baby. They changed a lot about it and they couldn't be like hey stephen king If a white person shows up and there's a tribe of native folks There they might not bow down and worship him immediately even if he does explode. Someone's head fright. That made me uncomfortable. I was like why do we. Why are we still writing stories about brown people bowing down to white people. I'm sorry like make some people be like rolling their eyes and social drastic bullshit. But like. Why are we truly harry. They cut my fucking movie theater scene and they couldn't cut that. I don't know although i will say pretty nice z. Skarsgard butt ass naked. I was i was. That was a fun choice. I was like okay. We're going to do this. We may as well have scars guard. Be just absolutely cock onset or give. You're gonna do it do it. And you know. I've just a just a shred of respect. I think everybody onset was like finally. I think maybe it's cars guard just showed up. Well we'll just roll with this. That was the most randall. Flagg thing that he did in the entire series and there were a lot of moments showing up and being like hello. I'm just going to here and Baolong weird nudity in this series. That i'm kind of surprised. They didn't have him just like hanging all over the place that would have been. I've not good on hanging hanging down. Yeah man i refer to it as don water today. And i got some bad looks. Yeah you deserve them so on you moving forward. I don't think that there is even one moment or shred of value in the last episode. I think it was completely. You could have just ended with zip zap zap and i would have been like all right. Yep i agree. Why do they not have the final episode. Be the journey back in the return. That's what i'll never understand is perfectly set up an epa like an epilogue episode where we just get to enjoy to the best characters of this adaptation doing their thing and returning home and having it be just like a good end. Just we're just talking about this now for like the first time and there's so many things we can think of that would have been better for example. You showed us a horrifying that we're gonna get to terrifying birth. We we have a whole thing. We have talked about who we good goddamn so show us a nice one. Give us france birth to end. Show us the baby. Hold it up. Give us some. I'm like that. That's a good parallel. The end of the book was about hope ryan. So give us that. Yeah no i like that. We do have to talk about the birth because the birth was miles leagues exponentially more disturbing than anything else that happened on this show and it comes out of nowhere also because this is not from the source material the world even sure from the source material if the baby is real ryan so this is just they're.
The Streaming Wars
"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars
"And i don't understand why because there are some shows on cbs. That i would that. I used to watch that i was like. Oh maybe i'll come back and watch it. Sounds like but. I can't save them so there is still something going on with the adding on showtime. Because i was the other thing i was i was interested in was when you had. Cbs l. access. You could add showtime to your subscription for a nominal up charge per month and there are a lot of shows. I used to actually be a showtime subscriber. When i subscribe to cable and there was a lot of shows. I liked watching on showtime. So i thought oh okay. We'll i'll get showtime and added on. Can't do that yet. I don't know when it's hanging to happen. But you can't do that when i was actually subscribing to. Cbs all access the day prior to paramount plus launching. I looked at some different. Faq's and some comments online and things like that talking about how to add showtime to your bundle and it can give you the option. There was no option everywhere at told you to go. It literally just showed you a spots. That was blank. Everything was telling you what to click on. Wasn't there anymore. Because i don't know when that's going to happen. Because i was looking forward to potentially adding showtime to this and then having the content from showtime which would watch on a regular basis. But it's not there yet. So i'm not sure exactly what's going on with that when you get to the content side boys there. There's not a lot there to be honest. I mean there's a lot of content in general but it seems to be at the same level as peacock when it launched there are some original content that reported over obviously from cbs. All access there's content. There's movies that weren't there that are part of the paramount library and things like that but overall not a ton of content. The thing that's really annoying is that there are lots of shows that when you click on the show it shows you the episodes that are available and there are like weird groups of seasons and there's weird groups of episodes that are available and not available and obviously i understand that some of that content is licensed elsewhere. But i think that's the biggest problem when it comes to sue paramount pluses and while they have been touting that they're all about making sure that they can still licensed content think. The biggest problem is the things that they have. That people would probably. Actually you know go after to watch are already somewhere else. And that's the biggest problem. I mean unless you are specifically looking at watching current episodes of content that design. Cvs as a way to watch it without. You know the commercials because you're watching live or you don't have an on demand option or anything like that. Then the services great for you and the price is great..
The Streaming Wars
"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars
"Streaming services Nba has a lot of revenue. Mlb a just. There's a lot of factors go in here and all the second order consequences that i feel it could be easily missed if you don't like flush them out so it all this is a big bet and i hope it works for all sides all right so then with that we're gonna move straight into our main topic of discussion. Which is the launch paramount plus now paramount plus launched last week. I ended up having well. There's a question. I have not had the time you subscribe to plus and check it out so i'm going to be going to be the person who knows nothing about the service and how it interacts dustin. How'd you like it did was there enough. Content was the app easy to use. What are your thoughts as somebody who never used. Cbs all access. I can't compare the two. Because i was never a. Cbs all exits subscriber specifically. I looked at this as well. They have some content. That's unique and interesting. There was content over the years it had released on. Cbs alexis that obviously supporting over to paramount. Plus then i was like. Oh maybe now's the time to to check it out. But the other thing that kind of enticed me was the fact that they had an offer where it was fifty percent off a year's subscription if you paid upfront for the first year. So i was looking at paramount plus specifically to serve a couple of different things one. I like the idea of having live news. Because i don't have live news on any of the services that i have outside of peacock. I'm not a huge fan of what peacock has as far as news. Cbs tends be more neutral when they talk about the political stuff and things like that. So i was like okay. This'll give me another option of news. Outside of just having the stuff from msnbc laura nbc. News so i was. I was one. I don't watch a lot of sports. So i didn't really care about the sports..
The Streaming Wars
"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars
"It's really gonna more people would be more apt to that and not just because there's ads. People aren't apt to ads but people are apt to service a much pushback. Something on what she said about. You know calar saying it's good. That evolved services are there because then they can have cheaper alternatives for people different countries I wanna push back a little bit because if you look at net flicks like yes. They have a. It's not the highest dreaming. It's not the highest price for subscription. But it's you know. I think number one number two or three in terms of price especially in the united states but in other markets they. It's not like a one to one correlation with us price to the price of in their markets so like the euro send a one to one correlation adjusting for currency inflation. All that stuff so markets it's it's vastly different and so i think india it's like what three bucks or something i. It's it's difficult to get factor till that but it's substantially lower than. What is the united states. And so if hbo really really wanted to push themselves it can lower the price into other markets because you know in some areas trying to reach So many people. There's so many devices there's so many different opportunities so that you can bring down your price a little bit. You can recoup that with volume in. So that's why to push back a little bit on avon. It's not the end up. Y'all solution for them to grow in the future on there's plenty of streaming services that do not have a fight that a proven successful. I mean the two leading ones united states. are you know netflixing disney plus and they don't have ads so the main thing for their growth isn't gonna be avon. It's going to be its contents going to be on. Its ease of use in a bunch of other things. So that's i think that's one thing so yeah there's there's one thing i just wanna push back on but another thing that i found interesting about this article in its at the very bottom. It's carb drops like one or two sentences about cnn in he you know he's he's excited about the opportunity with cnn. Talks rumors reports everyone to describe it. That warnermedia's looking to spin up Stena loans seen in subscription service..
The Streaming Wars
"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars
"Of television while i'm working. I listen to music. Rather so i get but i can honestly see a bunch of people subscribing discovery plus and using as background content that you don't have to pay attention to very indepth. She's not the content. That's for me but it makes perfect sense as to why they're succeeding because that is why they've always succeeded with all their channels on their normal broadcast channels in the past. I'm gonna be honest. I'm surprised by these numbers of discovery. Plus kudos to them for growing having eleven million subscribers. That's that's great but but once again it. I am a little surprised that that that happened. Yeah i think that some people can be a little bit caught up in the numbers and see one thing. That's you know. The free cash flow metric plunged by four hundred million four hundred forty million dollars. No this past quarter but you know they they blame covid nineteen i mean they just launched streaming service and it takes a lot of capital to start streaming service and grow and they're putting in a lot of content as well so that number is not really Concerning i know some people probably look at that and what it is. I think it's interesting. How they notice the issue with the revenue in terms of like advertising has taken a little bit of a dip in international ads in you know domestic as well. It's it's interesting how you know this business model is based on okay. Part part subscription part at based models in its You're seeing it with you know discovery plus in other streaming services as well as twenty twenty. It's been kind of weird year in terms of advertising and how that can affect the streaming services them as they launched before each acts. I feel like his notice is trending. They've put off their advertising model. Might just be. Because they don't have the together and they just have formalized their plan yet but it could also be the twenty six year terms of advertising space. And so it's interesting to see how you know their take on on. That just worked due to this part of the business model overall congratulations to discovery plus a surprise me future right the moving away from numbers. There's a bunch of obvious Entertainment news you can find the show notes but one of the things that was real big was up fronts. Were past two weeks. T up fronts and one of the things. Obviously there's tons of projects that were announced like. I said you'll find a lot of that stuff in the show notes but there was one that stood out to me specifically outside of some of the stuff. We're going to talk about paramount. Plus which is the fact that it's one or media in general as has unveiled an ambitious preschool. Kids block on both each max and cartoon network and they're planning on having at least fifty originals for a for the preschool age children by twenty twenty three now. This isn't really a huge surprise necessarily specifically because while it's not necessarily a surprise that they're going after a children's content and they're going to be ramping up children's content. I think a lot of people did not assume that. Hbo max would be the service that a lot of children will use. However i i would assume that if if if parents are paying fifteen dollars a month they're definitely going to utilize children's content on the services. Well they done a good job of keeping obviously establishing profiles away having kids content being able to be rated. So that everything that you can you can basically change. Just how exactly like how. Disney plus has their content age based so that way depending on. How old you are you get. You get suggested certain content within the app itself. But it's nice. To see that there's a ton of new content obviously. Hbo made or hbo is a company on hbo. Max peo- years ago made a huge deal with bringing sesame street over to the platform and then in the subsequent re airings would occur on. Pbs but sesame street was a big bring into the company to expand hbo. Max family at the time. And i think that's this new block of programming that they're doing a cartoon network which will with content as will also be available on each. Max is huge for the market of parents who want to get more value out of the streaming service and have that. Netflix has been saying for years. That money is in animation. And that's why they've been you know they've been promising that they're gonna do multiple animated films per year and things like that and we know that in general and we've talked about this on multiple occasions content when it comes to kids content. Youtube is extremely popular and if they can nail this ad kant or they can nail this content before they roll out there. Ad-supported version man. They're going to be rolling in a lot of money that let's just say that i absolutely agree. It's it's yes seeing this article in seeing the amount of content amount of money in and just frankly the amount of just timing investments and like yes. Some places can just say okay recruit a lot of content but just seeing the organization of warnermedia. Really get behind the study of children's content it just it just proves once again proves obvious that chavis jimmy service. You need to have more than you gotta. You gotta target audience as possible. You can't just target a single one. I think if we were to categorize. I think max right now. It is definitely leaning more towards targeting. The adults as it's built out of hbo the other shows at primarily permit to entertain adult suggests. There are some some content that seemed for younger kids but just the current state platforms it. It is pretty much centered at that one demographic for them to survive for them to grow. They have to targets on all these different graphics. Disney disney plus. It's just a comparison. Is they both started relatively relatively soon from now on versus. Like you know netflix. Sh- which started while back Disney crack ton of children's content. And i think that's why they are so far ahead of i think a lot of estimates and people's expectations because just the amount of kids that they have to go back to warnermedia needs crewmax. The this is great looking at the minutia. In looking at this it is interesting how they rebranded cartoon network which Growing up cortina work was always wasn't aimed at over children. It seemed more of the middle school age. I felt like had a little. More mature cartoons. Nothing like south park but just a. It's a step up from normal preschool cartoons it was more of a edgier version. I guess if you look at it like they know the disney channel happened. If i were that compare strike now in. Its really interesting to see okay. The they've rebranded to work. It's going to be aimed for all kids And that's gonna push for a lot of the continent there. It's interesting how they now have a a preschool initiative. If you look at other cartoon news services yesterday the clearly the certain shows appeal to certain no difference kids ages and kids ranges from but seeing warnermedia actually have a push on the preschool. Front is pretty interesting and this initiative is carl called carlito which is funding. But it's it's a whole preschool programming block. That aimed as a quote support each child's unique potential These different shows going to you. Incorporate the principles of a preschool educational framework. It's called human human centric. Learning it is was developed by psychologists. Dr laura brown and i think it was just really interesting. The specific deep dive on driscoll content. Really going forward to okay. Let's let's built us out here. The principles kids are going to watch a lot of content. How can we assure parents helped. Develop kids overall is just really interesting to see. How full fledge warnermedia's approach to the kids. And kidney nationless was modesto. Think it's interesting had this idea of preschool programming and the human centric learning educational framework. You don't really see that from other media companies usually just okay. Let's just create content. That can get is on here in really meant to sell toys but the fact of okay. Let's try to develop essentially curriculum that is going to support in a power kids. I feel pretty rare. It is and when i look at content in general being apparent and looking at content. That's out there absolutely agree one. With what your statement was about cartoon network being geared towards more middle schoolers or older not necessarily meant for younger children all cartoon network is never had content outside of like maybe classic cartoons urges men for anybody. They've never really had content. That's meant for a younger age range Obviously had nick junior. They're blocked disney his head. Disney junior obviously pbs has has content secured more towards the younger crowd. And then there's a channel called sprout which a lot of pbs content. That's on cable as well. That also is geared more towards preschool children or younger and the thing is outside of sesame street between. Hbo max hbo family. Which was the old block of family programming that they had on hbo in the mornings for kids and cartoon network. There really isn't a whole lot of content that has existed outside of some of like i said those classic cartoons that really are there really worked for for younger children and even the classic cartoons do not have any any necessarily educational value. Let's say when with the content. They're giving it's entertaining children entertained but it's not educational the only content. That's really educational that each has had been sesame street which they acquired a while back so the thing is ultimately they've got. They've got a huge area that they have the chance to grow. And i think that's that's really big for them. And i think it's really smart because disney succeeds at having a lot of content for younger children. The younger children are the ones who probably watch more content than maybe some of the older children by the time. Children get a little bit older. Maybe they hang out. Maybe start playing video games. Maybe they're involved in sports not necessarily watching things as maybe as frequently as as younger children might be so. I think that when it comes to this it's very very important for them to hit this block and maybe the other part of this is that maybe they were looking at their content offerings. I remember they had that. Everybody has that quadrant of male female and then age range of how old the the the ages are. And they're probably looking at their quadrants of demographics and thinking to themselves. Okay where do we. What do we have. And if i remember correctly each wheel max was supposed to answer the question of. Here's a lot more content. That's geared towards females and not necessarily males because each continent already is kind of leaning towards older males and they had content. Obviously that works for children but not necessarily younger children. So i think it's important for them to hit all of the different demographics. That's obviously extremely important. The last thing. I just want to talk about this is obviously. It just remains the question. The question that remains for me is what happens with the streaming service. Boomerang which is part of where media. It's basically a parking place for an insane amount of kids content that if you actually look at the content that they offer over there they have an excessive amount of content that is not necessarily available on hbo. Max and i have to wonder as i have always stated how long it will take before that content ends up getting ported over to hbo max because while the price. The price point is significantly less expensive than each max there. There's a lot of content that could be rolled into each max add value to hbo. Max four children in general so the fact that they're spending money on new content. I applaud that. But i have to wonder in the back of my head. What's eventually going to happen with. Boomerang because it's literally just a bunch of content that it has no other place to be except for right there. At this immediate point occasionally you'll see content rotate between hbo max and boomerang and back and forth. But i have to say it's only a matter of time before i think that content ends up getting ported over so with that the last service update we've got is just quick one. The apple tv app has officially launched on chromecast google tv. I've been waiting for this moment for a long time. So i'm glad it happened. There's not much more to say other than that. I just wanted to say. I'm very happy that it happened. already plotting which shows i'm going to start watching with my wife. Having watched some of the trailers for the shows to get her feel on some of them. Because i think a lot of them are could be really good at least from what i've heard and when i see and i'm excited to actually dive into apple tv plus in the immediate future all right so with that. Let's jump into paramount plus so paramount plus the twenty fourth of february unveiled. What they're going to do. Basically transforming cbs access into paramount plus but specifically. Telling them what it's going to include the prices and all of that so it's officially launching on march fourth the base price which is ad-supported is going to be four ninety nine. That will release in june. It's not going to release it launch. But the at launch the premium tier which is ninety nine will will launch on march fourth. All both both versions will include sports news and entertainment now. This is in enticing for a lot of people especially the sports. Because i think this is obviously. We've been talking a lot about sports since the beginning of the year and how it plays into these streaming services. They say they'll be exclusive live sports available. There will be nfl. Football live and there will be more live. Cbs sports content as part of the premium tier as far as news. They will have the cbs news. And cbs news on demand. There will also be a cbs news network and live local stations available on the premium tier as far as entertainment. There will be exclusive originals thousands of originals thirty thousand tv episodes from.
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"Because you can watch who actually noticed not crazy who lose about seven bucks. He caucus five. I think as well. Yeah that's true that's with that. yeah i think. Paramount has a little more steam in the engine. Then a lot of these other ones do i. Yeah i could see you were a streaming service umbrella. Paramount would be successful. I do like the idea of hitting streaming service. i guess after theaters. I'm surprised that they didn't say at least not not for everything but at least for a couple big films like this will be released on paramount plus day one. Because i guarantee you that would have gotten subscribers you know it worked for. Hbo and i think it would have worked for paramount. A lot of people are mad about the halo tv show. I think that it could be a good idea. But it's not securing longtime subscribers taking something like that from showtime and putting it on showtime right. Yeah showtime showtime to paramount plus and put on paramount plus. It's yeah it's a great idea but it's not going to keep subscribers so that's where i think you have a good point with the movie offering right that's to be. I think in the movie offering is going to be wet maintained subscribers for longer than the trial period or the month that follows. So you're going to see like i said it's gonna be a month and a half after the initial release before you go ahead and see it on paramount plus. Hbo max with tom and jerry. I mean they had the second largest opening of the pandemic at fourteen million dollars for movie..
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"Into Paramount Plus Paramount, plus exact kind of cool If you got a little look, there was old. Good. Hopefully you guys enjoy the Super Bowl. Hopefully, our next guest enjoy the Super Bowl. I know he enjoyed it all those years ago when he wanted and that's Brian Billick, the NFL network analyst. Former Ravens head coach coach Welcome back to the show had been Brian. What's happening to regard? How you doing? Good. Good. Thanks. Yeah, We're good. We know that. You know all about defense of dominance. Here's the thing codes. My brother I was talking to after actually north as the game was winding down. And he was saying, Man, This is one of the great defensive performances in Super Bowl history on how they shut down that Kansas City defense and offense I should say, And you know all about this because your Ravens team had one of the best defense may be the best Super Bowl defense of all time. When you look at how Todd Bowles did this, it was simple. How come Andy Reid and Eric the enemy? Why couldn't they figure something else out in your mind? Well, can the dead. Thank you have credits Tampa Bay. It was It was a great game plan. I just finished going through the film. Doing some cut ups for for the NFL network's playbook segments I'm going to do and not just to cover too, with the changeup between the cover to you, man cover for he. At one point he ran to corner blitzes off the edge, which is not that unique with the three man rush inside and then played zone behind it, So we did enough different things. You know, and combined with obviously the tackle situation in Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes, obviously on the foot was 100%. But I think and everybody's question. Well, why couldn't Andy Reid and Eric the enemy come up with something different? You know what the end of the day they have relied so heavily on Patrick Mahomes, just covering up whatever deficiencies particular play had whether was protection or coverage whenever they were going to do. And could make something out of it. And he just could not with combination of he early on. He got he did break contain couple times and you know, so you thought, OK? They're gonna have to get more discipline with that. But with the four man rush once they stayed up field, the lack of the ability of my homes to step up in between the lanes like we've seen so often. Played right into the hands of Tampa Bay. But I just just think Tampa Bay's defense and Todd Bowles deserves all the credit for being so disciplined and so methodical about what they did. It was it was fun to watch. Well, here's my question for you, Coach and I know that The other teams in the NFL. Don't have the personnel that the bucks have I and I know that that's a big piece of the puzzle was the last night a road map on how to slow down Kansas City. Put the two safeties back. Keep it in front. No double team bracket. Kelsey keep in front of you, and you're not gonna score some points. Oh, absolutely, you know, and cause the game. Find simple. Don't get hectic, big place come up from rally up to tackle well when they throw underneath. Get pressure on the homes of the four men rush. Don't let him outside. By the way, Your offense has to keep up and score touchdowns, not field goals. Now the problem is, you can't just do. Four out of five. You gotta do all five and old, by the way. They did that with the greatest quarterback of all time. A solid four man front and a really good tackling linebacker crew. That really kind of I say. Shut down, Kelsey. Yet 10 catches 133, but he didn't hurt them in the big place. So Yeah. Yes, This is a template. If you've got those parts attempt, they has to execute it and Kansas City without their best tackles, and Patrick Home made not 100% You get that duplicated? Yeah, You're right. It's it's similar to the game plan that the bills used earlier in the season. The difference was that the Kansas City Chiefs Ran for 245 yards against that bill's team. They weren't able to do it, because Guess what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the number one rush defense in football bill. Let's let's let's hop over to the offensive side here for the For the For the Buccaneers, Barry left, which, you know, maybe some criticism earlier in the season, even Bruce Arians relationship with Tom Brady Was was thrown out there for scrutiny sake, but it created. I think of a bond and an understanding that allowed this team granted. They have some of the best weapons in football right now, but it allowed this team to kind of execute, do whatever they wanted. I mean, it felt like after a while The Kansas City Chiefs defense was they were lost. They were struggling, and at some point, they just lost the will to try to keep up with this team, especially once linen for net started getting downhill on them. You know how much credit goes to Byron Leftwich for what? He was able over the course of the whole year established with one of the great quarterbacks in the history of the game. Yeah, and it's an evolution. I think you have to give credit for the fact that it does take a while for that to come together. They are of the same thinking It was interesting. You saw Brady on the broadcast occasionally looked Byron signal Whatever five meets them, whether that's the personnel or whatever you want. No, no, no. There was a there was a communication back and forth..
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