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Fresh "Paramount" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:40 min | 6 hrs ago

Fresh "Paramount" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"Home, or visit home paramount dot com. Jack Taylor WTO P traffic. We've got a hot forecast today. Here's storm team four meteorologist Mike center Ford. Probably sunny skies hot and muggy this afternoon with a risk of a thunderstorm, our highs loaded mid 90s and our heat index approaching 100°. Cloud cover and muggy tonight and I say shower storm before midnight lows upper 60s to mid 70s could be a muggy day on Saturday with some effort in the 18 thunderstorms. These could be severe, look for a high in the mid to upper 80s. Some morning showers at the front on Sunday then becoming partly studying less muggy with a slight chance, but after this storm, high speed upper 80s, only a side chance for storm for the fourth on Monday, highs 85 to 90. I'm storm team fours Mike's Jennifer. It's 88 at Reagan national 91 at BWI thurgood Marshall, an 89 at dulles, brought to you by new look home design, the roofing experts visit new look home design dot com. WTO be a 1221. We open inside a vast layer, a Nissan rogue speeds toward a gigantic door, closing fast, our hero says I know this seems like your typical narrow escape, but it's not. This is a Nissan sales event

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Fresh "Paramount" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:51 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh "Paramount" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"Pest control for a free inspection. 8 8 8 8 8 8 home or home paramount dot com. I'm Rita Kessler, WTO traffic. And Mike xenophon, the sun is bright and gorgeous this morning. Yeah, it's pretty nice running across the region. There's a fresh breeze so in the shade, it feels pretty good, but the sun is hot and temperatures are responding later today, part of the cloudy hot and muggy. A couple of thunderstorms made bubble up, but most of the rituals stay dry, loaded in 90s are high with a heat index values near 100 this afternoon. Cloud cover and muggy tonight could be a passing shower before midnight. I don't know what's up for 60s to mid 70s. Muggy was scattered after an evening thunderstorms tomorrow as a cold front comes in. It would take about four in the afternoon and 11 o'clock in the evening. Some of these storms may turn severe. Mid dropper 80s are high. Morning shower on Sunday, then we'll get the front door. He'll turn probably saying less muggy. It's just a slight chance for an afternoon storm. Mid to upper 80s, and only a side chance of strong for the 4th of July, most of the day should be dry with a high from 85 to 90. Temperatures for you right now, culpeper 75° BWI Marshall 78. And Jonah John at 78 orega national. Brought to you by Dallas glass for all your glass mirror and shower door needs visit dulles glass dot com, dulles glass, love your glass. You're not ahead on WTO? Data policy and nonprofits John Barron on his run for governor in Maryland. I'm Kate Ryan. A 51. Meet Stanley irk

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Fresh update on "paramount" discussed on MMA Roasted

MMA Roasted

00:33 min | 16 hrs ago

Fresh update on "paramount" discussed on MMA Roasted

"Landscapes. Dude, it's the funniest, bro you're such a fucking mysterious guy, though. I fucking I love you. I love you to death. I really appreciate you. And you're a guy that like, I've watched train just use three times and you keep getting promoted to the belts. From Michael legitimate people. You're like, hey, I'm a brown belt. I'm like, you haven't worked out in 6 years. You're like, hey, I just got my, I don't know what the fuck. You're a very mysterious guy, bro and you're always on a show. You don't want to act or I know who doesn't know what show he's on. Like while he's on the show, whatever paramount is, I don't know. And you're always like, yeah, some fucking actor, you know, just Kevin Bacon. Star Trek is paramount, right? Yeah, paramount plus. And that's CBS. It's like its own thing. Paramount plus is its own streaming site. Okay. But anyway, whatever. Listen, kick ass today on your set. Thank you to all the people that came on the show. You guys are awesome. And having a good weekend, brother, you're the best. Yeah..

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Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

04:24 min | 3 months ago

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

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Toby Harnden Shares a Story From on the Ground in Afghanistan

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

04:22 min | 3 months ago

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

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Hollywood Politicizes 'Star Trek' With Stacey Abrams in Guest Role

Mark Levin

01:52 min | 3 months ago

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

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Inflation Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon. Who's to Blame?

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:00 min | 4 months ago

Inflation Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon. Who's to Blame?

"Inflation, which had previously pushed past 7% as now moved up to almost 8%. The latest figures just out, inflation rises to 7.9% in February, the highest in four decades. So it seems like every month now we have the highest, the highest, the highest. Why? Because it's higher this month than it was last month and it's higher last month than it was the month before. And I just saw Janet Yellen from the Federal Reserve basically saying, hey, this is something that is going to be something we're going to be living with. Certainly for the rest of the year. And Jen Psaki says we're kind of hoping things will moderate by the end of the year, but that can be taken as propaganda. It's more an expression of the Biden administration's wishful thinking than anything else. Inflation here is being driven by a series of factors, all kind of coming together. I would say there are two that are paramount. One of course is the big reckless spending of the Biden administration itself. Essentially, when you print money, you get inflation, and that's the domestic cause of inflation. And then the secondary cause is global instability. When you have constraints on oil supplies, and now the United States is not buying oil from Russia, we're going to buy supposedly from Venezuela and from Iran. But again, if you say I'm not going to buy it on the world market, the cheapest place I can find it, it generally means you're going to end up paying more. And we see energy prices soaring. That's a major driving factor in inflation. And we're seeing that then percolate into the prices of everything. I mean, we're not just talking about paying higher gas prices at the pump, but of course it takes fuel to bring food deliveries it takes fuel to deliver furniture. It takes fuel to operate hotels and motels, and so we see prices rising across the

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Why Is It So Important for Big Bad Russia to 'Crush' Ukraine?

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

02:02 min | 4 months ago

Why Is It So Important for Big Bad Russia to 'Crush' Ukraine?

"Why is it so important for this big grizzly bear Russia to crush this little puppy dog? Let's say, called the Ukraine. Well, the political scientist John Muir shimer has a theory about this. And I want to go into this theory in a little bit of depth and you'll notice that in doing it, I'm doing something that is really not common in our debate today. We don't have really much of a debate at all, over foreign policy. I remember from the Reagan years and that you'll remember too, competing theories about trying to understand the Soviet Union. And a kind of vigorous debate left and right, but also debate within the right about what type of sort of anti communism what strategies are most effective were getting very little of this. What we get is a sort of party line from the kind of neoliberal left, we get a few exaggerated assertions or Putin is the new Hitler, things like that. But in terms of actual understanding of Ukraine and Putin, his motives, what he's after, very little of that. Well, this is where John Muir shimer comes in and this is one of the leading students of the region. And one of the leading thinkers of the so called realist school. So the realist school is based on the idea that look. With a lot of countries, there are some countries with which ideology is paramount and so for example, you might have China where they're teaching Marxism, leninism in the schools and ideology is important to them and also not to mention a justification for their centralized control. But there are other countries like Russia, which are kind of gangster regimes. Now Russia and the old Soviet days was an ideological state. But under Putin, it's not. It's basically a big country. We're trying to we've lost a lot of our power. We're trying to get it back. And we don't like pesky little dogs, if you will, barking at us in our grizzly bears lair. That's basically the realist view.

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Movie Makers Say No to Russia Showings

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:07 min | 4 months ago

Movie Makers Say No to Russia Showings

"Good morning, sunny bunch, it's a Batman week. I've got to talk to even though there's a war underway because maybe finally American movie theaters are going to be crowded. Yeah, I think it's safe that there'll be pretty crowded. Assuming you want to go see The Batman because that's the only thing that's going to be playing in most of multiplexes. I mean, you mentioned you mentioned Hollywood and Ukraine. It is worth noting that all of the major studios now universal paramount Disney, Sony I'm missing one here. Have announced that they are going to skip putting movies out in Russia. Warner Brothers is the one I miss Warner Brothers, of course, has a big movie out this weekend, The Batman. And they are, they said, we're putting a pause, we're putting a pause on the release of The Batman in Russia to join the growing international commercial boycott of Russia. So, you know, Hollywood, there's only so much Hollywood can really do with any movie with Russians as villains.

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"paramount" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

02:20 min | 4 months ago

"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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"paramount" Discussed on The 3:59

The 3:59

05:42 min | 4 months ago

"paramount" Discussed on The 3:59

"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.

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 Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 8 months ago

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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NWSL Commissioner Baird resigns amid scandal

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 9 months ago

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

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"paramount" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

WSJ Tech News Briefing

07:51 min | 9 months ago

"paramount" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing

"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.

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How Singer and Songwriter Paul Anka Became the Original Teen Idol

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:02 min | 10 months ago

How Singer and Songwriter Paul Anka Became the Original Teen Idol

"I don't know where to begin with you because you've had such an amazing career for people. Now there are a lot of young folks who might not be familiar with you. And i thought boy. They're in for it here. But where do we start first of all. You were huge teen idol. That was a little bit before my time. A gigantic teen idol. How did that happen for you. You're from canada born canada raising canada. I was in school on to be a journalist when father would be a lawyer. Put me in an english class. A class with forty girls to learn how to type in shorthand hated the shorthand got thrown shorthand which was fine. Took up music that i started writing. I want some awards for my couple of my essays that i wrote but while taking music i became a big fan of music back then and it devolved into me just starting to write at a young age Kind of had a crush on a girl. Zoldin i was. You know back in the fifties indigenous to lat time. If you're older shorter fatter you really didn't get the score. So i wrote this song. I'm still young are so old. I sang it at parties. And i said now what do i do with it. Well all have to realize pop music was in its infancy stage back then thus i I'm going to new york. Because that's where the action is. So i read a newspaper. Said collect soup rappers. You go to new york. So i got a job with i. J food stores. I collected soup rappers. Campbell soup one trip with forty boys and went down. Got the vibe in new york. What baco blogs of money on easter vacation The following year. And i went down when it went off scot. Abc paramount records dot cost. Was the in. Our director looked at me at my little t shirt on jeans. Pulled out my song started. Singing said Was your parents as back with candidate. Is you better get him down here. Because we want to sign you up in believable. I love these stories. You as they say you can't make it

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Tony Awards Land Hosts Leslie Odom Jr. And Audra McDonald

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 10 months ago

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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The Story the Jewish People Should Share Is the National Miracle of Self Liberation

The Eric Metaxas Show

01:35 min | 11 months ago

The Story the Jewish People Should Share Is the National Miracle of Self Liberation

"The idea of freedom is really the paramount idea even of those years. Because if i were telling the story and i do tell the story that way of the nineteen forties think of it i think of it as the greatest national miracle. If there are miracles in life it is all kind of people six million of whose members. We're not just murdered but in the most humiliating an unbelievable way this brilliant so called people this people that is you know touted for being so intelligent wiped off the map of europe in just a question of five years. You'd think no one would ever recover from that but here's the thing. Within that same decade jews recovered their sovereignty in the land of israel that had been under foreign domination for two millennia. So that's the story. In a way. And here i am. I mean it never occurred to me. When i was growing up that there was anything like this but when i began to write about myself i realized that that's how i felt my life and that is really how i feel jewish national life to be that the real story that we should be. I mean sharing Not not necessarily teaching or asking anyone else. Come you know excited right. But if we are going to tell the story of what happened under hitler and under style and then you have to tell the most important part of that story is the self liberation.

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A Mixed Box Office Weekend as ‘Free Guy’ Tops Again

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 11 months ago

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

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South Park Creators Pledge 14 New Films for Paramount+

/Film Daily

01:44 min | 11 months ago

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

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"paramount" Discussed on Behind the Numbers: eMarketer Podcast

Behind the Numbers: eMarketer Podcast

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"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

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Madonna's Back in Fighting Form in 'Madame X' Documentary Teaser

Bob Sirott

01:15 min | 1 year ago

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

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This Greys Anatomy Fan Favorite Has Just Landed a HUGE Role

Direct from Hollywood

00:31 sec | 1 year ago

This Greys Anatomy Fan Favorite Has Just Landed a HUGE Role

"Eighteen months after fan favorite and original grey's anatomy cast member. Justin chambers left the show after three hundred fifty episodes. He's lent his first role since departing. It'll be playing one of the most iconic actors in cinematic history marlon brando according to deadline justin will play the oscar winner and the upcoming limited series the offer about the making of the godfather which sits at number two on top one hundred movies of all time. Miles tellers already been cast to play already the iconic producer of the film who story the show will be based on look for the offer next year paramount

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U.S. Leaves Its Last Afghan Base, Effectively Ending Operations

World News This Week

02:05 min | 1 year ago

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

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The History Behind the Creation of the Pride Flag

The Ladies of Strange

02:49 min | 1 year ago

The History Behind the Creation of the Pride Flag

"So we all know the wonderful rainbow flag that has become a symbol for all members of the alphabet mafia. But where did it come from. So in nineteen. Seventy eight artists and designers. Gilbert baker was commissioned by san francisco city supervisor harvey milk who was one of the first openly gay elected officials in the united states to make a flag for the city's upcoming pride celebrations harvey. Milk is a lot of good information on that man out there too. I almost covered him. You were about to say strawberries. I was like oh. She would've like stumble over at five times getting louder until we're like women. Are you stroking you no. Don't worry your past the time. Line of where i needed. Okay though so baker who was a prominent gay rights activist gave a nod to the stripes of the american flag but drew inspiration from the rainbow to reflect the mini groups within the gay community. He was influenced by the flag of races. Which has five horizontal stripes red white brown yellow and black which was popular among the world. Peace and hippie movements of the nineteen sixties. The rainbow flags commissioned by the fledgling pride committee were produced by a team that included artists. lynn seager. Who is known as the fairy argyle rainbow. According to her she created the original dying process for the flags. Thirty volunteers hand dyed in stitch. The first two flags for the parade. The original flag design had eight stripes with a specific meaning assigned to each colors. They were hot pink for six read for life orange for healing yellow for sunlight green for nature blue for magic and art into gopher serenity and violet for spirit i really like. Did you not know that. The flag colors actually signified. Why did but. I don't know i didn't know what they signified. I knew they all had significance. But what they dropped the sex one after the assassination of harvey milk on november twenty seven nineteen seventy eight. The demand for the rainbow flag greatly increased in response. The paramount flag company began selling version using stock rainbow. Fabric was seven stripes. Red orange yellow. Green turquoise blue and violet as baker ramped up production of his version of the flag he to dropped the hot pink stripe because fabric in. That color was not readily available. God it makes sense. That was a manufacturing issue. Yes like you just couldn't do it easily. So he said not school would just keep the other ones. So in june of two thousand and eight designer daniel quasar released a redesign incorporating elements from both the philadelphia flag in the trans pride flag to bring focus on inclusion in progress within the community or retaining the common six stripe rainbow designs the base the called the progress flag ads variation of chevron along the hoist the features black brown light blue pink and white stripes to include the communities of marginalized people of color trans individuals and those living with hiv

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"paramount" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

The Stephen King Boo! Club

04:35 min | 1 year ago

"paramount" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

"That's fine that's a different answer than this is unwatchable. I know the kinds of things you. I i know i watch schlaug i watch shit and i dreaded having to watch this when it was on my schedule i was like i i would put it off like make make lunch or something. I so that. I just didn't have to go. Do never been more clean laundry in the kraken household. Yeah i i think that the that is. I think this is our last episode. We can indulge all. Why do you think that it was hitting you so badly in wasn't just that it was bad or that i didn't like it because those are two things. You can always reconcile either. The thing is bad. And i like it anyway or the thing is good and it's not my bag that's fine. It was bad. And i didn't like it and that compounded in such a way that i'm not used to i haven't seen a lot of media that makes me feel like that. It wasn't funny bad. It wasn't so bad will have to pay attention. It wasn't so bad that i should show my friends. It was just it wasn't actually you know what it's not that it's bad because it's not bad. It's just not good at that fucks with me. I have less tolerance for that. That's fair i buy that. I think that is a decent place to end this series. Obviously those out there listening we'll have vastly different opinions than we do. I don't know if you're you don't spend as much time like in facebook groups for stephen king as i do which is a a wild place to be in general. I mean solitaire. four of them. Yeah this is a trend. We see a lot in those groups where people are not in agreement about whether or not this is good not even in agreement about whether or not you should watch it. I think he probably should. I mean if you have paramount plus for some reason..

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"paramount" Discussed on The Stephen King Boo! Club

The Stephen King Boo! Club

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"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.

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

06:02 min | 1 year ago

"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"But there's not a lot here that i could see myself going back to like. I feel like this is exactly like peacock but i don't. I don't pay for peacock because i have xfinity internet. So i get for free and i think that's the biggest problem with paramount pluses. It's just it exists there. Some content there occasionally. You'll find something but when it comes to what i'm looking for. There's not enough there to make me go. Oh yeah. I can't wait for this now. Obviously that change. If i can add showtime for a nominal charge and i was only having to pay like a couple of dollars on top of her mom plus to have have showtime. Maybe it'd be more worthwhile. Because they're shows on a regular basis that are available on showtime that. I would wanna watch you know. There's it's it's strange. What they choose to do when it comes to some of their shows the very successful shows. Before i guess realized we really need to get into the stream side of things. They went in licensed. They're they're they're popular shows. Which makes sense brings in money but how long before they actually start bringing some of this stuff back. Or how long is it before. They have more new original series or series that they keep for themselves. Because that's the part that. I'm not seeing here compared to somebody like hbo. Max which specifically sought back when after like friends one of their shows to keep it themselves instead of paying the licensing rights are earning the licensing rights from a streaming service and obviously were brother still license content elsewhere. Everybody's still licenses content elsewhere even disney has some content is on a regular basis cycled around at different streaming services. But i think it's important that you have a consistent basis and i think the things that are going to draw people into paramount plus are going to be the same things that are going to drive people away because they're going to realize that there are certain things they're looking for that aren't even available that that makes a lotta sense and i can totally see a year frustration. There you know once again. I'm rooting for cbs. I mean the man that for burma From the outside looking in the only for me personally yes march madness is coming up and i would like to watch you know. Those games life in a lot of them are on. Cbs so that'll be fun to watch. But other than that. The biggest troll and i can see from paramount plus is the backlog of movies from paramount And just though that that the backlog movies content seems like it's most important asset right now but like you said i can just go on prime whatever movie. I'm interested in at the moment. So i mean yeah. They have the festive furious series. But i can just go to prime and just download that That for you know a night. So i understand your frustration. Hopefully over time that they have the adult the add more originals original content. They can google service that way. But right now from what i understand from looking from the outside and hearing your perspective from the inside it's it's another nascent streaming service just starting from not necessarily the beginning 'cause bs alexis put it scope is wider so it is in in in the scheme of trying to go for a grander scope. It is still a very infant streaming service. One year's time let's let's you know circle back and see what happens. See with the service can have. Is it going to grow at whole like disney. Plus which i doubt it can replicate that success or hbo. Max peacock account as it goes against those players. So i've which plus the best..

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

05:11 min | 1 year ago

"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..

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

15:56 min | 1 year ago

"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"From the from date that they released in theaters which again lowers at the window and gives more added bonus to that things they specifically said the immediate films. top gun. maverick. Quiet place to and the mission. Impossible seven all are the first group of films that will be releasing on the service within forty five days of them being in theaters. And i am so. Let's let's talk about immediate reactions. I let's give me let me get your immediate reactions before. I dive into some of the things that i think are interesting. I was surprised. I really enjoyed. Cbs all access. When i was out yes there is some things just didn't have but some of the original content is really nice dab and Showed it to my parents and they really enjoyed the content. They always have they really love. Cbs and they found as he us. All access was though it was a great looking at paramount. Plus it's it is sanitizing. I think the biggest the biggest thing for me is this theatrical window bit. And i don't know about you. Justin by after warnermedia's announcement of okay. We are gonna do. Do release the movies theaters and then released. Max obviously up to up to a month immediately up to a month and then the rest their theatrical window. It's gonna be off the service since gonna come back eventually after hearing that deal in the now hearing. Okay yes it's going to be. It's going to be within thirty days or forty five days of the release of the theaters to that's Women the as Tuxedos the edge and just hearing paramount. Plus say okay. I think those are really good. Opportunity to Meet the situation at the h. Safar and all these other extreme services have to you know gil accordingly and. I bet that there's gonna be a little chemical sentence by the general public of okay. Well you know some us be watching movies. You know ms seven of that series. But okay. If i get access after wait now three days. It's it some. I think it's a missed opportunity. There but overall the streaming service sounds very compelling occurs to see how it goes. The pricing model is very simple. Five dollars a month with ads. Ten dollars thou. It's simple and i and i like that. Let's talk back again in three months. And just see how how they've grown in as long as they. I'm curious if they can beads sibusiso. All axes ceiling felt for some reason that there is always a ceiling with us streaming service. It was never going to go grow pass. You know what it was in. Maybe the people at paramount. Cbs viacom whatever. The company name is now after all these mergers sicom cbs. If the if those people took the lessons of see bezel access and applying the plus all right. We know what doesn't work and we're not moving in a different direction. When i immediately heard it's going to include one. I applaud them for having the ambition to include as much as they have going to have live content. Which is great that goes in line with what peacock is doing with certain things that they have they have sports they have nfl. They're actually one of the only ones that have. Nfl rights on their service. I think that just is a holdover from the initial deals that they had with the nfl for cbs. All access the question that i have on. Obviously you've got the movies which is kind of like what were media's doing it's just different version of it. There's a lot of content here in general. It seems like they're trying to hit all of these different marks of like what. What can we take. The best of every single of these services is launched in the last year we can put our content on the service within forty five days. That's similar to watch or media is doing with h. comax but not exactly the same because we don't want to upset anybody at the theaters. They wanna have live sports and they wanna have live news while peacocks already doing it. And obviously there's a ton of content in general thirty thousand which rivals thirty thousand episodes by by itself on demand rivals a lot of the other services so i think as far as their ambition as to the content that they will offer. I think it's a great level. I think the price point is great. The other thing that i kept getting frustrated by was the fact that the that they had already said. Outside of the state's showtime would be bundled as part of paramount plus and it would just include showtime shows here in the us because of the deals in place with cable providers. They were going to have some other option where you could do it and now it seems like you're going to be able to add on showtime to paramount plus as an added subscri- kind of like it added here. I guess you get added content. Into and i'm not opposed to that because honestly as long as it doesn't exceed fifteen dollars for the showtime content and all the cbs content. That puts it right on par with hbo. Max and they have roughly about the same amount of offerings. Paramount doesn't release as many movies per year. So it's not as big of a deal. Nobody's really going to be making a big deal about how they're lowering the theatrical window unlike warnermedia who lowered completely for a year because of the pandemic which might i add the dual releases that they've been doing with one roman tom and jerry and the little things. Those movies have actually done performed. Pretty well at the box office for being in the pandemic being a lot of the theaters are closed. So it's not as if theaters aren't making money off of these films they are. The real catch is going to be when ryan. The last dragon comes from disney plus. Because that's a big film. It's on disney. Plus if i that premier access but it's also supposed to be deers and we'll see how well that does but anyway back to paramount plus. I think that they're definitely trying to check a lot of boxes and it'll be interesting to see if they'll be able to maintain everything that they're trying to do the advantages they don't have their news aspect of. Cbs has always been on broadcasts which they controlled. They don't have to worry about cable channel or cable providers getting upset because cnn content is being offered on hbo max warnermedia would have to they can have. Cbs news run all day if they want because they control cbs news. It's not airing on any sort of cable channel. Same thing with cbs. Sports is the exact same thing. So i think ultimately it's smart for what they're trying to do. They're trying to check a lot of boxes to be kind of the place to go to get a lot of content. The showtime thing would be the smartest thing to like bring inside the folded in some way because if they were doing it inside the fold they the offering not as much necessarily but higher quality content. That is you know that that's is comparable to some of the content that hbo offers. And i think that would be really good for them because they offer a ton of content on their broadcast channel and the other channels none other content super stands out amongst a lot of things. I will say that. Some of the channel of the shows that they have on their normal broadcast station or some of the best shows that do very well when it comes to license shows on. Netflix is because they just. That's what happened. That's just how it works. So i think ultimately they're checking a lot of boxes. They're they're they're going to try to be the one stop shop that a lot of the streaming services are it's nice that they already have sports steals in place because of cbs sports that they can bring that stuff immediately into the fold that stuff that's unfortunately peacock has had to slowly start building. Hbo max who knows what their plans are with sports and you know the other ones that they're doing what they're doing so i think that's that's where i match as far as what i think. Now the one thing that. I want to kind of end this. The paramount plus talk about is there is a couple of news. Bits that came out during the up fronts specifically that netflix is going to be creating transformer. My little pony shows animated shows that are branded with and that amazon is going to be working in a live action. gi joe series centered around lady. Jay and i. And i have to say this is a very important thing to bring up when it comes to paramount plus in paramount viacom. Cbs as a whole is that they already have existing deals with a lot of different streaming services. They nickelodeon has a deal in place with netflix. to have not only content. Come to netflix's from nickelodeon but also to have content. That are to create original content for netflix. That's not necessarily on nickelodeon and that's a very interesting thing. There's also a deal in place with paramount to create content for amazon. That's where jack ryan came from. That's where this joe series will come from that. There's a couple of other projects that are in place that also that fall in with paramount as well. And if you remember correctly back when hp before hbo max launched and we were talking about hbo and one or media is a company were media makes a lot of content for other providers in general not necessarily treating services but they've been making content for years and years and years for broadcast channels cable channels streaming services. They've been making a lot of content and one of the things that we always questioned was whether or not they could find that fine line of still creating good content that they could sell to other providers but also create original content. That does very well for themselves. To bolster hbo max's offerings. And obviously they have figured it out to a degree because they are still creating content elsewhere. They're still creating more original content as they ramp up production on things for hp max. Originals paramount is in the exact same boat in the sense of they already have these existing deals in place some of which are going to keep some of their content away from them for a while. Some of the popular series on netflix. Some of the most popular series on netflix are currently. Cbs viacom. cbs shows that would otherwise be on. Hbo would otherwise be paramount. Plus but instead are going to be on netflix for the foreseeable future. So there's a reason why they just announced they're going to be doing a reboot or a new version of criminal minds is because consistently criminal minds is one of the top shows on netflix. And they don't have access to that show for awhile so they're going to create a new one for paramount. Plus it's one of the reasons. Why one of the new shows announced was bringing rugrats. Back in a new form for paramount pluses because some of the nickelodeon content that is really popular is sitting over there at net flicks. They're going to reboot. I carly which was another show. That's done very well on netflix. So it's just important to note like you know when you get to the larger studios disney is very self contained. They don't make a lot of content outside of them outside of what the what they brought in recently with fox they don't make a lot of content for other studios when it comes to para paramount or viacom. Cbs and warnermedia they make a lot of content. Elsewhere nbc universal. They don't make they make a good amount of content but again they're not they're not making content necessarily as widespread as viacom. Cbs warnermedia so they're content that they're making a lot of his in house for their own stations and things like that but they're not necessarily making a lot of content for other other avenues. So i just wanna bring that up. Because i think it's it's an interesting point where i think ultimately you should. There should be a lot of comparisons in the long run between paramount plus an hbo. Max when you know as far as the successful miss of them goes cbs. All access is going to be the foundation of how paramount plus gets to be a significant player in this game immediately but it has the ability to international as well all right so then to wrap up the entire episode. There's just one final note. This isn't necessarily streaming related. But i think it's worth mentioning just because we've talked about this in the past so it was announced. At and t. is spinning off directtv. At and t. tv now and you've verse into a new company that their value in at sixteen point two five billion dollars. We've talked about direct tv and how their subscriber rates keep going down. And how does each continue to bleed that and you know not worry about investors coming at them and we all know that based off of their three here there are. Three tiers of focus. Wireless was one. The internet's was one. An internet in general fiber internet and wireless and then Hbo max was the other one. Those are the main tears. They're focusing on as far as pay tv. They're not focusing on that as much. Because there's just not the long term growth that they need for that to be successful so they have an investor that has actually come into by part of that new company to have a chunk of that company. And i think ultimately it's going to turn into those things could end up being completely spun out and have nothing to do with. At and then at and t. just strictly focuses on internet wireless and then obviously media with warnermedia. Hbo max and things like that. But i just thought it was worth mentioning because we've talked about each success somehow. Being linked to the fact that direct tv exis- and eighteen to university exists in this eighteen thousand tv now thing that they tried multiple different versions and it never really took off and if they separate it. Maybe there's a little bit better chance for them to potentially get more sports things that aren't related to the pay tv side of things or you know there there's maybe a better option for them to have live channels necessarily on. Hbo max that they wouldn't have had to. They were competing against themselves. When it comes to these other pay tv options. So just worth mentioning. This was i think. Really good news to hear directtv. I it was it was a good acquisition at the time it made it made sense but now it's just been huge drain and eighteen side is. They're moving forward with the new direction with you. elliott management. You know coming in being way more hands on investor and just just trying to push the company to cut costs head. Move forward you know. Get rid of business lines. That just don't really make sense. Eighteen headed to steal just directive us. Just you know holding down. It just made sense. Sometimes you have to move forward in a think. It is clear many different levels of leadership at t. and hbo macs more than media. Let's let's do two things that were good at and lead by things that we're not re reorganize around this principle. So it makes sense. I think is i think on the show. We talked about how this is something they should do or do something about direct. Tv in terms of it's just been dragging them down and i'm glad that they've taken the steps to spend this as a company in just before. I think it's just sad if you look at the numbers. The amount that they paid to acquire direct tv and then just the amount of the three businesses that they put together to spin off into their own business Was three three orders of magnitude smaller on this. Just it just shows how much money the the direct tv unit in eighteen. To uber's all those things have just lost eighteen general so it makes sense that it could be its own company. Hopefully the company could be successful. Just what it does and not be authored burdened by the rest of the business. Absolutely with all of that being said that is going to be. There's going to wrap up this episode of the sri morts. I implore you to head over to our website the streaming water dot. Io to check out the show notes with all the other news is released over the past two weeks. Be sure to check out our youtube channel for all those trailers that have also released over the past weeks and katina released into the future. In addition to that you can follow us on twitter instagram. And you can join our discord for latest news Instagram is where we will find new announcements related to podcasts posting. In addition to that you can send us an email at the shrine wars gmail.com with any questions comments concerns or topics you like us to discuss future episodes as well as leaving feedback or you can leave feedback wherever you are listening to this. Podcast has always greatly appreciated with all that being said for twenty myself. This has been the streaming worse. See guys next time. Thanks for listening to this and was. Check us out on twitter and instagram. Also consider supporting us on matriarch links can.

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

13:46 min | 1 year ago

"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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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

05:12 min | 1 year ago

"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"Welcome the latest episode of the shooter's us. Twenty s with me and we are here to cover everything from february seventeenth through march second. We unfortunately did not have an episode last week but we're kind of waiting for paramount plus to announce their stuff which was after the normal time that we record. So that's w- our focuses on this episode but we do have a couple of other things. You're going to notice a couple of different changes. I want to knock off the bats when it comes to the show notes if you're paying attention to.

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

06:33 min | 1 year ago

"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"ATLANTA. That's comparison because Atlanta's great show and this could be that for peacock. So peacock definitely does need more shows in general that are very compelling and are going to draw people in, and if peacock can start getting content as good as the content that we've seen like with the fx on Hulu content or in some regards maybe not to the same production quality but something to the degree of HBO, Max like Writing Quality and things like that. I think that peacock has a potential to really grow their actual subscriber count just sign up. So all right. So Niche Streaming Services Fund mission has expanded. Their offerings with the new deal from the media, we have no news for any other providers. Our main discussion is an interesting one. So there was H tweets that popped up from Nick Turner. Over on twitter he goes by the handle newsy nick and there was a quote that he pulled from Bloomberg article that specifically said Disney plus which debuted in. November signed up remarkable sixty point five, million subscribers in its first ten months e seven dollars a month service was priced to make it very attractive. McCarthy said and the rate could climb in the near future. McCarthy. Says it's clear that we priced Disney. At very accessible price point initially, there is pricing power we believe that will come as we put more original content into the services. So Nick Turner, he specifically said Disney, definitely seems to be telegraphing that Disney plus price hike is coming be surprised. That's not nine ninety, nine a month before the end of the year that is our discussion specifically this time around I will say personally, I think that the idea of a price hike before the end of the year is unlikely and I say that because outside of the man delorean, they don't have any other high profile content that's to hit the service. If Falcon Winter soldier hits the service it's going to be very, very late twenty twenty because they still haven't wrapped production in that series even though it was originally supposed to launch an August obviously with production. Holtz and all of that it got to lead. They just recently got back to production and I don't see that series coming up before the end of the it's just not likely to happen. So if that's not happening, they don't have any other big content man delorean by itself. Sure is going draw and some people and things like that but I don't see them being able to do the price. Point until they have at least a couple of marvel series under their belt along with some of the other, maybe need tear stuff like you know that we've heard of all of these reboots. If got the mighty ducks series, they've got a home alone reboot. There's a lot of different projects that I think are like mid level where it's not the typical. Well, here's some random animated thing that we have. You know that we're not really going to publicize a bunch about or the behind the scenes things that we keep seeing is just kind of filler content that's been on the service, but I honestly. Believe, by the end of twenty, twenty one, it's definitely likely. We could see a price like the one thing I will say is there was a lot of people initially who paid upfront for three years and they're not obviously going anywhere. Those are the people that you know you. I. Was one of them. I paid up front for three years because I thought it was a good deal at the time made no sense not to pay for something because it was like it came out to like five dollars a month I wanted to say it was even less than that. I think it was like. Fifty bucks a year three years one, hundred and fifty for three years. If you paid upfront which compared to the current price of seven dollars a month year saving a bunch of money I? Mean you're saving more than two dollars every single month with that at that rate. But that's not to say that you know the price wouldn't go up. I. Honestly think that at the end of twenty twenty one will probably have the mandatory and season three. You'll have falcon winter soldier, the low key series Juan Division at the very least maybe another one is well plus all these other mid tier content shows. As well, it's definitely possible that they they raise the price and I but I, but I will say there's a limit on how high they can raise the price because as as it stands right now, there is not enough content to warrant it being anywhere near the price of Netflix I mean there's content on the service and there's there's there's lots of obviously library content that's older but that content is the same as the amount of content output that Netflix's doing so can't get close to the price of Netflix it also can't get up there too much price because then the bundle between it and Hulu and ESPN plus starts creeping up to in that bundle he pricier the Netflix Hbo Max? which wouldn't help them either. So that's the one thing to keep in mind with that. What is your take on a potential price? I tend to agree with you I, think that's a price. Increase is inevitable for many different reasons but for me pure racial perspective like they have sixteen customers paying a relatively low fee mom in terms of the streaming space, of course, they have room to room bump opened up in they also have room to just just cash. So from from that alone, it makes sense that. There's eventually at some point in time going to be a price increase. Now, just the timing of it I think if there's at any time where there is going to be price increase within twenty twenty, it would be around when the main Lawrence to comes out. However, I'm about twenty to twenty, five percent positive that that would happen. So likely city percents up saying it's not going to happen just because of of where Disney is. Now, we weren't during a couple of pinned making Disney's biggest market right now does he plus biggest market is United States where a little bit of economic hot mess in. People having less. Let's let's cash to spend a different places. I don't think it'd be wise is a business move with Disney to raise price increase right now in to potentially asaf customers who are doing their best just to get by I I. Don't think that that's going to be a good business model into just from that alone I think twenty, twenty one there's probably a price increase as Disney Disney plus figures out how to monetize the movies that make men to get their the television shows like particularly ones trying to figure out how to shoot those in a way that is safe. For the actors and save for the production crew but able to actually at time you know at ours facing plays and then you have a pandemic that shutting down the really hurts. So it feels that they're they're trying to figure that out and learning get their step pretty soon about that. So yeah, I think there is going to be price increase. Now, there is going to be an upper limit in agree with you because it's based off the amount of content that they have and they have a significant amount of content but as an adult trying to eat choose streaming service, I, want it if if. If I was a kid and I just had money like Disney plus thing. But this one, just my daughter does love Disney plus in Georgia's lot shows on there and it's a great cause. You can download content line for your Amazon fire devices and she has one..

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

07:13 min | 1 year ago

"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"Say, okay, this is what we've got and it's not GonNa Change, there is still room to change registered each max but all the services as know as they come out, we've got paramount plus now coming soon, peacock launched obviously very recently there are all going to shift and change their focus and things like that. It's all and even to this day I mean that's we've seen them start to focus on. Content that maybe isn't as expensive, but does Garner a lot of eyeballs for the service with some of the reality shows that they've been doing. Recently services are constantly evolving I. think that's an important thing to point out. So when people sit there and I this this, this frustrates me because I enjoy Hbo Max I don't think it's actually that expensive because at previous was already subscribing the HBO as as Standalone Services by itself to for me I can see the value in Hbo Max I think it's a great service. Is there room for? It to grow and get better absolutely. But I think that a lot of the criticism, a lot of the pundits out there have said about Hbo Max I think some of its you know they're comparing apples to oranges and that's the part that annoys me. All right. Then finally with Hbo Max, according to add sales each wheel Max add to your could be coming in quarter two of twenty twenty one that's like spring twenty, twenty one and that's specifically because it seems like, Hbo Max or somebody within. One OR MEDIA IS STARTING TO SELL A. LOT OF AD blocks won't previously available at for network space and things like that. So that's really surprised if if that that if it does happen early twenty, twenty one, I think that an ad here sincerely, sincerely help out service but also get a lot more people to join the service because I think there's a lot of people who don't mind the fact that there's ads I think it's just a matter of each HBO content figuring out how to make that work within the AD world. By personally I, think it could be A. Good thing for Hbo Max as a whole angry I don't think it's going to be a supernet negative if they can structure their ad their offering a lot like Hulu where ees yes. You pay for lower price in their ads but I don't expect them to have like a true true Avon where the contents free threads reading this article it does seem there's a lot of effort in research into the appropriate amount of at time per hour of television or a power streaming time the service in his seems that industry executives were very aware. Of the fact that like Annette where TV sixteen minutes usually average of ads per hour of of content where for different streaming services, it seems like the is between three to five minutes of ads. So it's nice to see that they're very cognizant of that and aware that hey, like you can't just compare you can't just copy over which she did from Kimball side of things to destroying. However you need for for adds to work. You need people to see them in one of the streaming Woah one, AD agency executive said if you. Launch a platform on Amazon. You know the fire in Roku, did you actually launch in? That's a sums up whites feel like me and you both US didn't have said for wile about HBO Max. Warning. Me Not being to come to a deal with Amazon to get each real max onto fire devices and getting intro Max on Roku devices like they they the brokers about forty percent of the streaming gadget for presented of how people stream TV's, and then he got Amazon fire, which is a good by ten percent or something than everybody. Else has been close and so because of this, it's yes they are talking about projections of okay. Like here's Max here's what think that we can offer you and here's how we think they should be able to go down but there's a lot of not confusion I think by these agency executives just seems like a lot of uneasiness because these numbers are not really are not necessarily true whenever they do get onto Roku Amazon what you think they will eventually they're in half to if nothing is done business decision but assuming the do eventually. It's what is from access to reach and right now you have a certain price point for these intros putting out a certain price point for the block times and stuff, and these these agencies could absorb it unsure because they don't actually know if this is a good deal but deal because it could be there right now that they're not including Roku in or Amazon like these prices thing to steal the future because they they locked in right now versus you wait a little bit of the due to deal h maximum more devices like Jose. down. So there's a lot to say here and it's nice to see that other people are looking Max little bit skepticism of it is intriguing product. There is a lot to offer consumers into very interesting great content, but there's still some distribution issues i. think that's the biggest thing that's going to hurt each Mexico, but is getting people on board in convincing them that okay. We've got distribution figure it out it's going to be fine because. they have a serious problem. Yes I agree. All right. Jimmy over to peacock. Peacock has announced that their sign ups have jumped fifty percent in six weeks. They were at ten million six weeks ago, and now they're up to fifteen million sounds. Now, it's not necessarily specifically paying subscribers but that is people who have signed up because as you remember, there is that free tier within peacock that obviously adds to the overall sign up number. Peacock has won the bid for the reimagined first Prince of bel-air series. This was after we. I believe it was two episodes ago we talked about this Hbo Max was considered along with peacock or both said to be the to services that were very interested in potentially this will peacock his wanted. So what I said last episode where with fish fresh Prince Hbo Max, Reunion? Well, if HBO was hoping to Garner some attention with that they, they cannot wait for the reunion special to give them the information that they needed because he ended up security and not only that but also secured two seasons. That's just a season, but he got quarter two seasons of the show so that is going to. Be Coming in the future to peacock yeah, I was I was quite surprised that they wanted the bed between I. Think Everyone thought that the presenter favorites would be Hbo Max but not good for peacock for winning this bed a little bit hesitant about the show but the more I've dived into it in the more I've seen the plans for it seems really be peacock's version of Atlanta. I'm of having a show focused on you a blind character and showing his life all the way through in different parts of that and how difficult is to black America I, think that it could be something. Really Special, and hopefully the people give it give a chance. There's a lot of criticisms a lot of criticism criticism. I can't say the word online about the show and it's like we don't want another media company ruining a show that was good back in the day. But I think that this can can really be something and hope that people do give a shot because I think it can really touch hearts like the first one. Did you know it's going to be different? It's going to be the same to comedy, but but it could definitely tell message. So it looks interesting in Gif Peacock. They desperately need some new indecent in good original content shows checked out some of them intelligence man that was that was rough show. Yeah. There's a couple of shows on there that I have been meaning to watch, but I haven't watched but I mean, yeah, I think ultimately they do need a slate of shows draw more people in in this show. If you've seen the fan trailer that was originally made that this whole new version of the show is going to be based off of it is really really good and it's it's it's exactly what you said about how it could potentially be peacocks..

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"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

The Streaming Wars

05:29 min | 1 year ago

"paramount" Discussed on The Streaming Wars

"Sell for the streaming service. Especially right now with NFL's is kicking just kicked off this past week eligible watching that through maybe a TV who TV who live TV but if you're able to watch it through CDs Alexis just. CBS Games. That's. Fun. Even if they have the march madness tournament, the college tournament, you know in March I still thing this pretty huge selfish. Jimmy. Service. So between that and they have a lot of content there that I would subscribe for an I do subscribe. Now I think adding showtime would be a huge boom to the surface in just the level of content is just different. When you have a streaming service, it's just built on delivering premium video. You can really tell different types of stories in a different caliber, a different quality level. You see that with HBO WITH HBO Bax of how Hbo shows are just there's something a little different. More I'm going back through currently westworld and the level that the level of detail that series is so much more than other shows out there on some streaming services from stupid the high of hype or that they set themselves. Also, if you think about it as well Hulu they have a affects channel fx, library of content, which is very similar. So I think not having an easy bundle or maybe a true degration between showtime met and paramount TV paramount plus sorry trudy there I think it's GonNa, hurt itself in the long run. So either I hope they have a really integration where you have a bundle or ability to bundle or ability tap this ad on which is super cheap or They just have showtime content through the paramount service either way they need to showcase showtime and bring their business instead of keeping be good short term to to to have it separate because CBS? Too because paramount plus already has a pretty sizeable fan base in an subscribers with the currency lexus scripts currently in they can just transfer the number over answer preconstruction base in my peak that they've they've they've learned from HBO in each Komax and of media that combine them all at once is a little bit like spaghetti soup every- everything's just everywhere with Warner media. So they might just be taking a page non taking a page from Ramiz playbook in keeping them separate right now but. Hopefully in the future that there is a more deeper integration showtime. All right. So moving right along jumping over to apple TV plus Moosh Zander, who is the CO creator of the upcoming Tehran series has inked. I will deal with apple and we are jumping over to Disney plus from frozen is getting origin story at the service while the Doogie Howser reboot also gone a series order and then Mickey Mouse's getting a new series of shorts that will be coming in November on Disney plus well w over to Qube. No pulling out now, which is a parenthood series is coming to Qube and there is a dance Docu soap on beat has gotten the series order it could be as well as. Feel Max the Western game has landed a series order. It feel Max is expanding their comedy central offerings. They will be adding a number of comedy central mainstays like the Chapelle show and key and Peele to the service very soon. John Stinky has was was co made some comments about Hbo Max, and he stated that he is happy with each max progress. There's a couple of quotes that I specifically want to pull out. He was saying that as HBO as a service by itself, not Hbo Max, but HBO for a wild the service was actually stagnant. They weren't really growing and they weren't really losing anybody. So they kind of plateaued it were just holding steady at a specific number for. An extended amount of time and the question was, how do you get more people to join the service at the price point that it is when you don't have that happening and he said the only time it was really happening was when there is a be a new season of game of thrones, you get a bunch of people who join in and they'd all solely fall off afterwards and that wasn't sustainable for grow H. Max. Was the next thing that made sense. He also made a comment about how you eat. There was a lot of comparisons from Hbo Max Netflix's, and he said not really fair to compare us a service. It's been around for a couple of months to services been. Around for ten years in is the industry leader obviously, we have to you know get our footings and they they. They know what they're doing they. They've been doing this for a lot longer. He gave a lot of priests, but the other thing worth noting is that he specifically said that wall covid nineteen has had some impact on their production. There are specifically trying to build a service that's not just going to last year the it's mental sustain the next decade there. Some good comments there was worth pointing out. Yeah definitely you have to. You have to sit there and take a step back and say, okay, is he making these comments because obviously this is where they have spent an insane. Amount of money they went at and T. as a company spent a lot of money to acquire more media were media cost them a lot of money that that added a lot to their existing debt called out on that a lot when it comes to the investors as a whole. But then on top of that HBO Max Relaunches, it may be didn't do as well as they hoped initially just based off of the fact that they were. You know there was confusion between the variety of different HBO offerings and things like that, and they had to fix that along with just issues with not having all originals available and you have to wonder you know obviously he's the head of a company. Who wants to make sure that what they're doing is getting the right attention. So he's going to say good things about it but I honestly am right there with him and I think that you know it is. It's not you're not gonNA build a streaming service in a couple of months and.

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"paramount" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:03 min | 3 years ago

"paramount" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Paramount theater in Aurora used by Jack Kallis fed up with new York's paper big weight Joseph Pulitzer so he leads his fellow hawkers on the ultimate newsboys strike to win back their wages with stunning choreography in on book forgettable songs newsies is the feel good musical for the entire family you want good news then you want newsies September fourth through October the twentieth all at the paramount theater in Aurora go to paramount Aurora dot com for more paramount Aurora dot com coming up in our next hour of the show one on one with Oscar and Grammy winner common Chicago's very own who opened up a school yesterday for seventh and eighth graders a a a the credited to a school reading writing mathematics you know the all all the science you know all that but also with an arts curriculum which is a main focus in the school call arts in motion will get to our interview with common coming up got more of our past interviews with the late Valerie Harper seems so weird for me to say that our long time friend visited with us many times on the program will share some of those interviews still to come for you this morning what an honor to have Groucho Marx in studio with us this morning I I've been a fan of yours forever if I get any hotter and he will need a big fan I never thought in a million years that you would actually be here on the show with me on a fear Danone Israel I appreciate that very much you bet your life yeah I bet we'll talk to me a little bit about you bet your life you know there's not a lot of actors that can make the transition from the vaudeville stage to motion pictures and then to television and to be a long running successful game show host it as you were well thank you for mentioning that Shelley I did that show for fourteen years from nineteen forty seven to nineteen sixty one and I got the job because I was doing a radio show with Mister Bob Hope and at one point during this radio show the wall green island Mister hope dropped a script and I stepped on that's great and I started ad libbing and so pope was forced to and live with me and John get down the great producer of of radio and television saw that that's what I could do best and that's what happened he said Grachev though reason you haven't worked in radio before as you never had a vehicle that lived up here well let's just say scale yeah and that's what happened so you bet your life just main contestants coming on the show and just chatting chatting and I remember that one particular incident that to his family renowned as a a woman came on the show and she says to me grab jam have got seventeen kids is it seventeen kids she said yes I just love my husband I said I love my cigar but I take it out of my mouth so that's the kind of fun I was having for fourteen years I was very lucky got a Peabody Award cover of time magazine yeah Emmy awards it was a it was a cake walk really and I mean a lot of money after strapping around the country for twenty five you have also been delightful family dot.

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