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Podcast: ESPN, Disney, and CBS Bet Big on Streaming

With pay TV networks losing subscribers hand over fist, Networks are turning toward over the top streaming. Today we discuss what Disney, ESPN, CBS, and other networks are planning for cord cutters over the next year.

Show Notes

(00:53) Pay TV lost 1 million in q2 this year

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Another-Million-Consumers-Cut-the-TV-Cord-Last-Quarter-140097

(4:45) Disney\ESPN is putting out a couple streaming services

Press Release: https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-acquire-majority-ownership-bamtech/

(17:30) Here begins a Marvel Cinematic Universe tangent because we are big nerds. We also discuss the possible effects on Marvel TV shows on Netflix and ABC.

(27:00) CBS is putting a lot of energy into over the top streaming.

(34:00) You can stream the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight and CBS is putting out a sports based streaming service as well

(43:30) Will there be a Discover/HGTV streaming network?https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/31/cord-cutting-pressures-lead-to-discovery-communications-acquisition-of-scripps-networks-for-14-6b/

(49:50) While there are many networks making the right moves to be relevant in the modern age, there are a couple companies still making the same mistakes.https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/08/04/business/04reuters-viacom-stocks.html

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