70 episodes

Julia Alexander and Jason Snell break down the business of binge-watching in the era of the Streaming Wars. Hosted by Jason Snell and Julia Alexander.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 81 Ratings

Julia Alexander and Jason Snell break down the business of binge-watching in the era of the Streaming Wars. Hosted by Jason Snell and Julia Alexander.

    Pay the Gatekeeper

    Pay the Gatekeeper

    Why the "great rebundling" isn't the return of the cable bundle; recalibrating how talent is paid for streaming shows; Paramount twists in the wind; Spulu gets a real name; the NFL makes a deal with Netflix; and Diamond Sports meets with skepticism.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Gentle Hum

    Gentle Hum

    We revisit the philosophy of binge drops versus weekly releases--because it's complicated. [Downstream+ members also get to hear us discuss the future of Paramount, complicated NBA rights negotiations, and more RSN drama.]

    • 28 min
    Paramount, Peacock, Peas in a Pod

    Paramount, Peacock, Peas in a Pod

    Is this phase of the streaming wars reaching an endgame? We discuss the fates of Peacock and Paramount+, and consider Max after a year under its new name. Also, we share more listener streaming suggestions!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    What We Want Hasn't Changed

    What We Want Hasn't Changed

    Is it time for a Disney pep talk? We discuss what's working and not working, and how Disney's ready for streaming success if it's willing to change. Plus, streaming advice! [For Downstream+ subscribers only: Disney/Apple bundling and Baseball streaming.]

    • 40 min
    More Serotonin

    More Serotonin

    Lots of Disney this time! We talk Disney's big succession question, Taylor Swift's Disney+ numbers, and Disney's deal in India. Also, a quick Sports Corner on NFL streaming rights, Spulu, and ESPN as a streaming aggregator.

    • 1 hr
    Still Do Everything

    Still Do Everything

    Someone new is in charge of Netflix's film output, which lets us ponder the company's past and future film strategy. [Downstream+ members get: Max's new Harry Potter approach, and lessons we could learn from The CW's mid-budget approach to superhero TV.]

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

dcc847262 ,

Insightful, fun

Extremely informative about the state of the streaming economy and entertainment industry more broadly. Julia and Jason always bring something interesting to the table

adammgaines ,

Not good

Hosts constantly using acronyms I have no idea what they mean. Also always hearing sirens and honking cars in the background which is not great for listening in the car.

Stormsdream ,

Wonderful

Downstream is a must listen, interesting and informative.. I look forward to each episode.

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