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.
I'm Living With a Criminal
We break down the arrival of Mark Thompson as CNN's new boss. Also, there's a mega letters segment! [This episode was recorded September 7. See you in two weeks!]
Does the battle between Disney and Charter augur the end of the cable business model as we know it? Is the entertainment industry going bankrupt slowly, then all at once? It's time for an all-Sports Corner episode of Downstream!
Cool, Man, But What Happened After?
The CNN streaming era re-begins--and we're still trying to figure out how TV news adapts to the streaming era. Also: Netflix makes a franchise bet on Zach Snyder, but is it shooting itself in the foot? And are streaming sports rights worth the high cost?
Disney alters the deal--pray they don't alter it further. But is Disney suffering from franchise fatigue, and is aggressively bunding Hulu with Disney+ the solution? Also: Jason's sad about Apple's failed college football deal.
Did Netflix lure the rest of the streaming industry into quicksand? We explore the difference between being an entertainment retailer and wholesaler. Then it's time to talk about the man, the legend, the human topic: Disney's Bob Iger.
"The Bear" Is Not a Comedy
In a tale as old as time, we try and fail to understand the Emmy Awards. Also: Breaking down Netflix's new ratings math.
Downstream is a must listen, interesting and informative.. I look forward to each episode.
Plus is now a minus
I’ve listened since the beginning, but was sad to unfollow today. The new model of a partial show is just disappointing. I don’t mind adding content just for Plus subscribers, but to take away most of the show instead, caused me to quit listening altogether.
I have really enjoyed this show, but I am disappointed by their new subscription model. I understand needing to find new revenue sources, but locking half of every other episode behind a paywall is not cool.