Roku and YouTube TV are locked in a very public dispute over a distribution agreement. Roku claims YouTube is playing games with its user data, while YouTube says it won’t share its user data with Roku. Now the YouTube TV app has been removed from the Roku channel store and if the fight escalates Roku could block the service entirely. We explain how this dispute could shape how viewers access streaming services in the future.
Meanwhile the Grammys are dumping the nominating committees which made the big decisions on major categories. These secret committees were originally created because the voters at large were missing obvious critical and commercial successes like The Weeknd.
Of course we also cover some of the week’s top entertainment headlines including how SAG-AFTRA is creating a certification for on-set intimacy coordinators, John Mayer will host his own music program and hockey gets a streaming payday.
Box Office: ‘Demon Slayer’ Edges Out ‘Mortal Kombat’
Local Titles Lead China Holiday & Global Chart; Hollywood On Deck To Rev Up Offshore Biz
‘Sexual Predator’: Actor Noel Clarke Accused of Groping, Harassment and Bullying by 20 Women
SAG-AFTRA Launches Sexual Harassment Reporting Site & New Standards For Intimacy Coordinators
NHL Turner Sports Deal Includes Live Game Rights for HBO Max
Roku Removes YouTube TV From Channel Store as Dispute with Google Escalates
The Recording Academy Announces Major Changes For The 2022 GRAMMY Awards Show
Spotify to Increase Some Subscription Prices In The US, Europe and the UK
Tencent Could Be Hit With $1.5 billion Fine and Forced to Sell Two Music Apps In China