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Youtube TV Price Increase; Price of Content to blame


CNBC is reporting that Youtube TV is increasing its price from $65 to $73 a month. Youtube is blaming the cost of acquiring content as the reason for the price increase.

Youtube TV is Google’s option for the chord cutters of the world. On the service, you can watch live TV and cable via the internet connection you pay for.

“As content costs have risen and we continue to invest in the quality of our service, we are updating our price to keep bringing you the best possible service,” the company said in the email to subscribers (CNBC).

Other standalone streamers have also raised prices, including HBO Max, Disney Plus, and Apple TV Plus.

In December, Youtube TV was able to secure the rights to NFL’s Sunday Ticket for a $2 Billion price tag.

New Girl is leaving Netflix for Hulu and Peacock

Fox sitcom New Girl is leaving Netflix after 10 years for Hulu and Peacock, Variety reports.

Beginning April 17, 2023, New Girl will find a new home on Peacock and continuing on Hulu in a shared agreement between Disney and NBCUniversal. New Girl ran on FOX for 7 season between 2011 and 2018.

Starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone, the plot took place in Los Angeles.

WWE Announces Undertaker One Man Shows in Las Vegas and Los Angeles

WWE announced the following:

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 10, 2023 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that the critically acclaimed UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW will add stops in Las Vegas and Los Angeles ahead of WrestleMania 39. The one-man show featuring WWE Legend The Undertaker will take center stage at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, March 24 and The Novo at LA Live on Friday, March 31.

UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW will feature “The Phenom” in an intimate setting, sharing never-before-heard stories from his Hall of Fame career and taking questions from the WWE Universe in attendance. The show has sold out venues in Nashville, Philadelphia, Boston and San Antonio since debuting last summer.

Tickets for UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW go on sale this Tuesday, February 14 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased via ticketmaster.com for the March 24 show in Las Vegas and via axs.com for the March 31 show in Los Angeles. A limited number of VIP tickets, which includes premier seating and a meet-and-greet with The Undertaker, will also be available for each show.

WrestleMania goes Hollywood during a special two-night Premium Live Event on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Limited tickets are still available for the biggest WWE event of the year via Ticketmaster.com and the two-day premium live event will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, premium live events, digital media, and publishing platforms. WWE’s TVPG programming can be seen in more than 1 billion homes worldwide in 30 languages through worldclass distribution partners including NBCUniversal, FOX, BT Sport, Sony India and Rogers. The awardwinning WWE Network includes all premium live events, scheduled programming and a massive videoon-demand library and is currently available in more than 180 countries. In the United States, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is the exclusive home to WWE Network.

Additional information on WWE can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

WWE CEO Nick Khan on WWE Sale


WWE CEO Nick Khan was on CNBC’s Swawk On The Street to discuss the possible sale of WWE. Here is the clip.

No More Free Peacock: NBCUniversal announces free streaming coming to an end

The NBCUniversal owned streaming Platform, Peacock, is ending its free ad-supported tier, according to Streamable.

According to the report, as of January 30th, Peacock will no longer allow new users to sign up for the free tier. New users have two options, the Premium (Ad-Supported) tier at $4.99 a month, or Premium Plus (Ad-Free) for $9.99 a month.

NBCUniversal plans to expand the premium offerings on Peacock by over 100,000 hours.

The company also plans to end the free tier for Cox Internet customers.

Commentary: Peacock is the worst of the streaming applications, in my opinion. I have had it since day one (for The Office) and it rarely works for me. I keep it for the WWE and plan on cancelling it at the end of WWE Wrestlemania season.

I am currently trying to stream a movie on the app and it will not load. Peacock’s support is just as bad. I recommend not using the service.

Elon Musk loses $200B; Twitter Sued for Non-payment of rent


Elon Musk is setting history again, but this time for being the first man to lose $200 billion off his net-worth, the New York Post is reporting.

The CEO of Tesla and Twitter sees a massive loss of $200 billion. In 2021, Musk became one of two men to be worth over $200 billion. In 2022, his net-worth was over $300 billion.

Since buying Twitter, Musk has seen massive hits to his net-worth. His latest loss comes after news of a temporary production halt of Tesla in Shanghai, China.

In other Elon Musk news, Twitter is being sued by their landlord for non-payment of rent.

The New York Post is reporting that Musk’s Twitter owes the landlord $136,260 in unpaid rent. News of this non-payment broke in early December.

According to the report, Musk is hoping to renegotiate his lease for the Twitter HQ.

Musk has been working on downsizing Twitter since taking over the company. Twitter recently closed its Seattle office.

Woman sues over cook time on Mac and Cheese


A woman is suing Kraft Heinz Food Company over the cook time on mac and cheese, Daily Wire reports.

According to the report, Amanda Ramirez is suing Kraft for $5 million over the company’s mac and cheese product taking more than 3 and a half minutes to cook.

“The statement of ‘ready in 3½ minutes’ is false and misleading because the Product takes longer than 3-and-a-half minutes to prepare for consumption,” the lawsuit stated.

“Consumers seeing ‘ready in 3½ minutes’ will believe it represents the total amount of time it takes to prepare the Product, meaning from the moment it is unopened to the moment it is ready for consumption,” it stated. 

The lawsuit also claims that the product is able to charge more money because of how quickly the product can be cooked.

Kraft commented on the suit to the Washington Post saying the “frivolous lawsuit” and “will strongly defend against the allegations in the complaint.”

Disney CEO Bob Iger on Apple Merger Rumors, “Pure Speculation”


Newly reappointed Disney CEO Bob Iger held a townhall meeting on Monday and addressed a laundry list of topics, according to the New York Post.

During Iger’s town hall meeting, the CEO addressed the future of hiring, possible merger of Disney and Apple, corporate restructuring, and more.

Disney’s biggest focus will be on making their streaming platforms profitable. Under the previous regime of Bob Chapek, the priority of the streaming platform Disney+ was to grow the subscriber count. Overall, Disney +, Hulu, and ESPN+ lost $1.5 billion in the 4th quarter.

On the rumors of an Apple and Disney merger, Iger says the talk is “pure speculation.”

Iger also plans to address the pricing of Disney parks. Last week, Iger commented on how expensive the parks have become. Under Chapek’s run, Disney World prices were as high as $189 per person.

Kevin Spacey to return to film after more sexual assault charges filed


Former House of Cards star Kevin Spacey is set to return to film, Variety reports.

Just a few weeks ago, Spacey got the news that he would face more sexual assault allegations in the UK. He also won a $40 million lawsuit regarding some of those charges.

The new independent film is called Control, written by Gene Fallaize. According to Variety, the film “tells the story of a British government minister, Stella Simmons, who has embarked on a torrid affair with the Prime Minister. One night, as Simmons heads home in her self-driving car, she finds the vehicle remotely hijacked by someone who knows her secret and wants revenge. Soon, the car is taken on a rampage through the streets of London with Simmons trapped inside.”

“He’s one of the greatest actors of our generation,” Fallaize told Variety. “His personal life aside — it’s something I can’t comment on and have no knowledge of — it’s an opportunity to work with one of the acting greats.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom says he’s not running for President


California Governor, Gavin Newsom, has been rumored to be running for President of the United States against Joe Biden since early 2022. Newsom has spent much of 2022 campaigning on national issues while running for reelection in California. According to the Daily Wire, Newsom is denying plans to challenge President Joe Biden in 2024.

Biden has claimed he plans to run in 2024. Some Democrat leaders have been eyeing an out for President Biden. Newsom’s name has been floating around as the top contender to take over for Biden. Newsom says he has other plans.

Newsom reportedly told Politico that he is “all in” for a Biden reelection campaign.

“I’m all in; put me in coach,” Newsom reportedly told Biden during an Election Day phone call. “We have your back.”

The Political report cites Newsom having conversations with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and First Lady Jill Biden.

“He not only beat Trump once, I think he can beat him again,” Newsom said of Biden. “I hope he runs, I’ll enthusiastically support him.”

“It’s frustrating because I have so much reverence and respect for not only the president but the vice president is an old friend, for all of those interesting things you guys all love to write about, we’ve known each other for 25 years.”

Newsom says he won’t run for President in 2024 even if Biden were to step aside.