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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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, 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.