Kevin Spacey, who is facing counts of sexual assault, has released a bizarre Youtube video. In the video, Spacey, playing Frank Underwood, calls to “kill them with kindness”.
Today was Apple’s annual iPhone reveal launch, and in the process they announced a few other services. In the announcement, Apple announced the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Additionally, they announced iPad, Apple Arcade, and the new Apple TV Plus price.
Apple TV Plus joins powerhouses Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in offering a streaming service. Apple is also going to be competing with WarnerMedia’s HBO MAX and Disney’s new service, Disney Plus.
Disney will launch their service this November with a $6.99 offering for the stand-alone app and $12.99 bundle for Disney Plus, ESPN Plus, and Hulu. HBO MAX is set to launch in the Spring of 2020, and according to CNET, could see a $15 price tag.
It was announced today that Apple Plus will launch on November 1, 2019 and will be priced at…$4.99! Just a few weeks ago, Apple released the trailer for their flagship program, The Morning Show, which you can watch here!
At just $5 a month, Apple is going in for the kill in the streaming game! Much like Amazon’s business model, Apple can afford to lose money or have small profit margins on their streaming offerings. If Apple can capitalize on their popularity, they will have a massive subscribers base.
Apple also announced that if you buy a new iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Apple TV you will get a year of Apple TV PLUS for free.
At the time of publishing, Apple Music has 26 Million subscribers. If Apple is able to get a tenth of that within their first year, they will be in good shape. Don’t be surprised if by the end of the year, Apple launches a bundle of iCloud, Apple Music, and Apple TV Plus for a competitive price.
If Apple is able to integrate Apple TV Plus into their services offering, they will be able to take a competitive advantage. As of now, I pay $20 a month for Apple Music and iCloud storage. If I were to subscribe to Apple News Plus and Apple TV Plus, I would be paying over $30 a month for just Apple services. Let’s not count my Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu subscriptions.
Apple needs to bundle their flagship offerings and make the price competitive. If Apple could get a bundle at or around $15 a month, I would jump on board!
The streaming war is on! They key to winning this war is simply content. Content has been key for a long time with Netflix and Amazon, but now you have 2 new major players in the game. Disney has announced a reboots like Lizzie McGuire coming to Disney Plus. Apple needs to grab a hit show on their network.
Side note: I am predicting that Friends will have a reboot before the end of 2020.
Cooking is a journey. And making a meal is about more than just food. It’s about appreciating friends, family and tradition. An opportunity to come together. To learn, to share and to celebrate different flavors, cultures and people. The Chef Show is Executive Produced and directed by Jon Favreau. Roy Choi and Annie Johnson also serve as Executive Producers. Coming to Netflix June 7.
Fear not, Designated Survivor fans, the show is back! Netflix announced that the Kiefer Sutherland Presidential Drama will return on June 7. They announced this on Twitter with a 2 minute recap of the first two seasons and a quick preview of season 3.
We are all so stoked for this!
Friends From College is my favorite show from the streaming giant, Netflix. The basic storyline of the show is 6 friends from college who continue to hang out are doing life together. 4 of them are hooking up with one another, while 2 of those 4 are married to each other. Weird, but fun.
The show’s co-creator, Nicholas Stoller, announced via Twitter that the show won’t be returning for a third season.
“Friends from College will not be returning for a third season,” Stoller said. “Thanks to everyone who watched it. Happy Presidents’ Day!”
Friends from College starred Michael Keegan, Fred Savage, Cobie Smulders, Nat Faxon, Annie Parisse, Jae Suh Park and Billy Eichner.
Commentary: Friends From College is one of the few shows that I truly enjoyed from Netflix as an original from the platform. I loved everything about the show. The highs and lows of the show were incredible.
I loved the chemistry between the cast members. The cast did a great job making me feel like I was friends with these people.
It sucks that the shows that I really like from Netflix get canceled right away. I LOVED Girl Boss on Netflix, and they took that show from me. I have come to the
Steve Carell is reunited with The Office creator, Greg Daniels, for a new Netflix show inspired by Trump’s proposed Space Force agency.
Carell and Daniels are teaming up as co-creators on the new show called Space Force that Netflix gave a straight-to-series order for the platform. Space Force will star Carell.
Carell will be one of the producers of the show as well. Rumor has it that with creating, starring, and producing the series will help Carell get over $1 Million per episode. There is currently no word on how many episodes Space Force will have or when the show will begin production.
The streaming landscape is set to change in 2019 and 2020. Disney has announced its plans for launching Disney+ sometime in the next 24 months. Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon are all spending billions of dollars (collectively and individually). Shows being produced for network television are now finding their homes on stream platforms for reruns, and the rights fees are starting to get crazy.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that the hit tv series, Friends, will be sticking around on Netflix for 2019. It was later reported that the streaming service paid $100 Million to keep the cult classic on their platform.
The answer is simply complicated. Friends
I know many people in circles I hang out with and follow that were complaining that Netflix was wasting $100M on an old show and could use that money for newer shows. Yes – that’s 100% true. Netflix could have used that money for a few new shows that may not be around for enough seasons to make the show worth producing.
Netflix is basically paying to have a high binge show in their offerings.
Some would say no, it was not worth paying for it. Others would argue that it is 100% worth paying for. I, personally, fall into the latter camp. I think that it is 100% Netflix’s responsibility to their customers and their shareholders to keep Friends on their offers.
Netflix is more than a content provider for new shows to be created. It is a streaming service that needs high engagement as well as the ability to retain paid customers to their service. $100M is a small drop in the bucket of what Netflix could pay for a new series. However, Netflix is lowering their risk of failure by using that money to retain the rights to a popular show like Friends than trying to create a new show.
Now, if Netflix wanted to try to get Friends to do a reunion season and $100M could go toward that…then I’d be all for it!
Kevin Spacey returned to the public eye for the first time since the allegations that brought him down last summer. Netflix responded to the allegations of sexual misconduct from Kevin Spacey by canceling House of Cards, the show that basically set the table to Netflix Originals.
Spacey now returns as Frank Underwood, his controversial character from the show, and is either defending his real-life allegations or the storyline allegations that ousted his character from the Presidency. Either way, he definitely bashed the show for the way the ended, both for him and the show.
Commentary: This is an interesting video. I wonder what type of exposure (legally) this and what this would lead too.
For all, you ‘Stranger Things’ fanatics, ‘Stranger Things’ Drops the teaser to season 3 and also confirm it will return to Netflix in 2019. Netflix has already released the episode titles and the trailer; however, you won’t be catching any sneak peeks. The ‘Stranger Things 3’ trailer does not include any footage of the upcoming episodes.
The titles of the season 3 episodes are “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” “The Source,” “The Birthday,” “The Bite,” and “The Battle of Starcourt.”
It has been reported that Netflix’s programming chief, Cindy Holland, teased that the Duffer Brothers are ready to take things to the next level in Season 3.
This includes a bigger budget for special effects, which takes time to edit and produce. Although fans will have to wait a little longer for next season, Holland promised the wait is well worth it.
Season 3 of ‘Stranger Things’ will drop in the summer of 2019.