About This Show
Industry pros J. Sperling Reich and Michael Giltz provide insightful analysis, humorous viewpoints and insider opinions on the latest entertainment news headlines. The weekly podcast features panel discussions with renowned industry guests, as well as phone calls and emails from listeners who voice their own opinions on the child’s play of the entertainment business.
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Showbiz Sandbox 395: The Future of Television Is Now and It’s Online
2 days ago
Though the number of pay-TV subscribers grew by 1.2% last year, in mature media markets consumers continue to cut the cord, migrating to over the top (OTT) services provided by an increasing list of streaming services. In fact, Hulu just announced they now have 17 million subscribers for their on-demand and live-TV services. The promise of a future wherein we could watch whatever we want, whenever we want may finally be here. Now all we need is half a dozen streaming subscriptions.
Meanwhile, as the Directors Guild of America and BAFTA announce their nominees for year end honors, the awards season begins to further define some of its frontrunners. Though not always telling of who might wind up on Oscars shortlist, “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” continue to rack up the most nods.
And unfortunately cases of sexual misconduct continue to make headlines. The revered French actress Catherine Deneuve joined 100 other women from France to accuse the #metoo movement of having a pack mentality that sometimes mistakes flirting for sexual assault and winds up destroying people’s lives in the process.
Of course we also cover the week’s top entertainment news including why YouTube is facing a backlash over a post by one of its popular vloggers, “Modern Family” will end after its tenth season and why Radiohead might be suing Lana Del Rey over copyright infringement.
Viacom, CBS Shares Rise After Report Suggests New Merger Talks Have Started
Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Dies at 46
comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of January 14, 2018