60 minutes | Aug 14, 2017

059: ESPN, Disney, and CBS Bet Big on Streaming

With pay TV networks losing subscribers hand over fist, Networks are turning toward over the top streaming. Today we discuss what Disney, ESPN, CBS, and other networks are planning for cord cutters over the next year.  (00:53) Pay TV lost 1 million in q2 this year http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Another-Million-Consumers-Cut-the-TV-Cord-Last-Quarter-140097 (4:45) Disney\ESPN is putting out a couple streaming services Press Release: https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/walt-disney-company-acquire-majority-ownership-bamtech/ (17:30) Here begins a Marvel Cinematic Universe tangent because we are big nerds. We also discuss the possible effects on Marvel TV shows on Netflix and ABC. (27:00) CBS is putting a lot of energy into over the top streaming. (34:00) You can stream the Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight and CBS is putting out a sports based streaming service as well (43:30) Will there be a Discover/HGTV streaming network? https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/31/cord-cutting-pressures-lead-to-discovery-communications-acquisition-of-scripps-networks-for-14-6b/ (49:50) While there are many networks making the right moves to be relevant in the modern age, there are a couple companies still making the same mistakes. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/08/04/business/04reuters-viacom-stocks.html Please Subscribe to The Show on iTunes, Stitcher, or your Podcast App. Be sure to visit https://www.groundedreason.com  for more tech tips and subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player using the links below. Subscribe Free on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast/id1140661229?ls=1&mt=2 Subscribe Free on Android - http://subscribeonandroid.com/groundedreason.libsyn.com/rss Subscribe Free on Stitcher - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/grounded-reason-podcast Subscribe Free on Google Play - https://play.google.com/music/m/Ijyw42al3inofdsxd3s44v6rxny?t%3DGrounded_Reason_Podcast Please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you want to send us questions or comments please use any of the methods below. For more information on cutting the cord visit - https://www.groundedreason.com Call and leave a question or comment for the show: (650) 825-5477 (TALK-GRP) Grounded Reason Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/GroundedReason/ Email us at podcast@groundedreason.com
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