Episode 122 - I'm An Adult Boy Now

Late and chock full of peanut butter, it's The Constitutionals podcast! This week Chad covers: the new VIACOM/CBS merger and its perceived inability to be as big as Disney/Fox; Disney's broad reach in film and its concern with FOX movies not making billions like theirs; TV deals coming in waves and more!

“Vice News Tonight” moves to Viceland:

https://deadline.com/2019/08/vice-news-tonight-lands-viceland-1202669610/

ViacomCBS might be too small:

https://www.thewrap.com/why-viacomcbs-might-still-be-too-small/

Disney’s streaming catch 22:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-disneys-1299-streaming-bundle-may-be-a-double-edged-sword-1230928

Disney sent “Xmen” out to die:

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/08/disney-fired-fox-dark-phoenix-marketing-before-release-1202165727/

Disney has no faith in Fox movies:

https://variety.com/2019/film/features/fox-disney-earnings-dark-phoenix-stuber-racing-in-the-rain-1203300260/

Multiple TV deals are the new norm:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/showrunners-testing-waters-multiple-tv-deals-1231372

Episode 109 - Cardioid B

Episode 108 - Verbal Twitter Argument

Sometimes, this show is produced so well it surprises me -- Chad White, the host of the show. Just kidding. Let's get into it. SINCLAIR buys the sports stations DISNEY adopted from FOX; SUPERSTORE and NBC helps women in the industry; E! cancels "BUSY TONIGHT" but perhaps it will live on elsewhere; and CBS thinks censoring "THE GOOD FIGHT" is a good idea. It's not. It's really not.

Sinclair buys sports stations from Disney: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/03/sinclair-to-reportedly-buy-disneys-sports-networks.html

“Superstore” and NBC’s push for female directors: https://mashable.com/article/superstore-cloud-green-female-forward-heather-jack/

“Busy Tonight” canceled by E!; to be shopped elsewhere: https://deadline.com/2019/05/e-cancels-busy-tonight-1202607831/

“The Good Fight” censored on CBS All Access: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/cbs-censors-the-good-fight-for-a-musical-short-about-china

Episode 106 - Kiss The Microphone

Back in the closet, Chad returns to tell the tales of the stories he read this week. APEX LEGENDS may be negatively affecting EA's stock; also negative, the aftershocks of DISNEY buying FOX continue; SINEMIA goes the way of MoviePass; and streaming service bundles are on the way yet poised to fail.

Apex Legends interest falls, may affect EA stocks:

https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/apex-legends-ea-stock-1203194494/

Sinemia falls faster than MoviePass:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/25/sinemia/

Disney kills Fox movies:

https://www.slashfilm.com/disney-killing-fox-films/

Disney defends paying execs millions, others not much:

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/04/disney-defends-pay-practices-responds-abigail-disney-1202127687/

Cheap streaming services are cannot exist, survive:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/04/13/how-dream-cheap-streaming-television-became-pricey-complicated-mess/?utm_term=.623d1374cda8

Skinny bundles may not be the solution for streaming:

https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/2019-cord-cutting-data-1203194387/

Episode 99 - Issue a Tweet

Clad in jeans and his favorite flannel, Chad takes to the mic to cover the topics he loves. JASON WITTEN returns to the Cowboys; EA and BioWare's ANTHEM crashes PS4s; STEVEN SPIELBERG craps on Netflix's Oscar win; and DISNEY trying to gain controlling shares of HULU and 4,000 job casualties of the DISNEY/FOX merger are imminent. Chad's got so much free time on his hands. Too much time. Oh God, someone help him!

Jason Witten returns to the Cowboys

Unretired NFL players

Other sports stars that came out of retirement

Anthem bricks consoles

Spielberg craps on Netflix

Netflix responds

Disney trying to acquire WarnerMedia’s 10% of Hulu

Fox employees ready for Disney empire by running away