Episode 132 - Slightly More Gritty

Let's pretend real life isn't happening by talking about hot TV ratings, sexy vault talk and a steamy reason why Chad doesn't read think pieces anymore. Get ready for hot takes! Plus: AMAZON shows land viewership ratings; DISNEY is putting Fox movies in the vault...which is not good; and ROBERT DENIRO AND AL PACINO get profiled in the New York Times!

Amazon Video added to Nielson: https://deadline.com/2019/10/amazon-prime-viewing-added-to-nielsen-which-reveals-the-boys-numbers-1202765075/

"VICE Investigates" heads to Hulu in monthly installments: https://deadline.com/2019/10/vice-investigates-series-sets-hulu-run-with-episodes-appearing-monthly-1202768522/

Disney putting Fox movies into the Vault: https://www.vulture.com/2019/10/disney-is-quietly-placing-classic-fox-movies-into-its-vault.html

De Niro and Pachino NYT profile: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/24/movies/robert-de-niro-al-pacino-the-irishman.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

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/