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The Streaming Wars Effect on the Entertainment Industry; Plus, Explaining NextGen TV and its Potential Impact on Broadcasting

How entertainment companies are all vying for control of viewers’ attention.



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First, we discuss ATSC 3.0, also known as NextGen TV, with freelance tech journalist Jared Newman who explains what this over-the-air broadcasting alternative is and whether we can expect it to become the norm in television's near future.

Jared Newman is a writer for the Cord Cutter Weekly newsletter. For more information, or to sign up for this newsletter, click here.

Then, with the popularity of streaming and the myriad of services available, we discuss the streaming wars, where entertainment giants are investing billions of dollars into their own streaming services in a race to become the best.

Joining the conversation, is Dade Hayes, co-author of the book Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle to Take Down Netflix, described as the first comprehensive account of the entertainment industry's pivot to streaming.

He shares his thoughts on what we're witnessing in the entertainment industry because of the streaming wars, how consumers can navigate this abundance of choices, what strategies we can expect from these platforms to keep viewers watching going forward.

Plus, Hayes also shares his thoughts on Netflix's recent crackdown on password sharing, increasing subscription prices, and whether or not fellow streaming services will follow suit.



Jared Newman

  • Freelance Tech Journalist
  • Writer, Cord Cutter Weekly Newsletter
  • Columnist, Tech Hive

Dade Hayes

  • Business Editor, Deadline Hollywood
  • Co-Author, Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle to Take Down Netflix

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