A meta thread for video streaming services - Netflix, Hulu, Disney, HBO, Warner, Prime, AppleTV, etc

That high school is around the corner from where I grew up in Cape Town (South Africa)! Pretty funny to see it presented as American (They even made sure the power socket in the wall has the US form factor and not the South African one).

Hey, maybe some hope for Infinity Train and Final Space and other excellent shows that got inexplicably yanked from HBO Max. He wants to sell them to other services.

https://www.darkhorizons.com/removed-hbo-max-shows-going-elsewhere/

Dang. I thought they just re-affirmed Chapek 3-4 months ago. I will say, I’m not sorry to see him go and Bob Iger back.

Why would they do that? Wasn’t Iger kind of a jerk?

As far as I can tell, Iger is much more popular than Chapek with the creative talent, movie goers, and park patrons. They all seem overjoyed that Iger is back and Chapek is out. As far as I know the only reason why Iger left the first time is he’s getting old (currently 71), but by many accounts, he hasn’t been happy with how Chapek has been running the company.

I know Hulu always has these really cheap deals for their ad-supported tier and I never go for it because I’d rather get it for a month or three with no ads than get it for a year with ads, but here’s a deal for $12 for a year of ad supported Peacock.

The thing about Hulu is 1.99 per month for Ad supported, and then bundle it with Disney plus for 2.99 a month.

5 dollars a month for Disney+ for a year.

I wouldn’t watch ads if they paid me $10/month, but options are always good for folks with diff’rent strokes.

Wow, that’s an interesting trick. I didn’t know about that. Disney+ doesn’t have an ad tier yet, so you get ad free viewing for $5 a month, that’s very cool.

Edit: And Hulu is indeed running their black friday deal for $1.99 a month for a year like always:

3 days only.

I take back everything I said about Chapek. I guess he was HORRENDOUS.

There were also rumors in March 2022 that Chapek would be ousted over his mishandling of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which saw Disney employees stage a walkout amid Chapek’s refusal to condemn the bill and the revelation that Disney financially supported some of the Florida politicians behind the anti-LGBT law. Also of concern to investors was Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against the company for the direct-to-streaming release of Black Widow, which violated the contract she held with the entertainment monolith. According to insiders, many members of the board believe Chapek’s handling of the situation left much to be desired.