The difference between a monopsony and a monopoly (and why it matters for your favorite TV show)

Photo: Manuel Esteban (Shutterstock) You’ve probably noticed that your favorite streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Max, once heaven for creators lured by the freedom to make shows that would never fly on TV, are increasingly resorting to tactics like the subscription price. hikes and a shift to cheaper, more formulaic (aka “safe”) content. … Read more

Warner Bros. just doesn’t care about his streaming service, huh?

Image: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images If there’s one thing that sets Warner Bros. Uncovering its various rivals among major media conglomerates is how much of a fuck streak the newly merged company seems to be giving on the concept of streaming. We’ve had plenty of examples of this stupidity already, of course, starting … Read more

Amazon cancels Paper Girls subscription

paper girlsPhoto: Amazon Studios Amazon announced this week that it was canceling paper girlsthe snow) single-season sci-fi series based on the comics by Cliff Chiang and Brian K. Vaughan. It is by Deadlinewhich reports that the show, a co-production between Amazon Studios and Legendary Television, is apparently going to be sold to other streamers/marketplaces by … Read more

Amazon Celebrates Lord of the Rings Viewership, Suspends Reviews

Image: Amazon Studios After so many trailers showcasing sweeping views and talks about what would it be compared to the films of Peter Jackson, Amazon Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power the series was eventually dropped before the start of the weekend. You can read our review of the show herebut it’s no secret … Read more

The prize is in Amazon’s new ‘Lord of the Rings’ show

Much has been said about the budget of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Too much, one might say. But I wouldn’t make that argument. It’s the most expensive show in television history, coming in at $715 million for the first season alone if you include the nearly $250 million Amazon paid … Read more

Google finally fixes Google TV lag

Google TV is getting some much-needed improvements under the hood. Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo If your Chromecast with Google TV seems slow to start up lately (mine is), there’s good news on the horizon. Google has made a series of “under the hood” changes to Google TV to help it feel faster and more … Read more

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Almost Involved Peter Jackson

Image: Amazon Studios Amazon’s Next The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power The series has a great pedigree to live up to beyond bringing author JRR Tolkien’s world to life. Warner Bros.’ the Lord of the Rings film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson in the mid-2000s looms large on both the fantasy genre … Read more