The hottest Streaming Substack posts right now

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The Honest Broker • 7646 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Spotify is facing challenges with fake artists, playlists, and financial losses, raising concerns about the music streaming service's business model.
  2. The shift from macroculture to microculture is evident in the media industry, with traditional legacy outlets experiencing layoffs while alternative platforms like Substack thrive.
  3. There is a trend towards investment firms buying song catalogs, the decline of live music reviews in mainstream media, and interest in the transformative power of sound highlighted through the work of Hans Jenny in 'Cymatics'.
The Honest Broker • 38632 implied HN points • 14 Sep 23
  1. The music ecosystem faces various challenges like declining artist incomes, corporatized platforms, and struggling live music venues.
  2. Big players like streaming platforms, record labels, and technocrats may not provide solutions for these challenges.
  3. Taylor Swift is encouraged to lead a new initiative to empower musicians, create fair music distribution, and revitalize the music industry.
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Daily Dreher • 1297 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. A new adult cartoon series called 'Hazbin Hotel' has debuted on Amazon.
  2. The show features Lilith, Queen of the Demons.
  3. Viewers are encouraged to watch the first few minutes to experience the unique visuals and sound.
Liberty’s Highlights • 412 implied HN points • 07 Feb 24
  1. Compete in life with kindness, creativity, and resilience, not just success.
  2. Success in one area can enable you to take risks and be more adventurous in other aspects of life.
  3. Electricity consumption from data centers, AI, and crypto is expected to double by 2026, impacting energy needs significantly.
Huddle Up • 172 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. A new sports-only streaming service is being launched by ESPN, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery, bundling various sports rights into one package.
  2. The pricing for the new service hasn't been finalized but is expected to be more than ESPN+ and cheaper than YouTubeTV, likely around $40/month.
  3. This move highlights the trend in the industry where companies either bundle or unbundle content to make money, showcasing the evolution in how media services are structured.
How They Make Money • 569 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Netflix secures a $5 billion, 10-year deal with WWE for exclusive rights to 'Raw' and other shows, expanding its reach internationally.
  2. WWE's global appeal, available in 180 countries and reaching over one billion homes, makes it a strategic fit for Netflix.
  3. Moving WWE content to Netflix provides a win-win situation, giving WWE access to a larger platform and providing Netflix with exclusive content to retain and attract members.
The Ankler • 255 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. Netflix's $5 billion deal with WWE is creating hope for unscripted producers and executives.
  2. Despite a slowdown in reality TV business due to tight budgets, recent announcements from Netflix and Comedy Central are sparking fresh prospects.
  3. The unscripted genre is seeing a revival, with Netflix's move beyond just sports signaling potential ripple effects on the industry.
Entering The Lung • 3125 implied HN points • 26 Sep 23
  1. Musicians are struggling financially, especially due to streaming services like Spotify.
  2. The pandemic has worsened the situation for musicians without financial safety nets.
  3. There is a need for better support systems for musicians to ensure their well-being and livelihood.
The GameDiscoverCo newsletter • 176 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. House Flipper 2 sold well with 131,000 units in 3 days and was profitable after 3 days.
  2. House Flipper 2's success was attributed to a viral concept, a successful demo, and support from the original game.
  3. The game discovery news highlighted December's most-streamed games, including GTA V, Call of Duty, and new releases.
depression2022 • 58 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Netflix earnings beat expectations: Revenue and subscriber growth exceeded predictions.
  2. Netflix's efforts to combat account sharing and increase subscription fees have proven successful in boosting profits.
  3. Netflix making strategic investments, such as acquiring exclusive rights to WWE's Raw, to expand its content offerings and enhance growth.
Textual Variations • 231 implied HN points • 12 Oct 23
  1. Amy Schumer's show is available on Amazon's Paramount+ Channel even after being removed from the main Paramount+ platform.
  2. Removed Paramount+ Originals are now available in other formats outside of streaming.
  3. Streaming platforms like Disney+ are re-releasing their paywalled Originals on different platforms to reach wider audiences.
Textual Variations • 265 implied HN points • 24 Aug 23
  1. Flight streaming on Delta Airlines offers a unique way to watch limited but interesting TV shows and movies.
  2. Delta Airlines' partnership with Paramount Plus brings exclusive shows like 'Pink Ladies' and 'Star Trek Prodigy' to passengers.
  3. Shows like 'School Spirits' stand out as must-watch options with emotional depth and strong storytelling.