Julia Alexander and Jason Snell break down the business of binge-watching in the era of the Streaming Wars.

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#3: Snackable Trash

November 3rd, 2021 · 74 minutes

What happens when a TV network has a potential big hit, but doesn't have a streaming strategy to find an audience? Are sports leagues finally going to risk their fat cable contracts in order to build a local streaming service? And what's up in Australia?

#2: Churn and Return

October 20th, 2021 · 68 minutes

There's a lot going on right now at Netflix, which is trying to manage growth, changing how it reports viewership, and facing internal criticism for some of its programming.

#1: Movies are Back! Movies are Dead!

October 6th, 2021 · 55 minutes

"Squid Game" and Netflix's international strategy, the difference between a hit and a franchise, "Law & Order" and TV network brand extensions, successes and failures at the box office, and the best streaming services for scary movies.

#0: Welcome to Downstream

September 29th, 2021 · 57 minutes

Downstream is about the future of streaming media. Tech and entertainment companies are vying to see who will become the media giants of the 21st century. Julia and Jason tell you a little about their background and what they'll be covering.