☀️Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to lead MARVEL AVENGERS-universe series
PEACOCK sets unique HALLMARK deal / WHITE LOTUS premiere #s / SONY, IMAX, FOX earnings roundups
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on TUESDAY November 1, 2022.
Where a thoughtful reader sent me this curious offer she got emailed from HULU this week, to get HBOMAX… via her HULU subscription, kind of like an AMAZON CHANNELS deal (to note: HBOMAX is still not back on that).
TBH I’m not sure if this is new, as I’ve never looked before - SHO & STARZ are also available, so this may have been an old HBO NOW kinda thing that morphed into this? Although STARZ & SHO are on AMAZON channels too, and HBO is not.
But regardless - I certainly haven’t heard of an HBOMAX distro deal via HULU mentioned before, and it would certainly align with Zaz’s interest in re-doing these kinds of deals that the Kilar regime eradicated.
Only the $15 HBOMAX Ad-free tier is offered, and you’re able to watch HBO shows inside HULU, as well as movies like “Elvis”… but anything HBOMAX (“Hacks” etc) is only avail in the HBOMAX app, and doesn’t show up if you search HULU for them (super consumer friendly).
Huh. Wonder how the $$ situation works here (wholesale pricing situation for WBD? How does HBO viewership data sharing work etc?), and apologies if it’s something long-existing that I’ve just been in the dark about here.
OF NOTE: YOUTUBE is launching their own “Channels” store, where anyone can subscribe to the usual suspects (SHO, STARZ, AMC+ etc), but again notably HBOMAX is not involved here (nor is HULU, NETFLIX etc as per their policy re: AMAZON CHANNELS as well).
ELSEWHERE: NETFLIX bought another Gaming studio which will make for six total, this one called SPY FOX… as NETFLIX continues to make good on establishing this as the 3rd pillar of their product offering in the next 1-2 years. They just hit their 1 year anniversary in the Gaming business.
PLUS: This. Tour Starts March 18, tix on sale in 3 weeks on Nov 18. (LA dates end the tour in early Aug, NYC dates are Memorial Day weekend).
ALSO: Takeoff from MIGOS was shot and killed late last night/early morning in Houston, while playing dice with Quavo from the band and some other folks at a bowling alley.
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
IMAX hits another quarterly loss in Q3, a look at losses thus far in 2022
PEACOCK sets unique HALLMARK streaming deal in time for holiday season
FOX Revenue grows, touts TUBI growth; SIRIUS has record low churn, but seeing Ad headwinds (mostly at PANDORA) and is mum on DtoC “non-car” subscriber biz efforts
PEACOCK orders “Friday the 13th” series from “Hannibal” creator
“White Lotus” does “Succession”-like numbers in return, as Tom Brady helps Thurs Night Football bounce back
PARAMOUNT’s SIMON & SCHUSTER sale blocked by Federal judge
PLUTO further mines PAR & CBS TV library, and much more
D’OH: Matthew Perry was of course interviewed by Diane Sawyer, not uh Diane Lane on Friday night. Although that would have been an intriguing choice.