We catch up with our planning syllabus in this episode. Before we dive into our main topic we touch upon the current strike by the Writers Guild of America-West and how the Screen Actors Guild may join them in the week ahead in terms of being on strike. We also discuss in the first half the misadventure of the film Crater and what that means for the media landscape. After the mid-way break we talk about the differences between subscription video on-demand, ad-supported video on-demand, free ad-supported streaming television, and virtual cable providers. We also provide our pick of the fortnight.

Kotaku AU: “Disney Deletes Streaming Movie That Only Released In May” https://www.kotaku.com.au/2023/07/disney-deletes-streaming-movie-that-only-released-in-may/
Giant Freakin Robot: “Disney Erases New Movie From Existence After Two Months” https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/disney-erases-new-movie.html
The A.V. Club: “One of Disney’s latest streaming movies had a shelf life of about 7 weeks” https://www.avclub.com/disney-plus-removes-crater-film-after-just-7-weeks-1850605964 news.com.au: “Disney deletes brand new blockbuster movie from streaming platform” https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/streaming/disney-deletes-brand-new-blockbuster-movie-from-streaming-platform/news-story/4b82c72310eb8a010fabd348c81e5b82
Boy Genius Report: “Disney Plus is removing shows and movies faster than we can watch them” https://bgr.com/entertainment/disney-plus-is-removing-shows-and-movies-faster-than-we-can-watch-them/
Midwest Tape https://mwt-public-pages.midwesttape.com
Shout! Factory https://shoutfactory.com
Paramount+, an example of Subscription Video On-Demand https://www.paramountplus.com/
Shout! Factory Television, an example of Ad-Supported Video On-Demand in a sort of unique niche https://shoutfactorytv.com/
The MST3K 24/7 Live Channel, an example of a Free Ad-supported Streaming Television network https://shoutfactorytv.com/mst3k-live-24-7-channel/5ea31b6572219d00014be5e6
Women’s Sports Network, an example of a Free Ad-supported Streaming Television network https://womenssports.com/
owncast https://owncast.online
OpenBroadcaster https://openbroadcaster.com/
suppose.tv streaming bundle comparison tool https://www.suppose.tv/tv
The Streamable.com matchmaker https://thestreamable.com/matchmaker

Our pick of the fortnight: Message From Space (1978) https://tubitv.com/movies/100001287/message-from-space?start=false

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