Business Casual
Risk it all: Matt Ball dissects the streaming wars
Nov 12, 2019 · 47 min
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Int. Morning Brew office, content team weekly check-in:


[Writer 1] Question: What kind of streaming service is best?

[Writer 2] That’s a ridiculous question.

[Writer 1] False. Black bear.


Any fan of The Office recognizes that reference. And any fan of business news knows the streaming wars are in the process of fundamentally changing the way you get your Dunder Mifflin fix, or any other media for that matter.


Today on Morning Brew’s weekly podcast, Business Casual, we’re picking apart precisely what’s made the streaming wars just that—wars, from Disney to Netflix, Apple to Amazon. 


How do subscriber counts, ad dollars, and content spend equate to small, individual battles, each with winners and losers? Matt Ball, verified media guru and former global head of strategy for Amazon Studios, has the answers. Plus...

  • How Amazon has impacted the media landscape.
  • When we’ll be able to declare who owns the future of streaming.
  • Why Netflix is still the streamer to beat.
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