The Match II was originally planned to be a more straight-up sequel contest, but plans quickly changed for obvious reasons. It’s going to be a stripped down broadcast production, with just a couple of camera operators, and a skeleton crew. Still, WarnerMedia saw overwhelming demand, being the only live sports game in town, and sold out of all sponsorships for the telecast almost immediately. Another big difference between this and a traditional golf broadcast is the distinct lack of hospitality and travel brands, most of which are struggling in the current situation. … [Read more...] about Why Michelob Ultra will be the real winner of Tiger and Phil’s The Match II
Of course, HBO already has a streaming service that costs $14.99 a month. That one is called HBO Now. (To make matters more confusing, there’s also HBO Go, which is offered through pay-TV providers.) And while many current subscribers of HBO Now assumed they would be able to automatically watch HBO Max on their TVs when it launched, that’s not true for everyone. Why? Because HBO Max is not currently supported by some of the major TV streaming platforms—notably Amazon, Roku, and Comcast. … [Read more...] about HBO Max vs. HBO Now: What happens if you use an unsupported device like Amazon Fire TV?
Does that mean Looney Tunes Cartoons has a shot at giving us anything to rival enduring classics such as The Great Piggy Bank Robbery and What’s Opera, Doc? Certainly not. From an artistic standpoint, channeling someone else’s work from another era is inherently constricting, no matter how well you do it: Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones, after all, did not make their names directing new Felix the Cat cartoons. You can bring back Bugs and Daffy over and over again—next year, they’re set to costar with LeBron James in a long-overdue Space Jam sequel—but you can never fully reignite the alchemy of the past. … [Read more...] about HBO Max’s new Looney Tunes get back to basics—and that’s refreshing