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  • Bad Boys Bails Out Bare Summer Box Office Cupboard (ep.335)

    14 JUN 2024 · "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" Rides to the Rescue, Revitalizing an otherwise lackluster Summer Box Office. The summer movie season has so far been marked by underwhelming releases and lackluster ticket sales, but "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" has emerged as a much-needed savior, reinvigorating the box office and proving that audiences still crave action-packed entertainment on the big screen. The fourth installment in the beloved buddy-cop franchise, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has shattered expectations, raking in a staggering $104.6 million in its opening weekend alone worldwide. This impressive debut not only secured the top spot at the domestic box office but also marked a significant win for Sony Pictures and the film industry as a whole. The film's success can be attributed to several factors, including its star power, nostalgic appeal, and pent-up demand for big-budget action comedies. After a series of underperforming releases and a lingering pandemic-induced hesitancy to return to theaters, "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" offered audiences a much-needed escape, delivering thrills, laughs, and a reminder of the magic of the cinematic experience. The film's triumph has also provided a much-needed boost to the overall summer box office, which had been struggling to find its footing. While other releases have failed to captivate audiences, "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" has proven that there is still a strong appetite for crowd-pleasing entertainment that can lure viewers back to theaters. As the summer movie season continues, the success of "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" serves as a beacon of hope, signaling that the box office can still thrive in the face of challenges. With its impressive performance and undeniable appeal, the film has not only bailed out a bare summer box office cupboard but also reignited the excitement and anticipation for what the rest of the season may hold. Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com Support KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of Podcasts Follow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcasts Listen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast and join my Supporters Club for any of these podcasts from the website.
    53m 48s
  • The Tech AI Takeover of Financially Troubled News Media (ep.334)

    7 JUN 2024 · Tech AI Revolutionizes the Troubled News Media Landscape, giving corporations crumbs to leverage their content. In the ever-evolving world of journalism, a new player has emerged: artificial intelligence (AI). As traditional news outlets grapple with declining readership, shrinking budgets, and a rapidly changing digital landscape, tech AI is stepping in to fill the void, offering solutions that promise to reshape the industry. **Efficiency and Automation:** One of the most significant impacts of AI in newsrooms is the automation of mundane tasks. AI-powered tools can now generate news reports on financial earnings, sports scores, and weather forecasts, freeing up journalists to focus on more in-depth investigative reporting and analysis. **Personalization and Targeted Content:** AI algorithms are also being used to personalize news feeds for individual readers. By analyzing user preferences and behavior, these algorithms can deliver tailored content, increasing engagement and retention. This targeted approach, however, raises concerns about filter bubbles and potential biases in news consumption. **Combating Misinformation:** In an era of fake news and misinformation, AI is being deployed to help identify and flag false or misleading content. Machine learning algorithms can analyze vast amounts of data to detect patterns and anomalies, potentially helping to restore trust in journalism. **Ethical Concerns and Job Displacement:** The rise of AI in journalism raises ethical concerns about the potential for bias, lack of transparency, and the loss of human touch in storytelling. Additionally, the automation of tasks has led to fears of job displacement for journalists, particularly those in entry-level positions. **The Future of Journalism:** While the future of journalism remains uncertain, one thing is clear: AI is here to stay. Embracing this technology responsibly and ethically will be crucial for news outlets to survive and thrive in the digital age. The challenge for the industry will be to strike a balance between automation and human expertise, ensuring that AI serves as a tool to enhance journalism, not replace it. Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com Support KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of Podcasts Follow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcasts Listen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast and join my Supporters Club for any of these podcasts from the website.
    46m 14s
  • Box Office Droughts, Streaming Struggles, and News Media's AI Anxiety (ep.333)

    31 MAY 2024 · The box office (with movies not making their projections), streaming services (over losing subscribers and desperately building bundles), News Media (over AI) are sweating their long hot summer of stress  The summer of 2024 is shaping up to be a season of discontent for the entertainment and media industries. Box office numbers are underwhelming, streaming services are hemorrhaging subscribers, and news outlets are grappling with the rise of AI. Box Office Blues Hollywood's summer blockbuster season has been a major disappointment so far. Several high-profile releases have failed to meet expectations, leaving theaters struggling to attract audiences. Factors such as rising ticket prices, competition from streaming platforms, and a perceived lack of originality in tentpole films have contributed to the slump. Studios are now scrambling to adjust their release strategies and marketing campaigns in hopes of salvaging the remainder of the summer season. Streaming Wars Intensify The streaming landscape is also experiencing significant turbulence. Major players like Netflix and Disney+ have reported substantial subscriber losses, prompting them to explore new strategies to stay afloat. This includes cracking down on password sharing, introducing ad-supported tiers, and investing heavily in original content. However, the increasingly crowded streaming market and the rising cost of living have made it difficult for consumers to justify multiple subscriptions, leading to a fierce battle for viewers' attention. News Media's AI Dilemma The news media industry is facing its own existential crisis in the form of artificial intelligence. AI-generated content is becoming increasingly sophisticated, blurring the lines between human and machine-written articles. This has raised concerns about the spread of misinformation, the erosion of journalistic standards, and the potential displacement of human writers. News outlets are now forced to grapple with the ethical and practical implications of AI, as they strive to maintain credibility and relevance in a rapidly changing media landscape. A Summer of Uncertainty As the summer of 2024 unfolds, the entertainment and media industries face a period of significant uncertainty. The challenges they are currently facing are complex and multifaceted, requiring innovative solutions and a willingness to adapt to new realities. The long, hot summer of stress may be a turning point for these industries, forcing them to reevaluate their business models and embrace new technologies in order to survive and thrive in the digital age. Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com Support KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of Podcasts Follow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcasts Listen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast and join my Supporters Club for any of these podcasts from the website.
    57m 30s
  • Summer Movie Season Set to Struggle from Strike-induced Shuffle (ep.332)

    24 MAY 2024 · The 2024 summer movie season, typically a blockbuster-filled bonanza, is bracing for a potential downturn as the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) send ripples through the entertainment industry. The strikes, primarily centered around fair compensation and concerns over the use of artificial intelligence in content creation, have caused significant delays and disruptions in production schedules, leading to a scarcity of new releases for the summer season. Industry analysts predict a noticeable dip in box office numbers compared to previous years. The absence of highly anticipated sequels and franchise films, which usually dominate the summer movie lineup, is expected to be a major factor in the anticipated decline. Moviegoers may find themselves with fewer options to choose from, potentially leading them to seek entertainment elsewhere. The strike-induced shuffle has also forced studios to reshuffle their release calendars. Some films have been pushed back to later dates, while others have been hastily moved up to fill the void left by postponed productions. This haphazard scheduling could lead to increased competition between films vying for audience attention, further impacting individual box office performances. Independent filmmakers and smaller studios, less affected by the strikes, could seize this opportunity to gain a foothold in the market. With fewer big-budget productions vying for attention, their films might find a more receptive audience, potentially leading to unexpected breakout hits. The strikes' impact extends beyond the summer season, with concerns looming over the long-term consequences for the industry. If not resolved soon, the ongoing labor disputes could disrupt the entire production cycle, leading to a prolonged shortage of new content and potentially altering the landscape of movie production and distribution. While the 2024 summer movie season faces undeniable challenges, industry experts remain optimistic about the future. They believe that once the strikes are resolved and production resumes, the industry will bounce back, with a renewed focus on fair compensation and collaboration between all stakeholders. In the meantime, moviegoers will have to adapt to a less predictable and potentially less exciting summer movie season. However, with a bit of creativity and a willingness to explore new options, they might still find cinematic gems to enjoy amidst the strike-induced shuffle. Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com Support KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of Podcasts Follow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcasts Listen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast and join my Supporters Club for any of these podcasts from the website.
    48m 12s
  • Studios Streaming Bundles Scramble (with Lou Pate on 1210 WPHT)

    20 MAY 2024 · Hear more about the Hollywood Studios Streaming Bundles Scramble and the leaked Diddy video as I am interviewed by Lou Pate on 1210 WPHT in Philadelphia, PA.  Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/ and click on Podcast Production Services. Subscribing to KOPs YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@kingofpodcasts Find all past episodes, plus where to subscribe to the show or the supporters club and how to follow KOP on social media at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com/
    36m 59s
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    Tone-deaf Diddy in Damage Control Mode after Reputation Destroying Video

    19 MAY 2024 · AP reports Diddy admits beating ex-girlfriend Cassie, says he’s sorry, calls his actions ‘inexcusable’Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted Sunday that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” (May 19)  Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” “I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was disgusted then when I did it. I’m disgusted now,” the music mogul said in a video statement posted Sunday to Instagram and Facebook. The security video aired Friday shows Combs, wearing only a white towel, punching and kicking Cassie, an R&B singer who was his protege and longtime girlfriend at the time. The footage also shows Combs shoving and dragging Cassie, and throwing a vase in her direction. Cassie, whose legal name is Cassandra Ventura, sued Combs in November over what she said was years of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. The suit was settled the next day, but spurred intense scrutiny of Combs, with several more lawsuits filed in the following months, along with a federal criminal sex-trafficking investigation that led authorities to raid Combs’ mansions in Los Angeles and Miami. Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.comSupport KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of PodcastsFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsListen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast and join my Supporters Club for any of these podcasts from the website.
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  • Studios Scramble for Streaming Bundles to Save Subscriber Count (ep.331)

    17 MAY 2024 · Now, Comcast To Offer New Peacock, Netflix & Apple TV+ Streaming Bundle after Disney, Warner Bros. join forces to offer streaming bundle of Disney+, Hulu and Max. In the not-so-distant future, the streaming landscape had evolved into a battlefield of entertainment titans. As media companies vied for subscribers and market dominance, the eventual Blitz of Streaming Bundles became inevitable. It began with whispers of discontent among consumers, weary of subscription fatigue. With each new streaming service offering exclusive content, the once-convenient method of accessing entertainment became fragmented and expensive. Sensing the unrest, media giants plotted their next moves. As the Blitz of Streaming Bundles unfolded, consumers found themselves inundated with choices, each promising an unparalleled entertainment experience. Some embraced the convenience of bundled packages, relishing the variety of content at their fingertips. Others, however, lamented the increasing complexity and cost of navigating the streaming landscape. Ultimately, the Blitz of Streaming Bundles forced media companies to adapt to shifting consumer demands and preferences. In the ever-evolving landscape of entertainment, only those nimble enough to anticipate and respond to change would emerge victorious. And as the dust settled, one thing became clear: the streaming wars were far from over. Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com Support KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of Podcasts Follow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcasts Listen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast.
    55m 26s
  • How Canada vs. Compton Fueled the Rap Music Resurgence (ep.330)

    10 MAY 2024 · AP reported: In one of the biggest beefs in recent hip-hop history, Drake and Kendrick Lamar are feuding — to the point that police were asked about their feud after a security guard was shot outside Drake’s Toronto mansion on Tuesday. But it wasn’t always this way. Over a decade ago, the pair collaborated on a few songs: On Drake’s 2011 track “Buried Alive Interlude,” on Lamar’s 2012 release “Poetic Justice,” and on A$AP Rocky’s “(Expletive) ’ Problems” that same year. That didn’t last very long. In 2013, Pulitzer Prize winner Lamar was featured on Big Sean’s “Control,” in which he called out a slew of contemporary rappers including Drake, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T and even Big Sean among them. “I got love for you all, but I’m trying to murder you,” he rapped. “Trying to make sure your core fans never heard of you.” Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com Support KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of Podcasts Follow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcasts Listen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast.
    53m 21s
  • TikTok Tackles UMG Tantrum or SiriusXM: No Plan After Howard Stern (ep.329)

    3 MAY 2024 · Variety reports: The months-long standoff between Universal Music Group and TikTok over royalty payments and AI policies is finally over, at least for the time being, with the announcement that the two entities have struck a deal to bring the label’s music back on the platform. As part of the agreement, the companies stated that they will “deliver improved remuneration for UMG’s songwriters and artists, new promotional and engagement opportunities for their recordings and songs and industry-leading protections with respect to generative AI.” UMG’s music will return to the platform imminently, and the companies will collaborate on realizing “new monetization opportunities utilizing TikTok’s growing e-commerce capabilities and will work together on campaigns supporting UMG’s artists across genres and territories globally.” Inside Radio reports: Nearly two decades after Howard Stern bolted for satellite radio, the now 70-year-old radio host’s future is up in air. His contract with SiriusXM is set to expire next year, and Stern has made noise about retiring. Whether then or in the future, President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein says SiriusXM is better prepared to withstand the impact than ever before as it has added several big-named talents to its radio and podcast lineups. Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.com Support KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of Podcasts Follow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcasts Listen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast.
    47m 48s
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    Howard Stern's Radio Career Officially Goes Limp

    30 APR 2024 · Howard Stern does what lifelong Stern fans would have thought once unthinkable interviewing President Joe Biden. New York Post's Kristen Fleming called it the "final nail in the coffin for the radio host’s edgy reputation"  Stern who, in recent years, has undergone a rebirth thanks to therapy. He’s copped to being “woke” and, in 2019, embarked on an apology tour. “I was an absolute maniac,” he told Page Six of his earlier years on air. “My narcissism was so strong that I was incapable of appreciating what somebody else might be feeling.” He regretted pressing Robin Williams on an affair with his kids’ nanny, grilling Gilda Radner about Gene Wilder’s manhood, and bringing up rumors of homosexuality with a closeted George Michael.
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    Tone-deaf Diddy in Damage Control Mode after Reputation Destroying Video

    19 MAY 2024 · AP reports Diddy admits beating ex-girlfriend Cassie, says he’s sorry, calls his actions ‘inexcusable’Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted Sunday that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” (May 19)  Sean “Diddy” Combs admitted that he beat his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016 after CNN released video of the attack, saying in a video apology he was “truly sorry” and his actions were “inexcusable.” “I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was disgusted then when I did it. I’m disgusted now,” the music mogul said in a video statement posted Sunday to Instagram and Facebook. The security video aired Friday shows Combs, wearing only a white towel, punching and kicking Cassie, an R&B singer who was his protege and longtime girlfriend at the time. The footage also shows Combs shoving and dragging Cassie, and throwing a vase in her direction. Cassie, whose legal name is Cassandra Ventura, sued Combs in November over what she said was years of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. The suit was settled the next day, but spurred intense scrutiny of Combs, with several more lawsuits filed in the following months, along with a federal criminal sex-trafficking investigation that led authorities to raid Combs’ mansions in Los Angeles and Miami. Contact KOP for professional podcast production, imaging, and web design services at http://www.kingofpodcasts.comSupport KOP by subscribing to his YouTube channel and search for King Of PodcastsFollow KOP on Twitter or Facebook @kingofpodcastsListen to KOP’s other programs, Depraved and Debaucherous… and the Wrestling is Real Wrestling Podcast and join my Supporters Club for any of these podcasts from the website.
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    Howard Stern's Radio Career Officially Goes Limp

    30 APR 2024 · Howard Stern does what lifelong Stern fans would have thought once unthinkable interviewing President Joe Biden. New York Post's Kristen Fleming called it the "final nail in the coffin for the radio host’s edgy reputation"  Stern who, in recent years, has undergone a rebirth thanks to therapy. He’s copped to being “woke” and, in 2019, embarked on an apology tour. “I was an absolute maniac,” he told Page Six of his earlier years on air. “My narcissism was so strong that I was incapable of appreciating what somebody else might be feeling.” He regretted pressing Robin Williams on an affair with his kids’ nanny, grilling Gilda Radner about Gene Wilder’s manhood, and bringing up rumors of homosexuality with a closeted George Michael.
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    19m 58s
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    How The Tik Tok Shop Totally Schools Traditional Advertising

    29 APR 2024 · How The Tik Tok Shop Totally Schools Traditional Advertising. A mixture of Sky Mall, Brookstone and Sharper Image combined.
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The Broadcasters Podcast talks about everything Entertainment and Media. We follow the digital disruption and its impact on movies, TV, Music and Radio and how corporate influence, PC Culture, and...

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The Broadcasters Podcast talks about everything Entertainment and Media. We follow the digital disruption and its impact on movies, TV, Music and Radio and how corporate influence, PC Culture, and how other social and cultural obstacles help or hurt the creativity in all projects in front and behind the scenes.

Our host is a media watchdog with decades of various media experience observing every part of the media we consume today from the TV we watch on cable or online, the music we listen to on the radio or via streaming and the way we read the news, sports, and entertainment online.

Hosted by the @kingofpodcasts.
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