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Habemus Numbers!!!
During #WBD’s Q3 2022 Earnings Report (JUL-SEP), it’s unveiled 2.8M boost in global DTC subscriptions, citing #HouseOfTheDragon as the main catalyst, but coming below #WallStreet’s 3.3M estimates, reaching 94.9M total #HBOMax+#HBO+#DiscoveryPlus subscribers
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According to #WBD, total subscriptions in the US grew 500k, to 53.5M subscribers, and an ARPU of $10.66, a +1.1% increase
Meanwhile overseas markets were the main driver in subscriptions growth, adding 2.3M on Q3 2022, for a 41.4M international total,with an ARPU of just $3.68
Streaming and subscriptions alone were responsible for 2.3B in revenue, -6% compared to Q3 2021.
Ads revenue more than doubled to $106M, as #HBOMax Ad-tier keeps growing in subscribers.
Even so, overall streaming Costs increased +22% to almost 3B, putting DTC -634M in the red.
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Haha, the other day I was taking a nap while @k_rupal was watching TV (I can sleep through anything) and the #Succession theme came on and I apparently rose groggily reaching for my phone. And she had to be like, not your phone. The actual music. Go to bed. 🤣🤣
This is indeed a great explanation by the composer. Contains Succession spoilers. But great to hear. And explains why the theme is a perfect alarm ring tone cos it's discordant and alarming by design. Brain just can't ignore it, even asleep.

Who would've thought that deliberately throwing in an off jarring note frequently would work so well in creating this sense of unease and foreboding that runs through the show. It's a satire that's a bit too real. Perfect score!
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#Succession stars Matthew Macfadyen, Sarah Snook and director Mark Mylod reunite to unravel that chilling finale stare down between Shiv and Tom.

Full discussion here:

#TheMarvelousMrsMaisel stars Luke Kirby and Rachel Brosnahan dig into Lenny and Midge's Carnegie Hall confrontation.

Full moment here:

How one Barenaked Ladies song became an epic #WhatWeDoInTheShadows montage and celebration of human mundanity.

Watch the full scene breakdown here:

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“WE COULDN’T BELIEVE there were enough people to walk alongside them. One morning we woke up from an uneasy sleep and there was no more laughter…It mustn’t happen again. We can’t let it. We simply can’t let it happen again.”
Twilight Zone 1963 #NeverAgain
“California [will] make our own insulin at a cheaper price, close to at cost, and to make it available to all…
Because in California, we know people should not go into debt to receive life-saving medication.”
@GavinNewsom @CAgovernor #Insulin4all #Insulin
“Freedom is under attack in [Florida]… In California [we] still believe in #freedom. Freedom of speech. Freedom to choose. Freedom from hate. And the freedom to love. Don’t let them take your freedom.”
Newsom DeSantis ad #IndependenceDay2022

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Pat Cipollone: The rioters have gotten to the Capitol, Mark.

Mark Meadows: [Trump] doesn't want to do anything, Pat.

Pat: Mark, something needs to be done or people are going to die and the blood is going to be on your f—ing hands.

Liz Cheney: The night before #January6th, President* Trump instructed Mark Meadows to contact both Roger Stone and Michael Flynn regarding what would play out the next day.

#CassidyHutchinson: That’s correct. That is my understanding.

Cheney: Did Rudy Giuliani [seek a] pardon related to January 6?
Cassidy Hutchinson: He did.
LC: Did Mark Meadows ever indicate that he was interested in receiving a Presidential pardon related to #January6th?
CH: Mr Meadows did seek that pardon. Yes ma’am.
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#MukeshAmbani steps down as director of #RelianceJio, Akash Ambani appointed chairman…

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#MukeshAmbani has resigned as the director of #RelianceJio effective June 27, and appointed his eldest son #AkashAmbani as the chairman of the board. The elevation of the Brown university-graduate has been speculated for a long time. Image
Akash has been a part of multiple announcements associated with the company like the launch of #RelianceJio in 2016. The 30-year-old is known to have played a pivotal role in the important deal between the telco and tech major Facebook.

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“That could be their vehicle to impose a NATIONWIDE BAN on abortion—on the order of the U.S. Supreme Court… They will now wield [power] however they want…to change the country however they want without restriction, and you must do what they say.”@maddow

“What makes people think that this radical conservative Supreme Court…would allow Congressional law protecting #RoeVWade? I’ll tell you the answer: THEY WON’T…as long as we let these 6 conservative theocrats control our country…”
@ElieNYC @TiffanyDCross
“[Ben Wattenberg 1987 book says] ‘60% of fetuses that are aborted every year are white. If we could keep that 60% alive, that would solve our birth dearth.’ Does that sound like racism to you? And if it doesn’t, I want to know why it doesn’t.”
Jane Elliott
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“Dr. Eastman and President* Trump launched a campaign to overturn a democratic election, an action unprecedented in American history. Their campaign was…a coup in search of a legal theory.”
Judge David Carter 3/28/22

#TrumpCoupAttempt #January6thHearings:
“I've lost my name [and] sense of security—all because a group of people…scapegoat[ed] me and my daughter Shaye, to push their lies about how the Presidential election was stolen.”
Ruby Freeman, former Georgia election worker
#LadyRuby #January6thHearings:
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“President* Trump…followed the course recommended by an apparently inebriated Rudy Giuliani—to just claim he won and insist the vote counting stop. To falsely claim that everything was fraudulent… Millions of Americans believed him.”

“The Trump campaign knew these claims of voter fraud were false; yet, they continued to barrage small dollar donors, encouraging them to donate to ‘The Official Election Defense Fund.’ @January6thCmte discovered NO SUCH FUND EXISTED.”

“I said to him: ‘Are you out of your f—ing mind?’ I said, ‘I only want to hear two words coming out of your mouth from now on: ORDERLY TRANSITION.’”
White House lawyer Eric Herschmann to John Eastman 1/7/21

@AccountableGOP 🐼 #January6thCommitteeHearings:
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“I made it clear I did not agree with the idea of saying the election was stolen…which I told [Donald Trump] was bullshit… The incumbent [cannot] stay in power based on its view unsupported by specific evidence there was fraud in the election.” Bill Barr
#January6thCommittee: “Did that affect your perspective about the election when Attorney General Barr made that statement?”

Ivanka Trump: “It affected my perspective. I respect Attorney General Barr, so I accepted what he was saying.”

“Any legal jargon you hear about seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the United States — all boils down to this: January 6th was the culmination of an attempted coup.”
Bennie Thompson

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It was easier for a 13-year-old boy to buy a rifle from a private seller at a gun show than to buy beer, cigarettes, porn, and lottery tickets. (🎥:#RealSports 2014)

Gun show loopholes still exist.

Senate Republicans won’t even vote to DEBATE safety laws.
“We are at a point [where] we are going to have to mobilize a greater movement… Until the redemptive power of the love for all of our children is greater than the destructive power of the love of our guns and money, [nothing] is gonna change.”@CoryBooker

“Women and mothers have political power… We need to use our voices and our votes [to] demand change, and if our lawmakers don’t act, hold them accountable— [the] unglamorous heavy lifting of grassroots activism.”
@shannonrwatts @SymoneDSanders @MomsDemand
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“Justice Roberts has said that the Supreme Court can self regulate. That’s simply not true. We’ve got one sitting Justice whose wife has been shown to have been planning the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.”
@MondaireJones @RepMondaire @KatiePhang
“Justice Clarence Thomas [at AEI 5/13/22] bemoaned the leak of the SCOTUS opinion that will likely overturn Roe v Wade, [claiming] that when you lose trust in an institution, it changes that institution fundamentally.”
@KatiePhang @katiephangshow #RoeVWade
“Out of 75+ scholar citations, only 4 are women. Out of 90+ judge/justice citations, 5 are women. ‘Justice’ Samuel Alito cites HIMSELF 6 times. And this [SCOTUS opinion] would effectively govern the bodies of millions.”
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“We now have the evidence to support a story of the worst presidential political crime against the union in American history.” Jamie Raskin

@RepRaskin @January6thCmte @jamie_raskin #January6th
Laurence Tribe describes what “is being bandied about as the technique that they hope to use if they get Gorsuch and Kavanaugh and Alito and Thomas on board… to take the next election regardless of who wins.”

@tribelaw @JoyAnnReid @thereidout #TheReidOut
“In America, you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth, even if it makes people in power uncomfortable… If Russian journalists [had such freedom] would they use it in the same way? Ask yourself that question every day.”
@Trevornoah #WHCD

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[Thread]: Succession stills that I've never seen before (I spent hours looking at high-quality stills of my shows so...)

#Succession #SuccessionHBO
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Early morning introspective rambling 🧵 warning. Feel free to mute 🙈.

Today's topic is my relationship with The New York Times. It's complicated. And the whole Wordle acquisition storm in a teacup got me thinking about it. So here goes.
The relationship has evolved over the last 25 years or so. The biggest change is that I don't think of "NYT" as this monolithic top down entity run in a Murdochish way by Baquet, Sulzberger, Sims. It is, warts and all, a complex organism generally doing things right.
NYT messes up a lot. When it does, I join in bashing it on social media with others. But I also realize that those mistakes are
a) mistakes of a few people currently at NYT, not the entire organization
b) generally sins of omission not commission
c) comparatively less harmful
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This show #succession should have #ados Black Americans livid. 10 years ago I wrote “The Era Within Which American Legacy Rises” & I made clear how life would collapse for Black Americans. Since then white families have taken off & now have $127 trillion.…
This isn’t about billionaires like @SenSanders & @ewarren keep pushing. This is about a large chunk of white folks eating everything. 30 percent or about 25 million white families that live like kings. While @barackobama casted #ados to lives of @Uber.
So instead of being livid as #ados we do as we have been for thirty years. Cheer on a celebration of white folks owning everything including our reparative justice claim. And let people tell us healthcare, HBCU, and mass incarceration are a fair exchange for trillions in debt.
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What connects @Apple #Airtags, @ethereum (#Ethereum) naming service (#ENS) and identity using #NFTs?

1/ The law of unintended consequences, specifically unintended tracking.

Read on for the parallels and contrasts…
2/ Whilst #airtags were designed to track "things" they certainly weren't designed to stalk people as they are.…
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THREAD: #GoldenGlobes 2022 winners: live updates of tonight’s awards
#Succession’s Jeremy Strong wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama
#TedLasso’s @jasonsudeikis wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
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New Year new reading thread.

Pic of kindle for media interest. And because it got me through some books last year. Image
First finish of 2022 - ‘In His Image’ by @jenniferwilkin - a really lovely little devotional on the attributes of God. Apologies to author and @crossway for my 20mo daughter’s ‘addition’ to the cover.

Short punchy chapters and some beautifully honest writing. Image
An evening treat to finish this from @ivpacademic

I love me a multi-perspective book. And this is a vital topic. 4 compelling views, one that did not convince me at all. Reasonable engagement by respondents and plenty of new things to seek out. 4/5 Image
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I'm not rly on Tumblr anymore so allow me to make a straight-up fangirl meta LJ post about Tom and Greg because i'm still thinking about Succession and I keep seeing people say Tom and Greg's relationship is "healthy," "sweet," "sincere" and I'm sorry what show are you watching?
please, please allow me, as someone who has shipped many a pair of homoerotic sociopaths, to point out some highlights of the tom/greg dynamic:
- Tom has always wanted to mold Greg into his own image and part of his delight in Greg is that he's succeeded
- Tom and Greg are symmetrical family bookends: they both have carefully navigated into the inner circle of power by pretending to be clueless milkfed nobodies instead of scheming power-grabbers; increasingly they have stopped pretending, both to themselves and each other.
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A new episode of #TheEnvelope podcast is out.

Adam McKay talks about getting back to comedy in “Don’t Look Up,” how his health scare helped inspire the film, and why he’s stopped having political arguments online…
McKay also discusses why his collaboration with Will Ferrell had to end…
“It’s kind of your dream as a producer is when you start to transition from being a producer into just an audience member.” @ghostpanther on his involvement in #Succession…
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“How do we feel about killing Dad?” Shiv asked, in last night’s #Succession finale. “Pass me the shotgun,” Kendall replied. Bless their naive hearts…
A second week in Italy, and #SuccessionHBO ended its third series with the sort of Roman tragicomedy that William Shakespeare would surely have penned today.

“You bust in here, guns in hand, and now you find they’ve turned to f***ing sausages”…
Everything you need to know about the Italian locations, by the high-end travel expert tasked with finding them. Think 17th‑century mansions, secret osterias and a 22-carat gold swimming pool (!)…
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Really good @Baddiel doc last night wasn’t it?

I’ve been thinking about his comment about how Twitter can feel like Russian Roulette. I get it but there are SO many ways you can reduce the chance of getting a bullet and just enjoy the good stuff.

So... . a short thread (sorry)
1. Block.

Mark says it better than me here.

People sometimes feel bad about this and say “oh, echo chamber” but honestly you won’t regret blocking people who are just out to gas light and bullshit. The rest of us are lovely.

2. Mute.

It’s a soft block. People won’t know they’re muted and can still see your Tweets but you don’t have to read their stuff. Lovely.
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Watching #Succession and trying to understand why kids worth billions can’t just use those billions to start new businesses…
I observe the family dynamics and understand family systems like this. I still think the question is fundamentally unanswered. The show would benefit from someone speaking for the audience in this regard, just to better understand each character’s motivation.
As well as just the practical aspects of what it is to HAVE billions v. run a company WORTH billions.

Do they fear loss of status? Power? Losing the chance to prove themselves? I’m not convinced we are actually shown enough to know each individual character’s motivations.
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