2020 mega banter, ranking the streamers

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This year in Hollywood, the pandemic accelerated streaming wars, WarnerMedia shattered windows, and agencies bowed to WGA demands. Illustration by Mike Royer/KCRW.

It’s time for The Business year-end tradition: the mega banter! 

In 2020, the pandemic pummeled production, WarnerMedia started a war with its windows-shattering sneak attack, and Quibi was short-lived.

Plus, massive reorganizations happened at major media companies. And the Writers Guild stood strong and got almost all the agencies to agree to their demands. 

Banter buddies Matt Belloni and Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw join Kim Masters for a 2020 mega banter. Also, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks the streamers.



Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker