Scott Porch, Decider

Scott Porch


Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Scott:

How to Watch TV: Amazon Freevee Is a Great Place to Start

“How to Watch TV” is a new Decider column about how to get the most from your TV experience. → Read More

Great News! CNN+ Looks to Be a Less Shouty, Ad-Free CNN

CNN+ opens directly within the CNN app and distinguishes itself visually from the rest of the app with a darker background, a cleaner interface, and no display advertising. → Read More

ViacomCBS Needs To Start Streaming Showtime Originals on Paramount+

“Viacom has BET+, they have Showtime, they have Paramount+, and they have their free service, Pluto TV. That’s a lot of services.” → Read More

XClass TV Radically Simplifies Streaming In Your Living Room

The Hisense XClass TVs make watching TV a simpler, more intuitive experience. → Read More

Redbox Sees an Untapped Streaming Market In Its 39 Million Kiosk Users

Redbox CEO Galen Smith has a unique sell: Come for the Blu-rays, stay for the streaming. → Read More

Why AT&T and Discovery Think Bigger is Better for Streaming

The new combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery Networks will have projected global revenues of $52 billion a year, which will make it twice the size of Netflix. → Read More

A Year After Launch, HBO Max Powers Up Its Big Franchises for Global Expansion

HBO Max's three biggest opening-weekend movies are all theatrical blockbusters: Wonder Woman 1984, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Mortal Kombat. → Read More

Bloomberg Expanding Its Quicktake Streamer to Documentary and Celebrity Shows

Bloomberg Quicktake is planning a primetime lineup of business-focused, celebrity-hosted shows that will bring a business focus to sports, tech and lifestyle programming. → Read More

Wouldn’t It Be Great If Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+ Were One Service?

“It's ridiculous that Disney has so many different apps, and unifying them certainly makes sense,” LightShed Partners media analyst Rich Greenfield says. → Read More

Google TV Is Now the Best TV Platform. Period.

Google TV is now a full-blown TV platform that's competing with Amazon, Roku, and Samsung for a spot in your living room. → Read More

Reality TV Franchises Liven Up Discovery+, Paramount+, and Peacock

Discovery+, Paramount+ and Peacock figure to become the dominant streaming outlets in the reality TV genre. → Read More

Kill the Senate Filibuster or Watch Biden’s Agenda Die

Don’t count on a sudden wave of bipartisanship, says former Senate aide Adam Jentleson. → Read More

Peacock Makes Free TV Hard to Pass Up

With its great catalog titles, surprisingly tolerable ad loads, news and sports programming, well-executed live channels, and intuitive interface, Peacock is a best-in-class free streamer. → Read More

HBO Max Looks to Lasso Big Gains in 2021 After Stumbling Out Of The Gate

HBO Max has been hobbled by tech delays, exec changes, brand confusion and — most damaging of all — carriage disputes with Roku and Amazon. → Read More

Blame Comey First and Last for Trump Taking the White House

Think 2020 has been crazy? Read “October Surprise,” in which reporter Devlin Barrett traces the FBI’s cascade of missteps that led to the surprise election of Donald Trump. → Read More

AMC+ Is Well-Positioned To Expand Shudder’s Reach Past Spooky Season

Shudder is now available both as a standalone streamer and as part of the new AMC+. → Read More

Peacock and Roku Finally Make a Deal. What Took So Long?

This is new territory for NBCUniversal, which is taking its time to get the details right. → Read More

HBO Max Is Here. Will It Work?

The Streaming Wars will have many winners, and HBO Max looks likely to be among them. → Read More

Netflix’s Massive Subscriber Growth Proves They Have No Competition In The Business Of Making Global Hits

"Our ability to launch new brands over multiple seasons at a very high volume from all over the world has been unparalleled," quoth Ted Sarandos. → Read More

Peacock TV Raises the Bar for Free Streamers

The big thing Peacock has going for it is a very big catalog. → Read More