Netflix, HBO, and Disney are about to get some competition in the world of streaming courtesy of Conan O’Brien.
Just about every cable network and media company has introduced a streaming service. Gone are the days of relying only on cable. And in the world of late night, nobody changes with the times quite like Conan O’Brien.
O’Brien is the late night host who streamlined his show to a half-hour format, took over the podcasting world, and launched a digital archive of his material. So it should surprise no one to hear that O’Brien is getting into the streaming business.
If you are curious about what exactly would be available on a Conan O’Brien streaming service, then you’re in luck. Wednesday night’s episode of Conan featured a first look at ConanMax+.
Of course a streaming service from Conan O’Brien would include the most absurd, silly, and random assortment of content from television, movies and the internet. This is the same comedian who has given us a raccoon with a jet pack and the Walker, Texas Ranger lever.
ConanMax+ may be a joke but it actually would have a market. There are enough people who ironically like things, spend time mocking movies, and just plain like weird stuff who would probably love to have it all in once place.
Until Team Coco gathers the rights to all these shows and videos, Conan O’Brien fans will have to go elsewhere to stream his content. “Conan Without Borders” travel specials are available on Netflix. And the Conan25 website features every remote piece from O’Brien’s career and will soon feature everything he’s ever done in late night.
No doubt that Netflix, Disney, NBC and others are breathing a sigh of relief that ConanMax+ is still nine years away. That should give the competition some time before Conan O’Brien has everyone watching arena football ties and Lil Wayne’s deposition.