“That comment struck me as reflecting the same type of thinking as that of broadcast TV executives from 30-35 years ago as they dismissed nascent cable TV networks then airing a hodgepodge of re-runs and lesser sports. The lesson: it’s all too easy for incumbents to see the world only as it is, not as it could be. YouTube - and the many others who are pursuing original online programming - are still in their early days. But when combined with changes in viewer behavior, the proliferation of connected and mobile viewing devices and the firming up of online video monetization models, I’m betting that these efforts, particularly those led by YouTube, are going to be a highly disruptive force to the traditional TV ecosystem.”—Will Richmond, Video Nuze (1/31/2012)
“Make good stuff, then make it easy for people to buy it. There’s your anti-piracy plan. The big content companies are TERRIBLE at doing both of these things, so it’s no wonder they’re not doing so well in the current environment. And right now everyone’s fighting to control distribution channels, which is why I can’t watch Star Wars on Netflix or iTunes. It’s fine if you want to have that fight, but don’t yell and scream about how you’re losing business to piracy when your stuff isn’t even available in the box I have on top of my TV. A lot of us have figured out how to do this.”—Jonathan Coulton writes a smart post about MegaUpload, SOPA/PROTECT-IP, Copyright, and being an artist amongst pirates. Grab a cup of coffee on this snowy/rainy Saturday and make this your morning read. (via spytap)
It’s not because I’m ashamed of being on the web, which is one rebuttal I received - that’s just fucking stupid.
It’s not because I really want to work in network TV and I’m using the show to somehow “break into the industry.” I don’t and I’m not. If I wanted to work in TV, I wouldn’t waste a millisecond working on anything but that goal.
Here’s the very simple reason.
Deb Mozer watching Vampire Mob in Los Angeles directly from YouTube on her television using an XBox.
It’s easy to explain.
Indie TV is television made independent of a network distributed worldwide via the Internet.
“What channel is it on, Joe?” (which you have to say aloud with a whiny voice)
What channel is Netflix on, asshole?
Charlotte Widdows watches Vampire Mob in the United Kingdom on her television directly from YouTube using a Playstation3.
Netflix and Hulu will be making their own series and guess which channel you will watch it on - the Internet.
“If you call yourself Indie TV you are competing with network television.”
Dude, when it comes to the real estate of people’s time, video games, tv shows, movies, ebooks, twitter, kitten videos and porn are all competing for people’s time. There’s a content tsunami headed to the Internet and there’s already too much to watch as it is.
SAG New Media signed over 1,800 signatories last year. That’s 1,800 shows, plus all the shows that are made under AFTRA’s new media contract, plus all the shows made with no union at all.
Welcome to the terrordome.
I shot 125 pages with 22 actors over two seasons without a network.
Many of those actors are award winners and folks from shows like “The Simpsons,” “The Sopranos,” “Criminal Minds,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Parks and Recreation.”
You can watch “Vampire Mob” on TELEVISION directly from YouTube using an Xbox, a PS3, a Tivo and Blue-Ray players made by Sony and others.
That’s why I call “Vampire Mob” Indie TV, because it is.
Dona Strohbehn streaming Vampire Mob through an XBox and watching it on a 120-inch projection screen.