Like music and the news media before it, the film and television business is now facing its time of digital disruption. Major changes are being brought about in global online distribution of film and television by new players, such as Google/YouTube, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo!, Facebook, Netflix and Hulu, some of whom massively outrank in size and growth the companies that run film and television today. Content, Hollywood has always asserted, is King. But the power and profitability in screen industries have always resided in distribution. Incumbents in the screen industries tried to control the emerging dynamics of online distribution, but failed. The new, born digital, globally focused, players are developing TV network-like strategies, including commissioning content that has widened the net of what counts as television. Content may be King, but these new players may become the King Kongs of the online world.success with the popular iTunes musicondemand service, from 2006 Apple began to offer movies and TV ondemand and rapidly ... Using a salesbased businessmodel offeringHollywood movies and TV programs as downloadtoown orrentat lower prices than video stores. ... was licensed only to sell orrentmovies and TV content in eightcountries aUS, Canada, Australia, NewZealand, France, Germany, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World|
|Author||:||Stuart Cunningham, Jon Silver|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-07-19|