Nicholas Carlson, of Australia's Business Insider, brings to attention "this video of Kevin Spacey talking about about how Netflix (and other tech companies) will blow up the traditional TV industry." I really enjoyed House of Cards and was actually surprised that the whole season was available at once.
The Hollywood star, whose recent foray into television -- House Of Cards -- has been a commercial and critical hit after it was released on streaming service Netflix, said there was a danger of "thinking that something which is working now will necessarily work a year from now".
Spacey, who gave the keynote James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival this evening, said: "Clearly the success of the Netflix model -- releasing the entire season of House Of Cards at once -- has proved one thing: the audience wants control. They want freedom. If they want to binge -- as they've been doing on House Of Cards -- then we should let them binge."
The actor said that way of working "demonstrated that we have learned the lesson that the music industry didn't learn -- give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price, and they'll more likely pay for it rather than steal it".
|A Family Portrait|
|The Breakfast Machine|
|Hypocentre: Short Film on Paris With All the People Edited Out|
|Grand Theft Super Mario Brothers|
|Shave It: the Hairless Monkeys Revenge|
|“Cultured meat is finally on its way towards becoming a commercial reality.”|
|“Although this transition is irreversible, it carries potential for several robotic applications.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|“Affordable storage of renewable power.”|
|Bizarre Record Covers|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|“There are but two powers in the world, the sword and the mind. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the mind.”|
|When the Wrong Hastag Can Get You Killed by an Assassination Drone|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“I'm not by default optimistic.”|