Netflix Has the Potential to Disrupt the Traditional TV Model


Mon, Sep 2nd, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

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".



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