The future is already here, I'm just trying to aggregate it.
I love seeing video entertainment disruption like this. This space has a really long way to go to break down the big networks but I think it’s going to take a lot of niche channels to disrupt the big guys.
What happens when a creator uses a highly-anticipated web series to launch a new website? The creators of Video Game High School found out when the highly-anticipated web series debuted on Rocket Jump — bringing millions of views to a platform they fully controlled.
This is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I just went and visited the site and from here in the UK I could only really see teen pop shows from Korea but hopefully their success will enable them to continue to add loads more programming. I’d love to have access to a lot of international content.
Studios around the world churn out reams of TV shows. But until now, it’s been inefficient for them to get their shows aired in a large number of markets abroad, which means producers have left piles of money, in the form of international advertising revenue, on the table.
Now that’s changing, thanks to Viki, a Hulu-style video site that was created in 2007 to break down barriers in the international TV trade. A key ingredient in the success of the startup, which raised $20 million in October from heavy hitters like Greylock Partners and Andreessen Horowitz, has been a Wikipedia-style approach to getting shows translated into local languages. Namely, it lets the fans do the subtitling.
For those not tech savvy enough to set up their own VPN, you can use TunnelBear. I love it. It will VPN you into either the US or the UK. Best of both worlds. It’s free to use up to 500 MB and $4.99 for unlimited streaming AND they have an iPad app.
Wow. What an interview. I think I need to find this video. Is this on video somewhere?
Huge congrats to Revision3. Great group doing great content.
I find it interesting that Discovery has been so tentative to move content to the Internet. Of all the companies out there Discovery has some of the best, most evergreen content out there.
But holy cow! I had no idea Discovery (and TV - even cable TV) was spending this much to produce content.
But Discovery thinks there’s still a distinction between TV and the Web — which is why it wanted to buy Revision3 in the first place.
“We produce content on a $500,000 to $750,000-an-hour scale,” Perrette says. “Producing something at a tenth of that cost means it has to be very different.”