Everybody knows the American TV industry is in big trouble, but it’s always odd to hear someone who actually works in the industry say that out loud. While speaking to a group at the Edinburgh Television, House of Cards star Kevin Spacey promised that switching to a Netflix-style model of content creation and distribution will “take a bite out of privacy.”
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.
Netflix, you’ll remember, picked up 13 Emmy nominations this year for it’s original programming, including House of Cards. Meanwhile, network television is still giving Two and a Half Men airtime. Clearly Spacey’s on to something here.
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