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Author Cunningham, Stuart, author.

Title Screen distribution and the new King Kongs of the online world / Stuart Cunningham and Jon Silver
Published [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource (x, 132 pages)
Series Palgrave pivot
Palgrave pivot.
Contents 1. Online Distribution: A backbone history -- 2. Online Distribution Globally -- 3. Lessons from History, the Future of Television? -- 4. The Players, Part One: YouTube/Google -- 5. The Players, Part Two: Rivals in Online Distribution -- 6. Does it matter? The content question, and conclusions
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title details screen (Palgrave Connect, viewed July 17, 2013)
Subject Motion pictures -- Distribution -- Technological innovations
Digital television.
Internet entertainment.
Film theory & criticism.
Film: styles & genres.
Popular culture.
Media studies.
ART -- Film & Video.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
Performing Arts.
Digital television
Internet entertainment
Form Electronic book
Author Silver, Jon, author.
ISBN 9781137326454