Showbiz Sandbox 180: Binge-Viewing Is Transforming The Way We Watch Television
February 4, 2013
With new streaming media services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime popping up all the time, we now have the ability to watch entire seasons of episodic television series all at once. Now Netflix is taking binge-viewing one step further by releasing all 13-episodes of their original drama series “House of Cards” at once. Dawn Chmielewski of the Los Angeles Times explains how the trend is altering narrative structures, existing revenue models and the entire television landscape.
Speaking of television, the Super Bowl proved once again to be a huge ratings bonanza with more than 108 million viewers tuning in to the football championship game. Unfortunately a power outage delayed the airing of a post-game television show which had hoped to get a boost from carryover viewers.
Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” continues to top the worldwide box office, leading a pack of Oscar contenders that continues to attract big audiences well into the new year.
Of course we also cover the top entertainment headlines from the past week including news about a film version of the hit series “Entourage”, plans for subscription channels on YouTube and Ticketmaster (sort of) ditches its horrible security system.
Super Bowl XLVII Scores Best Rating Ever for the Game
‘Django Unchained’ Still Atop Anemic Overseas Circuit, No. 1 For Third Straight Weekend
Ed Koch Dies On Day His Documentary Opens
Ed Koch Also Wrote Some Charming Film Reviews for The Atlantic
Aaron Sorkin Disappears From Hugh Jackman Broadway Musical ‘Houdini’
After Reshuffling Funds, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ Producers Plan to Proceed
Tina Fey Talks Mean Girls Musical: Mariah Carey Should Play the Cool Mom!
CES Ditches CNET After CBS Scandal
“Rebecca” Producers Sue Publicist Marc Thibodeau
YouTube Set to Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Spring
Hungarian Film Week Called Off
Warner Bros Gives Green Light To Movie Version Of HBO Series ‘Entourage’
‘Star Wars’: 3-D Prequels Postponed to Make Way For ‘Episode VII’
Ticketmaster Ditches Hated Captcha Security System
Coachella 2013: Ticket Woes and A Quick Sell-out For Weekend One
Binge-Viewing Is Transforming The Television Experience
Netflix Plans $400-Million Bond Offering