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'The Walking Dead': Why Frank Darabont Was Fired & The Chaotic Aftermath

'The Walking Dead': Why Frank Darabont Was Fired & The Chaotic Aftermath | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
While the news of Frank Darabont being fired from 'The Walking Dead' was shocking, the story behind why he was fired may be even more so.
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Internet TV and The Death of Cable TV, really | TechCrunch

Yes, you heard this before. The Death of Cable TV. Yet, it hasn't happened. But now, so many disruptions are happening in the video space, cable tv is really stepping towards the cliff. Don't expect the cable industry to just give up.
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This article takes a refreshing look at the cable debate. By listing many of Comcast and WOW's unscrupulous pricing practices like refusing to allow a la carte packages, the article exposes many of their weaknesses in the fight for TV dominance.

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Television’s newcomers: Netflix, Apple, Google and Facebook | Barr | Telecommunications Journal of Australia

Television’s newcomers: Netflix, Apple, Google and Facebook
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The major players in the new era of entertainment convergence are named and profiled in this essay. It would seem to this author, that it's too soon, in the timeline of media convergence, to call a winner.

 

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Why Spielberg And Lucas Are Wrong About The Film Industry 'Implosion'

Why Spielberg And Lucas Are Wrong About The Film Industry 'Implosion' | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
If you had asked me four years ago, I may well have agreed with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas's statements last week regarding the eventual 'implosion' of the film industry.
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This well-researched piece presents plenty of evidence to rebuke the claims made by many that:  the film industry will die out in the wake of  web based entertainment. The article points out that: since the dawn of cinema, there have been many box office failures as well as films that just didn't earn as much as was projected and the movie business is still kicking. Studios, instead of complaining, could adjust their strategies in the future.

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Henry Blodget Is Absolutely Wrong About Television's Death

Henry Blodget Is Absolutely Wrong About Television's Death | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
While 'television' might die as a word meaning one specific thing, the companies who have always been in the television business will continue to thrive for decades, if not forever.
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This article is a brief but substantive rubuttal to Blodget's handful of articles about how internet based TV options are slowly but surely ensuring cable TV's demise. The piece contains various examples to the contrary. In particular, the list of new strategies and techniques employed by cable companies and TV networks to combat the rising prominance of web based services and piracy. 

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Netflix CEO says future of TV is in apps

Netflix CEO says future of TV is in apps | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
After Netflix’s blockbuster earnings sent its stock soaring this week, the company’s chief executive made a bold prediction: TV as we know it is coming to an end.Billions of people around the...
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More Cracks In TV’s Business Model

More Cracks In TV’s Business Model | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
Television has thrived on bundling, which offers a way of protecting things but also tends to obscure the weaknesses within. Now those flaws are becoming more apparent.
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The Day the Movies Died

The Day the Movies Died | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
No, Hollywood films aren't going to get better anytime soon. Mark Harris on the (potential) death of the great American art form
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Too soon to tell...

This humble scoopit! seeks to analyze the data, both supporting and denying the death of traditional media like movies and cable TV in the wake of streaming web based content provided by Netflix and Roku.

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When predicting a victor in the battle of streaming TV and movies vs. traditional cable and movie tticket sales, one must ultimately look to the consumers. As the argument is one of economics, consumers are the most important factor in choosing a side. The future of cable TV and movies is impossible to predict. New legislation limiting the price gouging practices of cable companies will make the next few years of the battle interesting enough. These factors combined with new methods of creating and distributing new TV content (Netflix, Roku) will take a few more years to accurately surmise their prominance.

Blodget's predictions, while bleak, are supported by dire figures representing the shift in consumer trends towards streaming media, which allows them to view the product at any time. This trend toward convenience and price point has firmly established streaming media as a serious competitor to cable TV and movies.

The film industry with its ticket, dvd, and bluray sales has weathered more storms than most in its 100 plus years. Many sources point to the perceived longterm failure of recent blockbusters like Iron Man 3 as a death knell for the industry but, as telling as they may seem, the movies as a whole have survived numerous slumps, flops, and ticket price increases.

After analysis of the data provided by naysayers and supporters alike it is clear it is too soon to start a death pool.

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Netflix unveils plan to replace broadcast television | Cable & IPTV content from Broadcast Engineering

Netflix unveils plan to replace broadcast television | Cable & IPTV content from Broadcast Engineering | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
The company said most of the world’s leading linear TV networks are moving toward Internet TV.
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Netflix's now famous strategy for TV dominationed is outlined in this story.

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Why Roku Doesn't Want To Kill Cable

Why Roku Doesn't Want To Kill Cable | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
The cable bill is not going away anytime soon.
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This piece cites that new legislation limiting cable price hikes will likely be more of a factor than stremaing TV devices like Roku when it comes to profit shifts from cable TV to internet streaming.

 

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Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Cable TV-Kiplinger

Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Cable TV-Kiplinger | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
Not long ago, TV reception depended on how well your rooftop antenna picked up the signal. But now cables and satellites have commandeered our screens. Today, about 87% of U.S.
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While this piece doesn't provide any comrehensive data about the internet vs. cable TV and movies' debate, it does provide a list of ways consumers can  avoid the sting of cable TV price gougeing. I felt it was relevant to the topic because its very publication means that number ofconsumers who don't like the cost of cable is large enough to warrant an advice article. These consumers will play an important role in the coming years in which traditional media will look for new ways to thrive. Cable companies will have to think of new ways to attract these TV refugees.

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TV & U

TV & U | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
Tech push transforms TV viewing experience
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This article serves as an introduction to the many ways new technology can and will affect our collective TV watching habits. Almost all newer TV's  have some online component which is relevant to the idea that internet based entertainment options are replacing traditional cable TV options.

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Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Cable TV-Kiplinger

Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Cable TV-Kiplinger | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
Not long ago, TV reception depended on how well your rooftop antenna picked up the signal. But now cables and satellites have commandeered our screens. Today, about 87% of U.S.
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While this piece doesn't provide any comrehensive data about the internet vs. cable TV and movies' debate, it does provide a list of ways consumers can  avoid the sting of cable TV price gougeing. I felt it was relevant to the topic because its very publication means that number ofconsumers who don't like the cost of cable is large enough to warrant an advice article. These consumers will play an important role in the coming years in which traditional media will look for new ways to thrive. Cable companies will have to think of new ways to attract these TV refugees.

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The Death of Cinema Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

The Death of Cinema Has Been Greatly Exaggerated | Will the Internet completely replace the traditional TV and movie industries? | Scoop.it
It isn’t the movies that are dead, but David Thomson who is deadened to movies.
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