Good Monday Morning…on the heels of my last post comes a rumor just a few hours ago that Google and Simon Fuller (American Idol fame) are collaborating on a new TV show to debut online. (think ‘prom queen’ but even more production values added to the mix). Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!
So, we have a strike in Tinseltown and the studios SHOULD be giving the writers their fair share of future revenues that WILL be generated from viewing their work on the internet. Or maybe the writers should just form another guild entirely that is digital only for the web. It strikes me that there will be more producers and actors and writers that will migrate their efforts on the internet once its been shown that a new TV show can produce some significant coin from their debut online. Since there are many more households with broadband now than ever before I wonder how many people would watch ‘American Idol’ or ‘Lost’ online FIRST given the chance? And then watch the repeats on TV. I wonder what the online viewing numbers must measure for the advertisers to allow the web to ‘go first’. It could be an interesting paradigm shift if it happens one day.