I recently came across two news articles that I thought were relevant to some of the things we’d talked about in class. I already mentioned these in my presentation write-up, but I wanted to also share them with the rest of the class here.
The first is the recent announcement that CBS is developing a new Star Trek TV series for their online subscription streaming service (yes, they have a subscription streaming service!). The second is a news story from August 31st that talks about how Apple is considering producing original content. Both of these really seem to emphasize how popular online-only original television content is becoming and how many companies are trying to profit off it these days, though I wonder how many different companies people will be willing to pay $10/month to before piracy starts to seem like a more convenient option.