Atlanta based Iflixtv is a streaming media company that focuses on classic and independent films. They have just inked a partnership deal with YouTube for an undisclosed amount. The new digital media company is expected to deliver their original content via their YouTube Partner channel early 4th Quarter 2013.
“YouTube and iflixtv was always in the works it was just a matter of time. We needed to be able to provide original content consistently to the channel while maintaining our original programming on our own applications”.
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Wired Magazine had a great interview with Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development, on the future of Televison, and how distributing the show through Netflix allowed him to do things that he never previously would have been able to pull-off on network TV.
Hurwitz believes the new format of streaming digital media could dramatically change the way
that shows get made, and that he hopes people put limits on their binge watching to prevent fatigue.
“I think of it more like writing a mini-series than something [for] binge watching… I think that people do sit down and watch it all at once. Personally, I think [that] will be very fatiguing and will lose some of the fun of being able to mull on it. But I think that with the majority of binge watchers, it’s a modified binge watching, just like the majority of novel readers. You know, you don’t read it all at once. But you are in control of when you feel like going back to it… I personally hope people don’t sit and watch it for, you know, 500 minutes or longer.”
The full interview can be found on Wired.com. There is a related article on the Pirating of Arrested Development and Binge Viewing.
Amazon Studios, which develops exclusive movies, comics and television shows has confirmed that 5 of the 14 pilot episodes they pitched last month to their customer audience, have been given the go-ahead for production.
Amazon entered the content production race with apblomb when it uploaded these 14 pilot episodes. Amazon’s customer base was encouraged to watch all 14 pilots and provide feedback in order to determine which shows would be commissioned. Amazon took the advice and commissioned 5 of the 14.
“We are thrilled at the enthusiastic customer response to our first original pilots,” Roy Price, Director of Amazon Studios said. “We built Amazon Studios so that customers could help decide which stories would make the very best movies and TV shows.
“It’s exciting to see the process in motion, doing exactly what we set out to do. The success of this first set of pilots has given us the push to try this approach with even more shows—this is just the beginning.”
Amazon Prime Instant Video is an OTT streaming video service.
Full story of Amazon Airing on Prime Instant Video at The Next Web