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Tag Archives: House of Cards
March 3, 2013
February 21, 2013
In a fit of roommate bonding and late-night boredom, my new roommate and I decided to check out the Netflix series House of Cards. I hadn't seen advertisements and knew little about the content. The only information I had going in was that it was an unserialized serial -- all parts of the whole available for viewing at the same time.
February 14, 2013
In what is clearly a boost for streaming service providers, Netflix’s original series, House of Cards, is the most viewed show on Netflix.
This is straight from the mouth of their chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, which he revealed tuesday on stage at AllThingsD’s Dive Into Media.
The show, was released on Feb. 1, it reportedly cost $78 million to produce and stars Kevin Spacey as a plotting, back-stabbing senator.
All 13 episodes are on Netflix instant streaming and 13 more episodes have already been order. Shooting begins for those shows this spring.
So far, Netflix’s experiment with original content is paying off. Is this the beginning of the revolution in how movies and TV shows are produced and distributed?
Will other future shows try this model of cutting out the major networks and go straight to the consumer?
I for one am excited!
Tell us what you think.
February 9, 2013
We’ve come a long way since the days of 3 channels and rabbit ears.
I can stream HD movies and TV shows to my Roku HD with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. I can store limitless amounts of video on my plex server and stream them to my iphone and watch them where ever and when ever I want.
So, the question is… Have we arrived?
Is this the content consuming utopia we all dreamed about? No.
Streaming services have limited catalogs, next-day-air services like hulu still make us wait until the next day to watched their limited offerings of shows. Copyright holders are still afraid that we’re some how getting something for free and taking money out of their wallets.
We’re not there yet, but it’s coming.
So what does the future hold for us?