Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World

Cunningham, Stuart D. & Silver, Jon (2013) Screen Distribution and the New King Kongs of the Online World. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States of America.

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Abstract

Like music and the news media before it, the film and television business is now facing its time of digital disruption. Major changes are being brought about in global online distribution of film and television by new players, such as Google/YouTube, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo!, Facebook, Netflix and Hulu, some of whom massively outrank in size and growth the companies that run film and television today. Content, Hollywood has always asserted, is King. But the power and profitability in screen industries have always resided in distribution. Incumbents in the screen industries tried to control the emerging dynamics of online distribution, but failed. The new, born digital, globally focused, players are developing TV network-like strategies, including commissioning content that has widened the net of what counts as television. Content may be King, but these new players may become the King Kongs of the online world.

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ID Code: 61578
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Creative Industries, Screen Distribution, Global Online Distribution, Internet, Film and Television
DOI: 10.1057/9781137326454
ISBN: 9781137326447
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: © Stuart Cunningham and Jon Silver 2013
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Deposited On: 30 Jul 2013 22:18
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2014 20:58

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