The Way Shows Are Made Now.
The pay-TV industry (those who cater to cable subscribers) is closely watching the television habits of a new generation who they deem as "cord nevers," meaning they didn't cut their cable cords—they never had cable in the first place, and with so many online streaming and viewing option, they'll probably won't ever feel the need to subscribe.
This weekend, Jenna Wortham looked at the relatively recent phenomenon among young people (but all people, really) of sharing accounts to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, and HBO Go.
If you were to guess which American sitcom was the most popular among viewers in China, which show would you say it was?
At Businessweek, Will Leitch examines the Bluth family business and gets us all excited to see what kind of scheming the Bluths will be doing when Arrested Development returns on Netflix later this month.
The CEO of DreamWorks Animation loved Breaking Bad so much that he wanted to pay $75 million for three more episodes (this was before he knew what the ending of the show would be)—but of course, he also wanted to make some money by doing it. His plan: Break up the episodes into six-minute segments (or 30 segments total) and then charge people 50-99 cents each to watch them, which means it would cost as much as $10 to watch a full episode.