Described as both a “revolution” and a “travesty”, the release of blockbuster dystopian movie Snowpiercer marks a tipping point in the industry’s shift from analog to digital. The film was launched in select cinemas before becoming available on video on demand just three weeks later. Could this mark the future of film distribution?
Piracy is still a major problem for the entertainment industries, but media producers are inventing new ways to share their creations. Breaking Hollywood tradition, A Field in England will launch in cinemas, on TV, online and on DVD simultaneously.
We've never been so interested in TV shows - but we aren't watching TV. Instead, we're turning to online video - whether it's Netflix or YouTube. But new technology isn't solely responsible – a wider shift in lifestyles is creating a natural path towards hyper-diversification.
The word ‘webisode’ isn’t often associated with quality viewing. Finding content worth watching usually means trawling through cat videos and porn. Yet one in three Americans would give up TV in favour of online. Can High Maintenance change perceptions of made-for-web content?
Political drama House of Cards premiered in February 2013, exclusively through Netflix. The streaming giant's first purpose-made series, it reflects the growing power of digital channels and points towards new kinds of viewing behaviour.