Web TVs Uncertain Future
Two pieces of recent news illustrate the uncertainty that still surrounds the future of video on the web. The first bit of news is that the Writers Guild seem to have reached an agreement that they would get 2% of the revenues made from digital distribution (includes phones).
Now, we’ve said before that reaching an agreement with the studios may sound very good, but the studios still are far from working out how to make money in our era of YouTube and the sharing of content. Their situation has been made even more difficult because content creators are increasingly putting content on the web for free. How do you make 2% of $0? As this second news article suggests, many of the content creators who have been ‘rested’ during the strike have been creating web content and putting it out on the web for free. Shows that such content makers have created online include: