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Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by Bill Wyman
Slate (8 July 2011)

“Right now, in fact, the movie and TV business looks a lot like the music one did in the early 2000s. And as we’ve seen, that decade didn’t work out too well for the labels. So it’s worth looking at the situation and wondering how things are going to fare in the TV and movie world in the decade ahead. It can all be summed up in one single sentence. I’ll get to that in a minute.


The situation for watching a movie or a TV show these days is a mess. Here’s a case study. If I want to watch some old episodes of The Office, for example, I have an extraordinary slew of options. But there are two problems with this. For one, I don’t want a slew of options. I really just want one. And, as for the second, they’re all hard to use or incomplete in one way or another.”


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