How the internet has changed film and television

Andrew Hodsden BCM

For my research project I intend to explore how the internet has changed the film and television industries. Services such as Netflix and Stan have not only changed the way we consume this media, but also in the case of Netflix creating their own original content, become their own self sustained TV network station. The internet has also opened the door for everyone to produce and distribute their own content. Youtube has allowed anyone with a camera (which with smartphone technology is almost everyone) to distribute their content for free, allowing those savvy enough to create careers based solely on Youtube. There are also entire media production companies who were founded and developed through the internet e.g Roosterteeth in Austin Texas.

The Guardian Article The Internet is Changing the Definition of Television (https://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/jun/10/internet-changing-definition-television) highlights a very interesting idea, that the through the influence of the internet, “the television business has changed…

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