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TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution explores the new and exploding universe of on-demand, OTT (Over the Top) networks: Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Crackle, CW Seed, Vimeo, AwesomenessTV, and many more. Featuring in-depth conversations with game-changing content creators, industry mavericks, and leading cultural influencers, TV Outside the Box is essential reading for anyone interested in the dynamics of a global media revolution – while it’s happening. Readers will discover:
1. Goodbye "idiot box," hello Apple TV, Roku, Xbos, Crhomecast, Amazone Fire -- and the interactive TV computer screen; 2. Forecasting and prognosticating where, when, and how we view our favorite shows; 3. Once-a-week programming + summer reruns = old school; 4. Broadcast commercial TV vs. (legal) downloads; 5. Interviews with Top Programming Executives; 6. Good news: TV Studios and networks need more original programming than ever! Bad news: They want it to be better, faster - and cheaper; 7. The Value of "bottle shows" and contained arenas; 8. Defying the formulaic: fresh voices and "buzz worthy" shows; 9. Iconic, indelible (heavily flawed) characters trump plot devices; 10. Interviews with creators/showrunners; 11. Amazon Studios' Open Submission Policy; 12. Sony Crackle Initiative at UCLA School of Film & Television & Digital; 13. The Anthology Series is Back; 14. Reality Shows Off Network; 15. Spoof TV; 16. Broadcast Yourself; 17. The New Breed of Late Night Talk Show; 18. The New Frontier of Movies for the Home Theater.