By Diana D'arcangelo More than a decade ago in the mid-aughts, there was no greater constant in my life than my Saturday morning routine. Still in my pajamas, I would wake up by 9 am, grab my bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and sit in front of the living room TV to watch the newest episode of Yu-Gi-Oh, dubbed into child-friendly English from its original Japanese. Unless I pestered my parents into buying me a VHS copy of my shows, and since we normally couldn’t afford cable, Saturday mornings were my only brief window into this captivating world of color, dialogue, and narrative. Dramatic arcs would be laid down brick by brick, week after week in 22-minute timeslots, culminating in … [Read more...] about The Handmaid’s Fail: how the shift to streaming is tweaking storytelling in television
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| YouTube has created a subscription service called YouTube Red, and it opens up multiple avenues on how it may provide online video and educational content. "Google has been breaking even in terms of revenue and cost production with YouTube for the past nine years," according to Dan Bates, a writer for DailyMail.com. Charging people money to watch some of their favorite creators make unique content is the same principle as the famous web based video content Hulu followed. Hulu, back in 2009, used to be free for everyone and gained most of their revenue from ads, just like YouTube. Now, Hulu is a subscription service with only certain content … [Read more...] about Youtube the next hulu?
By Jaynene Moreno |Staff Writer| James Franco will be returning to the year 1963 in his mission to stop President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in JJ Abrams’ and Stephen King’s new mini-series "11/22/63." The mini-series is based on Stephen King’s bestselling suspense novel 11/22/63. The show will be streaming exclusively on Hulu, and will consist of nine hours with no current release date. Franco will be playing a high school English teacher named Jake Epping, who is given the opportunity to travel back in time to 1963 in an attempt to prevent President Kennedy’s assassination. His mission is compromised by Kennedy’s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, and it becomes clear … [Read more...] about James Franco returns to TV