If HBO maintains its obstinance on going cable/satellite only, we may well end up seeing the content creators start to simply bypass HBO. HBO doesn't have a monopoly on great ocntent. They passed on Matthew Weiner's pitch for Mad Men and there are many other great shows out there including Breaking Bad, Spartacus, Nurse Jackie, Dexter and Shameless.
The success of the Kickstarter model could provide a means for producers to crowdfund projects before they get produced. The a la carte model will utlimately win out and leave the traditionalists in the dust.
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This debate will end eventually I swear. In 5 years, when everyone is on our side of it.
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Nick Bilton weighs in on the “HBO is a slave to cable” debate. I'm actually getting sick of talking about this. There are those of us in the camp that believe HBO is foolish, and there are those …
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