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Streaming, sharing, stealing: big data and the future of entertainment

By: Smith, Michael D.
Contributor(s): Telang, Rahul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge MIT Press 2016Description: xi, 215 p.ISBN: 9780262034791.Subject(s): Streaming technology - Telecommunications | Data Transmission Systems | Big Data | Motion PicturesDDC classification: 384.38 Summary: Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix’s House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show’s potential from data it had gathered about subscribers’ preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice. https://mitpress.mit.edu/streaming
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Table of Contents:

I. Good times, bad times:
1. House of cards
2. Back in time
3. For a few dollars more
4. The perfect storm

I. Changes:
5. Blockbusters and the long tail
6. Raised on robbery
7. Power to the people
8. Revenge of the nerds
9. Moneyball

I. A new hope
10. Pride and prejudice
11. The show must go on

Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix’s House of Cards. Netflix gauged the show’s potential from data it had gathered about subscribers’ preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/streaming

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