The facts and figures of "Peak TV," and why it had to come to an end.
Hello! I came across this article and enjoyed it. I’m curious what your thoughts are on a sustainable model for something *close* to the existing “Peak TV” we’ve enjoyed? Like what is an ideal subscription fee that would provide a vast catalog commercial-free? $50/month per service? More?
I have definitely enjoyed and taken advantage of this heyday. It sounds like the real money is in advertising dollars. But I honestly think I would be willing to pay a premium to be able to watch what I want ad-free how I want it. How much of a premium? I don’t know…but I really hate commercials. It’s worth some amount to me to not have my entertainment boxed into 42 minute episodes interrupted throughout, breaking the story flow.
Or, maybe it’s back to purchasing seasons to watch after they have aired, like the good old days!
Love the "did we get MoviePass-ed" at the end ahaha
Friends was a network show (later syndicated to cable and streaming)