Sunday

My "House Of Cards" Aha! Moment

House Of Cards is an award-winning political drama that is all the rage at the moment. The show features some big names like Kevin Spacy and Robin Wright and is an adaptation of a UK miniseries of the same name, which in turn was based upon a novel by Michael Dobbs. My aha! moment came when it dawned on me that this hit TV show is not actually made by a "TV network" - I had assumed it was on Showtime or HBO, one of the established cable networks. It's actually a Netflix show, which pointedly brought home to me how much our TV landscape is changing. A good chunk of viewers in the US now watch "TV" streamed over the Internet, either on a mobile device or on a larger screen TV; almost 30% subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and the like.


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