Earlier this week the Golden Globes were on. Ali and I love watching the Emmys, Golden Globes, and Oscars since we are big TV and movie nuts.
As we were watching Ali and I were of course live-tweeting because we are big dorks. One of my Twitter friends made an interesting comment, and I responded to him.
Amazon Instant Video wins over Netflix who had started beating HBO, who was the first to lodge network shows. TV has changed. #GoldenGIobes
— Bruce (@BtotheD) January 12, 2015
The TV and movie landscape is changing so much, it’s a radically different landscape today than it was just a few years ago as Netflix started to roll out their streaming service.
Amazon Prime show “Transparent” won both “Best Series, Musical or Comedy” and “Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy” (Jeffery Tambor).
We haven’t seen the show, but we have been meaning to check it out. Actually right after Tambor won, I ordered an Amazon Fire TV stick so we could easily watch it (and other Amazon shows) on our TV (I hate watching shows/movies on a computer or tablet).
Amazon, who really only became a player in the original programming game in 2013 won two major awards in their first year of eligibility.
Kevin Spacey won for “Best Actor on a TV Series, Drama” for the Netflix show “House of Cards”.
That’s three major awards for two streaming services.
Back to Bruce’s tweet. Streaming services are starting to usurp the big cable players like HBO, and AMC (who were both absent from the winners) were doing to the broadcast networks earlier in the 2000’s.
Moving forward there will be much more competition. More and more streaming services are popping up, like Crackle, Yahoo! Screen and more will start to produce more and more original programming that either the networks and cable pass on, or are too afraid to make and air (or don’t know how to promote, like NBC with Community and its move to Yahoo! Screen).
It’s a great time to be a fan TV, because the options are growing and growing every day. There are more and more quality shows being produced and more and more ways to watch them.
View all the 2015 Golden Globe Winners here.
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