3 Reasons to Believe Great Original Programming Is the Future of Digital Video

Awards, Amazon and a hunger for storytelling

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Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. That's Plato. Simple words. Rich in meaning.

As we look to the fourth annual Digital Content NewFronts, we can expect to see more rich content slates and high-quality programming options from wise men and women, and luckily, fewer fools (I use this reference respectfully, versus literally) who do not yet believe that premium digital serials are the future of entertainment.

Tony Weisman

Three reasons for my optimism: Awards, Amazon and the proliferation of stories worth telling and seeing.

The Holy Trinity of Hollywood awards—Oscars, Emmy's, Golden Globes—have typically honored Fox Searchlight Pictures, for example, over the likes of an Amazon or Netflix when it came to trophy contention and credit lists.



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