This New DIY Streaming Platform Brings LGBTQ Programming Direct to the Community

FemmePowerTV skips ads and subscriptions with its Sunday launch

On a bright yellow background, a retro MTV-esque logo says Femme Power TV
Heather María Ács saw a gap in platforms for queer film and television. So she made one. Femme Power Productions

Each year, close to $20 billion passes hands during TV upfronts, when advertisers negotiate airtime with networks. Although upfronts spending is projected to be down by a third during the pandemic, it’s still what enables networks to fund production (among other costs), bringing fresh new programming to the masses. For digital streaming, this year’s spending is still unclear, as the IAB’s 2020 Digital Content NewFronts event has been postponed until late June.

@MaryEmilyOHara Mary Emily O'Hara is a diversity and inclusion reporter. They specialize in covering LGBTQ+ issues and other underrepresented communities.