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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Why Would You Care About Video Views if You Are Selling on iTunes?

Well I'll be...

As of 11:15 AM PST Dr. Horrible's is the number one TV Show on iTunes'"Top TV Seasons."

Even though it's FREE on Hulu and at drhorrible.com people are buying it on iTunes for $1.99.

I was hopping that Dr. Horrible would change things for the Independent online content creator but it hasn't. We can't sell our videos on iTunes the way Joss Whedon can so nothing has changed... yet.


Stephen McCandless said...

Joss making things work for independent productions producing for niche audiences will prove the business model for everyone else.

This is a good thing.

What I don't understand is why he needs a "distributor" for the DVD. He could go up on Amazon and Netflix immediately, and sell / rent directly to his fans.

1 Tim Street said...

Hey Stephen,

Thanks for the comment.

I can think of two good reasons he is using a DVD distributor and they are two places you and I can't get into without a DVD distributor, Walmart and Target.

How are your DVD sales of What The Funny going?

Daisy Whitney said...

I'm not sure I agree with that. I think he's adding awareness of Web distribution. So maybe you can't sell a show on iTunes, but maybe this makes your next ad deal easier because of the awareness factor

1 Tim Street said...

That's what I love about you Daisy! You add a fresh perspective to things with a positive spin.