Covering a revolution is like aiming at a moving target. Every day brings a new development, a new business model, a technological advance, the executive shuffle, a new mandate, a new start-up, a fresh strategy. Out with the old, in with the new while still clinging to the old, letting go, grieving, moving on. It’s a financial and emotional slow-motion rollercoaster that can speed up at random intervals.

The digital television revolution hasn’t happened overnight and, like the plotline of one of its brightest new streaming serialized shows, it’s been a gradual unfolding. And certainly a phenomenon of global proportions. The Internet has connected the world, and now TV has the potential to unite us all through a vast array of scripted ...

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