How Much Would It Cost To Take an Internet TV Show And Air It On Cable TV?

When it comes to TV production, it’s all about the Benjamins. While directors and producers definitely want to entertain their audience and pull big ratings, it’s only to attract new advertisers, keep up with production costs, and turn a profit. On the Internet, it’s a much different story. Without advertisers to keep happy and ratings to worry about, web series have the freedom of creativity on their side. Still, scoring a TV deal from a web series would be the Holy Grail for the directors, actors, and producers of online shows. But how much would that cost? And is it actually feasible? Backed by  a network, a web series could definitely become a successful TV series if the following took place. But then the question is would it be the same show that attracted its initial audience? How could a digital show keep its integrity after the transition? One of the most popular web series is Bryan Singer’s H+, a show where some of the human population has Internet chips embedded in their head so they’re always connected. One day, a virus enters the chips, leaving all of those who had the chips embedded – one-third of the population – dead. The series follows those who are affected by the virus and shows connections between the characters. Divvied up into bite-sized webisodes of four to seven minutes, the show...

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