Posted: 24 May 2011 at 12:34pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Ritzie
Originally posted by Darklord_Rehan
Its impossible to do that. Youtube is a free hosting site. Its not liable to any company's restrictions unless its under Copyright. You can't expect the Government to issue a Copyright for every single episode!! And as I said earlier, internet audience can never generate any revenue for the Channel or the PH
, because videos can be watched at any time and for as many time as one wishes to. If the Channel charges Youtube for its videos, then Youtube owners will become beggars in a day and Youtube will no longer be a free site.
We need to understand that making a serial is in the hands of the channel, but framing the system of revenue generation or deciding how the serials would be rated is not in their hands
. Its the job of the Government and this holds true for all countries.
@blue that's not true. People are earning millions (billions) out of Internet. You just need to think out of the box. My question is if an established company like Star One can't hire people who think out of the box then who can? The solution can't be to leave the audience instead of tapping the right resources.
@Red Commercial companies take their own decisions for revenue generations. If that was not true, Ambwanis' won't be listed in top 10 rich people in the world that too doing business in Indian currency. My point is I can't believe that Star One depends on Age old government rating systems to take decisions on their revenue generations systems. Either this is is rumor or Star One's all decisions will fail.
You are not trying to understand facts. People who earn money through net, render certain services exclusively
to their entrepreneur. But YouTube is not among those commercial organization. Hosting videos can never be such a service. Because anyone
can view videos on YouTube for unlimited times
and can do it for free
. If somehow (I don't know how) all the channels manages to tap these views and charge the YouTube, YouTube will become beggar in a day. Nor would we get to see videos on YouTube for free. Because YouTube will extract the money from the viewers to pay the channels. Infact I think its YouTube who should charge the channel for hosting its videos. But youtube doesn't do that. It allows uploaders to upload and download videos for free. Isn't this more than enough philanthropy for internet users?
Commercials work on a different process from that of TV serials. Commercials can be generated through several processes - TV, News Papers, Posters, Hoardings, Internet etc. Their scope is much wider. But TV shows can't accept these means otherwise the thing called Television itself would be extinct. And let me repeat this once again, Revenue generation cannot and should not
be completely in the hands of the channel or any private entrepreneur. Otherwise the system of Taxing will come to an end. There will be no official taxes on these income as they themselves are unfixed, unpredictable and unofficial.
Promoting the shows is a different matter. The channel may promote the shows through any of the above means, but that cannot be a credit for revenue generation. Infact the channel has to pay the organizations like Radio/FM, News papers or Websites to promote its shows.
The Government's TRP system is not at all age-old. It was framed in recent times. Previously they used a manual Diary system to collect the ratings. Star One is intrinsically low on TRPs because of its limited Geographical coverage in India. Other than major cities, its hard to get Star One in India. But if the channel tries to find 'Out of the box' ways which doesn't comply with the laws, they will end up in jail and the channel itself will be banned. I suggest you see the pros and cons of a law or a system before calling it outdated or irrelevant.
Look, I am not discouraging you to support your favourite shows (infact I also want SO to retain its youth flavour and come up with better shows for us), but by remaining oblivious to facts you'll end up barking at the wrong tree.
Edited by Darklord_Rehan - 24 May 2011 at 12:50pm