The amount of content being produced under a “TV” umbrella is continuing to grow. Other smaller form content is also growing. The question remains about what kind of quality is included in these numbers. 455 entries were totaled by FX Networks for 2016 and the count is at 342 to date for 2017. Streaming services lead the charge in growth with 62 this year and 79 yet to air compared to 51 last year.
With all this content, it is interesting to note that there aren’t more attempts to start streaming services. SEESO, a comedy service at $3.99/month with shows by Dan Harmon and full seasons of SNL is closing its doors. Facebook and Amazon Now are looking to jump into the user created content as well as scripted services.
This is a good read on short form content.
The question remains, when will quality become a discriminator against the volume of material out there?