I must say there are some things that I am not sorry to say goodbye too….the British soap tv series are such a bore… what a waste of time, all those 1000s of people just sitting there 3-4 times a week vegetating their life away in front of the tv… good!
“Today EastEnders (the famous British soap) is menaced by something far more dangerous than a rival show and way deadlier than any serial killer dreamed up in a script meeting: the digital revolution that’s wreaking global havoc in industries as diverse as broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, film and music. Challenged by technologies that allow anyone to read news, watch TV or listen to music on a bedroom computer (or to make these things oneself for consumption by other people on the same computer), these businesses are frantically scrambling to reinvent themselves. EastEnders must now fight for an audience not just with other terrestrial channels but with cable and satellite stations, while younger Brits spend more and more of their time trawling online sites like YouTube and Facebook. Mark Byford, the BBC’s deputy director general and the Corporation’s head of journalism, says there’s a noticeable “falling away” of large swathes of TV viewers who are “under 35 and especially under 25.” The BBC derives 78.5% of its $8.5 billion income from an annual license fee of $275 payable by any household equipped to receive TV; in return, it’s obliged to cater to all ages and socio-economic groups. “In a world of fragmentation, a world of more choice, of a revolution in how people are accessing content, one of our big, big challenges is to hold that reach,” Byford says. Read more….