A while back VBCtv had a visionary idea to change from VS and establish itself as the first Web Entertainment Network.
Web Entertainment meaning that we allow all sorts of Web Content, not limited to script, prose, audio and video entertainment.
We decided we wanted to make more than just VS. We felt there were so many more types of Web Entertainment than just script. Most of our shows are still script but Entertainment is about telling a story and making people interested in that story.
We wanted to know what VPN's view is, if they continue to be just a VS network or if they are looking to switch to Web Entertainment also which is a bigger, undiscovered market to help make household names.
Web Entertainment is something that can be built upon and made into a big thing on the web if marketed right. (examples: You Tube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter) All Those examples are something that are unique, no one ever thought would be big and look at them now. HUGE...
Who says we can't make Web Entertainment into the next hit with multiple sites focusing on the same market... This is VBCtv overall goal for the future...
You bring up an interesting idea. I love that VBCtv has all kinds of entertainment from the shows via Sims to youtube and beyond. As far as VPN, I think they are more focused on scripts so I don't see them going in that direction right now. Though, VPN is changing their direction and looking for a greater variety in shows. So I think what I am saying is that virtual entertainment works for VBCtc because it's your vision but VPN has a different vision...but I could be completely wrong about that.
Post by Jack Malone on Dec 22, 2009 23:01:39 GMT -6
I think the farthest we will go, and this is my belief, and my opinion on this subject, will be virtual reality. I am one who thinks that that is something that could be explored. Something I believe is another side to virtual entertainment. As for the other things, sims, and youtube vids and things like that, I am not highly impressed with. I would love to air a show on the virtual productions network where a group of people get together, write the scripts, make the film, and air an online web series once a week or month, that'd be terrific. But watching used clips, or fake sim characters prance around doesn't strike me as something enjoyable. Putting words to stuff like that isn't entertainment for me. But, whether the network will stretch into a wider form, which is a great thing, depending on that particular form, is up to the powers that be.
You'd actually be surprised on how some of our youtube and sims shows do. They get good views. Things & Stuff is probably are highest rated youtube show we carry on the network. I'm hoping that both Amazing Race: Virtual Edition and Virtual Survivor do well for VBCtv from writer Kevin Smithson (candianfan30). We picked them up about a month ago and both will premiere in March. We actually are working with a established web-series (video) to bring it to VBCtv and we are also in talks to bring football back to VBCtv. We had football on the network for a few weeks in August before the league folded, but we are trying to bring it back. VBCtv is in it for all types of Web Entertainment (script, prose, video, audio, virtual, real, reality, sports). We want to establish ourselves as Web Entertainment. I feel it's a way to grow and at the same time expand our audience. VS will always be what we carry most on the network, because it's the most popular form of Web Entertainment. There are also those (MZP) who believe we are wrong for what we are trying to be now. But we always wanted to be unique and different. We want to launch our own brand and become something more than just another website you stumble across. We want to build Web Entertainment into a want to see thing.