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I believe ufotv.com is doing this, broadcasting shows they sell on dvd. If you pay you can tune in anytime. If I had enough content I’d do it. LOL The problem isn’t making it happen or anything technical. It can be done. And I think there is interest in it, people would watch and subscribe.
The problem is content. What do you broadcast? You would have to have folks make programs to air on it or buy programs already out there, which have probably been broadcast on regular tv.
So I would suggest getting a ton of public domain movies, documentaries and old TV shows and start there, then put out a call for content. You would stand a better chance wooing videographers, producers and directors to make something for the channel if it’s already running than with just an idea. Start getting sponsors for very low prices to come onboard too.
Consider Sci-fi channel, they started with old vampire movies and whatever they could scrounge up for a couple of years before they got big enough to make their own shows. It was all reruns.
I’ve often thought a Star Trek channel would be cool. Of course Paramount would have to do it, but consider this… There is 79 original tv shows, over 100 TNG, over 100 DS9 and over 100 Voyager episodes. 22 episodes per season times 7 seasons is alot of programming. Then all the movies and documentaries about the show too. (and tv series already made for free by fans on the web)
If you ran a 12 hour schedule, and repeated it to make up a 24 hour schedule, each day 24/7 you would not repeat an episode for well over 6 months. Run a movie each saturday night and you won’t repeat a movie for 7 weeks. Plus you could hire a small crew to cover conventions and make up enough shows for a weekly series for a few weeks.
Plus you could do a 1 hour interview show (one camera, an interviewer and set manager) of each of the primary actors in any show and you’d have enough programs to fill a slot once a week, all year. 52 weeks in a year, and over 52 actors were in the ensemble casts of the shows.
That would be a fun channel! I think a Paranormal channel would work too.
But yes, it could be done. If you can get the old Flash Gordon, Dragnet, Batman and other pubic domain serials, plus older movies and such and start the channel, in time you could build it up. Then pay some of the guys making series on other web sites to let you ‘air’ their content on your channel, you could make a cool media outlet. After folks find out you pay where the other guys don’t, they will come to you first.
“If you build it, they will come”.