The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

American TV Outlets Want Original, As Costs Skyrocket

Jakarta Globe – AFP, Feb 22, 2015

Cast members (left - right), British actor Liam Cunningham, British actress Maisie
 Williams and Dutch actress Carice van Houten attend the opening of an exhibition
 about the US fantasy television series 'Game of Thrones' at the Posthoornkerk in
 Amsterdam, Netherlands, 18 May 2013. The exhibition showing weapons, costumes
 and props from the TV series will be open to the public on 19 and 20 May as well as
from 25 to 27 May. (EPA Photp/Robert Vos)

New York. In the new age of American television, it pays to be original. But it also costs a bundle.

From Time Warner and its HBO unit to streaming video group Netflix and online giant Amazon, money is pouring in to produce new shows like “Game of Thrones,” “Transparent” and “Marco Polo.”

With TV viewing habits becoming fragmented as more people go online for new outlets, the pressure is on to attract audiences with fresh, original programs.

Netflix is planning to spend $3 billion on content this year as it pushes to grow globally, expanding its offerings after successes with the political drama “House of Cards” and comedy-drama “Orange is The New Black.”

Not to be outdone, Amazon has stepped up its original production efforts with the transgender series “Transparent,” winner of a Golden Globe, and others, with famed director Woody Allen hired by the online giant.

Amazon invested some $1.3 billion in television programming last year, according to founder Jeff Bezos.

”Working with Woody Allen is not cheap,” said James McQuivey, an analyst at Forrester Research who follows disruptive technologies.

McQuivey said more studios and outlets are bidding for these programs, pushing up costs.

”Suddenly, instead of only having four or five studios to sell your TV shows to, you now have 12 or 16, and some of them are very motivated because they’re looking for the next big hit,” he said.

According to Nielsen data compiled by the FX cable channel, there are 352 original scripted dramas and comedies produced for US cable, broadcast and online television this year.

The number of original cable programs has doubled in the past five years. For online, the sector has grown from non-existent to 24 original programs, the research showed. That includes new efforts from Internet players such as Yahoo, AOL and Hulu.

Traditional cable and broadcast operators are not sitting still. Time Warner spent $14.5 billion on HBO programming, production and marketing in 2014, and chief executive Jeff Bewkes sees that figure growing to $19 billion in the next few years.

Viacom — which owns Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central — said programming costs were up 15 percent in the past quarter.

At 21st Century Fox, controlled by mogul Rupert Murdoch, investment is a priority as well, with the broadcast Fox network having rolled out new blockbusters like “Gotham” and “Empire.”

”The next year will be a period of investments with priority focused on building hit shows, not maximizing profits. The profits will follow,” said president and chief operating officer Chase Carey.

”Our competitors have already shown what difference a couple of hits can make.”

These TV operators are looking for the next hit in the manner of HBO’s “Sopranos,” or the AMC programs “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad.”

James Murdoch, the co-chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, said finding the next big success is not easy.

”There’s just an absolutely enormous amount of original production going on right now,” he said.

”The total volume isn’t really the question. The right question is what are you making? How do you make it great? How do you stand out? And can you be a place that can attract the great show runners, the great writers, the great talent to come and do incredible work?”

It’s not clear if the television companies can maintain the pace of investment, or whether consumers will turn away when faced with higher subscription costs.

McQuivey said there is now “an oversupply of funding” because the old model companies are still flush with cash from their more profitable years.

”That’s a very temporary phase,” he said, noting that companies will have to tighten up as profits are squeezed.

”You can no longer start 20 new series knowing that each of these series is going generate half as many viewers as they used to,” McQuivey added.

”For now, people are making their last bets because they know the time is coming when some of them are going to be gone. They don’t want to be the ones that don’t make it across that transition.”

Agence France-Presse
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"Recalibration of Free Choice"–  Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) SoulsMidpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth,  4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical)  8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) (Text version)

“…6 - The News

Number six. I'll be brief. Watch for your news to change. It has to. When the media realizes that Human Beings are changing their watching habits, they're going to start changing what they produce for you to watch. Eventually, there's going to be something called "The Good News Channel," and it will be very attractive indeed. For it will be real and offset the drama of what is today's attraction. This is what families at night, sitting around the table, will wish to watch. They'll have something where the whole picture of a situation is shown and not just the dramatic parts. You will hear about what's happening on the planet that no one is telling you now, and when that occurs [we have no clock, dear one], it's going to compete strongly with the drama. I keep telling you this. Human nature itself is starting to be in color instead of black and white. Watch for it. And that was number six ….”

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