So are you a big STAR TREK fan? Are you excited about DISCOVERY? AND were you a little annoyed to learn that after the premiere on CBS, it’ll shift the rest of the season to it’s online service?
Well, now we know why.
A.V. Club is reporting that, simply, they felt sci-fi shows don’t typically fare well on Broadcast TV.
CBS Interactive Media CEO Jim Lanzone was quoted as saying…
Sci-fi is not something that has traditionally done really well on broadcast. It’s not impossible, for the future, if somebody figures it out. But historically, a show like ‘Star Trek’ wouldn’t necessarily be a broadcast show, at this point.
While there’s some merit to what he’s saying, geek culture has become more and more popular. For better or worse, it’s been chic to be geek for a while now, so who knows what the Broadcast market reception would be like.
But in the meantime, when DISCOVERY’s premiere date is set, I’ll definitely be signing up for CBS ALL ACCESS.
What about you?
(Source: A.V. Club)