Internet TV Originals Market Launched After Netflix Debuts 'House of Cards'
TORONTO – With Netflix’s House of Cards exploiting a shift in the TV market, Canada’s Brunico Communications is launching Stream, billed as the first market for original Internet TV fare.
Brunico, which also runs the Realscreen Summit and Kidscreen Summit, will hold the digital-first TV conference and market at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica on June 3 and 4.
“Last year represented an amazing shift in the premium content market with the release of significant new funding for original programming from leading online and streaming video companies,” said Brunico president and CEO Russell Goldstein on Monday as he unveiled the upcoming Internet TV gathering.
The Santa Monica market will aim to bring together indie producers and Internet TV development executives, funders and media agencies.
Stream is backed by an advisory board that includes Morgan Spurlock (Warrior Poets), Yahoo!’s Erin McPherson, Ran Harnevo of AOL On Network, Electus’ Drew Buckley and Chris Bruss of Funny Or Die.