Sony's Michael Lynton Defines 'Tantric' TV Viewing

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Lynton (right) and film composer Nicholas Britell hit the turntables at the dinner.

What's the opposite of Netflix-style binge viewing? The Sony CEO has a new name for old-style TV watching.

This story first appeared in the July 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

At a Bel-Air charitable dinner for the L.A. Dance Project, actor Will McCormack confided to tablemates Rashida Jones and Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton on June 20 that he'd recently binged through a Friday Night Lights season in four days. 

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Lynton began a debate on the merits of binge viewing. Its opposite? What he termed "tantric" viewing -- i.e., a more controlled style of consumption that would, ahem, extend the pleasure over time.