TV versus YouTube – it’s something that comes up in discussions with aspiring producers on a daily basis. Why do some shows work better on YouTube than TV? Is TV always better than YouTube? What are the pros and cons of each? Today we’re going to tell you exactly why you may want one platform over another — and we bet many of the reasons will surprise you!
TV Versus YouTube – Everything You Need to Know
Every kind of entertainment has a medium it works best in. This goes for potential TV shows as well. Some concepts will work great on TV, others will fail miserably.
Yes, we love to get your reality TV submissions at our company, and we cherish those of you who’ve read our free ebook How to Pitch a Reality Show. But some shows just won’t work on major broadcast and cable networks.
That said, just because something is not right for TV doesn’t mean it can’t work great on YouTube. In fact, some entertainment can be wildly successful on YouTube even though it would never move the dial on a television network.
Today’s discussion will be crucial to your understanding of why some shows will work better on one platform than another. Some of what we cover today:
- TV Versus YouTube: Pros and Cons
- Potential Audience Size
- Economics (but not boring economics!)
- Good show concepts for TV versus YouTube
- Whether you can make real money on both
- And…Biagio goes over the top with weird voices and mouth-made sound effects.
NOW… press that giant red “PLAY” button above and learn where your project will work best.
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