I can’t tell you why, but I was drawn to the Revision3 website last night. The site has gotten lots of buzz in the tech community, but in case you haven’t looked:
It’s a TV network. There, I’ve said it. I watched a few shows, briefly. It isn’t a very good TV network. My opinion is probably affected by the fact it’s not a TV network aimed at me.
The cost of entry and distribution is low compared to traditional networks and stations. That makes profitability much easier to reach. The bad news for Revision3 and its brethren is, unlike traditional stations and networks, access for competitors is just as cheap. If there’s money to be made there will be lots of competition.
Of course outfits like this will continue to eat away at the traditional broadcasters (and each other) a tiny nibble at a time. What they lack in reach they will make up for with persistence over time.