Arts & Entertainment

‘TV’s Streaming Model Is Broken. Welcome to the Binge Purge’

Fairly late in the editing process for “The Binge Purge,” our insider report on the miserable state of the TV industry, we had a problem: What do you do when you have this many apocalyptically good quotes? Answer: Stack ’em up at the top. The story, by Joe Adalian and Lane Brown, opens with nearly a dozen private takes from elite operators on what’s wrong with the streaming model, and it proceeds, in substantively dishy fashion, to explain Hollywood and its incentive structures in the clearest terms I’ve seen yet. If you want to know why the types of shows you’re getting from Netflix et al. feel as if they’re changing — and what types of programs you’re likely to get in the future — don’t miss this. (And for an encore, check out Joe’s third annual authoritative ranking of the streaming platforms to see whose billions are churning out the best titles.)

—Nick Summers, features editor, New York

The Binge Purge TV’s streaming model is broken. It’s also not going away. For Hollywood, figuring that out will be a horror show.

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