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Netflix's House of Cards 'should be making TV industry shit it'

8 February 2013 10:13 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Top producer Peter Kosminsky says arrival of online service represents 'end of an era' for traditional model of broadcasting

Veteran drama producer and director Peter Kosminsky believes that traditional UK broadcasters ought to be "shitting it" about the arrival of online provider Netflix, which he says represents the "end of an era" for the traditional model of broadcasting content.

The Bafta-award winner revealed at a TV industry event earlier this week that he watched the Netflix launch of the Kevin Spacey political drama House of Cards last Friday and realised that the age of linear TV was doomed.

"I stayed up and watched three episodes in a row and I realised that I was watching the end of an era," he said of the House of Cards online launch, which bypassed traditional TV networks by premiering the whole 13-part series at once.

"This was something that was nothing to do with traditional broadcasting, »

- Ben Dowell

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