Why Are These Classic Shows Nowhere to Be Found on Streaming?

For better or worse, industry experts say the biggest factor in determining whether an older show lands on streaming these days is whether or not a big streaming service believes adding that show to its lineup will help boost subscriptions. “The major streaming platforms are laser focused on new and original programming,” says Dave McIntosh, senior VP of business affairs and digital distribution for Shout Factory TV, which specializes in classic TV. “They want special content that will cause people to join their service or at least keep them from quitting another month. – Josef Adalian, Vulture http://ift.tt/2fMnlCi