According to VENICE publicist Leslie Penny on Twitter, "The first epi of VENICE is free and the rest of the Season is through subscription! for $9.99!" The show premieres Friday night at 11 p.m. ET at venicetheseries.com.
This is the first time I have heard that VENICE The Series will cost money, the decision is bound to result in different reactions. The new indie soap had previously polled fans about their willingness to pay, and the response likely influenced the decision.
On one hand, this could be the first step in making the new medium of internet media financially viable. On the other, some may think it's exploitation of VENICE's massive fanbase to charge a price for viewing.
Is this a brilliant business strategy, or a monster mistake? Are you willing to pay for VENICE or other web soaps? Is this a reasonable price for the episodes plus backstage footage? Your input is always valuable so let us know what you think!
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