Film, Video and Photography
Edited by Robert DeFillippi and Patrik Wikström
Chapter 8: The creative destruction of the United States’ Audio-Visual Media Ecosystem
The arguments presented in this chapter illustrate that disruption is a feature affecting the United States’ Audio-Visual Media Ecosystem (AVME), defined as the interrelated activities that generate, distribute and deliver audio-visual content to end users. In particular, these arguments maintain that institutional innovations have played an important role in forcing incumbent stakeholders to adapt and formulate new business strategies that marked a departure from the past. In order to explain this viewpoint, the history of the AVME in the United States is divided into three phases, each characterized by a particular business logic and initiated by disruptive institutional changes.
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