A while back, I wrote about an hypothetical idea for a website called Boomerang Online. In the wake of recent developments in the online entertainment industry, I thought that we’d revisit this idea with some minor adjustments made to it. Basically, it’s the same idea as before, only with a little bit of Patreon thrown in for good measure.
This is what the proposed app could look like. I also could have gone with the older big blue ‘B’ logo, but II don’t mind the new logo, so for the sake of argument, let’s go with this design.
Here’s how it would work: Turner could launch a website (the aforementioned Boomerang Online), as well as an app which could be downloaded onto one’s smartphone or tablet. Viewers could access the site anytime and would be able to access a select number of “old-school” Turner owned cartoons such as the 1990s Cartoon-Cartoon shows and cartoons from the old-school Hanna-Barbera library for free. However, Turner could also “sweeten the pot” by giving people the option to sign up and become members of Boom Online for a monthly fee of say, $3, $4, $5 or $9 per month. Turner could offer perks to paying members. For example, if someone visiting the site for free wanted to watch Dexter’s Laboratory, he or she would have access to a limited number of episodes which would rotate every few days or weeks and would have to watch them with a pre-roll ad as well as mid-rolls. But a paying member of the site would have access to all of the Dexter’s Lab episodes and could also view the episodes without mid-rolls. Paying members would also have access to a wider selection of shows as well as a wider selection of episodes of said shows.
And while we’re at it, why not throw in some SWAG for paying members as well? Turner could also offer Boom related stuff like T-shirts, hats and other cool stuff for those who are willing to pay for them. The more money that members are willing to give the site, the more stuff they would be able to obtain. Because as we already know…
Just had to get that in there. And hey, while we’re at it, why not propose a TV Land Online for fans of nostalgic TV shows?
These shows aren’t airing on TV right now, so why not?