Adult Swim: What Current.tv never was

Current.tv is one of Al Gore’s pet projects that is supposed to be the next generation of television. But Current.tv never had anything on Adult Swim. What’s funny is that Cartoon Network and Adult Swim has always pushed the envelope on newer trends and technologies.

On Friday, March 27, AdultSwim.com will launch Adult Swim Fix, streaming full-length episodes twenty-four hours a day online. Seven archival episodes will be available at all times, while premieres will continue to debut on Fridays, two days before they appear on-air.

Wait… online streaming? 24×7? Has Adult Swim lost its mind? Or are they just becoming the wave of the future and moving into a different medium? Remember that this is also the same channel that breathed new life into shows such as Futurama, and The Family Guy and introduced the world to anime.
Via AdultSwim

  • Aren’t you comparing apples and oranges? I mean, there’s a bit of a difference in content between Current.tv and Adult Swim, no?

  • Aren’t you comparing apples and oranges? I mean, there’s a bit of a difference in content between Current.tv and Adult Swim, no?

  • Not really. Current.tv is striking in the wrong medium. If it’s directed at my generation and younger, then it should be aimed at the mediums that we use (ie. Internet).
    Adult Swim has always answered that call for these generations and thereby, has a greater following. If anything, Current.tv is against current generations and is more for older generations to figure out what the younger ones are doing.

  • darkmoon

    Not really. Current.tv is striking in the wrong medium. If it’s directed at my generation and younger, then it should be aimed at the mediums that we use (ie. Internet).
    Adult Swim has always answered that call for these generations and thereby, has a greater following. If anything, Current.tv is against current generations and is more for older generations to figure out what the younger ones are doing.

  • I’m not following you. Current.tv offers content online and on cable — just like Adult Swim plans to do. I don’t get the generational thing you are referring to unless you are saying that your generation prefers cartoons to news and commentary.

  • I’m not following you. Current.tv offers content online and on cable — just like Adult Swim plans to do. I don’t get the generational thing you are referring to unless you are saying that your generation prefers cartoons to news and commentary.

  • No. Current.tv does not offer online. If it does, I fail to see where they’re streaming anything but the snippets of clips that aren’t full episodes at all.
    You’re misconstruing content versus medium. Television isn’t staying on television anymore. This is why shows such as “The IT Guy” and others are even premiering on the Internet before it airs on television. This is also why iTunes is making a killing on shows airing the day after it airs on television.
    If you look at the trending of videos online, the trends point to the Internet as the next large distribution medium for video. Even Verizon is reserving 80% of their fiber for a pet project in on-demand video streaming.
    Adult Swim leads the way because it is one of the few current television channels that are making the leap to streaming full time on the Internet as well as television and also premiering online first. Comedy Central is another channel that is doing the same.

  • darkmoon

    No. Current.tv does not offer online. If it does, I fail to see where they’re streaming anything but the snippets of clips that aren’t full episodes at all.
    You’re misconstruing content versus medium. Television isn’t staying on television anymore. This is why shows such as “The IT Guy” and others are even premiering on the Internet before it airs on television. This is also why iTunes is making a killing on shows airing the day after it airs on television.
    If you look at the trending of videos online, the trends point to the Internet as the next large distribution medium for video. Even Verizon is reserving 80% of their fiber for a pet project in on-demand video streaming.
    Adult Swim leads the way because it is one of the few current television channels that are making the leap to streaming full time on the Internet as well as television and also premiering online first. Comedy Central is another channel that is doing the same.

  • Not getting Current.tv on my, well, TV, I wasn’t aware that their web content was only a sampling of their TV content. Thanks for setting me straight. I understand your point now.

  • Not getting Current.tv on my, well, TV, I wasn’t aware that their web content was only a sampling of their TV content. Thanks for setting me straight. I understand your point now.

  • Adult Swim’s Friday Night Fix

    As written before, has already started their Internet line-ups, on Friday’s 11PM-6AM. Last night, they showed episodes for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the season finale of Samurai Champloo, Boondocks (new), Harvey Birdman, and others. Streaming with Window…

  • Adult Swim’s Friday Night Fix

    As written before, has already started their Internet line-ups, on Friday’s 11PM-6AM. Last night, they showed episodes for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the season finale of Samurai Champloo, Boondocks (new), Harvey Birdman, and others. Streaming with Window…