Precisely what I was thinking... I'm probably going to jump on to this... do a 2-4 week hack at it and launch it. If anyone wants to partner, let me know (I can design and play full stack- either one).
Let me know what the domain is, I may be interested.
Except at two shows a day, that's $60 in a month. Already more than my current cable bill with 200+ channels.
If you count what you watch, or more likely an average US TV viewer watches, per day, that could be ten or fifteen half hour or hour shows. Over the course of a month that's considerably far more than what they are currently paying for cable.
A more viable plan might be for the return of 'soap operas' with advertisers specifically sponsoring TV shows.
* I know soap operas aren't totally dead, but their original funding model is.
For all the physical pieces of the company, I know he sent an email to the local tech-startup mailing list, at least. There's a pretty solid startup community here. For the digital assets, I really don't know, sorry. I assume it would be similar to seeking acquisition offers, but I'm definitely no expert.
Well tbh, the question is really how would you go on about knowing about failed startups. Especially not the big ones, since typically no one covers a failed startup that no one has heard about and they just go out without even a puddle in the water.
I figured a few of us here would start by pitching in our own stories, giving numbers, time spent, money lost, the nitty gritty details and in time when others see how valuable that information is they'll feel comfortable enough to share their stories too, adding on to the list. I mean entrepreneurship is all about failure. For anyone to NOT want to talk about it is to reject the fact that it's our failures that lead to successes. And there's plenty of entrepreneurs on HN and plenty of failures. Definitely enough to put together a few stories.