The Digital Age has changed the way we produce and consume entertainment products. Everything is faster, cheaper and global. Big media conglomerates like Time Warner, Disney and Viacom have adapted to these innovative possibilities; at the same time new players have entered the stage like Amazon or Netflix.
Now more than ever, people are hungry for entertainment and they are willing to spend a lot of money for it.
Thanks to the digital progress, companies and individuals can develop, publish and distribute their creative goods to a global audience with minimal costs. So why are organizations like the United Nations not seizing this opportunity by becoming a major player in the entertainment industry? Imagine a science-fiction movie, a comedy TV-Show or a crime novel made and published by the UN. The revenues of all their products should be used to finance aid programs.
Here are 5 reasons why the UN should seriously consider this proposal: