Open TV: Innovation Beyond Hollywood and the Rise of Web Television was written as the web TV market developed. Released in 2017, it covers events through 2016. For that reason, new developments can change what is in the book and information was not always clear or revealed while writing. Nearly all claims about market developments were footnoted with the source but the press can be inaccurate.
This page is to list these and other errata in the book.
* In chapter 2, Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, the creators of High Maintenance, are referred to as life partners but they divorced as the book entered production.
* In chapter 2, I use the term "marijuana" to refer to cannabis. The former is now widely considered racist.
* In chapter 4, Numa Perrier was at the time involved with Black&Sexy TV but stepped down as the book headed into production and is no longer coupled with Dennis Dortch.
* In chapter 5, Ryan Higa is of Japanese, not Korean, descent.
* In the epilogue, Sadie Woods is referred to by her alias Sadie Rock
* While not wholly inaccurate, in the epilogue Ricardo Gamboa is written as the sole creator of Brujos and Fatimah Asghar the sole creator of Brown Girls. Both artists approached me with the series in 2015 and 2016 respectively. However, as they entered production and I was wrapping writing on the book, each took on co-directors -- Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke and Robert Stockwell for Brujos and Sam Bailey for Brown Girls -- who came to share some credit/ownership of the series, particularly in the case of Brown Girls, where both Sam and Fati sold the show to HBO as co-creators.