We’re Nick Hayes and Naomi Burton from Means TV. Over a year ago, we made the campaign video for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and now we're starting a new project with the goal of helping popularize socialism in the U.S. and around the world.
We're currently building Means TV, the world’s first anti-capitalist, entertainment cooperative.
Like Netflix or HBO, Means TV is a streaming service launching across mobile and smart TV devices in January 2020 that will feature original shows and movies, as well as films acquired from leftists all around the world.
We will never take money from advertisers or venture capital firms. We're supported entirely by donations right now, and once we launch the streaming service, by $10/monthly subscriptions.
We've fundraised $121,000 from over 6,500 individuals but we need to raise $300,000 by December. Entertainment production is very expensive, so we still need a ton of support to get us over the finish line with the best content possible.
Our goal is to build a longstanding, worker-owned infrastructure to support socialist, communist, and anarchist perspectives with distribution, resources, and compensation. We'll be releasing content that's short and funny, that's long and serious, gaming videos, animated comedies, children's programming, documentaries, episodic TV, educational videos, cooking shows, you name it. Also, all of the films and shows we license are licensed in perpetuity, so you never have to worry about them disappearing. We're working to organize and centralize left media.
We wanted to spend some time answering questions from other socialists, communists, and anarchists and assure people (who are rightfully skeptical of any organization seeking to make a profit) of what our intentions are, as well as clear up any misconceptions, confusion, or answer any burning questions.
Means TV is something we're building for all of us. So we want you to know what's going on.
We're also happy to informally discuss some of the different shows and videos that are currently in development.