Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Command The Cloud

Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Command The Cloud

Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Command the Cloud

Once Ian McKellen gets on board with something, its class factor skyrockets. The moment Judi Dench lends her blessing to it, the world unites in a celebration of its coolness.

We all thought the cloud was compelling before. But its wonders have mushroomed in trendiness now that McKellen and Dench have come aboard the cloud computing craze — in a way.

Before revealing exactly how the renowned British thesps have taken to the cloud, some context on streaming services is first in order. Cloud computing have begun as a way for business professionals to collaborate with accelerated ease, the technology has undeniably blossomed to its fullest capacity in the entertainment sector, particularly in the mushrooming of cloud-empowered video streaming services, such as Blockbuster and Amazon Stack Up.

Leading the way in terms of such video streaming success is Netflix, who last year split up their subscriptions for both DVD rentals and on-the-Web film watching. Though the move struck some corners as an unpopular step, Netflix’s impressive reach to a gamut of devices — from laptops to Androids to PlayStations, oh my — continues to see the service as relevant. Potential chief rival to Netflix, Hulu has also upped its status as a popular streaming service, especially for television aficionados; its Hulu Plus, at $8 a month, allows users to stream prestigious films from the Criterion collection.

Amid big-business brands like these, some boutique streaming services have also modestly flowered. Acorn Media is one of them, a provider of DVDs for classic and rare British television offerings. The company has now re-branded its image as AcornTV, claiming status as the premiere streaming service for British television.

Among the biggest distribution hits in Acorn’s history was “Playing Shakespeare,” a master-class series in which a troupe of the UK’s finest performers gathered in a celebration of the precise technique that brings classic Shakespearean plays as “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to vibrant life. “Playing Shakespeare” boasted many a huge Brit acting luminary, including Patrick Stewart, Ben Kingsley, and — yes, indeed — Mr. McKellen and Ms. Dench.

Those who love every syllable Dench and company pronounce of the Bard can view the series over and over to their hearts’ content, in addition to any title from Acorn’s famously vast selection of British mystery programming, for a humble annual fee of $25.

By Jeff Norman

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Jeff Norman

Jeff Norman is a freelance writer currently based in New York City. He's moved into writing about cloud computing from substantial work in culture and the arts. He earned his undergraduate degree in English at Stanford and has studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

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