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No Cable Subscription? No Hulu For You!

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Athlon646464, May 3, 2012.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Rumor Roundup: No Cable Subscription? No Hulu For You!

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    "Netflix may be king of the streaming video hill, but millions of intrepid cord cutters have turned to Hulu Plus to feed their next-day fix for newly aired television shows. That may change one day, however; new reports indicate that Hulu is considering requiring its users to have a verified cable subscription, a la HBO GO."

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  2. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Really stupid idea on HULU's part if they do decide to do that to all the cord cutters. People are cutting the cord for a reason, the economy is tough and Cable and satellite are getting more expensive every year with nothing new to really show for it.
     
  3. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    That is really a bad idea! They better at least remove commercials if they go through with this.
     
  4. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    +1
     
  5. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    If this really does happen NetFlix and Amazon could come out ever bigger time winners then they already are :)
     
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I doubt that will happen. Commercials bring $$$.
     
  7. Volatility

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    Hulu has an ad-supported based buisness model so that would probably not be plausible. Ads bring in $$$. DirecTV is thinking of acquiring Hulu, interesting how that would turn out.
     
  8. lparsons21

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    Hulu is marginally a valuable streaming service for some people as it exists now. Make those that want to use it have cable/sat service to get it, and it becomes pretty much of no value.
     
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Are they really worried that coffee house patrons are watching too much for free??

    Hulu must be getting pressure from somewhere, as it doesn't seem in their interest to limit participation in any way....
     

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