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No Cable Subscription? No Hulu For You!


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:15 AM

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 OFFLINE   oldschoolecw

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 08:50 AM

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.

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#3 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

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

#4 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

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


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#5 OFFLINE   oldschoolecw

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:09 AM

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

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

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#6 OFFLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:06 PM

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

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

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#7 OFFLINE   Volatility

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:00 PM

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

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.

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#8 ONLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

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.


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#9 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:15 PM

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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