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Directv may consider buying Hulu again


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#61 OFFLINE   WebTraveler

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:45 PM

Hulu has been down the sale road before, and in the end nothing happened.  The problem is that Hulu is only as valuable as the content it carriers.   The providers of the content can walk whenever they want, so unless you have a long term deal locked up Hulu is only worth the platform.


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#62 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:31 AM

Looks like you were right. Hulu is off the market.

 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:37 AM

IMHO, good! I'd rather see DIRECTV use that $1B on something else. If they have the money burning a hole in their pocket I'd rather see them spend it on buying NetFlix.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:49 PM

Well, there goes my thinking that NFL Sunday Ticket replays will be on Hulu instead of iTunes.


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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

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#66 OFFLINE   WebTraveler

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:06 PM

Looks like you were right. Hulu is off the market.

 

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Shows me ABC/Disney, Fox, and NBC were never serious.

 

The buyers wanted long term deals and none were willing to do that.   It's like when the key man leaves a closely held business....he goes so does the business.....here content is king and if ABC, NBC, and Fox could peddle their shows to multiple outlets then Hulu loses value.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:57 AM

Update: Bloomberg: Time Warner Cable still in talks to buy stake in Hulu
 
Hulu may have put the kibosh on auctioning itself off wholesale, but it looks like some money may still be changing hands. Citing three people familiar with the situation, Bloomberg reports that Time Warner Cable is still participating in talks to purchase a stake in the streaming firm. According to the same trio of sources, TWC was previously interested in nabbing a 25 percent claim in the outfit, and an agreement could be reached within two weeks. Hulu could soon have extra cash in its coffers from the cable giant, in addition to the $750 million its owners just vowed to pour into it, but it's entirely possible this deal could fizzle out too.
 
 
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#68 OFFLINE   bidger

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:24 PM

Add in the Criterion Films deal and Hulu is looking a lot better.


Pardon my going OT, but is the Criterion material commercial-free on Hulu Plus?

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