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Directv may consider buying Hulu again

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mkdtv21, May 22, 2013.

  1. WebTraveler

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    Apr 9, 2006
    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.
  2. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    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.
  4. espnjason

    espnjason Armchair Referee

    Sep 30, 2008
    Well, there goes my thinking that NFL Sunday Ticket replays will be on Hulu instead of iTunes.
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010

    Nice avatar.....
  6. WebTraveler

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    Apr 9, 2006
    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.
  7. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    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.

    Full Story Here

  8. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    Pardon my going OT, but is the Criterion material commercial-free on Hulu Plus?

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