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(Deadline)   The last time Hulu was up for sale, no one expressed an interest. This time, there are seven bidders, including Yahoo and DirecTV   (deadline.com) divider line 25
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2013-05-26 09:07:56 AM  
TFA ends with a really good question:

Now the question is whether Disney, News Corp, and Comcast will look for an exit and take their content with them, then license it back to Hulu for bigger fees but no exclusivity. If so, then what in the world are bidders actually buying?

I'm kind of torn on this.  I do think Hulu needs to get out of this ownership arrangement they've gotten themselves into, because the companies that own them are really sabotaging them, with crap like Fox shows only being available 8 days after they air on TV.  But if they are independent, how do they get their programming?
 
2013-05-26 10:33:06 AM  
And not a single f*ck was given because the media companies, despite massive demand for centralized programming distribution, will inevitably try to deliver their own content by themselves. They'll do a sh*t job, charge too much, and fail to understand that nobody wants 57 different subscriptions to 57 crappy services. And then they'll have the balls to whinge about piracy.
 
2013-05-26 12:23:50 PM  
Pay a fee AND have forced ads? Where can I sign up!
 
2013-05-26 12:34:47 PM  

jake_lex: with crap like Fox shows only being available 8 days after they air on TV.


The funny thing is, the times I've really wanted to see a Fox show right away without a DVR, I've always been able to hunt it down on YouTube because Fox isn't fast enough pulling down someone's uploaded video. Which means neither of them get my click. That was how I found the Amy's Baking Company episode.
 
2013-05-26 12:40:29 PM  
So (Commercial) H (commercial) U (commercial) L (commercial) (Commercial) U is up for sale again huh..  Wonder how long it will be till it is up for sale again after this.
 
2013-05-26 12:52:53 PM  

jake_lex: TFA ends with a really good question:

Now the question is whether Disney, News Corp, and Comcast will look for an exit and take their content with them, then license it back to Hulu for bigger fees but no exclusivity. If so, then what in the world are bidders actually buying?

I'm kind of torn on this.  I do think Hulu needs to get out of this ownership arrangement they've gotten themselves into, because the companies that own them are really sabotaging them, with crap like Fox shows only being available 8 days after they air on TV.  But if they are independent, how do they get their programming?


#1) Look at Yahoo trying to be all relevant on the internet

#2) I think Disney and Fox doesn't have the management team to make Hulu work the way it should.

If I had ownership of Hulu (if I could get the money togther) my goal would be to make "Hulu Plus exclusive Content" (I.E. Hulu Original Shows). Use the (Advertising)H(advertising)U(advertising)L(Advertising)U shows to keep the business afloat until the original programing takes off.

I think thats where Hulu needs to go and thats where I would be shooting.
 
2013-05-26 01:21:05 PM  
Hulu was a great system.
 
2013-05-26 01:26:53 PM  
I haven't been using Hulu lately. Why bother? There's NOTHING on NBC worth watching anyway, and everything else on network TV is available at the network's website. I use Plex on my Roku with the ABC plug-in, and I can get most recent episodes without any ads, in HD, about a day after they air. Same goes for other networks like Fox. Their own websites cover it.

That said, Plex does support Hulu (without needing a Plus subscription) and I'd love to see Hulu become relevant again. Right now, though, I only need Netflix and Navi-X to get everything I want.
 
2013-05-26 01:28:13 PM  

jake_lex: TFA ends with a really good question:

Now the question is whether Disney, News Corp, and Comcast will look for an exit and take their content with them, then license it back to Hulu for bigger fees but no exclusivity. If so, then what in the world are bidders actually buying?

I'm kind of torn on this.  I do think Hulu needs to get out of this ownership arrangement they've gotten themselves into, because the companies that own them are really sabotaging them, with crap like Fox shows only being available 8 days after they air on TV.  But if they are independent, how do they get their programming?


I'd imagine Disney (ABC) will take its content to Netfli, as they've just signed a big, multi-year deal.
 
2013-05-26 01:54:09 PM  
Hulu has commercials? I don't see them.
 
2013-05-26 02:12:52 PM  
Hulu Plus tends to do right by me, and their original/exclusive import programs tend to be very good. We tried both it and Netflix in the same month, and found nothing but frustration with Netflix's streaming content, primarily due to its lack of selection in programs and movies we actually wanted to watch.  One thirty-second commercial at every break is hardly onerous.
 
2013-05-26 02:15:19 PM  
I am actually surprised at the absence of one name from that list: AT&T.  You would think they would be interested b/c of:

-Verizon/Redbox Instant
-Dish/Blockbuster on Demand
-DirecTV, Comcast and Time Warner are interested.

If they want to expand the footprint of u-verse, the need an internet streaming solution
 
2013-05-26 02:53:55 PM  

gonjie: So (Commercial) H (commercial) U (commercial) L (commercial) (Commercial) U is up for sale again huh..  Wonder how long it will be till it is up for sale again after this.


I tried watching something on Hulu last week.  How long has it been since they started doing four ads per break?  I'm not sure I'll go back - they're awfully close to crossing the tolerability line for me, and there are other places you can find the shows online.
 
2013-05-26 02:55:34 PM  
Oh Yahoo, your trying so hard to matter and you just don't.  The only thing your good for are laughs at the stupidity on the Yahoo answers site, which given your current state of desperation I would have go guess at least some are faked just for ad views.
 
2013-05-26 03:08:53 PM  

IMDWalrus: gonjie: So (Commercial) H (commercial) U (commercial) L (commercial) (Commercial) U is up for sale again huh..  Wonder how long it will be till it is up for sale again after this.

I tried watching something on Hulu last week.  How long has it been since they started doing four ads per break?  I'm not sure I'll go back - they're awfully close to crossing the tolerability line for me, and there are other places you can find the shows online.


The longest Commercial break I've ever seen on Hulu is about 90 seconds.  For eight bucks a month I can handle 90 second commercial breaks.  I pay considerably more than that for Directv and the commercial breaks are longer.  Sure I can skip them on the DVR but if my wife or one of my daughters is controlling the remote that process is annoying as well.  I'm getting pretty close to talking my wife into cutting the Directv out anyway since Roger Goodell killed my interest in the NFL I quit getting Sunday Ticket which was the reason we got Directv in the first place.
 
2013-05-26 03:17:31 PM  

jake_lex: I'm kind of torn on this.  I do think Hulu needs to get out of this ownership arrangement they've gotten themselves into, because the companies that own them are really sabotaging them, with crap like Fox shows only being available 8 days after they air on TV.  But if they are independent, how do they get their programming?


Heck, even with Hulu Plus, some shows (like Suits) don't get new episodes put up on the site until 30 days after they've aired on TV.

(FOX shows pop up within 24 hours after they aired on TV if you have Hulu Plus; otherwise, you'll be waiting for a week to catch the Bob's Burgers episode you missed)
 
2013-05-26 03:17:44 PM  

llort dam eht: IMDWalrus: gonjie: So (Commercial) H (commercial) U (commercial) L (commercial) (Commercial) U is up for sale again huh..  Wonder how long it will be till it is up for sale again after this.

I tried watching something on Hulu last week.  How long has it been since they started doing four ads per break?  I'm not sure I'll go back - they're awfully close to crossing the tolerability line for me, and there are other places you can find the shows online.

The longest Commercial break I've ever seen on Hulu is about 90 seconds.


I think he's talking about the free service. It totally sucks now.
 
2013-05-26 03:23:10 PM  

llort dam eht: IMDWalrus: gonjie: So (Commercial) H (commercial) U (commercial) L (commercial) (Commercial) U is up for sale again huh..  Wonder how long it will be till it is up for sale again after this.

I tried watching something on Hulu last week.  How long has it been since they started doing four ads per break?  I'm not sure I'll go back - they're awfully close to crossing the tolerability line for me, and there are other places you can find the shows online.

The longest Commercial break I've ever seen on Hulu is about 90 seconds.  For eight bucks a month I can handle 90 second commercial breaks.  I pay considerably more than that for Directv and the commercial breaks are longer.  Sure I can skip them on the DVR but if my wife or one of my daughters is controlling the remote that process is annoying as well.  I'm getting pretty close to talking my wife into cutting the Directv out anyway since Roger Goodell killed my interest in the NFL I quit getting Sunday Ticket which was the reason we got Directv in the first place.


Paid subscriptions or advertisements. Until they pick one I'll just use something else.
 
2013-05-26 03:59:00 PM  

ThunderPelvis: And not a single f*ck was given because the media companies, despite massive demand for centralized programming distribution, will inevitably try to deliver their own content by themselves. They'll do a sh*t job, charge too much, and fail to understand that nobody wants 57 different subscriptions to 57 crappy services. And then they'll have the balls to whinge about piracy.


Yep. Disney and HBO have the ability to get away with delivering their own content like that, but I have a hard time seeing anyone else having that same ability. Not even a company like Warner Bros. will find much success going down that road, I would guess, large catalog be damned.
 
2013-05-26 04:01:47 PM  

jake_lex: TFA ends with a really good question:

Now the question is whether Disney, News Corp, and Comcast will look for an exit and take their content with them, then license it back to Hulu for bigger fees but no exclusivity. If so, then what in the world are bidders actually buying?

I'm kind of torn on this.  I do think Hulu needs to get out of this ownership arrangement they've gotten themselves into, because the companies that own them are really sabotaging them, with crap like Fox shows only being available 8 days after they air on TV.  But if they are independent, how do they get their programming?


I've never understood why people make such a big deal out of this, you still get a new episode every week, it's just a week after it aired.
 
2013-05-26 07:36:06 PM  

ReapTheChaos: I've never understood why people make such a big deal out of this, you still get a new episode every week, it's just a week after it aired.


It's a pain in the ass if you missed one episode and you want to get caught up before the next one.
 
2013-05-26 07:47:11 PM  

AKA Joker: Oh Yahoo, your trying so hard to matter and you just don't.  The only thing your good for are laughs at the stupidity on the Yahoo answers site, which given your current state of desperation I would have go guess at least some are faked just for ad views.


The absolute worst torture being if you do a quick rewind-jumpback as DVR owners with ADD and poor hearing are wont to do, it shows you the same 90 second block of inapplicable commercials AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN.
 
2013-05-26 07:48:42 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: ReapTheChaos: I've never understood why people make such a big deal out of this, you still get a new episode every week, it's just a week after it aired.

It's a pain in the ass if you missed one episode and you want to get caught up before the next one.


Also, it's a b*tch trying to avoid spoilers for a whole week.
 
2013-05-26 09:22:47 PM  

Carth: Paid subscriptions or advertisements. Until they pick one I'll just use something else.


Agreed.  I'm not going to pay for a subscription service that includes ads.  Jack and price and cut the ads.


netringer: The absolute worst torture being if you do a quick rewind-jumpback as DVR owners with ADD and poor hearing are wont to do, it shows you the same 90 second block of inapplicable commercials AGAIN AGAIN AGAIN.


My dislike is with the small pool of ads that Hulu draws from.  When I'm trying to catch up on a season of some show, I start to get all stabby when the same Jack in the Box commercial plays for the 35th time.  And yeah, having the same ads play again because you jumped back to before a commercial bloc is a real PITA.


Just easier to subscribe to Netflix or run down to the local Redbox or Blockbuster and grab an entire season's worth of discs.
 
2013-05-27 12:40:01 AM  
Until there is a unified service aggregation sites will prosper.

TV should go the radio route and figure out a micropayment structure with legit aggregation sites. Charge the site per view and let the sites figure out how to monetize themselves.
 
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