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2020-12-04 9:07:59 PM  
Hudis+

Book it, done!
 
2020-12-04 9:17:24 PM  
It will be Disney+.

The house of mouse absorbs and assimilates all.
 
2020-12-04 9:59:51 PM  
Release the 20th Century Fox, Searchlight, Miramax etc catalog you assholes!  It's as if you're not interested in streaming dominance.
 
2020-12-04 10:46:32 PM  

Naido: Release the 20th Century Fox, Searchlight, Miramax etc catalog you assholes!  It's as if you're not interested in streaming dominance.


I think most of those are tied up in other streaming contracts right now.  We just watched The Kid Who Would Be King on Hbo max despite being a 20th century fox title.
 
2020-12-04 10:57:25 PM  
Dont they already basically own it?
 
2020-12-04 11:07:29 PM  

IgG4: Dont they already basically own it?


It's a part of the premium streaming package already along with ESPN (which Disney owns outright)
 
2020-12-05 1:09:34 AM  
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It will still be Disney+

Disneyland, Disneyland, über Alles!
 
2020-12-05 2:24:21 AM  
Hulu is one of those "we named the company after an available domain name" things.
 
2020-12-05 2:51:41 AM  
I hope this means they save enough money to hire someone to fix their user interfaces.
 
2020-12-05 3:36:36 AM  
As long as I'm not forced to pay for sports I'm pretty much ok with whatever route streaming services go, either splitting up or consolidating.
 
2020-12-05 3:38:59 AM  

syrynxx: Hulu is one of those "we named the company after an available domain name" things.


Nope.


Rewind & CaptureHow Tech Brands Got Their Names
Why is it Called Hulu?
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 BY ADAM LANG LEAVE A COMMENT

Ads, ads, ads! Did you know that Americans watch 1.4 billion video ads on Hulu per month? That's a lot of seconds!

Unlike most brands I've covered, Hulu was not founded by one, two or even three specific people. The company was founded as a joint venture between NBCUniversal Television Group (32% stake and 100% owned by Comcast as of March 2013), Fox Broadcasting Company (36% stake) and Disney - ABC Television Group ( 32% stake). Hulu is an on-demand streaming service for TV shows, movies, trailers and webisodes. Initially the content was free, however they launched a subscription model called Hulu Plus in November 2010. Both services (Hulu & Hulu Plus) contain commercials. There are three major benefits of paying $7.99/month for Hulu Plus. (1) You have access to more inventory (2) watch on a wide variety of platforms (3) Ad free kids movies and shows - great for keeping the kiddos laser focused and quiet. Hulu knows what parents will pay for! The company is currently headquartered in Los Angeles, California and CEO'd by Mike Hopkins.

Why is Hulu called Hulu?
After generating a long list of potential names and writing them all over the walls, Eric Feng (CTO) suggested the name Hulu. He didn't just randomly come up with the clever name. He highly considered it for a previous company. Prior to joining Hulu, Feng was the Founder and CEO of Mojiti - an online video automation service located in Beijing, China. Mojiti was almost called Hulu. The team liked the name because it was short, fun, easy to pronounce and didn't have any meaning in the english language. In other words, the name did come with any false impressions. This is one of the greatest benefits of picking a name that doesn't exist in the marketplace.

According to the Hulu blog:

In Mandarin, Hulu has two interesting meanings, each highly relevant to our mission. The primary meaning interested us because it is used in an ancient Chinese proverb that describes the Hulu as the holder of precious things. It literally translates to "gourd," and in ancient times, the Hulu was hollowed out and used to hold precious things. The secondary meaning is interactive recording. We saw both definitions as appropriate bookends and highly relevant to the mission of Hulu.
 
2020-12-05 3:46:40 AM  
Megatron of suck?
 
2020-12-05 5:37:00 AM  
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2020-12-05 5:53:41 AM  
Huey.
 
2020-12-05 7:22:58 AM  
I'm glad. Thirty streaming services is tedious.
 
2020-12-05 7:24:06 AM  
Disney++

/ no one else said this yet?
// Disney+ is obviously the actual answer
/// Hulu is an ad streaming service with breaks for content
 
2020-12-05 7:32:37 AM  
So no more R-rated movies on Hulu?
 
2020-12-05 7:57:46 AM  
Disilu would run into trademark problems (Desilu Studios is still a respected brand 50 years after it's absorption).

I'd go with Big Brother.
 
2020-12-05 7:59:55 AM  

Driedsponge: It will be Disney+.

The house of mouse absorbs and assimilates all.


It's cute that they're even calling it "merging."
 
2020-12-05 8:17:06 AM  
monopoly?
 
2020-12-05 8:28:55 AM  
Ma Disney?
 
2020-12-05 8:42:48 AM  
Disulu?

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2020-12-05 8:49:47 AM  
Currently, Disney+ has roughly 73 million subscribers while Hulu has roughly 36 million, so finding a way to tout one platform that has 110 million subscribers

Yes, because there is certainly zero crossover in users for sites that have a bundle option for the two.
 
2020-12-05 9:53:25 AM  
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2020-12-05 10:10:11 AM  

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2020-12-05 10:37:29 AM  
A bit funny to call it a merger. That's like Apple buying Bob's Cell Phone Repair Shop and calling it a 'merger'.
 
2020-12-05 10:38:30 AM  
As long as I can still stream "Gargoyles", I don't care.
 
2020-12-05 10:40:52 AM  
Since Disney created the Touchstone brand to distribute more "grown-up" content, it's a good choice for rebranding Hulu. Keep the classic Disney stuff on +, and use the other channel for all of the other catalogs they own now. Allowing users to set passcodes should obviate concerns about ratings/appropriateness.
 
2020-12-05 10:42:21 AM  
How will this affect Hulu+? If Disney wants to create a second commercial-free streaming service for the Fox content / R rated stuff, that makes sense, but I question their dedication to providing an alternative to traditional cable providers.
 
2020-12-05 11:02:57 AM  
I'd like disney to sort out my subscription to disney plus before they go and change the rules.
I bought the 3 year subscription.
Then Verizon announced they would pay for a year for free. Added that to my account, disney confirmed that was activated, Verizon confirmed they were getting charged- no changes via disney of my total subscription time.

Plus, if I want to add Hulu, my only option is to delay that 4 years (total) subscription to just disneyplus and instead pay for disney+hulu. There's no way to just pay $3 a month or whatever the difference is.

Grrrrr.

/first world problems
//so very first world
 
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2020-12-05 11:42:00 AM  

Bslim: Hudis+

Book it, done!


New phone
 
2020-12-05 11:47:27 AM  

Tom_Slick: Jensaarai: [static.miraheze.org image 440x330]

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The jokes from those episodes about how the founder of Krustylu studios stole his main character and was a crypto-Nazi really had to go over well with their new corporate masters.
 
2020-12-05 1:00:10 PM  
The way things are going, streaming is going to become more expensive than cable.
 
2020-12-05 1:20:48 PM  

Driedsponge: Naido: Release the 20th Century Fox, Searchlight, Miramax etc catalog you assholes!  It's as if you're not interested in streaming dominance.

I think most of those are tied up in other streaming contracts right now.  We just watched The Kid Who Would Be King on Hbo max despite being a 20th century fox title.


HBOMax also has one of the best Christmas movies ever made, Die Hard, despite that it's a 20th Century Fox title.
 
2020-12-05 1:30:10 PM  
So long as they still offer a commercial-free option for the Hulu content then it's all good. Not only do commercials suck, no streaming streaming service has figured out how to integrate commercial breaks into their content. The ad break plays twice quite often, the content breaks at weird times, the content repeats stuff from before the ad break and of course they repeat the same ads ad nauseum. I'm not a programmer, so I'm guessing there are immense technical challenges here. Or they don't care.
 
2020-12-05 1:44:32 PM  
Song of the South Incorporated
 
2020-12-05 2:05:40 PM  
Currently, Disney+ has roughly 73 million subscribers while Hulu has roughly 36 million

Who the fark is looking at Disney+ like that? They have 1 farking show and shiat you seen a 100 times before.
 
2020-12-05 2:21:08 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Who the fark is looking at Disney+ like that? They have 1 farking show and shiat you seen a 100 times before.


Speaking as a parent... anyone with young kids. Seriously, the cost for a few years of Disney+ is far less than buying a bunch of (hard to find sometimes) DVDs and BluRays, and the kids can pretty much (with a few exceptions) watch whatever they feel like at any given time. Plus, Mom and Dad can watch things from our own childhood that we're certainly not going to spend the time, effort, and money to track down on a physical format.
 
2020-12-05 2:38:36 PM  

hypotheticalapathy: I hope this means they save enough money to hire someone to fix their user interfaces.


And the sound on Hulu.  And I've had flakiness with the DTS/Stereo determination on D+, but that may be the app, the amp, or my idiocy.

But Hulu seems to be stereo-only on most things, and crummy/compressed at that.

Come on, Disney.  Quality matters.
 
2020-12-05 2:40:58 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Currently, Disney+ has roughly 73 million subscribers while Hulu has roughly 36 million

Who the fark is looking at Disney+ like that? They have 1 farking show and shiat you seen a 100 times before.


Disney is like a diaper company. They have a steady stream of brand new customers.
 
2020-12-05 3:06:01 PM  

SFSailor: hypotheticalapathy: I hope this means they save enough money to hire someone to fix their user interfaces.

And the sound on Hulu.  And I've had flakiness with the DTS/Stereo determination on D+, but that may be the app, the amp, or my idiocy.

But Hulu seems to be stereo-only on most things, and crummy/compressed at that.

Come on, Disney.  Quality matters.


Even ESPN+ had lousy, tinny sound. It would not normally matter to me because its sports but it sounds so bad it is distracting.
 
2020-12-05 3:52:12 PM  
Fark the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

"Now, companies like Disney can own TV networks, film studios -- something that McChesney notes was illegal until the '90s -- magazines, newspapers, radio stations, amusement parks, sports teams, book publishing houses, and more. That kind of conglomeration can make things incredibly murky for most consumers, as, for instance, the cast of Once Upon A Time, a show on ABC -- a network owned by Disney -- helps promote Zootopia -- a movie made by Disney and starring one of the cast members of Once, Ginnifer Goodwin -- as they get snapped by paparazzi at Disneyland, and so on, and so on, and so on."

https://tv.avclub.com/the-telecommuni​c​ations-act-of-1996-gave-us-shiatty-cel​l-1798250823
 
2020-12-05 3:57:14 PM  
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2020-12-05 4:00:35 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: So no more R-rated movies on Hulu?


Disney After Dark
 
2020-12-05 4:13:32 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Currently, Disney+ has roughly 73 million subscribers while Hulu has roughly 36 million

Who the fark is looking at Disney+ like that? They have 1 farking show and shiat you seen a 100 times before.

Almost all of streaming is built on the back of shows readily available on DVD. So...who knows?
 
2020-12-05 6:14:13 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Fark the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

"Now, companies like Disney can own TV networks, film studios -- something that McChesney notes was illegal until the '90s -- magazines, newspapers, radio stations, amusement parks, sports teams, book publishing houses, and more. That kind of conglomeration can make things incredibly murky for most consumers, as, for instance, the cast of Once Upon A Time, a show on ABC -- a network owned by Disney -- helps promote Zootopia -- a movie made by Disney and starring one of the cast members of Once, Ginnifer Goodwin -- as they get snapped by paparazzi at Disneyland, and so on, and so on, and so on."

https://tv.avclub.com/the-telecommunic​ations-act-of-1996-gave-us-shiatty-cel​l-1798250823


Deregulation almost always results in merger and acquisitions and a more concentrated 'market.' The Hollywood studios were broken up in the 40s for basically the same thing we see happening now.
 
2020-12-05 7:51:10 PM  
Ultimately I think it'll be Hulu and Disney+.  They get to double dip and keep the "family friendly" status of Disney+.
 
2020-12-05 10:00:15 PM  

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Desulu Productions

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2020-12-05 10:35:47 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: SFSailor: hypotheticalapathy: I hope this means they save enough money to hire someone to fix their user interfaces.

And the sound on Hulu.  And I've had flakiness with the DTS/Stereo determination on D+, but that may be the app, the amp, or my idiocy.

But Hulu seems to be stereo-only on most things, and crummy/compressed at that.

Come on, Disney.  Quality matters.

Even ESPN+ had lousy, tinny sound. It would not normally matter to me because its sports but it sounds so bad it is distracting.


Then there's the whole "how the Fark does espn+ not understand spoilers" and "ffs it exists and I'm paying you AND I am paying for cable, why can't I stream it? Assholes."

But those issues may only apply to F1 and time shifting.  But the sound and image quality issues are probably universal.
 
2020-12-05 11:43:38 PM  

SFSailor: AliceBToklasLives: SFSailor: hypotheticalapathy: I hope this means they save enough money to hire someone to fix their user interfaces.

And the sound on Hulu.  And I've had flakiness with the DTS/Stereo determination on D+, but that may be the app, the amp, or my idiocy.

But Hulu seems to be stereo-only on most things, and crummy/compressed at that.

Come on, Disney.  Quality matters.

Even ESPN+ had lousy, tinny sound. It would not normally matter to me because its sports but it sounds so bad it is distracting.

Then there's the whole "how the Fark does espn+ not understand spoilers" and "ffs it exists and I'm paying you AND I am paying for cable, why can't I stream it? Assholes."

But those issues may only apply to F1 and time shifting.  But the sound and image quality issues are probably universal.


The worst is when you watch a replay on one of the lineal channels and the scroll spoils the exact game you are watching.

As a soccer fan, I watch lots of on demand because I'm not getting up at 5:30 am to watch a match. But you have to scroll through like 15 screens - sometimes with spoilers - just to find the on-demand stuff.
 
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