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What Is Hulu Thinking?

November 14, 2009

HuluHulu.  Watch your favorites.  Anytime.  For free.

Well, not anymore, apparently.  As many of you already know, Hulu.com has announced that in 2010 (I know that date seems very futuristic and forever away, but that’s actually next year) they are planning to start charging a subscription fee.  Awesome.  This actually was announced a few weeks ago and I am just now getting around to writing about it, but as I sit here catching up on a show I missed this week online, I ask, what are they thinking?  Do they not make enough money off of the advertisements that they already have all over the site?  Why in the world would I pay to watch the shows on their site that I can watch for free on the networks?  All the new shows are only available on Hulu until they are no longer available on the network sites.  Yeah so they have more old stuff.  Good deal.  That’s not gonna keep me around.

What about you?  Will you pay to keep using Hulu?  Will hysterical commercials with Seth MacFarlane and Alex Baldwin be enough to keep us interested if we have to pay?  Are the old shows there worth a subscription fee?  Anyone know what kind of fee they are thinking?  Will it rival redbox or the failing Blockbuster Movies?  Hmmmm…

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2009 5:45 PM

    Agreed.

  2. November 14, 2009 5:46 PM

    That’s crazy. I’ll stop watching Hulu for sure if they do that. Guess I’ll be more productive! =)

  3. dad permalink
    November 14, 2009 11:04 PM

    Hulu who?? Are we a little too much into entertainment?

  4. November 14, 2009 11:28 PM

    Don’t start freaking out just yet. Brook, you are right. They make tons of money off their advertisers. Most likely the there will still be a free service and a paid one. Free one will stay the same. Paid one will be advertisement free and may consist of bonus material or being able to watch newer shows earlier than the free version. Obviously this is my hopeful thinking, but makes the most sense.

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