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bt

join:2009-02-26
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reply to FFH

Re: Waiting for an app that allows watching Hulu

In general, it's not that weird. "Free" isn't exactly what those shows are - they're ad supported. Delivering those shows via devices that aren't showing the on-page advertisements would hurt Hulu's (likely razor thin) profit margins.

This specific case is definitely weird though, because it's just another full browser - ads and all.



FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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said by bt:

In general, it's not that weird. "Free" isn't exactly what those shows are - they're ad supported. Delivering those shows via devices that aren't showing the on-page advertisements would hurt Hulu's (likely razor thin) profit margins.

This specific case is definitely weird though, because it's just another full browser - ads and all.
PlayOn does show the in-video ads from Hulu when the stream is forwarded just like you would see on the PC.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
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reply to bt

said by bt:

In general, it's not that weird. "Free" isn't exactly what those shows are - they're ad supported. Delivering those shows via devices that aren't showing the on-page advertisements would hurt Hulu's (likely razor thin) profit margins.

This specific case is definitely weird though, because it's just another full browser - ads and all.
Not only that, but hulu isn't really intended for first run viewing. It's more like how reruns are monetized.

If Hulu had the same footing as first run, including easy access on TVs, the studios, networks and their advertisers would have a cow.

There is no "evolution" here. It's a supplement.


r81984
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reply to bt

said by bt:

In general, it's not that weird. "Free" isn't exactly what those shows are - they're ad supported. Delivering those shows via devices that aren't showing the on-page advertisements would hurt Hulu's (likely razor thin) profit margins.

This specific case is definitely weird though, because it's just another full browser - ads and all.
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That makes no sense. Hulu can show ads on any device that can display its content.
Why does hulu want to cut themselves out of part of the market. All it means is less people watching ads on Hulu.
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Your behavior is inconsistent with your desire to be treated like everyone else.