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homerj742
August 13th, 2009, 10:14 AM
I recently emailed Hulu about the recent breakage in boxee, and how valuable the Hulu app in boxee is.

Perhaps if they see enough demand for hulu in boxee, they will cooperate more with team boxee?

Just a thought...

agentlame
August 13th, 2009, 10:26 AM
hulu doesn't care.

you should have seen the shit-storm on their fourms when they first announced they would block boxee.

actually, i think the hulu team does care, but their corporate/content overloards do not.

worth a shot, though. i yelled at them on twitter, this time.

homerj742
August 13th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Damn, makes me want to start a company to compete with hulu, though I'm sure there are many who are already trying.

DPK
August 13th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Starting a new company won't do anything until the media content overlords realize that their business model needs to change. They're clinging on for dear life at the moment. It's amazing hulu even exists to the point it's at.

homerj742
August 13th, 2009, 12:18 PM
So wouldn't boxee help hulu's cause?

agentlame
August 13th, 2009, 01:12 PM
They're clinging on for dear life at the moment.

hulu is profitable.

samcraig
August 13th, 2009, 01:47 PM
not to sound like an ass but hulu does have a program of there own that works wonderful. if you want all of the best programs together then just join them. you can do this with either zinc or media center for windows to where 1 remote controls them all. im sure there are other apps for linux and mac based systems that will let you add other progs to them to be selected.
I understand the need to have everything in 1 area but we have to make do with what we have. Boxee will go on withought hulu and hulu will go on withought boxee. So much time has gone into trying to get around the hulu blocks when that time could be going into creating new content. Just my 2 cents

DPK
August 13th, 2009, 02:05 PM
hulu is profitable.

Was referring to the corporate/content overloards business model of trying to regulate/drm everything. Hulu itself I agree is profitable. :)

I think most people would agree and a lot would even pay for shows that hulu doesn't offer. I'd pay to be able to watch every season of something like Stargate SG1 on demand w/ hulu. If I could pay ~$30/month to watch pretty much anything broadcast tv offers but without commercials and without availability delays, sign me up.

I already have a netflix account, so it would be a great supplement to the living room. Then I could cancel cable all together.

potrick
August 13th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Your statement about canceling cable altogether is what's got the corporations so terrified. They want Hulu to function mainly as a commercial for watching the shows on TV, so anything that displays their shows on a TV through Hulu is hurting the bottom line.

agentlame
August 13th, 2009, 05:29 PM
Your statement about canceling cable altogether is what's got the corporations so terrified. They want Hulu to function mainly as a commercial for watching the shows on TV, so anything that displays their shows on a TV through Hulu is hurting the bottom line.

you mean like hulu desktop? http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop

potrick
August 13th, 2009, 07:26 PM
While that's a valid point, Hulu desktop does have the advantage of limiting the content availible to Hulu. It's evil, but if you can limit people to just watching you it's probably not a dumb thing to do.

homerj742
August 14th, 2009, 05:22 AM
This reminds me of what happened to the music industry. This is the wave of the future, they better embrace the change.

I already canceled cable TV. Now I have antenna + boxee and I'm quite fine with that.