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Muzhik
March 6th, 2009, 08:58 AM
Has anyone seen zilliontv (http://www.zilliontv.tv/ )?

It looks like the same people who brought you Hulu are trying to do what Boxee did for Hulu. Except they will have more revenue streams and you will have to buy their hardware to access their content.

Of course this is only speculation -

satkye
March 10th, 2009, 03:42 PM
Thats funny.

unisonband
March 10th, 2009, 04:20 PM
It says in their FAQ hardware and service is free of charge...as long as you watch the ads.

Sounds like an interesting service really. We live in a true internet age...cable and satellite will be gone soon enough (or they will lower costs for their services).

afrancoeur
April 7th, 2009, 10:35 AM
i wonder how cable providers which in most cases are peoples ISP's as well will feel about cooperating with this vendor?

rgreen
April 9th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Needed to correct certain info:
"the same people who brought you Hulu are trying to do what Boxee did for Hulu" Hulu was founded by News Corp and NBC, ZillionTV's partners are ABC/Disney, NBC/ Universal, Sony and Warner Bros .

The interesting part of Zillion, from what I read on their site, is that they seem to offer free ad supported movies or a choice to watch ad free content but at a cost. very cool. I'd much rather pay a couple of bucks (or however much they are priced) for the films that I want to watch each month ad free versus the cable bill or watch with ads. Sorry their is no free lunch period (and their should not be cause fillmmakers need to make a living).

And while Zillion's backers also own networks, they are some of the most important studios and libraries around. That means content, content, content for users. And hopefully enough independence that the backers will not feel like their investment is competing with their core business (cough Hulu).

These guys want to distribute films/content and they definitely are not in the hardware business (cough Apple). So no reason why Boxee eventually cannot do a deal with Zillion and deliver all that goodness to the Boxee community.
rg