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[Geek]Hulu may be forced to ditch next-day streaming

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The villain of this news is Time Warner, who is looking into buying a 25% stake in Hulu primarily so they can stop next-day streaming and access to the full current season of a television show. According to The Wall Street Journal, Time Warner believes Hulu’s sharing of full seasons is “harmful to its owners” as customers drop their pay-TV subscriptions. Therefore, it wants those episodes gone.

It's a cat and mouse game with these things...

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sounds like this could really backfire and send users into just pirating the shows.
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As hard as they try, old media cannot stop technological progress. Eventually, the original content made/ bought by Hulu and Netflix will simply be loads better than what Time Warner makes.
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Can't they just make more shares? How exactly does this work.
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Hahahahaha!!!

You all know the rant from me about these guys.

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Can't they just make more shares? How exactly does this work.

It's for money and licensing.
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As hard as they try, old media cannot stop technological progress. Eventually, the original content made/ bought by Hulu and Netflix will simply be loads better than what Time Warner makes.
They know they can't stop change but they can delay it as long as they can.
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Hahahahaha!!!

You all know the rant from me about these guys.

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post #7 of 21
Time Warner is being bought by Charter soon anyway, so the purchase of Hulu shares may not even go through, or if it does Charter may have a different position.
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post #8 of 21
Old cable subscription models are basically dead, Time Warner trying to squeeze the last bit of money out of the dying system is both frivolous and silly, they can't stop progress, they can only delay it.
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I wonder if Hulu can simply tell them to properly piss off....I haven't had a tv sub in over 10 years and they wont be forcing me back anytime soon lol.
    
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i dropped time warner 2 years ago and never looked back i get anything I want online so they are not needed. Poo on you time warner

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