Thursday, October 22, 2009

Do You Remember When...

According to Broadcasting& as soon as next year Hulu will switch off the advertisement bandwagon in favor of pay per view/subscription formatting for their online television services. This has to rank among the top 10 dumbest decisions I've seen any website make in the last 5 years. I know the difficulty of hosting, updating, and maintaining a website with minimal advertising cost (been there, done that), but to take something that works because it is a free service and throw fees at it is... stupid.

Which has prompted me to state this. If Hulu does in fact go this route I can guarantee within 2 months people will already be saying "do you remember when people used to catch up on tv shows via hulu?" Maybe a handful of people will pay for TV on their computer when they're already paying for TV in their apartment/house... someone needs to whack these people upside the head. Especially when you take into account the fact that with each passing year the ease of which it becomes to watch shows/movies online illegally grows greater, Hulu will out date itself faster than a new computer. Face it Hulu, no matter how hard you try you'll never do better than you are right now... any attempt at such will end in absolute disaster, I guarantee it.

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LuckyCricket said...

I totally agree. People utilize Hulu nowadays for convenience, and when/if the site switches to subscription status that will no longer be the case. Sure, people may still choose to pay, but I think the site will see a substantially reduced number of least from me.

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