Streaming TV Isn't Cheap; Hulu May Start Charging for its Services in 2010

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RAMBO

Lose U, go ahead HULU, and you lose me and most smart people!

Your eyes see only $$$$ = HULU user 0000

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JDK

Oh no....I guess we will all have to go back to viewing all the free shows from the individual network sites again.....not to mention P2P.

Charge away Hulu.  I think they may be overestimating themselves.

 

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Walnut

Not going to happen unless NBC wants to see their ad revenue swirl down the shitter overnight. I don't care if there are paid plans available so long as I can get a service similar to the one currently offered for free. I'd have a hard time believing they could be so daft as to not understand that this viewpoint is reflected in the majority of their users. But hey, I've been wrong before, and I certainly wouldn't put money on the intelligence of NBC execs, especially after that comment about wanting to make consumers better appreciate the "value" of their "content."

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davidflory

Thats what people and families will say and do...turn off Hulu and find the content elsewhere for free something else like TiVo it, DVR, DVD burner, or even dust off the old VCR and record the shows again to watch later.  Hulu will either go back to free or die like the rest....LOL

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aviaggio

Seriously, these "geniuses" just don't get it, do they? Hulu is successful because it's free. Why would I want to pay to watch TV shows I can watch over the air for FREE, in crappy resolution, on my PC, and deal with the aggravation of streaming??? For free we deal with it. But to pay for it? Not gonna happen.

These idiots need to stop looking at the Internet as some kind of cash cow. It ain't. 

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nekollx

 M-O-N-E-Y

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Coming soon to Lulu.com --Tokusatsu Heroes--
Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

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nHeroGo

...but it is a good way to save on bandwidth.

Charge $25 per month and watch the user rate go down to zero.

Did anyone say that Hulu is unappreciated? This is backwards-talk.

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xs0u1x

not surprising at all. it was only inevitable that they would start charging eventually.

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nekollx

 wake me up when this crashes and burns again

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Coming soon to Lulu.com --Tokusatsu Heroes--
Five teenagers, one alien ghost, a robot, and the fate of the world.

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