Contributors   |   Messages   |   Polls   |   Resources   |  
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
elizabethv
elizabethv
7/31/2016 11:57:39 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: OTT
@faryl - It's interesting to see different perspectives. (And actually why there's value in different OTT services.) I'm a cord cutter too, but I don't have a Roku or Apple TV, so I don't have to rely on Hulu Plus, and I'm still on the original programming package with the constant commercials. Which is fine, their annoying no matter what, but I'm great at tuning them out. I've tried to find movies I want to watch on Hulu, but rarely come up successful. For me, it's Amazon all the way (and occasionally Netflix.) But to each their own. :-) 

50%
50%
dlr5288
dlr5288
7/31/2016 9:06:23 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: OTT
I was considering getting Hulu, but I already have Netflix and cable so I didn't know if it was worth it. I'm happy to hear that you like it so much! I just might have to get it now..

50%
50%
faryl
faryl
7/31/2016 10:59:35 AM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: OTT
I don't have cable, so I like Hulu for current shows or full series of other shows. Their movie collection is actually pretty good too. Hulu Plus (which I think is just "Hulu" now?) is the only way to watch Hulu on a roku or Apple TV, which is important to me as a cord cutter. And the upgraded, commercial free Hulu version is worth every extra penny to me to not have to listen to the same 2 commercials every 6 minutes. :) That said, it's probably redundant for someone who already has cable and a DVR. (My mom just uses it when she's on vacation)

50%
50%
elizabethv
elizabethv
7/30/2016 10:01:25 AM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: OTT
I'm honestly not sure what Hulu is very good at. Or why people bother with Hulu Plus, other than, like you mentioned, they believed they would gain access to more content.

50%
50%
dcawrey
dcawrey
7/25/2016 3:20:01 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Advertising
Sling TV is one that is using both subscription and an ad-based model. I think it is working well for them – they keep adding channels. And the price is low, when compared with a regular cable package. The service is a hybrid between streaming, OTT and regular broadcast. It's a pretty good idea. 

50%
50%
faryl
faryl
7/24/2016 8:59:43 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: OTT
Hulu didn't really do a good job of framing what people were buying with the Hulu Plus subscription; people expected more content, but Hulu was really providing licensing to access content across more platforms.

50%
50%
faryl
faryl
7/24/2016 8:54:42 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Digital dilemma
I think that's where Amazon can have a strong foothold. They already have deep pockets since they're so diversified - plus the immense value of owing AWS. For those cutting the cord, Amazon has the season pass or pay-per-episode model for current network television content, the content included in Prime's VOD, plus the income from video "rental" and/or purchases. Hulu & Netflix's content is limited to whatever each has licensed for their "all-you-can-eat" subscriptions; iTunes has season passes & movies, but (unless it's changed since I last used it) not much "free" content.

50%
50%
elizabethv
elizabethv
7/23/2016 8:58:46 AM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Advertising
@afwriter - actually putting their original programming on DVD is kind of genius. People who have a subscription have no need for the DVD's (unless they want access away from an internet connection) but others, who refuse to pay for a subscription, but are curious enough to watch the show, will likely be interested in watching in this format. It increases Netflix viewership (indirectly) while catering to a different demographic.

50%
50%
afwriter
afwriter
7/22/2016 10:39:09 PM
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Advertising
I just saw at Target tonight that they are selling Orange is the New Black on BluRay, so that is one way that Netflix is making money outside of subscriptions.

50%
50%
elizabethv
elizabethv
7/22/2016 9:56:10 AM
User Rank
Platinum
OTT
To be honest, I'm not much of a fan of Hulu. I've actually considered getting rid of it over the last few months. The only reason we hang on to it is because we have completely cut the cord, and while we do have an antenna, we have zero ability to watch current television on the main networks when the shows actually air. Which means for shows we love, like Modern Family and the Goldbergs, the only option for watching them is Hulu. Though, I do love CBS for having their own streaming service for their shows, and that it is absolutely free of charge. That way I get my Big Bang fix whenever I need it. But I think it's ridiculous that I fork out $8 a month and I'm still subjected to commercials. Such is life I suppose.

50%
50%
Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Latest Articles
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising 2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
Vendor says that it's its biggest 5G deal to date.
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
Special Huawei Video
10/16/2017
Huawei Network Transformation Seminar
The adoption of virtualization technology and cloud architectures by telecom network operators is now well underway but there is still a long way to go before the transition to an era of Network Functions Cloudification (NFC) is complete.
Video
The Small Cell Forum's CEO Sue Monahan says that small cells will be crucial for indoor 5G coverage, but challenges around business models, siting ...
People, strategy, a strong technology roadmap and new business processes are the key underpinnings of Telstra's digital transformation, COO Robyn ...
Eric Bozich, vice president of products and marketing at CenturyLink, talks about the challenges and opportunities of integrating Level 3 into ...
Epsilon's Mark Daley, director of digital strategy and business development, talks about digital transformation from a wholesale service provider ...
Bill Walker, CenturyLink's director of network architecture, shares his insights on why training isn't enough for IT employees and traditional ...
All Videos
Telco Transformation
About Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
Copyright © 2019 Light Reading, part of Informa Tech,
a division of Informa PLC. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
in partnership with