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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/9/2017 3:07:27 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@joe - exactly. Netflix has a pretty good bunch of "must see" shows that drive some subscriptions. Hulu.. has a couple, maybe? Amazon has a couple, too.. maybe? I'm not sure if it requires billions to be spent on content production, but Netflix certainly has a lead over Hulu and Amazon in original programming.

 

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Michelle
Michelle
6/9/2017 1:46:16 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@Joe You may be right about that. The buzz around multiple hit shows could be the driver behind new subscription. I remember when Netflix streaming content was very disappointing - they've come a long way.

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Michelle
Michelle
6/9/2017 1:44:15 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@mhh Thanks for the update. I'll be sure to skip it and read the book instead. There are plenty of other shows waiting to be watched in my various watchlists...

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/1/2017 11:17:52 AM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@Michelle/@mhh: I think that, for the most part, it's all of these original shows in the aggregate that largely help drive new subscriptions.

Or, in other words, maybe you don't order a Netflix subscription *just* for House of Cards, but maybe you order a Netflix subscription because you keep seeing all these great things about House of Cards, OITNB, Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, and Norm McDonald's new comedy special.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/1/2017 11:05:36 AM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
> "The Handmaiden's Tale is getting a lot of press, but I don't think it's so popular that it's driving new subscriptions." 

@michelle -- I just started watching that show... and yah, it's okay, but not quite at the same level as HBO or Netflix's greatest hits. I think it might drive a few subscriptions, but it's not that binge-worthy.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/31/2017 4:53:07 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
It's definitely a smart move on Netflix's part! There's not many things that are more popular than super heroes.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/15/2017 11:48:22 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
Netflix has the Marvel universe to keep ppl interested in it. There are at least three intertwined superhero shows that will combine next year...

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Michelle
Michelle
5/15/2017 11:12:53 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@afwriter I agree -- Hulu is missing that one special ingredient. Recent broadcasts of network shows might be a draw, but I'm not sure if any current shows are so popular that people don't want to miss an episode. The 24 reboot is popular, but maybe not as un-missable as the original.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/15/2017 11:10:06 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@mhh The Handmaiden's Tale is getting a lot of press, but I don't think it's so popular that it's driving new subscriptions. What show did Netflix have that drove new subscriptions a year or so ago? Anything on Hulu hasn't come close (as far as I know).

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Michelle
Michelle
5/15/2017 11:06:42 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
I think $40 a month would sound best if you have no other streaming subscriptions and don't have cable. Perhaps that's the consumer they're targeting... 

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