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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/11/2017 1:00:53 AM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
There are some ways to "restrict" family sharing of passwords -- making only one simultaneous streaming video available at a time. Tracking IP addresses and making it difficult to use more than one, or to restrict the number of devices that can be used with the service....

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afwriter
afwriter
5/10/2017 11:42:37 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@Adi are you familiar with Sony's Crackle? They seem to use local advertising so it is definitely not out of the realm of possibility for Hulu.

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afwriter
afwriter
5/10/2017 11:41:02 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
I am in the camp that is not willing to pay $40, I hope that Hulu's new model doesn't mean that their old model is dead. There is also an issue with market saturation. What is Hulu really offering that I can't get somewhere else?

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Ariella
Ariella
5/10/2017 6:15:51 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@mhhf1ve wouldn't that reflect the reality for most families? We don't subscribe to something like that, but I'd imagine that they would use one subscription to deliver content to everyone in the household.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/9/2017 2:30:57 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
The pricing of this Hulu package seems to include users sharing their passwords with extended family, I think. Otherwise, I can't see how this is cost effective for individuals. 

Has any Hulu original content been that successful? I'm trying to think if I've seen anything on Hulu that might compete with HBO or Netflix.... or even Amazon. The Man in the High Castle was pretty good.... 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
5/9/2017 2:02:47 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
This pricing sure is good. I just signed up for the Sling Blue and Orange packages, which cost $40 a month. It's got on-demand as well. Lots of content, but I feel it is too expensive. Maybe if it were $30 I would be okay with it. You would also think Sling would still be making money at that tier as well. 

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Michelle
Michelle
5/9/2017 10:51:10 AM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@Kelsey That's exactly what I thought! We subscribe to multiple streaming channels and the $55 price tag for ad-free content w/Hulu isn't attractive AT ALL.

I don't like Hulu's model of showing fewer commercials to paying subscribers. You must get the higher package to watch ad-free. Some content isn't included in the ad-free agreement so you still see ads, even with the higher subscription.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/9/2017 9:38:22 AM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@Adi sure if you have only a set amount of money allocated for advertising, then what you put in one channel leaves less for the other media.

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Adi
Adi
5/9/2017 9:29:32 AM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@Ariella - For sure. People use each medium differently, but as an advertiser, if you are reaching a particular segment with one medium, then you are less willing to invest in another. Or at least willing to invest less. 

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Ariella
Ariella
5/9/2017 9:22:59 AM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
@Adi that's true. I'd think Hulu would be a more attractive local advertising venue than some other channels. Still, I'd think if the business tends to advertise on radio, it wouldn't necessarily divert tha to Hulu because you reach a different type of audience on the radio -- or even the same audience but at different times. Many of us put on the radio while driving even if we don't listen at home. We can't really watch programs while driivng.

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