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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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afwriter
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5/10/2017 11:41:02 PM
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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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afwriter
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5/10/2017 11:42:37 PM
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@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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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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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/11/2017 1:54:06 AM
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I'm sure Hulu will be able to do some local advertising since it already knows your location and IP address. I think I may have already seen it on Hulu. The question is: is local advertising much more lucrative than other kinds of ads? 

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Ariella
Ariella
5/11/2017 11:29:11 AM
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<hought leaders in the artificial intelligence space agree: machine learning is the best and only way for marketers to engage with their existing customers at the point of action or intent, propelling customer to the next best interaction with the brand."> @mhhf1ve but I'm sure customers would balk at that. May people use multiple devices themselves today, and they will want to be able to access their subscription wherever they happen to be -- even if they're using somoene else's computer.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/11/2017 1:37:37 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
Netflix, I think, has experimented with this kind of "restricted" usage. They track usage and target some people using VPNs to give them warnings about sharing accounts. And Netflix definitely limits simultaneous streams to a single account. That's probably the most effective tactic.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/11/2017 1:44:23 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service

@mhhf1ve I thought Netflix also allows for different people on the subscription.  Yes, I looked it up, and found there are plans that allow for this:

What is simultaneous viewing — streaming only

This is a huge perk for Netflix streaming customers who want to share their Netflix account with roommates, friends, or family. The basic Netflix plan allows you to stream content on only one screen at a time, though the number of screens on which you can simultaneously stream content increases with each plan upgrade. Ergo, if you opt for the standard plan, you use the same account to watch content on two different devices at once, or four different devices at the same time with the premium plan. That said, the number of devices and people you want to share your account with will likely influence which plan you pick.



Read more: https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/netflix-cost-pricing-plan-breakdown/#ixzz4gnFI8mVQ 



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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
5/11/2017 1:57:14 PM
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Re: Hulu joins Skinny TV service
Right. You gotta pay more if you want to stream more than one simultaneous show at a time.. That's how Netflix sorta got around account sharing -- by making it legit, as long as you paid more for sharing more than you really should.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/11/2017 2:09:43 PM
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@mhhf1ve well, it is fair, and the difference in price is not likely to kill the deal for subscribers who want to allow their family members access.

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