If there’s one reason to subscribe to Hulu over Netflix, it’s the ability to watch the latest episode of a TV show just hours after it airs. Streaming current seasons of shows has been one of Hulu’s biggest draws from the outset, but as talks are… [Read more on BGR]
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T-Mobile announced a new phase of its Un-carrier Unwrapped holiday promotion on Thursday. The company already offered Sprint customers $200 to change carriers and tempted AT&T subscribers with… [Read more on engadget]
Hulu may have introduced a commercial free-tier to improve the user experience for those who can’t stand watching ads, but a new deal with Fox Networks has the potential to make the ad-supported version of Hulu less painful as well.
This week, Fox and Hulu announced a new type of ad format… [Read more on TechCrunch]
It may be late to the party with some features, but aggressive content acquisition and a new ad-free model make the service a formidable rival to Amazon and Netflix.
It seems crazy, but a little over a month ago Hulu still included ads, even its premium subscription option. With… [Read more on Fortune]
Even with all the hype surrounding their original series, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, in order to attract subscribers, each rely on popular shows that first air on TV. And the war for exclusive rights to these binge-worthy properties has never been more pitched.
Over the last two weeks of September, the Big Three subscription VOD providers announced a string of… [Read more on Variety]
Hulu to produce original VR content, starting with bonus short for ‘RocketJump: The Show’
In addition, Hulu said it will… [Read more on Variety]
I finally gave up my cable subscription in 2007. By that time, the culture was already awash in stellar serial narratives, and I had begun to think of TV the way I thought of reading fiction — all I really needed to keep me happy was one good story at a time. Thanks to Netflix DVDs, I worked my way through Battlestar Galactica, The Office, and The Wire. Fast-forward to today, and the problem feels way more complicated. We’re drowning in good TV, renting DVDs has fallen out of fashion, and shows are… [Read more on The Verge]
DÉCRYPTAGE – Face au succès de Netflix, devenu la référence en matière de vidéos à la demande et de production de programmes originaux, les multinationales et les acteurs traditionnels du marché de la télévision veulent tous leur plateforme de streaming par abonnement.
“La télévision linéaire va encore durer un peu grâce au sport, dont la fin n’est jamais écrite. Mais elle aura disparu dans 20 ans car tout cela sera disponible sur internet”. La prophétie de Reed… [Lire la suite sur RTL]
Hulu announced on Wednesday that it was starting a commercial-free version of its streaming service, costing $12 a month, in its latest effort to enhance its offerings and become a stronger rival to Netflix and Amazon.
Le service de séries et de films Netflix a annoncé qu’à partir du 1er octobre prochain, il retirerait de sa plateforme les films détenus par le réseau Epix. Son concurrent Hulu s’est porté acquéreur.
A la fin du… [Lire la suite sur Le Parisien]
Clear branding is key
While Amazon and Hulu are trying to compete with Netflix, the reality is that Netflix is the clear victor in the battle of the streaming services. Nielsen notes that 36 percent of U.S. households subscribe to Netflix (more than 40 million U.S. subscribers in all), with Amazon Prime (13 percent) and Hulu Plus, now known simply as Hulu (6.5 percent), lagging behind.
If you want a digital subscription to Showtime, you can buy one from Apple, Sony or Roku for $11 a month starting in July.
But if you pay for a subscription to Hulu’s premium service, you can also pick up a Showtime subscription from the video service — for $9 a month.
The 20 percent difference in the two plans, announced today, says a lot about… [Read more on Re/Code]
The streaming pioneer adds star power to juice up its lineup
When Hulu launched in 2008, the ad-supported streaming service wasn’t a big priority for owners Fox, Disney and NBC. “It was like, if the ship is going to blow, at least we have an escape pod, but we don’t want to equip this escape pod so well that everyone would prefer it to being on the ship with us,” Forrester analyst James McQuivey put it.
While Hulu attracts… [Read more on AdWeek]