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Hulu to possibly charge its viewers

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36724564/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

We all know how hard it is to catch up on TV shows that we have missed sometimes. I know for a fact that I generally watch my favorite TV shows online, because I don’t have the time or I don’t get the channel that they are shown on. So obviously millions of people resort to watching these shows online, but now websites are starting to charge. Youtube doesn’t have the rights to really any networks, so most people resort to watching these shows on Hulu. But now, you might be charged to watch all episodes past the 5th recent one.

Hulu plans to instill some type of plan around May 24th. It will be called Hulu Plus, and all members will be charged $10 a month to gain access to these older episodes. But how many episodes will these members be able to watch? Will it be unlimited? And will these paid for episodes be ad free? Hulu has a lot of bugs to work out in order for this plan to be successful. And $120 a year for episodes that people could find elsewhere, or watch on TV for free doesn’t seem like a plausible price.

My opinion? I don’t generally use Hulu in the first place. There are a few websites out there that direct you toward websites where you can watch TV episodes, or even movies for free. But I do feel that their 10 dollar a month price  is a little steep if they want to make a profit. I’m sure they will end up altering the price, or even their overall goal for “Hulu Plus”, but I think that charging people for episodes they can find elsewhere for free is not productive.

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Written by juliemaio

April 30, 2010 at 1:22 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. dang sweet story bro.

    limewire

    April 30, 2010 at 5:49 am

  2. Ryan Rivard

    May 2, 2010 at 10:47 pm


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