This is a discussion on Bruce Eisen of Dish Says That Hulu Will Kill Pay-TV within the Dish Network forums, part of the Cable and Satellite Providers category.
SWEET! What a sock puppet: some quotes from the article: (emphasis added by me)
What a tool. Glee is FREE OTA, I can freely record it for playback, (though some would argue only on a betamax!) It's same concept as HULU, only on a server. As for the second quote I emphasized, well... they're not so much pillars, as iron bars, yea?“If I can watch Glee tomorrow morning and I don’t have to pay a pay TV service –- I think that’s bad,” Eisen said during a panel about cord cutting at the Streaming Media West conference this morning.
The model of sites like Hulu that make catchup content available immediately isn’t benefiting the industry, he said, adding that broadcasters should instead reserve catchup episodes for authenticated TV Everywhere services, and only make them available freely after 30 days. “If people decide that they don’t have to pay for pay TV, then one of the pillars (of the TV industry) starts crumbling,” he said.
" Hulu Is Destroying the TV Industry" says Bruce Eisen... wrong, its destroying the PAY TV industry. The BROADCAST TV industry is just fine, thank you.
Well, Bruce Eisen has the most to lose. His company only offers video service. He can't make it back up on internet. So, of course he's the one running around with his hands in the air screaming that the end of the world is coming. Maybe the end of his business model is coming!!!
I noticed the link you gave has video from "Cable Cutters", a show on the net about not paying for TV. I like! But they tend to concentrate on the video-over-internet model: You still wind up paying. I do like having the 'net for video (I love me my Netflix!) but figure it costs me about $50 with the cost of internet and Netflix. I can justify it as I need the internet anyway. But a lot of folks don't have - or don't need/want - broadband. In the end, I prefer OTA TV. Just a better product: Price, quality of product, and convenience.
Last edited by dkreichen1968; 11-05-2010 at 06:14 AM.
Dish Network wants 30 day Hulu delay for new episodes | MyCE – My Consumer Electronics
From the article:
"Instead of blaming factors like their own failure to evolve and lengthy network blackouts due to contractual disputes, the executives at Dish Network have decided to blame internet TV service Hulu for their decline in subscribers.
In a panel about consumers giving up pay TV services at this week’s Streaming Media West conference, Dish Network VP of Online Content Development and Strategy Bruce Eisen voiced his opinion that Hulu is making it too easy for people to watch new network programming, thus giving them less incentive to pay." ...
I have been playing with Hulu a little earlier today. The picture I am getting there is nowhere near as good as the real TV thing.
I'll stick with my satellite dish and OTA antenna.
Verizon spin off Frontier has been actively promoting internet TV as a replacement for cable in areas where they don't provide TV service.
my fitv - Search Less, Watch More
One of their catch phrases is: "Your cable isn't out, but it should be!"
I know these providers are searching for a way to provide their content and still get paid for it. Commercials have increased on hulu because of this... and I'm good with that. It's a reasonable price to pay for me to see programming - and if cable would adopt ala cart pricing, I - and others - would be more willing to pay cable companies for what we watch. I hate paying for something I don't use.
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