Hulu inexplicably stopped allowing TV streams across the Sony PS3 Console recently. But now we have a reason why. A Hulu spokesperson has )at last) revealed why they blocked its live internet tv streams on PS3.
The reason seems to boil down to Hulu having legal issues with one of the content providers who does not want the playstation 3 inteferring with revenue generated by traditional television distribution channels.
“How?, in the near future,” says Hulu, “the windowing strategy is excuse dominant in the business. Billions of dollars flow in across these different windows, and entire companies are unionised around them. Nothing productive comes from flouting that world (except to law firms who work on the occasional lawsuit).”
So in effect, Hulu are saying stick with us while we wean the studios off of the release windowing system whereby a moving picture “begins in theaters, then moves to pay per view and DVD, then to pay cable channels, then to interpenetrate tv, and so on down the line” – which has proved so remunerative and successful up until now.
later the massive success of ‘Borat’, Sacha Mogul Cohen and his film studio were confident that the new movie ‘Brüno’ would do it again with a predicted $50 million opening weekend regaining.
But the promised and predicted millions didn’t come. Although it still had a good weekend with takings at a nice $30.4 million, a lot of the expected cash didnt come. And many are pointing the finger at the tweeters from Twitter.
So now that movie watchers are the worlds harshest critics and tweeting to millions of followers. Can shack Mogul destroy a movie or make one a classic? Time will tell.
perverse to popular belief that we will all be watching Ad supported Free TV online, it has been claimed that this year will see a major growth in viewers paying to watch internet TV.
In a report promulgated by Strategy Analytics, online viewers will happily pay to view, as they currently pay to listen with music downloads.
This derive will surpass advertising revenue from online video for 2009, expected to hit $3.5 billion.
Even with the massive surge in popularity of online video sites such as Hulu and many other ad supported tv websites, the report reveals that paying for tv content will grow at a quicker rate than free content during the next few years. The growth rate is expected to be 39% each year up until 2012 as opposed to 37% for advertising paid content.
It seems that because paying a small amount for content is now considered the norm. Viewers will happily fork out for viewing pleasure as well.