Bloody Hulu!

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  1. Rodentus prime

    Rodentus prime Well-Known Member

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    It seems that Hulu have figured out that a lot of people ouside the US have been using it via IP proxies and have now managed to block even them - I guess I'm back to torrenting my favourite shows....
     
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    What does that mean exactly? I mean, why should that be an issue, how we watch it? It's Free TV, and we watch their ads.
     
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    Rodentus isnt from the US and Hulu is only providing to US IP addresses.
     
  4. Rodentus prime

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    The advertised products aren't marketed at at people outside the US so Hulu doesn't want anyone who isn't a potential customer for their advertisers using their bandwidth - of course the simple solution would be - let everybody watch and target adverts according to location, but that makes too much sense.
     
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    Oh, ok. That blows. Instead, they should contract local businesses and plug in ads for them. It would make them more money and they wouldn't have to cut people off.

    edit: oops, read your after posting, hehe
     
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    Actually, you're putting the blame on the wrong people. It's not Hulu that doesn't want this stuff to stay U.S. only, it's the various companies providing content. Since Hulu is completely defendant on companies like ABC, Fox, NBC and various movie studios to provide content, what those companies want, they get. And the studios have always been unwilling to have a broad content license that allows for viewing outside the U.S.
     
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    I wonder why they feel that such exposure would hurt them.

    Maybe they feel that should they ever want to market certain shows to other contries, that the "newness" factor would be lost.
     
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    It's simple...Money. There is money to be made in licensing, and everybody wants their share. Add to that the fact that Hulu offers a ton of new shows that are available days, weeks, months and in some cases years, before they are offered overseas, and the studios know there is more money to lose by allowing overseas streaming.
     
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    The studios forget that it's better to get a smaller amount of money than get nothing due to people just torrenting the programs.
     
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    The studios want the most money possible. And will always do whatever it takes to get the most. Torrenting a show is like you not watching it on the TV, but it never matters as millions of others will still tune in and watch it when it reaches UK stations justifying the lisencing costs and money gained from it.
     
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    The people with the patience, the tech savvy and the willingness to torrent TV shows is barely a blip on the screen for the studios (I'm only talking TV shows, not movies). While a free, legal, easy to use and advertised website would eat mountains out of their pockets should they actually want to launch one of those shows outside the U.S.
     

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