[kwlug-disc] Streaming Media Player for Web TV

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Thu May 3 22:55:58 EDT 2012


On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Colin Mackay <zixiekat at gmail.com> wrote:
> Netflix...  Before or after they require you to have a cable subscription?
>
> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401252,00.asp

That just would make Netflix an option over cable, just like how you
can get MPix on-demand over rogers cable, etc. It doesn't say anything
about ditching their streaming option, or requiring a cable
subscription.

Hulu on the other hand (only US, or those pretending to be) is
apparently planning on making users have a cable subscription. The
difference is Hulu is currently free (with an optional plus option),
and owned by NBCUniversal, Disney, and News Corp.

http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/30/rumor-hulu-will-soon-require-viewers-to-have-a-cable-subscription/

-- 
Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>



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