Hulu-The Ongoing Whine-Fest Over Program License & Cable Logins To Watch Streaming Video

Posted: July 26, 2015 in Net Neutrality, Selling Us Out

Hulu-The Ongoing Baloney About Why We Can’t See Certain Shows, Etc.

$8.99 A Month For Hulu PLUS, NOW You Can Add Showtime For $8.99 More, but try to find programming that isn’t Hispanic, Old or free on the Internet Via Broadcast Sites.

Hulu is a joint venture of NBC-Universal Television Group (Comcast), Fox Broadcasting Company (21st Century Fox) and Disney–ABC Television Group (The Walt Disney Company). Providence Equity Partners, the owner of Newport Television made a US$100 million equity investment and received a 10 percent stake.
 
NBC Universal Owns:
 
Bravo
CNBC
NBC News
MSNBC
NBC Sports
NBC Television Network
Oxygen
SciFi Magazine
Syfy (Sci Fi Channel)
Telemundo
USA Network
Weather Channel
Focus Features
NBC Universal Television Distribution
NBC Universal Television Studio
Paxson Communications (partial ownership)
Trio
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Pictures
Universal Studio Home Video
 
Dow Jones & Company, Inc. [FOX] Owns:
 
Fox Television Stations
The New York Post
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Beliefnet
Fox Business Network
Fox Kids Europe
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports Net
Fox Television Network
FX
My Network TV
MySpace
News Limited News
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Phoenix Movies Channel
Sky PerfecTV
Speed Channel
STAR TV India
STAR TV Taiwan
STAR World
Times Higher Education Supplement Magazine
Times Literary Supplement Magazine
Times of London
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
20th Century Fox International
20th Century Fox Studios
20th Century Fox Television
BSkyB
DIRECTV
The Wall Street Journal
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Interactive Media
FOXTEL
HarperCollins Publishers
The National Geographic Channel
National Rugby League
News Interactive
News Outdoor
Radio Veronica
ReganBooks
Sky Italia
Sky Radio Denmark
Sky Radio Germany
Sky Radio Netherlands
STAR
Zondervan
 
ABC/Disney Owns:
 
ABC Television Network
 
Disney Publishing
ESPN Inc.
Disney Channel
SOAPnet
A&E
Lifetime
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Buena Vista Theatrical Productions
Buena Vista Records
Disney Records
Hollywood Records
Miramax Films
Touchstone Pictures
Walt Disney Pictures
Pixar Animation Studios
Buena Vista Games
Hyperion Books
Viacom
 
So…knowing all this, you’re programming is weak, and your excuses FOR that weak programming are even weaker…and here’s where it gets even sillier. 
 

Your new programming, Showtime is an CBS-Owned Product, Who Own SyFy and USA-Two Other Networks We Have To Have Cable Log-In To Watch.

This Dinosaur is circling the Tar Pits-It just DOESN’T Get It Yet.

This is the essence of an E-Mail I sent the Company. when I get their “scripted” response”, I’ll share it.

They must not realize we can research and find this crap out.

And here’s what I got back, and how I responded:

Ross F., Jul 26, 4:57 PM:
Hi Rex,

Thanks for reaching out, I’d be happy to explain.

The ownership of Hulu is essentially unconnected with rights issues, and licencing rights is what’s required to allow us to stream shows on our service. Various shows are involved in many other licencing deals, and a multitude of reasons can come up that would stop up having certain content on our site. Rights red tape can be convoluted and tricky, so the partnership of Hulu’s owners has very little impact on which networks we can come to agreements with.

I do apologize for the frustration, but let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you.

Ross F
Hulu support

Message-Id:QDY83B8C_55b573f53952f_ee63ff8a0ecd320287658_sprut

Rex Dexter <drrexdexter@gmail.com>
7:31 PM (0 minutes ago)

to Hulu 
Ross,

What a load of carefully scripted crap…I won’t buy it, and neither will anyone else. If YOU actually believe it, you HAVE been carefully indoctrinated by your Liege-Lords. If you OWN something, it Is yours to do with what ever you like, and what your ownership wants to do is maintain the narrative without regard for your subscribers or advertisers. Your note is so pathetic, I’m embarrassed for you.

Ric, a Wiser, But NOT Happier Hulu Customer

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Comments
  1. And here’s what I got back, and how I responded:

    Ross F., Jul 26, 4:57 PM:
    Hi Rex,

    Thanks for reaching out, I’d be happy to explain.

    The ownership of Hulu is essentially unconnected with rights issues, and licencing rights is what’s required to allow us to stream shows on our service. Various shows are involved in many other licencing deals, and a multitude of reasons can come up that would stop up having certain content on our site. Rights red tape can be convoluted and tricky, so the partnership of Hulu’s owners has very little impact on which networks we can come to agreements with.

    I do apologize for the frustration, but let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you.

    Ross F
    Hulu support

    Message-Id:QDY83B8C_55b573f53952f_ee63ff8a0ecd320287658_sprut

    Rex Dexter
    7:31 PM (0 minutes ago)

    to Hulu
    Ross,

    What a load of carefully scripted crap…I won’t buy it, and neither will anyone else. If YOU actually believe it, you HAVE been carefully indoctrinated by your Liege-Lords. If you OWN something, it Is yours to do with what ever you like, and what your ownership wants to do is maintain the narrative without regard for your subscribers or advertisers. Your note is so pathetic, I’m embarrassed for you.

    Ric, a Wiser, But NOT Happier Hulu Customer

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