Monthly Archives: March 2008

Hulu is going public yall…

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First I wanna say thank you to all my friends on twitter without yall I might not have put all my RSS feeds in Google Reader. If that had not happened I would not then be telling you this story till tomorrow or next week. I’m just gonna say a little prayer for RSS Feeds……

Some of you may remember the beef between NBC and Apples iTunes service. I’m not 100% sure the reason for the falling out but it happened thus leading NBC to partner with FOX for hulu.com. Some of you might ask what is Hulu it’s a place to see TV shows from NBC and FOX online. The quality of the video is pretty good and while you do have to see some commercials in the videos there is only one commercial to watch and it’s not 3 minutes long. While hulu does have praise for what it’s providing to us at a cost thats free, the problem lies in the fact that you can’t download any of the videos to your ipod or other media device. Also it’s only available to IP addresses from the US, I don’t know what that’s all about but I guess they think someone’s gonna steal the videos or something… Or maybe they know outside the US they can do things put up other splash pages and make the site there own over in Israel or something, I’m still scratching my head on this one but whatever. In the long run this is what will cause problems for hulu but as it stand to be able to see your favorite shows online at no cost is just another way to get me away from the Boob Tube.

Oh the lunch of Hulu is scheduled for March 12, 2008 get ready to hear the news tonight about it somewhere other than here.

TBTR

Hollywood may finally get it…

Today I came across a story that seems to shed light on a long standing problem with Hollywood and MPAA. It seems that Lionsgate has signed up with itunes to provide a link to a download copy of the movie when you purchase a new DVD released movie. Now for those of us who live and breath the Internet and the possibilities this is amazing.

  1. It provides a backup copy of the original movie with out the Law breathing down your neck.
  2. You can now watch this movie without having to always open the case, or find it for that matter.

The full story is here