Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA): What about Boxee? Mr. Zucker you probably are in a better position to answer that. Did Hulu block the Boxee users from access to the Hulu programs? Zucker (NBC): This was a decision made by the Hulu management to, uh, what Boxee was doing was illegally taking the content that was on Hulu without any business deal. And, you know, all, all the, we have several distributors, actually many distributors of the Hulu content that we have legal distribution deals with so we don’t preclude distribution deals. What we preclude are those who illegally take that content. Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA): “Well would you have negotiations with Boxee upon request?” Zucker (NBC): “We have always said that we’re open to negotiations.”
Hulu wants to make money at both ends of this: Money from advertisers, and money from "partners" (who receive nothing more than what Hulu gives the web for free).
Yes: Hulu wants to charge "partners" for giving them more viewers. For a company that's making massive profits off the advertising, this looks very greedy.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I agree 3vi1, but at the basis of the NBC Comcast issue as a active Comcast subscriber I hope it does not go through. This would be a monopoly of vast proportions in a short amount of time I think.
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