[opendtv] Re: (no subject) - Hulu

  • From: "Manfredi, Albert E" <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 14:38:49 -0500

Kon Wilms wrote:

> And that's the end of Hulu.

That's my reaction too.

I have little trouble seeing that eventually, soon now, FOTA broadcast TV could 
be a thing of the past, replaced by FOTI TV, as well as paid Internet TV 
services. And honestly, I see any trend to replace the current FOTA 
infrastructure with a two-way cellular infrastructure as a way to accelerate 
the switch-over.

Matter of fact, my wife is registered with Amazon in whatever category it is 
that provides free shipping. Along with that, we can access all sorts of movies 
online, at Amazon. So this sort of business model is a bit of a hybrid, and any 
number similar ones, over the Internet, are possible. I continue to watch MOST 
of my non-live TV on the congloms' own web sites these days, rather than using 

Unless there's a lot of underhanded crooked deals/bribes going on, it seems 
unlikely that FOTI TV, or TV + other bennies, will disappear. If Hulu bows out, 
no one needs to care. That's the beauty of Internet carriage, actually. No one 
needs to feel beholden to Apple, or Netflix, or any other walled garden, unless 
they seriously lack imagination.


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