[opendtv] =?utf-8?Q?Re:_[opendtv]_Re:_Hulu_Orders_J.J._Abrams’_?=?utf-8?Q?‘11/22/63’_|_Broadcasting_&_Cable?Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:00:41 -0400

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> On Sep 23, 2014, at 5:34 PM, Manfredi, Albert E <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>

> For the same reason that many businesses decide to expand their inventory, 
> Craig. Amazon used to sell books over the Internet, and now they're also 
> streaming video. "I thought Amazon was just a bookseller."


Hulu could expand its inventory in MANY ways. They could offer the old program 
libraries from all of the networks for which they provide catch-up services. 
They could buy up movie libraries.  

But they are investing in original content. Just not for the reasons you cited.

Original, EXCLUSIVE content is the way content portals create demand for THEIR 
service. Without it they are just another rerun in a sea of choices.

> I don’t think one topic has much to do with the other. Maybe their next 
> adventure will be selling auto insurance.

This is what is so frustrating in dealing with you BERT. I've been hammering 
this concept for weeks. It is why Netflix is growing in popularity. It is what 
made HBO pular. It is what fuels the ESPN juggernaut, which in turn makes "the 
bundle" necessary for about half the homes in the U.S. 

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