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Hulu takes Epix movie deal from Netflix

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Aug 2015 22:28 User comments (6)

Hulu takes Epix movie deal from Netflix Hulu has announced today that it has inked a deal with Epix, just hours after Epix's distribution deal expired with rival streaming service Netflix.
Epix offers popular (and new) films from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount so Netflix users will soon see titles like "Transformers" and "The Hunger Games" leaving the service.

Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed the switch will take effect on September 30. "If you want to see them on Netflix US, now is the time," he noted.

Hulu, on the other hand, is making an expensive bet that the films will get people to sign up for their service, which is also $7.99 per month. Hulu currently has about 10 million paying subscribers compared to Netflix at 65 million but Hulu does offer content that Netflix does not - new episodes of current TV shows.

"This is a landmark deal for Hulu and it marks a huge expansion for our offering of premium programming," Hulu's head of content Craig Erwich said in a statement. Hulu also boasted the films that will eventually be available thanks to the deal including "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1," "Interstellar," "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation," and "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water."

Source:
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6 user comments

131.8.2015 11:20

Now that Hulu is starting to snap up content from Netflix they need to make their service available to people outside of the US.

I live in Canada and have a legal Netflix subscription. I can't sign up for a service like Hulu without using a fake US address and credit card.

231.8.2015 15:24

Last time I tried to use Hulu, the user experience was horrible. Commercials everywhere, Full screen didn't work. Stream quality was very bad.
I can't imagine trying to watch a triple A title on Hulu. If it's better now then great, but it had a very long way to go.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

32.9.2015 23:36

I would never use hulu because of the ads. If im going to pay for and support a video service, it better well not have any damn ads on it.

428.9.2015 14:32

Originally posted by ThePastor:
Quote:

I Haven't tried Hulu lately for the same reason. Netflix usually works fine on this slow dsl. 2.5mbps. Tried their free trial period several times. Couldn't hack it more than a day. You know Hulu is a conglomerate of cbs, nbc, abc? Stutter, stutter, stall, glub. Commercials often halted the stream.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Sep 2015 @ 14:34

528.9.2015 14:37

Originally posted by DOS_equis:
I would never use hulu because of the ads. If im going to pay for and support a video service, it better well not have any damn ads on it.
What about satellite and cable in the USA? paid for tv reception and TONS of ADS. No FTA digital tv signals here in the valley.

628.9.2015 14:58

Originally posted by wazzat:
Originally posted by DOS_equis:
I would never use hulu because of the ads. If im going to pay for and support a video service, it better well not have any damn ads on it.
What about satellite and cable in the USA? paid for tv reception and TONS of ADS. No FTA digital tv signals here in the valley.
That is what my DVR helps me avoid. I'm hardly available to watch TV shows I like when they air so I have to record them. I get to skip all of that crap when I time shift the shows like that. My comment was mainly for the streaming video services and not IPTV/CATV, etc. The regular TV services have more overhead than a streaming service does so I can kinda understand (although I still don't want to see the ads) but streaming shouldn't need to show ads to paying customers. Netflix doesn't show ads so I don't see the need for HuLu to show ads to paying customers and I won't buy their service as long as it has any advertising with it.

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