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What Hulu giveth, Hulu taketh away. At first applauded for its openness in providing its content to other distributors, the online streaming video company -- a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corp. -- this week pulled back that content from Web-to-TV software provider Boxee and TV.com, CBS's digital video service. However, CBS is now pushing back at Hulu, and those rumblings you hear on the digital horizon may be the first shots fired in a new round of major media company battles over the right to watch TV shows on your computer.
There has been a change in the operation of the Internet where there is one ISP putting in broadband as fast as possible. This is not cable or telecoms. They have no cap about the amount of bandwidth they could consume over the month and they are scared once their on that website the person will stay all day long. The person doesn't care how many bytes he is consuming as there is no cap and will remain there. This is also the fast growing ISP. Hulu can't afford it as they will stay on CBS for the whole time on line. They want to stay at their site. Before people were worried on caps but on this ISP there is no monthly cap and they also give a constant bandwidth so that the person is looking at perfect show and not the stop and start type you see on cable and telecoms. So the bottom line it is a new game and this ISP will be where the new game is going. It is also the reason why the cable are looking into deals as Netflix has most of their traffic go to this one ISP. They give a constant bandwidth and not up and down no matter how many are the system. Cable are worried if they come to their area they will lose most of their Internet customers as they have no caps and also give a constant bandwidth which cable can't do. There prices are the same or lower than cable period. They will get a clear picture and if it stops and starts then it is the content provider not having enough bandwidth.
Or you could just get your movie / TV show fix from graboid.com.
In what alternate universe does Comcast take only 40 bucks a month. It has gotten to the point that I am seriously considering other options among them streaming video for TV content. Particularly and inasmuch as my 10 fingers pretty well count the number of channels I watch with any consistency. Hulu may be an answer, but I suspect that at some future date they will want to be paid. There is a limit to how much the consumer can and will pay for and it is within sight of this consumer