Paid Hulu subscriptions doubled to four million this past year

By Shawn Knight
Apr 30, 2013
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  1. Hulu recently announced they have doubled the number of paid subscribers over the course of the last year despite the fact that founding chief executive Jason Kilar stepped down last month. Reaching four million paid subscribers is a noteworthy milestone...

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  2. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    I love Hulu Plus. I don't watch their original content (some of it is too Leftish for me) but the foreign programming including anime, next day showing of regular broadcasts and access to documentaries makes it a winner in my book.

    I only use three services religiously: Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. The first two have top notch anime selections and NetFlix is doing a good job of getting blockbuster movies much quicker than when they will appear on cable. I'm a happy camper with all three.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 719   +138

    That's kind of disgusting... I can't believe people pay for commercials.
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  4. ^ don't tell me you don't pay for notting and you are very proud.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 719   +138

    ^ ??
  6. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Guru Posts: 442   +92

    You mean like... cable... or satellite? I really hope you don't think that 7.99 a month alone can cover licensing costs.
  7. What I mean IAMTHESTIG in my bad but easy to understand english is if you pirate everything you see since you don't pay for notting?

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 719   +138

    I don't pay for cable or satellite for that very reason, never have and never will. Netflix gets along just fine with 7.99 a month (or maybe its more now I can't remember) and no commercials. However maybe that's because their content is a lot older than Hulu's.

    As for Mr. Guest, bad English indeed, I'm going to assume you meant nothing, not notting. And no I don't "pirate", I am a paying subscriber for me media. Thanks for assuming.
  9. Thanks english teacher. Well, if you search a little over google you will fine there is some cool stuft outside of netflix. Of course you are to busy reading english books.
  10. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Guru Posts: 442   +92

    Hulu's tv content is tons better then netflix and next day access rocks. By the time content gets to netflix, content providers are trying to squeeze the last few dollars out of their content. Still, you said its "disgusting", like there is no rationale for any sane person to pay for a service that includes commercials. I sincerely think that mindset is disgusting. For the price of a fast food meal you can subscribe to hulu plus. What a small price to pay to liberate oneself from the TV schedule. Simply invaluable when I worked evenings. The basic free hulu feels like it should be a subscription service. I feel almost morally compelled to subscribe to hulu based on how good its free service is.
  11. SirGCal

    SirGCal TS Addict Posts: 306   +94

    I did Hulu for a long time but I just could no longer tolerate the commercials every 5 minutes... And so often the same one over and over.. It ruins the movie involvement to me totally and I can't enjoy it. Same reason I don't watch anything accept sports on regular TV. I see it for free users but for paying users, no sir.

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