Hulu Outage | J@N | 10.19.10

Hulu Outage | J@N | 10.19.10

On Saturday Oct 16th, News Corp. shut off access to all FOX programming on Hulu and FOX.com. Why? What were they trying to prove? And what does such a forced outage actually show us about online media? What could this mean for the future of Internet Web Series?

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Preface: The outage on Hulu doesn’t mean much folks to outside the USA, but the larger issues here are worth looking into, and paying attention to.

http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101016/news-corp-shuts-off-hulu-access-to-cablevision-subs/

http://newteevee.com/2010/10/16/fox-cuts-off-hulu-good-and-bad-for-cable-subscribers/

http://newteevee.com/2010/10/16/what-was-fox-hulu-black-out-really-all-about/

Could this open folks’ eyes to non-Cable-related media options, like video podcasts and news vlogs?

Also spells potential anti-trust suits re: NBC/Comcast merger plans.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37357976/ns/business-media_biz/
Comcast Political Giving Up 61% Since Announcing NBC Deal
And furthermore, there’s the concerns over Net Neutrality.  If NBC (soon to be Comcast?) can deny access to their content to anyone willy-nilly, what will happen once they’re a major ISP and get into another dispute with a corporate partner at a later date?

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