[mythtv-users] No more hulu for Boxee

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 04:45:53 UTC 2009

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 4:55 PM, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:

> On Thu, February 19, 2009 12:42 pm, Eric Mesa wrote:
> > Sorry if this is a repeat, I didn't see it in my previous scans through
> > the
> > mailing list, but, as my wife can testify, I can easily miss things.
> >
> > Hulu has asked Boxee to stop showing Hulu through their interface see:
> > http://blog.boxee.tv/2009/02/18/the-hulu-situation/
> > and
> > http://blog.hulu.com/2009/2/18/doing-hard-things
> That's too bad.  It makes me unlikely to use both Boxee and Hulu, since
> the main attraction for me was being able to watch Hulu content without
> the awkwardness of trying to use a web browser on a television.
> I find it odd that content providers are fighting convergence.  I suppose
> they want to protect their own narrow channels, but it doesn't seem like a
> good idea if the goal is to reach more eyeballs.

Even worse, it probably isn't Hulu themselves making the decision.  Probably
also why we don't have a Hulu branded STB

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