So i recently read through the post I made about whether people are watching TV or if they stream now. My next question comes from the news about Hulu.
If you haven't heard but the ownership behind Hulu consists of ABC, NBC, FOX, and an investment firm. Well the investment firm is going away and that means certain agreements the three networks had no longer apply. One of those is exclusivity. For example, they can now air programs on their websites without linking to Hulu, or they can make exclusivity agreement with Netflix or YouTube. This could expand content out to other providers, while at the same time weakening Hulu and their Hulu Plus service (NBC is required to maintain exclusivity with Hulu as part of NBC Universal being acquired by Comcast).
So I was thinking. What if, just as an example, Fox released an app for mobile and home platforms that allowed you to watch their programming. And all you had to do was subscribe to Fox Network for $10 a month (of course this wouldn't be commercial free). Would you do it (for any network)?
I ask because I barely watch traditional TV. Its all streaming now for me, but if Networks were to individual start offering their program like that, I think I'd drop cable all together. Some channels I never watch.