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Title: Free Movie Rules
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 16, 2011, 05:49:03 am
There are a few sites such as Hulu, YouTube and Netflix that host thousands of movies for free online for your viewing pleasure. So, if you have a movie that your about to watch and want to share, all you have to do is create a thread of said movie, post a direct link and discuss your movie afterwards.

NOTE: Only links to legitimate sites like Hulu that have approval and authorization from the Networks and Studios will be allowed. No illegal sites or torrents of any kind will be tolerated.
Title: Re: Free Movie Rules
Post by: Mac on April 30, 2012, 03:36:05 pm

Hulu to usher in exciting era of not-at-all-free TV streaming by requiring cable subscription

Encouraged by its innovative new "pay-for-stuff" model introduced in 2010, Hulu is considering taking the next logical step by requiring users to have a subscription to a pay-cable service in order to access its content. It's a bold new spin on the increasingly outmoded design of free streaming that's known as "completely not-free streaming, because no one really makes money on that"—or "authentication" for short—that could be introduced within the next several years as part of the TV Everywhere initiative, which envisions an exciting future where TV is available everywhere, provided it's somewhere that connects to a cable box.  The New York Post also says that both Fox and NBC are moving toward putting their own online content under authentication, speculating that these deals will "make cable companies happy because it could slow cord-cutting by making cable subscribing more attractive," primarily by offering no other viable legal alternative to watching cable TV. But Hulu, it adds, "could see its audience… shrink after authentication," probably because people fear change.
Title: Re: Free Movie Rules
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 30, 2012, 04:37:16 pm
Well, it better be cable companies that the majority of us have. Over at TNT, they offer the same authentication deal, but I don't have a provider that's on THEIR list which effectively terminated my involvement with a few of their shows (Leverage, Southland, etc...)  that I'm a huge fan of. So, Hulu have a much larger list if they don't want to run the risk of alienating the viewer pool so to speak.