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Old 06-09-15, 04:26 PM
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'Mr. Bean' Animated Series Heading to Hulu in U.S.

Hulu has picked up exclusive U.S. streaming VOD rights to the first two seasons of British family show Mr. Bean: The Animated Series, voiced by Rowan Atkinson and based on his hugely successful live-action TV and film character.

Having first been introduced on British TV in 1990, Atkinson’s Mr. Bean has emerged as one of the U.K.’s most enduring and exportable characters, shown in more than 190 countries and having sold more than 35 million videos and DVDs.

The character is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Added a number of Cartoon Network catalog titles. It's great to see Samurai Jack again, but it runs at 1mbps, so it kind of looks substandard.
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I would definitely pay $15 per month for ad free content on Hulu. They are also dropping the "Plus" from their brand.
It's now official (time to change the thread title?)

Here's why Hulu dropped the 'Plus' from its subscription service's name

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-h...#ixzz3dSHK2Q5O
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In other words, it takes too long to actually read what it means .

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Old 06-19-15, 12:58 PM
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Looks like Hulu quietly added most of the run of The X-Files in HD. It looks fantastic. It's like watching a different show.
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What’s New on Hulu in July 2015?

Available on Hulu July 1
After the Wedding (2006)
Alone with Her (2006)
Annie Hall (1977)
Antiviral (2012)
As Luck Would Have It (2011)
Bandits (2001)
The Baxter (2005)
Black Power Mixtape (2011)
Buck (2011)
Burke and Hare (2010)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Chronicles of an Escape (Cronica de una fuga) (2006)
Crawlspace (2013)
The Countess (2009)
Dans Paris (2006)
Enter the Void (2009)
Entrance (2012)
Errors of the Human Body (2012)
The Escapist (2008)
Falling Awake (2009)
Fargo (1996)
First Position (2011)
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Good Time Max (2007)
Goodbye First Love (2011)
Happy Accidents (2000)
Happy Here and Now (2002)
The Human Centipede, First Sequence (2009)
I’m Gonna Explode (Voy a explotar) (2008)
In Their Skin (2012)
Inspector Bellamy (2009)
The Intended (2002)
The Jeffrey Dahmer Files (2012)
L’Amour Fou (2010)
Lianna (1983)
Life During Wartime (2009)
Life in Flight (2008)
Lost in La Mancha (2002)
My Amityville Horror (2012)
My Best Enemy (2011)
My Mexican Shivah (2007)
Mystic Pizza (1988)
One Week (2008)
The Other Woman (2009)
Passing Strange (2009)
Pina (2011)
Sleepwalk with Me (2012)
…So Goes the Nation (2006)
Something in the Air (2012)
SUPER (2010)
The Taste of Money (2012)
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Touching the Void (2003)
The Trip (2010)
WarGames (1983)
Weekend (2011)
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
XX/XY (2002)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

Available on Hulu July 3
Food Fighters – season 2 premiere

Available on Hulu July 8
Hollywood Game Night – season 3 premiere

Available on Hulu July 9
Prime Suspect: seasons 1-7

Available on Hulu July 14
Running Wild with Bear Grylls – season 2 premiere

Available on Hulu July 15
East Los High – season 3 premiere (Hulu Original)

Available on Hulu July 16
Agatha Christie’s Marple – seasons 1-6
Family Matters with Jo Frost – season 1

Available on Hulu July 18
Intruders – season 1

Available on Hulu July 20
Welcome to Sweden – season 2 premiere

Available on Hulu July 23
Home Free: series premiere
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http://www.hulu.com/getshowtime

Showtime content will be available on Hulu starting this July for an additional $8.99 per month. This is in addition to the standalone service they plan to launch.

Just to clarify its all commercial free.

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Old 06-23-15, 02:16 PM
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Not a terrible price I guess.

I've been watching Adventure Time, I love that it's commercial free.
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http://www.hulu.com/getshowtime

Showtime content will be available on Hulu starting this July for an additional $8.99 per month. This is in addition to the standalone service they plan to launch.

Just to clarify its all commercial free.
Now that's really interesting. I wonder if they'll start offering other channels.

Showtime's OTT service is rumored to cost $11/month. So $9/month is a good price if you're getting the same content.
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Old 06-23-15, 04:20 PM
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Looks like Hulu will be paying for the $2 discount.

Hulu Will Sell Showtime on the Web, Too — At a 20 Percent Discount

If you want a digital subscription to Showtime, you can buy one from Apple, Sony or Roku for $11 a month starting in July.

But if you pay for a subscription to Hulu’s premium service, you can also pick up a Showtime subscription from the video service — for $9 a month.

The 20 percent difference in the two plans, announced today, says a lot about Hulu’s ambitions to build up its TV-on-the-Web service: Hulu says it will pay for the $2 discount out of its own pocket, in the hope of convincing more people to buy its base subscription service at $8 a month — for a total of $17 a month. (Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported Showtime’s price via Apple, Sony and Roku).

“What we’re basically figuring is that by adding these two services together, we think that consumers are entitled to a discount. We really wanted to be aggressive coming out of the gate,” said Tim Connolly, who heads up distribution for Hulu. “We’re interested in selling Showtime, but we’re more interested in selling Showtime and Hulu together.”

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Old 06-23-15, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
http://www.hulu.com/getshowtime

Showtime content will be available on Hulu starting this July for an additional $8.99 per month. This is in addition to the standalone service they plan to launch.

Just to clarify its all commercial free.
Hulu will be commercial free or just Showtime?
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Old 06-23-15, 05:12 PM
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Hulu will be commercial free or just Showtime?
Just the Showtime content. Also you need to already be a paying subscriber to Hulu, to be able to get the Showtime add on.
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Old 06-23-15, 05:29 PM
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Just the Showtime content. Also you need to already be a paying subscriber to Hulu, to be able to get the Showtime add on.
Why doesn't Showtime (CBS owned ???)hook up with CBS All-Access instead if they really want All-Access too be successful?
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For those interested...

Seinfeld is live.
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For those interested...

Seinfeld is live.
...and NOT Original Aspect Ratio from what I hear.
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Old 06-24-15, 12:36 PM
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...and NOT Original Aspect Ratio from what I hear.
It's widescreen. They cropped the tops/bottoms but also opened the framing on left/right.

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Unlike The Simpsons, Seinfeld never really a visually intensive show, as long as we don't miss leg motions from a few key episodes it shouldn't make a huge difference.
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A new season of Adventure Time just showed up, along with season 1 of Clarence
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http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/17/w...-free-pricing/

WSJ: Hulu's working on a premium tier with no ads

Would you kick in a few extra bucks to watch Hulu without those grating pre-roll ads, because it might become an option pretty soon. Anonymous tipsters have told the Wall Street Journal that the company is working on "Project NOAH," which stands for "NO Ads Hulu," a new pricing tier that ditches ads outright. The people familiar with the matter haven't gone into specifics, but suggest that the offering could be priced between $12 and $14 a month, a fairly big leap from the $7.99 a regular subscription costs. Then again, considering that the Showtime add-on is a further $8.99 a month, we could easily imagine a premium Hulu package that went for a round $20.

The move is designed to Hulu better compete with its rivals, Netflix and Amazon Prime, both of which are proudly free of commercials. When rumors surfaced that Netflix was even considering adding commercials, there was plenty of uproar and the company was quick to issue a strong denial. Hulu could also do with raking in a little more cash since it splashed out the better part of $180 million for the streaming rights to Seinfeld.


The paper also reports that there's some resistance to the ad-free tier coming from Hulu's corporate parents. It's suggested that these media companies feel resentful to Netflix for making people expect to binge TV shows without having to pause for a message from a sponsor. That's a fact that puts plenty of executive noses out of joint, since they feel that ads remain a key component of the TV landscape (because: money). As a sop, it's believed that Hulu will use its audience data to target relevant products to people since, you know, you only resent paying for the privilege of watching an advert if it's for something you're not likely to buy.
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Hopefully it's true. I'd definitely pay $12-$14 for an ad-free Hulu.
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Hopefully it's true. I'd definitely pay $12-$14 for an ad-free Hulu.
Same here. I can see why HULU has been hesitant in making an ad free tier though. An extra $4 a month is peanuts compared to having a user sit through dozens of ADS a month.
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Hulu: Here are the TV shows and movies being added in August

Available August 1
8 Heads in a Duffle Bag (1997)
Another Woman (1988)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (1972)
Mr. Mom (1983)

Available August 2
Basketball Wives LA: Season 4 Premiere (VH1 )

Available August 4
Bachelor in Paradise: Season 2 Premiere (ABC)

Available August 5
Difficult People: Series Premiere (Hulu Original)

Available August 6
Mr. Robinson: Series Premiere (NBC)
A Wicked Offer: Series Premiere (CW)
America’s Next Top Model: Season 22 Premiere (CW)
Job or No Job: Series Premiere (ABC Family)
FÉMININ/FÉMININ: Season 1 (Digital Media Rights)
2Survive (2015)
52 Tuesdays (2013)
American Ghost Hunter (2010)
Angel, Alien and UFO Encounters from Another Dimension (2012)
Anomaly (2014)
Another Kind (2013)
Antiviral (2012)
Betelnut Beauty (2001)
Bicycle (2014)
Blood and High Heels (2012)
Dangerous Affairs (2014)
Dark Tarot (2014)
Eye for an Eye (2014)
Ferocious Planet (2011)
Flash Gordon (2007)
Freedom (2011)
From Dust (2005)
Fun Size Horror (2015)
Hello! How Are You? (2010)
Iceland Aurora (2014)
Kandote (2014)
Ladies of the House (2008)
Moses: Man of God (2005)
My Amityville Horror (2012)
Nero: The Obscure Face of Power (1992)
Once More With Feeling (2009)
Peace After Marriage (2013)
Real Fear: The Truth Behind the Movies (2012)
Sharpshooter (2007)
Still (2014)
Ten Nights of Dreams (2006)
The Architect (2008)
The Big Fix (2012)
The Mother Grain (2014)
The Party Is Over (2015)
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Two Guys (2004)
Walking Man (2014)
We Are Young (2014)
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Available August 7
The Next Step: Season 2 (BBC Worldwide)

Available August 8
Doctor Who: Season 8 (BBC Worldwide)
Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories: Season 1 (Adult Swim)

Available August 10
You’re the Worst: Season 1 (FX)

Available August 12
Catfish: Season 4 Finale (MTV)
The Next Step Reality: NYC: Series Premiere (ABC Family)
Startup U: Season 2 Premiere (ABC Family)

Available August 13
Kevin From Work: Series Premiere (ABC Family)
Errors of the Human Body (2012)

Available August 14
Nobunagun: Season 1 (Dubbed)
Wanna be the Strongest in the World!: Season 1 (Dubbed)

Available August 18
Hotwives of Las Vegas: Season 2 Premiere (Hulu Original)

Available August 20
Itakiss: Season 1 (Subtitled)

Available August 21
Mr. Pickles: Season 1 (Adult Swim)
Gallagher: Totally New: (1982)
Hyperdimension Neptunia: Season 1 (Dubbed)

Available August 25
Switched at Birth: Season 4 Premiere (ABC Family)

Available August 27
Hot Package: Season 2 (Adult Swim)

Available August 28
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 15 (CBS)
Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson – Back of the Bus Funny (2014)
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Has anyone else been having problem streaming from the Hulu iOS app after the July 17th update? My app loads but when I choose an episode of the show, it buffers and kicks me out of the app.
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I prefer to binge-watch. But I've got to agree that much of the excitement is lost when they release all the episodes at once.

Hulu Sticks With Weekly Release Schedule For Original Series

Hulu has vowed to stick with a weekly release schedule for episodes of its growing slate of original comedy and drama series.

“We value the shared experience and the joy of the water cooler that is television,” said Craig Erwich, Hulu’s senior VP and head of content, on Sunday in opening the netcaster’s portion of the Television Critics Assn. press tour.

Netflix blazed a trail in the way TV series are released in 2013 when it launched drama “House of Cards” by making all 13 episodes available at once. Since then, virtually all of Netflix’s original series have been released in season-long batches, as has Amazon.

But in recent months there’s been debate in the industry about whether the all-at-once release costs a show the opportunity to have buzz and social media chatter build on a week-by-week basis, especially for shows where the storyline builds to a big finale.

A weekly episode premiere pattern will make it easier for viewers to “discover” Hulu series, Erwich said. It will also allow the service to keep a steady stream of shows premiering as they won’t have to wait until all episodes are completed, he said.

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A couple of questions :

1) Mr. Robot streams on Hulu Plus, but it seems only on the website, not on any streaming app. Why is that and are there other shows like that? I wanted to watch that series.

2) I started watching Taxi with my daughter and discovered that while they have all five seasons of the show, they only have about 60-70% of each season's episodes with no rhyme or reason to the missing episodes. Do other series have this quirk? Is it somehow related to music licensing?
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1) This is how they signed their streaming licence. If you want to watch it, the computer is your only option.

2) Don't know since if it's music, they should at least have the edited episodes.
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