- Jan 1, 2009
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I will not contribute to Disney's monopoly on sports programming by going to Hulu. I would rather go to sports bars to watch. I originally got YTTV when it was about 45 bucks a month and I liked it then. I didn't need them to add anything. I would be ok with just a package that has espn and BTN. That is all I need cost for the other items is ridiculous.This may have been mentioned but Disney owns a majority stake in Hulu (and ABC, ESPN, SEC, ACC, FX) and coincidentally…HULU live is raising their prices on Dec 21, 4 days after cutting out Google/YTTV.
Their new price for will be $70.00 + $10 if you want DVR functionality with ability to fast forward through commercials (200 hours). That’s generous of them. YYTV was $65 for a superior technical product and unlimited DVR, similar channel offerings.
It’ss hard to feel sad for either party. Googles ability to monetize our identities, behavior, locations, surfing and shopping behaviors probably allows them to subsidize cost. Disney has been a shameless, ruthless, cynical profiteer for decades that preys on the sensibilities of parents and nostalgia (and is responsible for Star Wars Episodes 7,8,9).
Fubo in its crosshairs next? Will ESPN, SEC, ACC eventually only be available through HULU, or perhaps competitors at a dear cost? I don’t know. At some point these companies will have grown too large to promote a fair marketplace.
NOTE: for those that have used their FUBO trial for the game earlier this year Hulu live also offers a 1 week trial.