Dish Executive Claims Hulu Is Destroying the TV Industry

Janko Roettgers, for NewTeeVee, on comments made by Dish Networks vice president Bruce Eisen:

The model of sites like Hulu that make catchup content available immediately isnโ€™t benefiting the industry, he said, adding that broadcasters should instead reserve catchup episodes for authenticated TV Everywhere services, and only make them available freely after 30 days. โ€œIf people decide that they donโ€™t have to pay for pay TV, then one of the pillars (of the TV industry) starts crumbling,โ€ he said.

In short: in the face of popular new technology, he wants things to stay as they were before that technology existed. Good luck with that strategy, TV executives.

โ˜… Thursday, 4 November 2010

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