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 isn’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. “If people decide that they don’t have to pay for pay TV, then one of the pillars (of the TV industry) starts crumbling,” 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.

Thursday, 4 November 2010