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Hulu now lets you watch Seinfeld and Showtime shows
Today the CEO of Hulu announced a new premium service available to Hulu subscribers. Starting in early July, Hulu customers will be able to add Showtime to their existing account and have access to Showtime’s collection of movies, TV series, and other programming. This will be Hulu’s first foray into the realm of premium content and it will be available for $9 dollars added onto your existing bill. In addition to Showtime’s past seasons and movie collection, as a subscriber you will also have access to live feeds of Showtime’s east and west coast networks. And fear not, while Hulu uses commercials in their content, all content delivered by Showtime will be commercial free.
Hulu scored another hit with the exclusive availability of the popular sitcom Seinfeld. All 180 episodes of the “show about nothing” are available to Hulu Plus subscribers from today. The deal reportedly cost Hulu $150 million.
Considering cutting the cable?
This is still the question many people are asking themselves. Cable companies are at tough place right now as they try and determine what the consumers want, and what will keep them on their plans. Currently there are many competitors like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon that are threatening the relevancy of cable companies and it is evident that a change is necessary in order for cable companies to keep customers. Many are saying that this change needs to include the ability to pick specific channels to subscribe to, but cable companies say that unbundling channels would cause smaller channels to die out. But if you have been considering leaving cable, now is probably a good time to do it, as big companies such as HBO and Showtime are offering their services over the internet.
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