Boxee Says Goodbye to Hulu

Boxee Says Goodbye to Hulu

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As of tomorrow Hulu content will no longer be accessible from Boxee.

Boxee Says:
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two weeks ago Hulu called and told us their content partners were asking them to remove Hulu from boxee. we tried (many times) to plead the case for keeping Hulu on boxee, but on Friday of this week, in good faith, we will be removing it. you can see their blog post about the issues they are facing.

our goal has always been to drive users to legal sources of content that are publicly available on the Internet. we have many content partners who are generating revenue from boxee users and we will work with Hulu and their partners to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
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Hulu's Side:
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Later this week, Hulu's content will no longer be available through Boxee. While we never had a formal relationship with Boxee, we are under no illusions about the likely Boxee user response from this move. This has weighed heavily on the Hulu team, and we know it will weigh even more so on Boxee users.

Our content providers requested that we turn off access to our content via the Boxee product, and we are respecting their wishes. While we stubbornly believe in this brave new world of media convergence — bumps and all — we are also steadfast in our belief that the best way to achieve our ambitious, never-ending mission of making media easier for users is to work hand in hand with content owners. Without their content, none of what Hulu does would be possible, including providing you content via Hulu.com and our many distribution partner websites.
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SunLizard
SunLizard - February 19, 2009 at 10:48am
And that, ladies and gents, is how Apple roles. Dollars to donuts, the survey they ran on AppleTV (for all of 24 hours) told them just how many folks actually liked the Hulu interface. My money is on the official Hulu being added in Take 3 (or whatever they decide to call it.)
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