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post #121 of 143
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

Just a note that "Line of Duty" season 2 was added yesterday and all episodes available if you're on Plus. This just a little over a month as it debuted in the UK.
If "Line of Duty" is "hulu original series", where is the first season? Is it important to see S01 before S02 for this series? Also, how thick is the britishy speaking? I like british shows, but not if the speaking is too cocknied.
post #122 of 143
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Also, how thick is the britishy speaking? I like british shows, but not if the speaking is too cocknied.

The absolute worst, in my opinion, was the movie trilogy Red Riding; until Netflix got English subs for them I could not watch. (They're currently only available on Netflix in Canada).
post #123 of 143
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The absolute worst, in my opinion, was the movie trilogy Red Riding; until Netflix got English subs for them I could not watch. (They're currently only available on Netflix in Canada).

Ha - you colonials are so quaint!

Can't even understand a Yorkshire accent - you meant American subs right biggrin.gif

Now if it was a Geordie accent maybe I could understand eek.gif that's nearly Norwegian
post #124 of 143
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...you meant American subs right biggrin.gif

Wouldn't American subs be a translation into American idiom? These are word-for-word captions and are labelled "English [CC]" (they contain descriptions of sounds).

I just used one of DNS spoofers to watch a bit of it out of the Canada Netflix region, It's less unintelligible than I remembered; I could understand 75% of what was said without referring to the captions biggrin.gif.
post #125 of 143
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Originally Posted by buttplug View Post

If "Line of Duty" is "hulu original series", where is the first season? Is it important to see S01 before S02 for this series? Also, how thick is the britishy speaking? I like british shows, but not if the speaking is too cocknied.

http://www.hulu.com/line-of-duty

Click on All Seasons - 11 episodes.
post #126 of 143
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Wouldn't American subs be a translation into American idiom?

Bet it was American spelling biggrin.gif
post #127 of 143
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Wouldn't American subs be a translation into American idiom?

Bet it was American spelling biggrin.gif

No doubt biggrin.gif.
post #128 of 143
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

http://www.hulu.com/line-of-duty

Click on All Seasons - 11 episodes.
HuluPlus has all 11 episodes, Hulu itself is only 7.

As to ads, broadcast network shows still have ads on HuluPlus because they are selling them without ads on places like Amazon, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play, etc. Not having ads would interfere with that. I've clocked up to two minutes of an ad break where last fall they were seldom 1 minute and often just 15 seconds. "Line of Duty" had few two ad breaks probably because the audience is too eclectic. Shows like it are worth the subscription. Same with getting the original "The Bridge."
post #129 of 143
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

http://www.hulu.com/line-of-duty

Click on All Seasons - 11 episodes.

Oops! I apologize for not looking more carefully. I assumed 11 episodes was one season (the 2nd). I forgot that in the UK, 5 episodes is considered a grueling seasons's work. I'm downloading the first one now.
post #130 of 143
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As to ads, broadcast network shows still have ads on HuluPlus because they are selling them without ads on places like Amazon, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play, etc. Not having ads would interfere with that. I've clocked up to two minutes of an ad break where last fall they were seldom 1 minute and often just 15 seconds. "Line of Duty" had few two ad breaks probably because the audience is too eclectic. Shows like it are worth the subscription. Same with getting the original "The Bridge."

I was originally thinking that your 2 minute ad breaks were a result of your geo-location but now I'm guessing they are a result of your provider. I have Time Warner and I believe you have Comcast. Watched some shows last night, still only 1 minute ad breaks at my location.
post #131 of 143
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I was originally thinking that your 2 minute ad breaks were a result of your geo-location but now I'm guessing they are a result of your provider. I have Time Warner and I believe you have Comcast. Watched some shows last night, still only 1 minute ad breaks at my location.
No, I have U-Verse. Never had Comcast for broadband just TV. I noted that watching a network show last night they had fewer and shorter commercials. I have some familiarity with advertising agencies and I bet that part of the problem has been giving Hulu HD commericals that are intended for broadcast. Last year few of the commercials were HD and now almost all of them are. They are probably recommending shorter spots for streaming but the agencies haven't provided them yet.
post #132 of 143
I know this is an older post, but I just rewatched it on Hulu myself and welcome to the fan club. Saga is a great character. I have watched all 10 episodes and the PQ is very good. I did not have a glitch through it all. Comcast here. I wish they would get season #2, I've read it was just as good as 1.
post #133 of 143

Anyone interested in trying Hulu+, there's a 2 month free trial offer available (for how long this offer lasts, there's no mention). Here... http://offers.bestbuymobile.com/

 

They've got Space 1999, which looks beautiful. The ads aren't as terrible to me-it's how they're done that's aggrevating. Hard cuts into some shows instead of waiting for the intended break spots. The Hulu app on my Samsung TV will freeze on some of those breaks to commercial, forcing me either to start over or watch something else. The PS3's app is more stable, as is the app on an older Toshiba BDK33 blu ray player...

 

Oddly there's a picture quality setting on the Samsung & Toshiba Hulu app that's not on the PS3. With data caps all the rage for ISPs, will you want to use up your allotment watching at hi def with ads taking up space?

 

Samsung Smart TV Hulu App (Click to show)

 

PS3 (Click to show)

 

Toshiba (Click to show)

 

post #134 of 143
A lot of older TV series were of a period when there were fewer ad breaks. The 5 spot breaks on an hour show has come about in the last 10 years. Writer now are asked to write in 6 acts as a result. "Continuum" when Syfy showed the first season had awkward breaks (not even sure there were ad breaks on Showcase). NBC has the shortest breaks on Hulu+, some are just 15 second Hulu promos. ABC and FOX are the worst. I just turn off audio during the break and then the ads look really silly.
post #135 of 143

^ Yeah, Space 1999 is an older show, made at a time when programs were up to 50 mins long, but it wasn't the only show I observed with ads coming in on forced breaks. Sci Fi's Invisible Man had a forced break, then when it resumed, the natural, intended commercial break happened in less than a min, with the episode continuing through.   :o

post #136 of 143
Back in the 1990s I was talking to a musician friend who used to work at a Seattle TV station in the 1970s and they started noticing then that the other channels were running ads at exactly the same time they were. This unification of ad breaks has gone on for some time. I believe the TV episode writer who wrote about this said ABC started the 5 breaks a few years back and then the other networks followed suite. What I also notice this year is a trend to have a long first act around 11-15 minutes then the break. Not all are following suite..... yet.
post #137 of 143
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No, I have U-Verse. Never had Comcast for broadband just TV. I noted that watching a network show last night they had fewer and shorter commercials. I have some familiarity with advertising agencies and I bet that part of the problem has been giving Hulu HD commericals that are intended for broadcast. Last year few of the commercials were HD and now almost all of them are. They are probably recommending shorter spots for streaming but the agencies haven't provided them yet.

You can also throw into the mix that sometimes Hulu+ can not find advertisers for some of the shows or perhaps is obligated to air a certain number of public service announcements. Sunday night I watched Agents of Shield (ABC) and all of the ads were 30 second public service announcements. Afterward I watched the latest Grimm episode (NBC) and the regular 2/3 ads totaling 1 minute were used.

I'm sure we've all burned out on the Daily Burn commercials however there is one positive aspect to the commercials I see on Hulu+ - a lack of food commercials which I think are the bane of cable and OTA network shows.
post #138 of 143
What about Jack in the Box? They seem to sponsor a bunch on Hulu. Also Chipolte has it's own channel there. wink.gif
post #139 of 143
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

Back in the 1990s I was talking to a musician friend who used to work at a Seattle TV station in the 1970s and they started noticing then that the other channels were running ads at exactly the same time they were. This unification of ad breaks has gone on for some time. I believe the TV episode writer who wrote about this said ABC started the 5 breaks a few years back and then the other networks followed suite. What I also notice this year is a trend to have a long first act around 11-15 minutes then the break. Not all are following suite..... yet.
I've seen that 'long first' quite a bit for History, especially on shows like Vikings.

I like Cartoon Network, where there is typically only one break in a 30-minute show, at least for most Adult Swim titles. I get so used to that on shows like "Family Guy" and similar that it can be very annoying how many breaks there are when I watch them on other networks.
post #140 of 143
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What about Jack in the Box? They seem to sponsor a bunch on Hulu. Also Chipolte has it's own channel there. wink.gif

Nope. The closest Jack in the Box is 239 miles away in Indiana, the stores are only located in 13 states. Chipolte has a limited presence in my area but there are a few stores 16+ miles away so I've never seen one of their ads.

Watched a few shows last night and remembered there are food commercials - for Blue cat and dog food. The ads I do see are heavy on vehicles - Cadillac, Lexus, GMC, Toyota, Ford, Fiat and etc. I do see an occasional Starbucks commercial.

The limited time offer for Daily Burn that has been running since January and which is obviously not very limited. If I'm watching a Fox show (like Cosmos) I get repeated doses of the The Following promo.
post #141 of 143
Jack in the Box is right up the street though proximity wise there is a Burger King closer. There was a Taco Bell right behind it but they closed it and opened a new store about a mile away. Chipolte is in a new strip mall just down the street from the new Taco Bell right along side Starbucks. Seems also that Ford has only two commercials too, one for pickups and another for sedans. Also the choking on ads has stopped which I think was the result of having all HD ads when they were often SD before. Indeed that might have been a problem if they had a special server for local ads. Millennials are a tough market and I think some of the networks know that if the ad breaks are too long they just won't watch.
post #142 of 143
I recall reading an article a few months ago that estimated that Hulu+ gets 59% of its revenue from ads and 41% from subscription fees.

Hulu doubles down on dual revenue model.

Last year there was some speculation that Hulu+ would develop a two tier plan - the current one plus another ad-free plan with an undetermined fee - but this has developed little or no traction.
post #143 of 143
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Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post

I recall reading an article a few months ago that estimated that Hulu+ gets 59% of its revenue from ads and 41% from subscription fees.

Hulu doubles down on dual revenue model.

Last year there was some speculation that Hulu+ would develop a two tier plan - the current one plus another ad-free plan with an undetermined fee - but this has developed little or no traction.
I will only pay for Hulu Plus if they came out with a ad free version. I refuse to pay for it and still have to watch annoying ads so they can keep it.
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