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article imageHulu takes on Netflix with live TV streaming

By Anand Srivastava     May 3, 2016 in Entertainment
Cable operators are winning the battle when it comes to offering TV shows and sporting events right on time. Hulu will now compete against these conventional providers with the idea of Live TV.
Hulu is already an established name when it comes to popular TV shows, but the company might soon see more views if live programming comes into effect. This will surely pit Hulu directly against existing cable networks offering streaming services for live shows.
The change of heart isn’t actually synonymous to Hulu’s existing offerings of on-demand shows. The most current seasons of popular TV shows like Broad City and Empire are offered, arriving somewhere between a span of a day or even a few weeks after the television premiere. Should the company bring in live streaming services, one could watch the shows without having to worry about spoilers. The episodes will be available right away. Not just TV series or sitcoms, Hulu could surpass all expectations with live sports
There will likely be no new updates until 2017, but per reports, Hulu will feature Disney Channel, ESPN, ABC and Fox to begin with. The pricing hasn’t been disclosed for now but Hulu will likely offer live-streaming services separately from on-demand offerings. This type of live streaming is not offered by bigger names like Netflix.
Most companies had multiple issues with online television streaming before Sling TV changed the underlining concepts by offering streaming bundles as high as $20 per month. Sony’s Vue also offers online TV at a nominal rate. Most of the bigger names like Apple and AT&T. have announced the arrival of live streaming, but concrete dates haven't been released yet. Some of them are still caught in the cumbersome process of striking deals with TV networks who aren’t willing to disrupt the conventional hierarchy of paid television.
Netflix, on the other hand, believes in keeping its hands off live TV. Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, is confident in its existing set of services and has full faith in them. He has applauded other companies for trying live television streaming but prefers sticking to what the company has been offering for years. According to Sarandos, Live TV is more in cohesion with Internet television and Netflix isn’t willing to be a part of it — at least for now.
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