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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park 138

Posted by samzenpus
from the you've-sold-Kenny! dept.
First time accepted submitter gunner_von_diamond writes with news about a deal between the creators of South Park and Hulu. If you're a fan of South Park, you better be a fan of Hulu as well. Specifically, Hulu Plus. The creators of the funny, foul-mouthed animated TV show have signed a deal with the online streaming service. Valued at more than $80 million, the three-year deal grants Hulu exclusive rights to stream the 240+ episode back catalog of South Park in addition to all new episodes (as soon as they've aired on Comedy Central). "This is a natural partnership for us. We are excited that the entire library will be available on Hulu and that the best technology around will power South Park Digital Studios," said creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, in a statement.
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

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  • Not worth it (Score:5, Informative)

    by 93 Escort Wagon (326346) on Monday July 14, 2014 @04:39PM (#47451087)

    I tried Hulu Plus for a couple months, but it's just ridiculous. We were forced to watch the same unskippable commercials as we'd seen in the free version, and every week I subscribed it seemed like either the individual commercial breaks got longer or the number of breaks increased (and perhaps both). If I wanted to scroll back to re-view some critical part of the show, and that part happened just before a commercial - I get to watch the commercials AGAIN. And there wasn't anything I wanted to watch that was on Hulu Plus but not on regular Hulu! So basically they wanted me to pay their subscription fee just to remove the artificial restriction that prevents non-Plus subscribers from watching Hulu on devices other than their computer.

    So if you haven't experienced it, here's the executive summary: The Hulu Plus experience is pretty much exactly what you'd expect, given the company was the brainchild of a couple broadcast networks.

    I don't care what exclusives they get - I will never subscribe to Hulu Plus again.

  • Re:Not worth it (Score:5, Informative)

    by FictionPimp (712802) on Monday July 14, 2014 @04:43PM (#47451115) Homepage

    That was my basic opinion of it as well. I'm not paying money to watch commercials, especially when I can watch amazon or netflix without commercials.

  • Re:Why? (Score:5, Informative)

    by NotDrWho (3543773) on Monday July 14, 2014 @04:55PM (#47451211)

    Yeah, but Amazon and Netflix don't give you the privilege of watching several minutes of unskippable commercials for your $8/month. It's a bonus you only get with Hulu!

  • Re:Why? (Score:4, Informative)

    by sumdumass (711423) on Monday July 14, 2014 @05:09PM (#47451323) Journal

    I'm not sure why they had your money at all. IT was free at southparkstudios.com .

    It's like saying, don't bother with the free content, I want to pay for everything so go ahead and start charging.

    I guess I will have to start watching from torrents again

  • Re:Why? (Score:2, Informative)

    by bill_mcgonigle (4333) * on Monday July 14, 2014 @05:57PM (#47451681) Homepage Journal

    I guess I will have to start watching from torrents again

    Is it even worth bothering at this point? I can't think of the last time South Park was really clever.

    There's better stuff to watch on Netflix.

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