Hulu shaking out NBC premieres early

Time to get with the program, all you tech haters. Television has long been primed to make the jump to the online black hole known as the World Wide Web, and NBC is helping by offering the Internet some pretty nifty exclusives.

The network is premiering the first episodes of five fall series on Hulu.com, the streaming-video Web site that its parent company, NBC Universal, co-owns with Fox's daddy News Corp.

The video site will have the season premieres of Knight Rider (available September 17), Lipstick Jungle (September 17), Chuck (September 22), Life (September 22), and last but not least, 30 Rock (October 23).

And don't forget, Hulu content also appears on TV.com, so go watch a full episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia...like, right now!

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I was having some Hulu issues but I hope it's better cause I wanna see Life!
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hulu is very cool.
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this is great i love HULU!
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ya well hulu would be great if i could see it in canada...but were left out..
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RE: plugging tv's into the computer.

I do this, but streaming video sources are way below the bandwidth for HD stuff. It doesn't matter much at up to maybe 20" or so.. but when you hit 60"+ it's pretty irritating.

I say, don't do 'either' first. Do simultaneous releases.. but as long as I don't hear from co-workers spoilers, I'll wait.
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Why don't you just plug your computers into your tvs? Thats what I do...



I've been sayng this for years. The best way for the networks to make money in this new tv economy is to air on the internet first and then show it on tv later. That way they can charge a lot more for the internet ads. TV s here to stay for the forseeable future, but the marketing strategies have to change with the times. If they show it online first and control the outlet (ie it's off of their sites with their ads) then they will get more eyeballs. Last year, by the time they posted episodes online you could have already gotten them through file sharing with the ads taken out... This way they get the moolah!
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If only Hulu were available outside the US.....
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I'm all for putting things on the net but am frustrated that I never get to see any of it because I don't have an American IP address.

Hope everyone else enjoys this.
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Good, more networks should do this. It might affect ratings though.
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its nice that studio heads are now taking the web more seriously than ever before. I think this is a good idea. Its about time they got with the program in taking full advantage of what the internet can provide. Providing this type of service is truly a great way for bringing in new viewers who have never heard or watched any of the previous shows on television. This is how I caught up with Chuck, and I'm now in love with that series. By releasing new episodes on the internet before they premiere on regular tv will only help them further down the road as more and more people are now using the web to catch up on shows they've missed instead of waiting for repeats to air on television.
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I could either watch episodes on my 17 inch computer monitor... or wait and watch on the 40 inch tv. Yep, I'll wait :)
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cool but i will watch it on tv
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bah no fair! I'm Canadian and can't view Chuck, 30 Rock or Knight Rider. :(
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I'll probulay watch 30 Rock and Lipstick Jungle, I'll wait for Knight Rider (if i'm watching at all).
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Cool! Life and 30 Rock would be the only shows I'd preview...I still can't believe the season premiere of 30 Rock is October 30th! That's approximately 5 episodes behind everybody else...about 9 behind Gossip Girl.
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Only in the US (again)
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Whoa! That is huge news, especially since I became a big fan of Lipstick Jungle and Life thanks to Hulu. I will not watch any of the premiers online because I would rather watch them on my big screen tv!!
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I'm tempted to watch Chuck at this exact moment but I'll wait to watch it with my father.
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