Hulu, which has gone from a young upstart to a major source of online entertainment in just two years, has earned its share of detractors along the way. Case in point: Dish Network VP of Online Content Development and Strategy Bruce Eisen, who believes that Hulu poses a major threat to the TV industry and minces no words saying so.
According to Eisen:
“If I can watch Glee tomorrow morning and I don’t have to pay a pay TV service—I think that’s bad . . . If people decide that they don’t have to pay for pay TV, then one of the pillars (of the TV industry) starts crumbling,”
This is yet another case of a cable or other TV service provider exec complaining about the growing trend of “cord cutting”, wherein consumers receive their media from alternative sources than the traditional providers. Look for more and more industry discussion on this issue as cord cutting continues to rise.
Does Eisen have a point about “pillars of the TV industry” being threatened by Hulu and the like? More importantly, does it matter to you if he does? Visit the comments and leave your thoughts on the matter?