Fox is going to restrict next day online viewing starting in August
Starting in August, Fox is going to blocking next day streaming of all shows on Hulu, and Fox.com for everyone except “verified” subscribers. After the 8 day window has passed then it is opened back up for normal viewing.. Currently to be verified you have to be a Subscriber of Hulu Plus or have Dish Network, no other cable provider has agreed yet. ESPN3.com has already done this model. Do you think others will follow? Is 8 days really a to long to wait? Let me know what you think.
The latest move is part of a strategy called “authentication,” which the television industry has been discussing for several months. It’s part of the industry’s attempt to preserve its lucrative traditional business, which generates revenue from cable and satellite subscription fees and advertisements.