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Dr Horrible back on Hulu
July 29, 2008
5:15 pm
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According to Whedonesque, anyway. Can't access it, not being an American.

On a related not, there's an e-mail list that Hulu has for people who want to be informed if any international content is ever available. If any Whedons read this, when the show is available to unamericans, MAKE SURE hulu uses that list. It could potentially bring in a lot more extra viewers.

July 29, 2008
5:59 pm
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It is indeed available, and its so awesome to be able to watch it free again.  Sorry you can't see it

July 29, 2008
6:18 pm
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m4v said:

According to Whedonesque, anyway. Can't access it, not being an American


Are you sure you can't watch  it?  It's working fine for me and I'm outside the USA

July 29, 2008
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It's working now, didn't work a few hours ago. Wondering if Hulu noticed it themselves or if they needed a reminder ,-)

July 31, 2008
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What's the buisness logic in having it free for viewing again?  I'm not complaining, but I'm sort of trying to figure out what this move means...

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July 31, 2008
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MrWatch said:

What's the buisness logic in having it free for viewing again?  I'm not complaining, but I'm sort of trying to figure out what this move means…


My first guess was curiosity, if and how much it affects their sales via ITunes.

Second guess is simply allowing more people to see it that only heard about it after the fact, hoping that as a result more people will buy the DVD than figure that they saw it often enough now. But then, there's no reason to expect it airing on TV every once in a while, so buying it might be the only way to watch it again in a couple years.

Third guess: seeing how it's all over filesharing networks and YouTube, maybe there was no point in not offering an official stream.

Of course Joss was posting something about Hulu hosting it for free, plus, there are now commercials. So maybe it actually IS a way to make back some of the invested money. Again, hard to tell whether the little money it might bring in now is killing some DVD sales that would have brought more or if the additional potential buyers will actually result in higher DVD sales. Time will tell... or not, because we have nothing to compare the results with.

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