The Orville is moving to Hulu

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  1. Jul 21, 2019 #21 of 159
    Tony_T

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    Fox had said that they renewed The Orville only two months ago, so I found the Hulu Twitter announcement unexpected.
     
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    Tony_T

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    Turn on Tivo autoSKIP.
     
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    Worf

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    Bleh. The biggest annoyance is what happens in Canada - will it be shown on TV or be completely unavailable to view because Hulu is definitely not available here. Sure you can use a VPN, but still.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2019 #24 of 159
    getbak

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    I suspect it will remain on Citytv, just like the first two seasons. Its network change in the States shouldn't change things in Canada.

    City hasn't been afraid to air streaming shows from the US over the air in Canada, like when The Mindy Project switched from Fox to Hulu a few years ago. City kept airing it in Canada.

    They also picked up the new Twilight Zone from CBS All Access earlier this year.
     
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    IndyJones1023

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    There's always "magical means."
     
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    mattyro7878

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    Seth m's bread and butter is broadcast tv/ either he is getting lots of $$$ or he wants to go somewhere and be edgy. Those millions who carried the show?? "F--k 'em" "they are peasants".
     
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    tomhorsley

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    I suspect this is the new algorithm. Keep moving shows around to different streaming networks to try and get everyone to subscribe to all of them :).
     
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    gweempose

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    The thing that really bums me out about this is the fact that I can't get 5.1 sound on Hulu through my TiVo or Roku.
     
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    Hank

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    MizzouJames

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    I am thinking we may have to take turns and rotate these streaming channels. May be hulu for 3 months then netflix for 3 months then the Disney one for 3 months!!
     
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    Howie

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    I watch Hulu frequently and don't mind paying for the ad free version. As said by others, I watched The Orville on Hulu already, so I'm OK with it. Maybe they'll even have a little more freedom with their scripts than regular network broadcast allows.
     
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    astrohip

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    That's my definition of "jumping thru hoops". Some people may be fine with it, and I'm sure the streaming services are counting on it.

    So far I'm okay with TV + Netflix + Amazon Prime. That's plenty to keep me occupied. But I should note I have all the premiums, so I get a lot of HBO/SHO/etc type series.

    I'm probably an outlier, but it ain't the money, it's the PITA factor. Plus I don't like streaming as much as DVR-viewing.
     
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    morac

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    I don’t think it’s really that much of an effort to switch streaming services. I dropped Netflix for a month and signed up for CBS All Access, binge watched Discovery and then switched back to Netflix. I wasn’t watching anything on Netflix for that month anyway, so why pay for it?

    Back when Netflix was under $10 a month I just kept subscribing to it even if I rarely watched it, but now that it’s closer to $17 that seems like just flushing money.

    It’s the main reason I don’t subscribe to all these services. Who has time to watch stuff from every service?
     
  14. Jul 21, 2019 #34 of 159
    DevdogAZ

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    I doubt Seth McFarlane had any say in this decision. The studio owns the rights to the show, and the studio decided to license the rights to Hulu rather than FOX. The fact that the studio and Hulu have common ownership and FOX does not surely played a large role in the decision.
     
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    Tony_T

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    The one thing that streaming (w/Roku) has that I wish Tivo had was auto CC on/off on replay.
     
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    Lurker1

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    Turning streaming subscriptions on and off is very easy and takes less than a minute. I don't see how anyone could consider it "jumping through hoops." A couple clicks and you are done. It is nothing like the nightmare of cancelling cable or satellite. We've been rotating monthly for a few years and are quite happy with it.
     
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    IndyJones1023

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    I don't think it's "hoops" that are the problem. It's all the disparate services. I liked it when I paid DirecTV and got everything I wanted. I don't want to have to pay Hulu for 1 or 2 shows, Netflix for a lot of content, YouTube TV for regular TV, Amazon Prime for a couple of shows. The list is too lengthy.
     
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    MScottC

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    I liked it when I paid nothing, and all 4 networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS) came to us over the air for free. Well not really, we have so much more now, and we can watch on our own schedule.
     
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    ej42137

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    That brings its own set of problems. If I turn it on I can't copy programs to another TiVo conveniently nor can I use the guide efficiently on TiVo.
     
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    mattyro7878

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    Dont count Seth M short. He was responsible for 3/4 of Fox' Sunday nite at one time. Movies, Broadway, game shows and a lot (not me) of sci-fi fans were comparing The Orville to ST:TNG. I think Seth wanted out as he has very little love for "the news division" over at Fox.
     
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