In modern society where most companies are rushing to make their content/goodies available for mobile devices, Hulu apparently goes out of its way to block some mobile devices, in this case the BlackBerry Playbook. I am sure there is some monetary reason behind all of this but from an ad-viewing audience standpoint, this move stinks. How do they draw a line between the Playbook Tablet versus a Netbook with similar screensize? Is the basis here OS? What if someone were to port a Playbook OS to a Netbook (a hardware that is arguably less mobile), will such blockage still make sense?
In the internet age, streaming media is a fiercely competitive business. All I know is that some companies like Netflix put its streaming services on various mobile devices and set top boxes while others like Hulu run the other way. (Shaking my head in disblief)