OMG!!! So there we were watching the most exciting Super Bowl game in history….
New England’s Tom Brady was making a last-ditch effort to make a miracle and get the ball down the field to tie the 41 – 33 score against the Eagles….
Could he do it? He’s done it before………and then what do we see on our screen? A blank TV screen! With a message from Hulu… “game cannot be shown because of rights restrictions!!!”
You gotta be kidding me! Frankly, I’ve been getting upset with Hulu lately, a lot of buffering, video freezes, etc. I’m told You-Tube TV did not have the same problem. What a mess. So I had to dump out of the live feed and re-load Hulu to get the game back up and by this time Brady had already been sacked forcing the turnover giving the Eagles possession of the ball.
This rivals the Heidi Movie/NBC fiasco from some years back. The Heidi Game or sometimes called the Heidi Bowl was in November, 1968 when the Oakland Raiders, beat the New York Jets, after an exciting finish when the Raiders scored two touchdowns in the final minutes 32-29! HOWEVER….NBC broke away from the game while the Jets were still wining to air the movie HEIDI!
Hulu is owned by a consortium of the major broadcast networks, come on guys get your act together!!
UPDATE:!! On Wednesday February 7, 2018, I received this email from HULU:
We Owe You An Apology
We know you waited a whole year for this. You prepped the snacks, picked your team and cranked up some JT. We did too. Your Super Bowl Sunday was everything it should have been, until our last-minute fumble.
We are investigating what caused this issue to occur for you so that we can make sure it doesn't happen again.
So, to help make it up to you, we will be crediting your account with 1 month of your Hulu with Live TV subscription.*
With the Winter Olympics, March Madness and World Cup coverage coming soon, we want you to stick around because the 2018 year in sports is just beginning. As devoted fans ourselves, rest assured preventing any future tech issues is our top priority.
We appreciate your understanding.
Thank you for choosing Hulu.
I love them again!