I have a theory that sites lik A&E, Hulu, Syfy, etc all intentionally keep their shows streaming at a fucked up pace so you're stuck watching commercials incessantly. I've had to restart a stream 4 times - 10 minutes- to get back to the place I was before their site froze up. I've watched the same damned commercial twice. These companies make billions of dollars a year, You can't tell me they can't afford or figure out how to stream their content better. And don't go off on my bandwidth. I have the highest speed access on the consumer market.
Do they do this shit on purpose?