John Paczkowski

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Hulu Hurtling Toward One Million Paying Subscriber Milestone

Hulu, which has been on a charm offensive lately as it parades itself in front of potential buyers, polished up the product some more today with a Q2 progress report from CEO Jason Kilar.

And progress there was. Kilar said the number of Hulu Plus paid subscribers is outpacing projections by a wide margin. “In our first 7.5 months, we are fast approaching the one million paying subscriber milestone (we already have over a million when including those in a one-week free trial period),” Kilar wrote. “We anticipate exceeding one million paying subscribers before the end of this summer; previously we had forecasted crossing that threshold around the end of this year.”

Kilar also touted Hulu’s value to content providers ($8 per subscriber per month), its penetration (now available on assorted devices with a combined installed base of more than 100 million), its content library and its share of the online ad market.

In short, said Kilar, “We remain on pace to approach half a billion in 2011 revenue.”

And then he made a graceful turn and strode back down the runway.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik