31 posts and columns on shows
If Washington forces Comcast/NBC to offer NBC shows to anyone on the Web, what happens to Hulu’s exclusive deal to offer NBC shows on the Web?
A familiar trade for Netflix: It gets more content for its Web streaming service, but agrees to wait longer to show off some of it. Want to watch TV shows that ran yesterday? Go somewhere else.
The move to shut down Fox.com and close off part of Hulu to the cable system’s customers was “unprecedented and anti-consumer.” So why not holler loudly?
One new twist in the Cablevision-News Corp. fight: News Corp. cut off Cablevision subscribers’ access to its shows on Hulu, as well as its own Fox.com. And now it’s turning it back on again.
“Modern Family” used to be available on Hulu, and then it went away. Now the hit show is back–but not all the way. It’s a digital rights mess that is all too common, and it’s a particular problem for the video site.
Some of you may finally get a chance to pay for Hulu. The video Web site is finalizing plans to launch its subscription service, and people familiar with the company say a beta test of “Hulu Plus” could launch as early as next week. If you’re in a select group, that is. One person familiar with the joint venture says the initial test could be limited to 10,000 people.