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  • Hulu Launches Ad-Free Subscription Tier For $12 Per Month

    Hulu Launches Ad-Free Subscription Tier For $12 Per Month

    Streaming service Hulu just announced a new subscription tier to remove advertisements. As a reminder, a standard Hulu subscription costs $7.99 per month. The new commercial-free option costs $11.99 per month. It removes all the advertisements, with some notable exceptions. Read More

  • Report: Hulu Considers Offering A Pricier, Ad-Free Tier

    Report: Hulu Considers Offering A Pricier, Ad-Free Tier

    Hulu is considering an ad-free version of its streaming service, according to a new report from The Wall St. Journal on Thursday. The service could launch as early as this fall, and would be priced around $12 to $14 per month – higher than Hulu’s ad-supported service today, which is $7.99 per month. At this price point, the service would not likely see a large number of… Read More

  • The Apple Watch Is Now A Hulu Remote Control

    The Apple Watch Is Now A Hulu Remote Control

    A number of mobile app publishers are still trying to figure out their strategies related to Apple’s first wearable device, the Apple Watch. While many opt for background apps that push relevant information when needed, Hulu’s entry into the Apple Watch space instead sees the company turning the Apple Watch into a remote control that lets you control video playback across a number… Read More

  • What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms Crunch Network

    What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

    On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes have been as significant as those that started 10 years ago. Read More

  • Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    While the rise of standalone streaming services has been fueled, in part, by increased connection speeds combined with the ubiquity of smart mobile devices, video consumption is still often taking place in the living room. And in the case of Hulu’s over-the-top streaming video service, living room viewing is actually on the rise. Today, living room viewing accounts for over 58 percent… Read More

  • Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Stream Hulu

    Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Stream Hulu

    Up-and-coming video streaming service aimed at cord cutters, Pluto.TV, will now be distributing Hulu’s free content, thanks to a new distribution agreement between the two companies. For Pluto TV, the addition means its service will now be able to offer a wider variety of mainstream fare, including popular shows from networks like ABC, NBC, and Fox. The deal was first reported… Read More

  • New Study Shows A Rise In Cord Cutting – 8.2 Percent Ditched Pay TV In 2014, Up 1.3% YoY

    New Study Shows A Rise In Cord Cutting – 8.2 Percent Ditched Pay TV In 2014, Up 1.3% YoY

    There’s been some debate about how many consumers are actually cutting ties with their pay TV providers and replacing them with over-the-top streaming media services – a trend generally referred to as “cord cutting.” But a recent study  indicates that the number of cord cutters in North America is, in fact growing – in 2014, 8.2 percent of former pay TV… Read More

  • Showtime Becomes The First Premium Service To Be Offered By Hulu

    Showtime Becomes The First Premium Service To Be Offered By Hulu

    Hulu and Showtime are announcing a notable partnership today that will see Showtime’s premium streaming service made available to Hulu’s nearly 9 million subscribers. This marks the first time that Hulu has ever distributed a premium network’s content on its service, which until now has featured programming from five of the top six biggest U.S. broadcast networks as well as… Read More

  • Hulu Officially Drops The “Plus,” But Service Remains The Same

    Hulu Officially Drops The “Plus,” But Service Remains The Same

    As promised earlier this spring at the NewFronts, Hulu is now officially dropping the “Plus” branding from its service in order to eliminate consumer confusion about the streaming video service. The change is being communicated to Hulu customers by way of an email message, rolling out now. Nothing else is changing with regard to the Hulu service, however – it will… Read More

  • AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

    AT&T Will Begin Offering Hulu To Its Customers Later This Year

    Hulu and AT&T announced an expanded deal today designed to bring the video streaming service to AT&T’s customers on both mobile devices and on the web. Starting later this year, customers will be able to access Hulu shows through an AT&T app on their mobile phones, as well as through an AT&T website for Internet viewing, the companies said. The two are also exploring… Read More

  • Hulu Scores Streaming Rights To “Seinfeld,” Signs AMC Deal

    Hulu Scores Streaming Rights To “Seinfeld,” Signs AMC Deal

    Hulu has made another aggressive move to expand the content selection on its streaming service with the announcement today that is has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to “Seinfeld” from Sony Pictures TV, a deal reportedly valued at $180 million for all 180 episodes of the popular NBC comedy. The company also scored a deal with AMC Networks, and revealed its new line-up… Read More

  • Cablevision Becomes First Pay TV Provider To Resell Hulu’s Service

    Cablevision Becomes First Pay TV Provider To Resell Hulu’s Service

    Cablevision today announced it would begin offering the Hulu Plus subscription service to its broadband customers, making it the first time Hulu has ever established a deal with a traditional pay TV provider to resell its streaming service. The move comes shortly after Cablevision also became the first pay TV provider to sell access to HBO NOW, the network’s new, over-the-top service… Read More

  • Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop? Crunch Network

    Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

    In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even became common knowledge that most Seattle-based startups had only two viable exit strategies: go public, or get acquired by Microsoft. Read More

  • Hulu Scores More Exclusives With First-Ever Turner Deal

    Hulu Scores More Exclusives With First-Ever Turner Deal

    In its battle with Netflix and Amazon for streaming video marketshare, Hulu today announced its first-ever licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting, which sees the streaming video service gaining exclusive subscription rights to several shows’ past seasons from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT and TBS, in addition to select future programs airing “in the coming years.”… Read More

  • Hulu Launches Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Hulu Launches Its Own GIF Search Engine

    Streaming video service Hulu is today launching its own tool for fans of GIFs, with the debut of its own GIF search engine powered by Tumblr. The new site, dubbed “The Perfect GIF,” isn’t just a standard Tumblr blog, however, but more of customized Tumblr experience where you can search for and discover TV-related GIFs by tag, show, reaction or action involved. The idea… Read More

  • Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar’s Vessel Launches To The Public

    Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar’s Vessel Launches To The Public

    Vessel, the new online video subscription service built by some of the early team at Hulu, is launching to the public today. The service — which provides early access to videos from YouTube stars through a monthly subscription fee — has been in private beta since the beginning of the year. It is now available to everyone on both the web and iOS. Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and… Read More

  • Hulu’s Latest Kids’ Deal Brings Disney Jr. Content To Its Service For The First Time

    Hulu’s Latest Kids’ Deal Brings Disney Jr. Content To Its Service For The First Time

    Hulu announced this morning an expanded deal with the Disney-ABC Television Group which will see the streaming service gain the exclusive rights to one of Disney Junior’s top-rated shows, Doc McStuffins as well as Bunnytown, in addition to the non-exclusive rights to stream all the episodes from another Disney Junior title, Handy Manny. What’s notable about the deal is that it… Read More

  • Nearly A Third Of Canadian Netflix Users Pretend To Be American

    Nearly A Third Of Canadian Netflix Users Pretend To Be American

    It’s widely accepted that many Canadian Netflix subscribers use VPN tools to get access to the U.S. (read: superior) content library, but a new study out today suggests the number of people who partake in the slightly shady behaviour is in fact massive. A new study from Media Technology Monitor (via Marketing) found that 29 percent of respondents in a Canadian media survey admitted to… Read More

  • Hulu Replaces Its Queue With “Watchlist,” A Smarter, More Personalized View Of Your Favorite Shows

    Hulu Replaces Its Queue With “Watchlist,” A Smarter, More Personalized View Of Your Favorite Shows

    Hulu today is introducing a new feature called Watchlist, designed to offer users a smarter and more personalized area featuring the shows you’re interested in viewing. The addition actually replaces three others features on Hulu: your Queue, your Favorites and the Shows You Watch tray. Before, each of these three places offered a different window into your preferred content, but… Read More

  • The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 2: Shaving The Cord And Cheating)

    The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 2: Shaving The Cord And Cheating)

    2015 is the year I finally cut the cord with cable TV. No more flipping through programs mindlessly, no more massive lineup of channels I never watch, no more DVR’ing. In doing so, I’ve been determined to rely on streaming-only services for access to TV and movies, and my current lineup today includes Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video, and Hulu, with the occasional movie rental… Read More

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