• Why Hulu Is The OPEC Of Online Video

    Why Hulu Is The OPEC Of Online Video

    Editor’s note: Mark Suster is a venture capitalist based in Los Angeles at GRP Partners.  He blogs at BothSidesoftheTable. The formation of Hulu was defensive – designed to stop another YouTube or Napster from emerging and causing disruption to the TV industry.  The idea was that if you could put up a consumer site that was seen as the best place to consume content then… Read More

  • Now Even Is Blocked On Google TV

    Sorry, folks. Someone clearly couldn’t keep their mouth shut and let it slip that was Google TV‘s backdoor to Hulu. The majority of the content no longer streams to Google TV units like it did just last week. NBC, ABC, Fox — it’s all blocked. Only Viacom’s content still works, but that’s too be expected considering the partnership between Google… Read More

  • Hulu Plus Comes To Plain Ol' PSN Users

    Heads up to you PS3 owners who didn’t want to pony up for PlayStation Plus. Hulu—yes, the subject of entirely too many word already today—will be soon available in Plus form (Hulu Plus, yes) to you. Dance in the streets, and so on. Read More

  • Dish Network Claims Hulu Will Destroy The TV Industry. So What?

    Batten down the hatches, netizens! At a streaming media conference yesterday, Dish Network Vice-President of Online Content Development and Strategy, Bruce Eisen, said that sites like Hulu, which allow Internet users to watch certain television programming (and sometimes for free), may well destroy the television industry as we know it. That’s a bad thing if you’re Dish Network… Read More

  • StumbleUpon Video Finds TED And Hulu Content And Takes Surfing Social

    “People like stumbling videos more than webpages,” StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp tells us in explaining why the service has decided to revamp their video offering, which they’re doing tonight. While you’ve been able to stumble through videos for a couple of years now, they’re finally making the experience more social. And they’re adding two big names to… Read More

  • Internet TV and The Death of Cable TV, really

    Yes, you heard this before. The Death of Cable TV. Yet, it hasn’t happened. But now, so many disruptions are happening in the video space, cable tv is really stepping towards the cliff. Don’t expect the cable industry to just give up. We’ll get some new insights next week when the largest U.S. cable operator (23 million cable customers), Comcast, reports its Q3 earnings… Read More

  • The Future Of TV Is HTML

    The Future Of TV Is HTML

    The title of this post is both a very old idea and a very new one. With the prevalence of fiber connectivity and pervasive broadband speeds, this year has been a hot one for bringing together the home computer and the living room TV. While companies like Apple and Google battle over share of TV viewers, they have left open and promoted the web for content distributors to control their own… Read More

  • After Shooting Itself In The Foot, Fox Allows Banksy Simpsons Intro Back On YouTube

    By now you’ve probably seen the dark, amazing intro that renowned artist Banksy created for The Simpsons. And, in the process of looking for the video, there’s a decent chance you came across YouTube’s infamous screen stating that the content had been removed at the request of the copyright owner.  In this case, it was apparently Fox, which would much rather you watch… Read More

  • Report: Hulu Prepping To File For $2 Billion IPO

    According to a Reuters report, Hulu is preparing to IPO in the first half of 2011. Sources told the news organization that Hulu will be looking to raise between $200 million and $300 million in a deal valuing the company at about $2 billion. Reports about Hulu’s IPO ambitions first surfaced last summer, but this may signal that a filing might be imminent. Hulu is expected to file with… Read More

  • Hulu Officially Hitting Roku Media Streamers Later This Fall [Update: Coming To TiVo Premiere As Well]

    We had a feeling this was going to happen. It just felt right and sure enough, Roku just issued a press release confirming that Hulu will hit Roku players later this Fall. It will come in the form of Hulu Plus and carry the standard $9.99 per month subscription fee. Apple TV? Yeah, this is certainly a bit of an Apple TV buzzkill. It pretty much changes the entire landscape for media streamers. Read More

  • Game Changing Rumor: Hulu Coming To Roku Media Streamers

    Hope you don’t have an Apple TV shipment notification in your inbox. You’re about to get a little media streamer jealousy because it seems a Hulu channel is launching on the Roku platform shortly. apparently confirmed with a couple Hulu content partners that the service will soon be available on the streamer. Of course you should probably file this in your… Read More

  • Moving Away From Cable TV To Internet-delivered Content 'Overhyped & Overanticipated'

    Can you guess what is the “perhaps the most overhyped and overanticipated phenomenon in tech history”? If you guessed “replacing cable TV with Internet services like Hulu,” have a cookie! For all the talk of Google TV this and Boxee that, the numbers couldn’t be more clear: hardly anybody plans on ditching cable TV for a world of Internet-delivered content. Read More

  • Hulu Is Not Ready To Go Public

    Hulu is testing the waters for an IPO, hoping to get a valuation of $2 billion, according to the New York Times. A Hulu IPO would be a pure play on the transition of TV to the Web. While the company has not yet filed with the SEC, in the past it claimed to have 2009 revenues of $100 million, and is perhaps on track to double that this year. It is not clear how profitable Hulu can be, or… Read More

  • Help Key: Watch Netflix from outside the U.S.

    You Americans have all the good stuff. Stuff like BP pumping oil in the Ocean and guns, lots of guns. And then you have Netflix and we people outside the U.S. are wondering what could it feel like to have a service like that. Now I know. Read More

  • Hulu Plus on the PS3 and iPad can't give free content away

    So Hulu Plus preview users on the PS3 and iPad have run into some strange licensing issues. The details on the iPad situation are a bit unclear, but the PS3 users get to pay lots of extra fees for the privilege of watching content they could see for free on the web. Read More

  • Netflix Edges Past Hulu In Total U.S. Traffic (comScore)

    As the great race to become America’s favorite source of full-length TV and movie streams gets underway, two of the favorites in that race are Hulu and Netflix. Hulu has a fairly large headstart. It is the No. 2 video site in the U.S after YouTube, and serves more than 1 billion videos a month. Meanwhile, Netflix, which is constantly adding to its catalog of streaming movies, only… Read More

  • YouTube Leanback, Hulu Plus, and even Google TV will not break us away from traditional pay TV services

    Listen, I hate forking over $100 a month for my TV, too. I also wholeheartedly agree with The Consumerist picking Comcast as the worst company in America. But they still get my money every month and just like the vast majority of people who pay for their TV, that’s not going to change anytime soon. There simply isn’t anything that replicates the experience and is free or low-cost. Read More

  • Hands-on with the Hulu Plus iPad App

    Are you ready to pay $9.95 a month for more TV? Hulu Plus, Hulu’s subscription offering, essentially offers more TV for $10 including full seasons of many shows including Glee and everything else on TV that isn’t Glee. The program is available for iPad and iPhone and will soon be available for PS3 (with a $9.95/month PSN subscription) and Xbox 360. Read More

  • Hulu Plus coming to Samsung TVs

    Maybe we should do a post all about what brands and devices Hulu Plus is not going to come to. It’d be shorter. Samsung, for its part, just announced that it too will be getting the premium TV service, on most 2010 Blu-ray players and TVs over 40″. You can download the app today if you’ve got the hardware, but it’ll just be sample content for now. You can request an… Read More

  • Hulu Launches Premium Subscription Service 'Hulu Plus', Coming To iPhone, iPad & PS3

    Hulu Launches Premium Subscription Service 'Hulu Plus', Coming To iPhone, iPad & PS3

    The rumors were true. Today, Hulu is announcing a limited launch of Hulu Plus, an ad-supported, premium subscription service that will run $9.99 per month and includes HD access to full season runs of shows from Fox, ABC, and NBC. Better yet, Hulu Plus will work across a multitude of platforms, including PCs, the iPad, iPhone, some Samsung Blu-ray players, and soon, the PlayStation 3. … Read More

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