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Hulu Plus has opened to all, according to a Thursday morning blog post on Hulu's website. Until now, anyone interested in Hulu's pay service had to have an invitation. In addition, Hulu announced the availability of Hulu Plus on Sony BRAVIA 2010 TVs. They added that the service will be expanding to other BRAVIA devices in the (near) future.... Read more...
Last week, we brought you the story of how television networks were blocking Google TVs by not allowing them to display content normally accessible by browser. At that time, the likes of CBS and Disney were claiming that it was Google's refusal to remove links to pirated content that had them up in arms. Apparently aware that the piracy argument... Read more...
The Apple TV just started shipping to consumers this week, and there's no way to battle that like adding support for Hulu Plus. That's what has happened with the Roku line of media streamers today, as the company has landed a deal that will make Hulu Plus available on all Roku players. The Hulu Plus channel will be available via subscription... Read more...
In a recent interview, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves said CBS is in talks to bring some of its TV shows to Hulu. According to Moonves, the talks are focused on Hulu Plus, a paid subscription service that launched in June and costs $9. CBS is the only major broadcaster who doesn't currently offer shows through Hulu. Initially, CBS stayed... Read more...
According to a recent wireless study by the Nielsen Co., the typical smartphone user consumes less than 300MB of data each month. This figure represents an increase of about 230 percent compared to last year's figure. Considering the increasing popularity of data-intensive mobile services such as video chat and Hulu... Read more...
Will it be Sony to usher in the pay-for generation of Hulu? It's not the most positive designation in the world to have, but given Sony's expertise in the media realm, and just how elegant their own multi-media store solution is on the PlayStation 3, we wouldn't really mind it. The PS3 has been a multi-media monster from Day 1, being the only... Read more...
Enjoy watching Hulu? Well, you better go ahead and take the next week off of work in order to catch up on all of those old episodes of your favorite show, because the Free Lunch Parade may be ending. Ever since Hulu was introduced, users and analysts wondered if NBC would be able to keep it free. Users are forced to... Read more...
We're still waiting for this so-called Hulu Plus subscription to go into effect, but while everything's still free, we'll try to pretend that Hulu is just updating their video player out of the kindness of their heart. There's no certain indication that this overhaul is leading up to a paid option for select "premium"... Read more...
If a proprietor approaches you about funding his brick and mortar movie rental venture, turn around and run in the other direction just as fast as you can go. Accuse us of overreacting if you will. but we're calling it folks: the in-store movie rental business is dead. Deceased. Six feet under. Pushing up daisies. However you want to put it,... Read more...
Now that you've been sucked in and have grown hopelessly addicted to Hulu, it looks like you may have to pay in order to continue getting "your fix." Since its introduction, Hulu has been free to end-users. They simply logged on, selected a show, and enjoyed the stream (so long as they watched the ads). It felt... Read more...
Do you watch TV online? Even occasionally? All the time? If you're reading this now, there's a better than average chance that you have consumed at least one or two television shows in your lifetime online, and that number is growing fast. More and more people are looking to the Internet to get their entertainment fix, and the reasons are... Read more...
We don't enjoy saying that the first ball has dropped here, but it sure seems that way. Hulu, which was called by NBC an "evil plan to destroy the world," might just be destroying NBC's hope of raking in any serious profits. The site delivers all sorts of television programs to online viewers at no cost, only... Read more...
CBS is prepared to sell some of its shows through iTunes for 99 cents, though which shows and how many episodes of each is yet to be determined, according to reports.  The Financial Times quoted CBS CEO Les Moonves as confirming the price, though another CBS source said no deal was imminent.The move is a continuing progression of television... Read more...
We've heard for quite some time that Hulu was considering pay-for-content subscription models, which is quite different from how things are today. Currently, users are able to watch anything on Hulu (which includes a vast majority of today's most popular television shows) for free so long as they watch advertisements. It certainly generates... Read more...
The relationship between Boxee and Hulu has been strained ever since early 2009, when Hulu suddenly and unexpectedly removed its content from being available to Boxee users. If you're not aware, Boxee is merely a software overlay that acts as a portal to web content; it essentially opens content from web sites the same way a typical web browser... Read more...
Blu-ray is still struggling to gain widespread support by consumers, but it's safe to say the format has a future. If things like Hulu continue to dominate, that future may be short-lived, but it's a future nonetheless. OPPO is looking to deliver somewhat of a futureproof home entertainment deck in the BDP-80. Not only is it a Blu-ray Disc... Read more...
What started out as a simple, innocent "plan to destroy the world" may actually, in fact, destroy the world. Hulu has always been something that's "too good to be true." Free programming on-demand, wherever you have an Internet connection? Even with pre-roll ads, it's still a solid deal for the consumer, but it may not always be that way.... Read more...
The landscape of television is changing right in front of our eyes. Never before have we had so many content options and ways to consume that content, and it looks like the big media companies aren't shying away from the revolution.ESPN, which has already announced plans to introduce a 3D sports channel within the next year or so, could very... Read more...
Hulu recently signed an agreement with Warner Music Group to provide music videos, live concerts, and artist interviews. Artist pages and channels will also be featured on Hulu. The band Muse already has a page on the site. "We're pleased to be working with Hulu as we expand our premium ad-supported video strategy to provide our artists with... Read more...
As promised, Comcast's online television experiment is rolling out across the nation, part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative designed to keep cable companies relevant in a Web 2.0 world.Fancast Xfinity TV, as it's called, allows Comcast subscribers to legally watch certain shows online for the first time... Read more...
It's not unusual these days to see products come and go without making too much fuss in the market place. The consumer electronics realm is a tough one to make waves in, and somehow Roku has managed to captivate the industry at large and build up a respectable user base. Shortly after unveiling the Roku HD-XR, the company is now flipping the... Read more...
Apple has long maintained that its Apple TV product was nothing more than "a hobby," so it makes sense to think that it has seen the fewest amount of updates when looking at its array of non-computer devices. The firm's Mac lineup and iPod/iPhone lineup gets refreshed at least once per year, while the Apple TV sees a firmware update maybe... Read more...
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