Online Video Wes Novack on 24 Oct 2009

Hulu may begin charging in 2010

Hulu may begin charging in 2010
We’ve written about the possibility of Hulu introducing a subscription service in the future, but could the entire site move to a pay-only model in 2010? It’s possible.

The interwebs are abuzz after News Corp president Chase Carey said “I think a free model is a very difficult way to capture the value of our content. I think what we nee to do is deliver that content to consumers in a way where they will appreciate the value.” “Hulu concurs with that, it needs to evolve to have a meaningful subscription model as part of its business.” “I think Hulu has done a fabulous job of building a market leading Web site to find content, but we need to grow with it”.

Is this the beginning of the end for all free TV network content online? I doubt it, but either way, the demise of free ad-supported viewing on Hulu will be a huge loss for consumers.

2 Responses to “Hulu may begin charging in 2010”

  1. on 26 Oct 2009 at 8:22 PM 1.A Towel said …

    I hate it; every time I catch onto something cool on the internet when I am the last person to know about it, they go ahead and make plans to destroy it.

  2. on 24 Nov 2009 at 9:46 AM 2.Roku Channel Store launches » Blu-ray, HDTV, DVD info at said …

    […] Hulu. It should be no surprise that Hulu is missing from the Roku channel store. Hulu has repeatedly implemented techniques to attempt to block it’s content from being viewed in the living room. They have implemented measures to block access from the PS3 as well as Boxee (a media center software package). Hulu may also begin charging in 2010. […]

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