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.

About Wes Novack

Wes is a Technologist working in the software industry, with extensive experience building and managing highly available applications, services, and systems in the public cloud. He has extensive experience with online publishing and building internet communities. Wes enjoys hanging with his family, getting outdoors, skateboarding, hiking, pickelball, tennis, the vegan lifestyle, and a good cup of tea. You can find him on X (formerly Twitter) @WesleyTech.

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2 Comments on “Hulu may begin charging in 2010”

  1. 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.

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