Hulu made a name for itself as an online TV portal, and now it's adding a channel dedicated to game trailers, reviews and other related content. Access to the channel is free on the Web, though the streaming service plans to roll it out for Hulu Plus, too, which commands a subscription fee.
After all sorts of hullaballoo over who was going to buy the for-sale Hulu, it looks like the answer is nobody. Hulu is no longer for sale.
It looks like all the bids are in, and Dish Network ended up with the highest figure at $1.9 billion for the service. But don't count Google out! They made a much bigger $4 billion bid for a more comprehensive deal. What's gonna happen?
Right now, Amazon, Yahoo, Dish Network and Google are all in talks with Hulu about buying the streaming video service. But while the first three potential suitors are all talking about relatively similar deals that would get them the site and two years worth of content, Google may be eyeing something bigger.
Fox has just instituted an eight-day delay between when a new show airs and when it becomes available online through Hulu. And wouldn't you know it, people would rather just pirate the shows than wait over a week.
If you've become accustomed to catching shows like Modern Family and Bob's Burgers on sites like Hulu the day after they air, well, I've got some bad news for you. Fox and ABC are set to start enforcing an eight-day period between when a show airs and when it's available for streaming.
Here's an interesting rumor: Apple may be planning to make a bid for Hulu, giving them control of the popular streaming video service.
Hulu, the super-popular if not super-profitable streaming video site, looks like it's up for sale. One of their early suiters? Google.
Hulu just blocked its video content from the newest BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. That's the latest tablet to support Adobe Flash (and pretty damn well too) next to the Motorola Xoom to get the Hulu gate pulled down on it. My big concern is: what good is the full web with Flash on a tablet "computer" if you're content is just going to get blocked off?
OK, I'm no fan of April Fool's Day, but this is pretty good. Hulu has made its homepage look like it's straight out of 1996, complete with frames, gifs, and episodes of Ally McBeal.