WSJ: Hulu in talks with Pay TV providers

WSJ: Hulu in talks with Pay TV providers
Hulu is in talks with several U.S. TV providers to bundle Hulu Plus subscriptions, according to the Wall Street Journal.

According to the Wall Street Journal (behind paywall) report, Hulu is speaking to AT&T, Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Verizon about bundling its premium Internet video streaming service with their TV subscription models.

In the case of AT&T, talks included bundling a Hulu Plus subscription with wireless broadband services.

Services like Hulu and Netflix would get immediate benefit from deals that would make their content available through set-top-boxes over cable networks. Netflix has signed three of such deals in Europe over the past few months, and has reportedly been talking with U.S. firms too.

The talks between Hulu and U.S. companies are described as being in the very early stages. Some already offer their own on-demand video services.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 12 Nov 2013 23:48
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  • DDR4life

    Hmmm, watching Hulu Plus on my cable box? If it doesn't use up my bandwith I'm all for it.

    By the way, third paragraph should read "In the case of at&t ..."

    The Syntax Socialist

    13.11.2013 04:10 #1

  • bhetrick

    Hulu Plus, a subscription service which allows users to watch some pre-aired tv programming, being offered through a cable box, many of which already include a dvr (meaning people can already record these shows).

    Or being offered as a mobile service, which mobile users can already access.

    So in the end consumers are going to see an increase in fees for "duplicating" services.

    Am I missing something here?

    14.11.2013 08:39 #2

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