Hulu has launched a new app to support Nintendo DS game systems including the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS. The app lets owners stream current-season TV shows, movies, clips and commercial-free kids content. (Although, if you’re …
A bit of good news for Hulu Plus subscribers who own a Chromecast dongle, or may be thinking about purchasing one. The latest update to the Hulu Plus app for Android and iOS supports Chromecast, allowing you to use …
Hulu owners, consisting of a joint partnership between 21st Century Fox, NBCUnversal and the Walt Disney Co., have decided to invest $750 million into growing the business rather than sell to the highest bidder. Initial funders, Providence Equity Partners, sold their 10% stake in Hulu last year. But, a source told Reuters new partners may be brought into the venture; Time Warner Cable Inc. could be one of those partners.
The Hulu Plus app is now available for Windows Phone 8, product manager Karan Nischol announced today on the Hulu Blog. The 4MB app, available in the Windows Phone Store, lets you stream unlimited TV shows and movies from the Hulu Plus library via Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G networks. Features include resume watch on multiple supported devices, a favorites queue, a daily feed of Trending Now clips, and curated editorial compilations. Popular television titles on Hulu Plus include Community, Lost, The Vampire Diaries, Battlestar Galactica and Arrested Development. A Hulu Plus subscription ($7.99 per month) is required for access.
This weekend Hulu is streaming their entire selection of films under the Criterion label. Without a Hulu or Hulu Plus subscription, you can watch films such as the Ingmar Bergman film Summer with Monica, or Jean-Luc Goddard’s Breathless. Hulu’s selection doesn’t represent the entire Criterion Collection, but you might not be able to get through the hundreds of titles they do have in just a few days.
Hulu Plus has launched for the new Wii U gaming console with second screen integration through the GamePad controller. The second interface lets you gather more information about the programming you’re viewing, while simultaneously watching the main screen. Or, take …
This just in from the wire, Hulu and CBS have announced a licensing agreement to stream archived CBS shows to Hulu Plus subscribers. The content includes episodes from TV series such as “CSI: Miami,” “Medium,” and “Numb3rs,” as well as classic series such as “I Love Lucy,” “The Twilight Zone” and “Star Trek” (although we’re not sure yet if this includes all “Star Trek” series). The non-exclusive, multi-year agreement will put the CBS content online in January 2013. However, Hulu says over 2,600 episodes from those series will become available to Hulu Plus subscribers in the upcoming months.
Hulu has added Nickelodeon shows to the Hulu Plus online subscription service. That means shows like “iCarly,” “Nick Stars,” and “Supah Ninjas” will be available to watch any time, including episodes from the current season (an exclusive for Hulu). Hulu …
Here’s some good news for Apple TV owners. Hulu has just announced their premium subscription program Hulu Plus is now available for Apple TV. Hulu serves up current and classic TV shows, feature length movies, and short films. Non-members who want to try the service (which costs $7.99 per month), can do so free-of-charge for one week. Hulu Plus is also available for iPad, iPhone, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, TVs, PCs, and other devices.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. will sell off their 10% share in Hulu to Walt Disney Co., Comcast Corp, and News Corp for about $200 million, according to an article from Bloomberg. The online streaming TV show and movie service currently has about 2 million subscribers that pay $7.99 a month for unlimited usage (the same Netflix charges). With that many subscribers, why sell of shares of a growing company? And, if content creators such as Disney and News Corp (20th Century Fox) can distribute their own content digitally, one might ask why the need for a middle man like Netflix? We don’t know the details, however, an analyst indicated that Hulu is more of a long term investment that might not be suitable for Providence. Providence Equity Partners Inc., based in Rhode Island, initially invested $100 million into the joint-owned company in 2007. Currently, Disney, News Corp. and NBC Universal hold about 27% of shares each, with company employees holding about 10%.
Hulu has announced the addition of four new TV shows (streaming over the internet) to their programming lineup. The new shows include “The Awesomes,” “Don’t Quit Your Daydream,” “Flow,” and “We Got Next.” “We Got Next” is scheduled to start this year, while “The Awesomes” is slated to premiere in 2013. Hulu had already announced other new original shows such as “Battleground,” and “A Day in the Life.” The new shows clearly reflect where Hulu is now focusing their attention (as opposed to a year ago when they there trying to sell it off.) Who knows, maybe Hulu will someday have as many TV shows as NBC, FOX and the other big networks.
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If you own a Nintendo Wii console you’ll now be able to watch streaming content from Hulu Plus. The free app from Hulu can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel, and users can try out Hulu Plus free for two weeks (unless you already have an existing Hulu Plus account).
Hulu will launch an original TV show next month titled “Battleground” that follows Hulu’s first original documentary “A Day In The Life” which premiered last fall. “Battleground” is described as a “workplace dramedy” focusing on a political campaign for a Senate seat in Wisconsin. The show is produced by JD Walsh, Hagai Shaham and Marc Webb. Hulu’s parent companies News Corp (FOX), Disney/ABC, and NBC Universal hope the show will further the company’s pursuit of becoming a content provider, not just a distributer.
Whether you’re a native speaker or want to learn some español, Hulu has made it easier by launching a new library of current and classic content in the Spanish language dubbed “Hulu Latino.” The new library is available to Hulu Plus subscribers and in addition to previous titles offers the entire current season of primetime TV shows from Univision, Galavision and Telefutura.
Hulu is no longer for sale, after spending weeks on the auction block. Early interested parties included Google, Amazon, Yahoo, Dish Network and even South Korea mobile giant SK Telecom was interested (which turned out to be a rumor). Now it appears Hulu owners will keep the company for themselves, with a renewed focus on making the company successful rather than selling it off.
Hulu will take its first step into producing “long-form” programming with a documentary series from Super Size Me creator Morgan Spurlock. According to the LA Times, “A Day in the Life” will feature Spurlock as he chases after celebrities such as will.i.am and Richard Branson during 24-hour periods.