Don’t know how we missed this but late last week Hulu added the Criterion Collection channel, starting with six films from the “Zatoichi” series of Japanese films. There are 26 “Zatoichi” films in total dated from 1962 until 1989. (A remake of the original was released in 2003.) The films are also known as “Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman” and are titled as such on Hulu.com. Criterion says they will be adding more films soon. Check out the new channel on Hulu.
Via the news wires this morning… Vivendi S.A. is now poised to give their blessing to one of the biggest media deals this decade: a merger of Comcast with NBC/Universal that would create a joint venture largely controlled by Comcast. What could this mean for VOD fans of online content that is now free for the viewing?
Free Video on Demand service via the web (Web-VOD) may take a huge popularity hit should Comcast Corp. move forward in a possible merger of assets that includes NBC-Universal’s Bravo, SyFy (formerly SciFi) and Hulu.com properties.