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Hulu Japan Points to Where the Service May Go
Posted By Abe Brown On September 7, 2011 @ 1:28 pm In Internet and Online Business,Video | 1 Comment
Better check out as many episodes of 30 Rock as you can. It seems that change may soon hit Hulu . The leading indicator? Hulu’s launch in Japan. Hulu Japan has several subtle differences with the U.S. version.
This could suggest where the American version will head. First, Hulu Japan has no ads but a higher subscription, around $20. In America, it’s $7.99 for Hulu, but you also get ads — a lot more ads.
Hulu Japan also has content from CBS, the last major network to not partner with Hulu in the U.S. This may have more to do that offering programs on Hulu Japan just increases revenue, while offering it on Hulu here would have it competing with its own online video player. But it’s still exciting to think about the possibility of CBS finally getting on board.
With all these changes, you should also keep in mind that Hulu has entertained some offers from buyers, including Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and DirecTV. No set deal, but who knows what shows might soon complement Jack Donaghy’s antics.
Read more at GigaOM .
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