After two years of offering free streaming video to its users, a new report says that Hulu is ready to move forward with their plan for charging a subscription fee to access much of the site’s content.
According to the L.A. Times:
Under the proposal, Hulu would continue to provide for free the five most recent episodes of shows like Fox’s “Glee,” “ABC’s “Lost” or NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” But viewers who want to see additional episodes would pay $9.95 a month to access a more comprehensive selection, called Hulu Plus.
The owners of Hulu (a joint effort of NewsCorp, NBC Universal and Disney) haven’t exactly been starving, having made more than $100 million from advertisements that run during the videos. The site has also made an operating profit in the last two quarters.
But obviously Hulu thinks it can generate even more revenue with the subscriptions.
Question is, will you be willing to pay for it?
Hulu pushes forward with $9.95 subscription service [L.A. Times]