Google Has Already Ended Netflix/Chromecast Promotion

Google Has Already Ended Netflix/Chromecast Promotion

One of the major selling points for Google’s new Chromecast streaming video dongle was that it initially came with three months of free Netflix service, which saves the customer $21 in monthly fees. But only a day after beginning to take orders, Google has already put an end to that promotion. [More]

No Sale For Hulu… For Now

No Sale For Hulu… For Now

In recent months, there have been numerous rumors that companies like Yahoo, DirecTV, and AT&T were interested in buying video-streaming service Hulu, which is currently owned by the unholy trinity of FOX, NBC, and Disney. But today, the trio of owners confirmed they are staying put and will actually pump some more of their own money into the business. [More]

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Yahoo! Reportedly Flirting With Adding A Video Unit, Has Its Eye On Hulu

These days, it’s not enough for the big Internet brands to just offer one service, like say, a search engine. As such, it’s not surprising to hear the rumor mill spinning over whether or not Yahoo! is looking to find a streaming service to call its own, and if so, that it’s got its eye on Hulu. [More]

Aaaaand he's out.

Does Hulu CEO’s Resignation Mean What You Watch, How You Watch It Will Change?

On Friday, Hulu’s Chief Executive Jason Kilar dropped the news that he’d be stepping down from the streaming video service at a time when the company is weighing two futures: It can either continue to wholly embrace free video content supported by ads or give itself up to a future as a subscription-based streaming service. With Kilar’s exit, the future becomes a bit muddy. [More]

DOJ Reportedly Investigating Cable Companies For Squashing Online Competition

DOJ Reportedly Investigating Cable Companies For Squashing Online Competition

The Justice Department is reportedly engaged in an anti-trust investigation into many areas where the cable TV industry might be acting inappropriately to try and quell competition from online video. Many consumers want to pick and choose what they watch, using services like Hulu and Netflix, whereas cable companies would like them to continue to pay for bundles of TV channels, even some they might not watch. [More]

Report: Hulu Thinks Maybe You Shouldn't Cut Your Cable Cord Just Yet

Report: Hulu Thinks Maybe You Shouldn't Cut Your Cable Cord Just Yet

Hulu is one of the many streaming services that have led a growing number of cable and satellite subscribers to cancel their subscriptions and get most of their TV entertainment via the Internet. But a new report claims that Hulu is now looking to appease cable companies by eventually making the service available only to those who are also paying for cable. [More]

You'll Need A Working Credit Or Debit Card To Use That Hulu Gift Subscription

You'll Need A Working Credit Or Debit Card To Use That Hulu Gift Subscription

G. wanted to buy his daughters a six-month subscription to Hulu Plus to watch some shows, but didn’t want to give Hulu the ability to keep billing his credit card into perpetuity. Hulu offers prepaid gift subscriptions, though, so he could simply purchase a code, and the streaming-video party would stop when the subscription ran out. Right? Not so fast. [More]

Fox TV Putting New Episodes Behind Online Paywall

Fox TV Putting New Episodes Behind Online Paywall

Because people don’t hate Rupert Murdoch and News Corp enough right now, Fox TV has announced that the only way online users will soon be able to access new episodes of its shows is to prove that they are paying cable, Hulu Plus or satellite subscribers. [More]

What Are Your Non-Netflix Options For Streaming Video & DVDs?

What Are Your Non-Netflix Options For Streaming Video & DVDs?

With many Netflix subscribers less than pleased about that company’s decision to effectively raise rates by 60% for customers who want streaming videos and DVDs, people are starting to take a look at other options. [More]

Report: Google Interested In Buying Hulu

Report: Google Interested In Buying Hulu

After reportedly receiving a mash note from Yahoo, Hulu has decided it’s time to see if it can do better with hunkier suitors. And according to the L.A. Times, it looks like the streaming video site might have found a prospective beau in Google. [More]

Criterion Collection May Give Film Buffs A Reason To Pay For Hulu Plus

Criterion Collection May Give Film Buffs A Reason To Pay For Hulu Plus

The two major reasons most people give for not ponying up $8 a month for Hulu Plus are that the service lacks the movie library of Netflix and you still need to sit through commercial breaks. But Hulu’s new, commercial-free deal with the revered Criterion Collection could possibly tempt a few film fans to join. [More]

Daily Show & Colbert Report Returning To Hulu

Daily Show & Colbert Report Returning To Hulu

It’s been almost a year since a squabble between Viacom and Hulu ended up with Comedy Central’s one-two punch of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report being pulled from the online video site. But now the two sides have reached an accord that will bring both of these shows, along with a bunch of other Viacom content, back to Hulu. [More]

Report: Netflix Offering Big Cash For Access To In-Season TV Shows

Report: Netflix Offering Big Cash For Access To In-Season TV Shows

While Netflix has made a huge move in the last two years to expand its library of streaming movies and TV shows, the company has only been able to make a few deals that give users access to recently broadcast episodes. But a report in the New York Post claims Netflix is offering networks top-dollar for access to fresher content. [More]

Hulu Plus Drops Price To $7.99/Month

Hulu Plus Drops Price To $7.99/Month

After kicking around in invite-only mode since the summer at the price of $9.99/month, Hulu’s premium service Hulu Plus went live for all interested parties today — and at two dollars per month less. [More]

Netfix Has No Plans To Put Ads In Streaming Videos

Netfix Has No Plans To Put Ads In Streaming Videos

TV shows now represent half of what Netflix customers are streaming to their computers, gaming consoles and other devices. It has to be tempting for the company to look at those numbers and think about the cash it could make from slipping a few 15-second ads in during the already existing fade-outs. But, says a Netflix exec, that’s not what the company is all about. [More]

Hulu Plus To Bust Through PlayStation 3 Pay Wall

Hulu Plus To Bust Through PlayStation 3 Pay Wall

After restricting Hulu Plus — Hulu’s pay-to-play movie and TV streaming offering — to members of Sony’s paid PlayStation Plus service, Sony has decided to tear down that pay wall and let non-paying PlayStation Network members in on the action. [More]

Fox Blacked Out Hulu For Cablevision Subscribers

Fox Blacked Out Hulu For Cablevision Subscribers

A small skirmish in the pissing match between Fox and Cablevision could have major repercussions. [More]

Would Adding CBS To HuluPlus Make It Worth The
Price?

Would Adding CBS To HuluPlus Make It Worth The Price?

Right now, CBS is the only major U.S. broadcaster without any of its shows appearing on popular streaming video site Hulu.com. But that may all change, as the network’s CEO says the two companies are currently having chats about providing CBS content to the site’s HuluPlus subscribers. [More]