What is Hulu? Video service that provides users with TV shows, movies, and clips in a simple and convenient format Founded in March 2007 Owned by NBC Universal, News Corp., The Walt Disney Company, Providence Equity Partners, and the Hulu team Does not require subscription
How does Hulu use the free economy? As of now, Hulu is funded by advertisements which are shown periodically during the TV episode. However, Hulu will soon (as soon as May 24 th ) become a freemium service. Changing to paid subscription because Hulu isn’t generating enough money due to small amounts of ad space.
Greatest Asset Providing users with quality streaming videos for FREE Generally, TV shows are posted on Hulu the day after they are shown on TV. Very user friendly interface Can discuss videos with other users Instead of watching whole episode, you have the option to watch clips. Hulu provides recommendations of other videos you may enjoy.
Future Growth of Hulu Hulu will continue to be an option for TV without a TV Will continue to grow in popularity, but some users may be turned off when they have to pay $9.95/month in order to access all content.
Social Media Integration Hulu allows users to watch their videos on MySpace, blogs, and other social networking services. Can become a fan of Hulu on facebook and discuss videos with other fans