Tuesday, March 11, 2008

hulu.com Video on Demand Launches Tomorrow

Hulu launches Tomorrow
I got my private beta invite in January and so far have watched 49 shows on here. It was cool to watch as they kept adding more networks and content, there is no question this site is going to be a big hit. One piece of advice is to use firefox and get ad block plus then you don't have to watch the short commercials, man I hate commercials! TV on the internet seems like it is becoming more mainstream and I don't think it will stop anytime soon.
The good thing about this is that once the genie is out of the bottle there is not much that corporations can do to try to control how people view the content they make available. This site http://www.openhulu.com/ has already mirrored the content from Hulu so people without a invite have had access to it.

from wikipedia: Hulu allows users to embed their videos on external sites. A user in the private beta decided to scrape all of their videos and make a public site called OPENhulu.

There was no response from Hulu as to the legality of this, but many blogs covered the issue creating quite an uproar in the online video scene.

Networks now available on Hulu

Henry Blodget's laundry list of why Hulu will not
be a success, Hulu: The Modern-Day @Home:
Hulu Launches: Great Product, Still Screwed

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