News Archive for: ‘Hulu’

Web Deals Cheer Hollywood, Despite Drop in Moviegoers

By Brooks Barnes for The New York Times Movie attendance hit a 16-year low in 2011. Star wattage continues to dim. DVD sales keep plunging. Almost none of the films being honored at Sunday’s Academy Awards have struck a mainstream

Hulu To Invest $500 Million In Original Content In 2012

By Lacey Rose for The Hollywood Reporter Nearly five years into a venture backed by rivals Disney, NBCUniversal and News Corp., video hub Hulu is going where it’s not yet gone: original scripted programming. The online video site’s first entry, Battleground,

A Bid To Get Film Lovers Not To Rent

An excerpt from an article by Brooks Barnes for The New York Times Hollywood has had enough of the sharp consumer shift toward renting movies through Netflix. Desperate to raise home entertainment profits, studios want people to start buying movies outright again,

Off Netflix? There Are Alternatives…

By Veena Bissram for On Monday, Netflix reported losing more than 800,000 subscribers since the company announced a 60% price increase, which went into effect in September. If you’re one of these Netflix customers who couldn’t seem to rationalize the hike, you’re probably exploring other

Coming soon: McTV

By Greg Braxton and Joe Flint for The Los Angeles Times McDonald’s customers will soon be able to have local school sports, movie previews and heartwarming human interest stories to go with their fries — McTV is here and in high

Indie Musicians Sound Cautionary Notes on Digital Media

By Bryant Fraser for  There has been a lot of hubbub in the news lately about the business of digital media distribution, and what it means for the future of film. As platforms like Netflix streaming, Hulu, iTunes, Wal-mart’s

New media, new television sets, new business model

It has become an annual tradition: As soon as the holidays are over, the tech community descends on Las Vegas to conjure the Ghosts of Gadgets Yet To Come. Sin City’s sprawling Consumer Electronics Show offers a peek at the

Zucker: No Guarantee Online TV Will Stay Free

Will NBC push Hulu to go pay only? The broadcaster’s chief executive alluded to this option today in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, saying that keeping TV shows free online is not “a foregone conclusion.” Zucker also expressed optimism about the Comcast merger review.

Hulu Could Begin Testing Subscription Service This Month

Online video site Hulu could begin testing a paid subscription service as early as later this month, according to people briefed on the plans, a high-profile test of whether consumers will pay to watch television shows online. The popular video