Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hulu In the News

Hulu has been getting beaten up the last couple weeks, with competitors springing up like weeds and YouTube teaming up with major network CBS .

Happily, Hulu came roaring back this week with a slew of good news on various fronts. Enjoy:

Hulu.com comes to Boxee and AppleTV

Boxee has announced that thanks to their latest version, users of boxee can now watch and share TV shows and movies from Hulu.com and CBS.com on both their computer and their Apple TV.

According to boxee, they have specially adapted the flash player for both sites and embedded it into the boxee interface.

Watercooler Teams Up With Hulu to Broadcast Top TV Shows on TVLoop
Known for bringing us the “Addicted to the [TV Show Name]” applications on sites like Facebook, Watercooler is branching out in its partnership with Hulu to bring us our favorite television shows via TVLoop.

This partnership will enable you to view 40 top shows with Hulu’s standard full-screen, high quality viewing experience. It also uses the social aspects of TVLoop to connect users who watch the same shows. Social television – what could be better?

RWW Predictions: YouTube's New Monetization VS Hulu
In an effort to monetize YouTube, the video giant will start experimenting with full-length TV shows that include embedded ads. Upcoming video service Hulu offers similar content on its site and is giving Youtube stiff competition. Help us in predicting the following: with this new offering from YouTube, what will Hulu's traffic growth be for November 2008 according to Compete?
Current to Run RooftopComedy Programming

Cable network Current has inked a deal with RooftopComedy to carry the Internet comedy site’s sketches on Current and Current.com.

Under the deal RooftopComedy will provide Current TV with a weekly program of stand-up comedy from venues around the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Rooftop already syndicates its comedy programming to Nokia, Motorola, iTunes, Sprint, YouTube, Hulu, DailyMotion, Buzzwire and others.

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