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Hulu facing free show cull as “virtual cable operator” plans considered

Hulu facing free show cull as “virtual cable operator” plans considered

Hulu is reportedly facing a cull on its free content, with Fox and ABC both considering pulling some of their shows in an attempt to make more money through paid subscriptions. According to the WSJ's sources, Hulu's management may reposition the service as an "online cable operator" which would use IPTV to deliver live TV and video-on-demand, similar to channel bundles currently offered by cable and other operators.

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Hulu Plus hitting Android “in coming months”

Hulu Plus hitting Android “in coming months”

Hulu has confirmed that the Hulu Plus premium streaming content store will be arriving on select Android devices in the coming months, opening up a new option for viewing media on your smartphone. Announced at Samsung's CES 2011 keynote, the app will be compatible with Android 2.2 devices and higher.

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Avatar Kinect, Hulu Plus & Netflix Kinect Functionality Unveiled at CES 2011

Avatar Kinect, Hulu Plus & Netflix Kinect Functionality Unveiled at CES 2011

For some, Microsoft's keynote, where CEO Steve Ballmer (and others) takes the stage and talks about what's to come from the Redmond-based company is the kick-off for the Consumer Electronics Show. This year, Microsoft took some time to talk about their recently released motion-controlled peripheral, Kinect, and the features that will be added into the accessory soon. For those who believe that Kinect's usage through the Xbox 360's system isn't as in-depth as they'd like, Microsoft is happy to add functionality to two main features, along with adding an entirely new way to interact with your friends on Xbox LIVE.

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No Hulu Plus or Netflix for Cable TiVo DVRs

No Hulu Plus or Netflix for Cable TiVo DVRs

Another stumbling block on the path to all-content multimedia enlightenment in a single STB has presented itself, with rights holders taking umbrage with TiVo DVRs supplied by cable companies. According to Suddenlink - though the limitation also stands for Cox and RCN - rights holders aren't willing to see streaming and VOD content on the same cable-powered device; that means that, while Hulu Plus is expected to launch on TiVo STBs soon, it will only be available for those bought at retail, not supplied by cable companies

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 17 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: November 17 2010

Today we talk about, believe it or not, methane powered computers! Better hope you don't get too close to a heat source. Uh oh. Then there's a Berlin showing of some fantastic looking color e-paper, sponsored by Bridgestone, Epson, and Samsung, but made by an unknown producer. Then PALM throws down the gauntlet saying they'll reclaim their smartphone "birthright" soon, and BYD Alice Tegra 2 Froyo tablet wants a chomp of the tablet market too. All this and MORE on todays SlashGear Morning Wrap-up!

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Hulu Plus officially launches at $7.99 per month; hits Roku today

Hulu Plus officially launches at $7.99 per month; hits Roku today

The Hulu Plus subscription service has officially launched, and as rumored Hulu has cut pricing from the $9.99 of the preview program. Now priced at $7.99 per month, the streaming media service is also making its debut on Roku set-top boxes (as promised back in October), while PS3 owners can also download the Hulu Plus application as long as they have a PlayStation Network account.

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Sony Dash gets Hulu Plus support

Sony Dash gets Hulu Plus support

Of all the screens we thought we'd see Hulu Plus appear on next, the 7-inch LCD of Sony's Dash wasn't one of them. Still, if you're paying Hulu $9.99 for the privilege of accessing its season-long catalog of TV episodes and movies, you can now stream that content to the chumby-based "Personal Internet Viewer".

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Boxee Box by D-Link now shipping; Netflix and Hulu Plus incoming

Boxee Box by D-Link now shipping; Netflix and Hulu Plus incoming

The standalone Boxee Box by D-Link is finally shipping, with 33 countries getting the $199.99 home entertainment box at launch. While we've known to expect the Boxee Box for some time now, what's particularly exciting is that Boxee is in the process of inking deals with Netflix and Hulu Plus, which will see the streaming content services both eventually available to users.

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Hulu Plus Now Available for BRAVIA HDTVs, Coming to PS3 Next Week

Hulu Plus Now Available for BRAVIA HDTVs, Coming to PS3 Next Week

Hulu Plus is the subscription service from Hulu that allows people to watch full episode lists of their favorite shows, whenever they want. The service was announced earlier in the year, and opened into a private Beta not too long ago, but it looks like Hulu is ready to pull the Beta tag off, and let access expand to anyone who wants to jump into the mix.

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Hulu Plus coming to all Roku streaming players this fall

Hulu Plus coming to all Roku streaming players this fall

If you already own a Roku streaming media player for your TV or have been eyeing one of the devices, a new content partnership with Hulu will interest you. Starting this fall when Hulu Plus kicks off the service will be offered on all Roku streaming media players.

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Hulu Plus subscription slash imminent?

Hulu Plus subscription slash imminent?

Hulu Plus was meant to put some cash back into the streaming video site's pockets, but it seems the $9.95 monthly subscription fee hasn't met with success.  AllThingsD has heard that Hulu is planning to halve its fees - down to $4.95 per month - before the beta trial is even finished.

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TiVo Premiere DVRs Adding Hulu Plus

TiVo Premiere DVRs Adding Hulu Plus

Looks like the other rumors were true, too. After just hearing that the popular Hulu Plus service would be made available on the Roku boxes, TiVo just announced to the world that the Hulu service would be also made available on their TiVo Premiere DVRs, too. That means quite a bit of subscriptions to get your hands on Hulu Plus on your TV, but at least it's an option.

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