Hulu to start charging in 2010

By , October 24, 2009 6:07 pm

News Corp. Deputy Chairman Chase Carey opened the B&C OnScreen summit, he talked about where he sees the business of online content going.

Carey said “It’s time to start getting paid for broadcast content online” and “I think a free model is a very difficult way to capture the value of our content. I think what we need to do is deliver that content to consumers in a way where they will appreciate the value,” Carey said. “Hulu concurs with that, it needs to evolve to have a meaningful subscription model as part of its business.”

I been using Hulu.com since it was in beta and I like it the way it is. If they want to start a subscription base service I don’t think they will get many takers. They would have to provide more content and allow downloads so I could play them on and iPod or iPhone. Oh yeah and NO commercials. With so many options like Amazon, Netflix and iTunes I don’t see a Hulu.com paid service working to well.

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