Will Hulu Start Charging for Content Soon?

June 5, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Apparently, a site can only continue for so long solely supported by advertising revenue. The popular video site, Hulu.com may soon start charging for content, according to a recent statement made by Jonathan Miller, chief digital officer of News Corp.

The site now offers a vast selection of free movies, and video clips and full episodes of some TV episodes, including The Family Guy, 30 Rock and the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

NBC, News Corp., and Disney own the online video site and of course, these major media owners own the content offered.

News Corp is the parent company of FOX, which owns a large stake of Hulu and is thought to be the major player in the eventual push towards charging fees for some content.

With its major advertising campaign starring 30 Rock member, Alec Baldwin, Hulu is poised for an increase in popularity and users, which would provide a perfect opportunity for Hulu to start instituting fees.

Jonathan Miller offered no further details of a possible fee scheme.



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