Hulu going worldwide, starting with Japan late this year

Hulu going worldwide, starting with Japan late this year

Well it seems that one of the most popular American online video streaming sites is finally breaking out of America and going international. We’re talking of course about Hulu, one of the only sites that you can legally watch full tv episodes and stream them within your house. Rumors of an international expansion have been around for a while, but Hulu has officially confirmed that they will be bringing their services to Japan first, before the close of 2011. Unfortunately like the US version, it doesn’t seem right now that there will be any free video watching options which is a disappointing, and Hulu will have Hulu Plus plans which will feature premium feature films and TV shows to PCs, TVs, phones and tablets. One might start comparing that to how you can already purchase TV shows on iTunes for a low price and do that same, so Hulu might have to price their content aggressively in order to gain a decent market share.

Those of you in Japan (or whoever speaks Japanese) can sign up to get more information at Hulu.jp. Apart from that it looks like it could be an interesting next few months for Hulu, what with Hulu being up for sale and everything.

Source: Engadget


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