Friday, March 14, 2008

Hulu.com

On another non-book topic, something big just hit the Internet (why are we still capitalizing this word?). Huge. Life-changing.

Major media corporations finally decided that it might be a good idea to invest in on-demand programming through the Internet, that people who pay too much for Internet service might want to watch television shows on their expensive Internet connections, and that people might not want to scour in the Internet in order to download pirated episodes of their favorite television shows.

Introducing Hulu. This website is a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corp. that provides content from over 50 providers. You can watch full episodes of Bewitched, Family Guy, Dragnet, Prison Break, and more. You can even watch full-length movies. Feel like watching a Bruce Lee movie? How about The Big Lebowski? No problem.

Why did it take so long for the big players to jump on the Internet bandwagon? I have no idea, but let's just be thankful this magical moment has finally arrived!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Hulu video player is a big step up for NBC, and the addition of movies is awesome. Question is, will the other major TV nets be willing to play in an NBC-owned sandbox? g

HJ said...

The other TV networks should start their own websites and offer their content for free, too. I think people will be more loyal to the content than the network or website. Doesn't it mostly come down to ad dollars anyway? If the content is good enough, it will give the ad space more value.