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June 25, 2010 at 11:09 AM

Report: Hulu coming to PlayStation, Xbox

Bloomberg is reporting that Hulu and Sony are working to put the TV and movie service on the PlayStation Network, a deal that could be announced next week.

Hulu has been working toward a shift from free, ad-supported videos to a subscription model. Bloomberg’s story said the service would carry a fee for users of PlayStation’s free online network.

It didn’t mention that Sony’s preparing to launch a paid version of the PSN that will cost $50 and include premium offerings, such as games and video content. I’ll bet premium PlayStation subscribers will get some kind of deal on Hulu, perhaps even free access, at least to start.

Bloomberg noted that Hulu is also talking to Microsoft about distributing a $9.95 per month service through Xbox Live, as reported earlier by Reuters.

Maybe the competition between the game networks will help keep Hulu’s price down, or result in deals for Xbox and PS3 owners after Hulu starts charging.

Comments | Topics: Digital media, hulu, Microsoft

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