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June 14, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Source: Nope, Microsoft’s not buying Hulu

I made a crazy guess about what Microsoft’s going to announce at its surprise press event Monday in Los Angeles, but I guess it was a little too crazy. I speculated that Microsoft might announce a big deal with streaming video provider Hulu. But a source familiar with the situation just told me that’s not happening. Apologies…

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Comments | Topics: Digital media, Digital TV, hulu

December 5, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Xbox gets nice update, but “live TV” a work in progress

Microsoft likes to talk about how it’s creating the future of entertainment with the Xbox. It certainly entertained my family last week, when I tested the new software interface and video services coming to the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live service Tuesday. More than a routine upgrade, the new software represents Microsoft’s latest push to insert itself…

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Comments | Topics: Comcast, fios, hulu

November 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Comcast’s new moves, beyond the box

Cable giant Comcast is getting offensive, and I’m not just talking about rates. As Americans surround themselves with video screens that stream movies and TV shows from different websites, Comcast is going after the challengers. Comcast had to do something. It can no longer rely on the near monopoly provided by government franchises and content-licensing deals to…

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Comments | Topics: Broadband, Comcast, digital cable

February 2, 2011 at 5:41 PM

Hulu partners with Viacom, Daily Show and Colbert return

Hulu just announced a content deal with Viacom that will bring shows like “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” back to Hulu’s free video-streaming site. The shows will appear on Hulu.com the morning after they are first broadcast. Hulu’s also going to add a big batch of Viacom shows to its Hulu Plus premium service. The…

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November 17, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Hulu Plus launches, cuts price — look out Comcast and Netflix?

After lots of testing, the hit online video site Hulu today launched its Hulu Plus pay service for $7.99 per month. The price is $2 less than originally planned and undercuts, by a dollar, the entry cost of Netflix, Hulu’s biggest competitor in the market for streaming premium video content. Since 2008, Hulu has streamed current and…

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November 10, 2010 at 1:57 PM

Hulu update: 260 million shows in October, $240 million in 2010

Hulu is moving beyond an experiment in Web content distribution, into a pretty major media business. During a speech today at the NewTeeVee conference in San Francisco, Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar gave the first peek at Hulu’s revenue. Hulu’s expecting more than $240 million in sales this year, up from $108 million in 2009. This…

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Comments | Topics: Digital media, hulu, hulu plus

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