By Ed Oswald | Thursday, June 4, 2009 at 11:08 am
Shocker. Two big media companies come together to take control of their online video offerings, become quite successful. Attempt to further capitalize by nickel and diming their users even further.
Hulu is considering charging its users to view some content, according to News Corp chief digital officer Jonathan Miller. While he has only been on the job a little over two months now, his words should carry some weight considering he is the head of the venture’s digital strategy.
Miller notes that it is only his own speculation, but “in my opinion the answer could be yes. I don’t see why over time that shouldn’t happen.” This doesn’t mean all of the content would become pay-per-view either: it seems as if Miller is suggesting Hulu may place a premium on select streams.
It really is a shame that Hulu continues to do things that make it seem like the company is out to make a quick buck, or force the user to do things the way they want. Hulu’s Boxee tiff is a perfect example.
Ah well, just gives me another reason not to use it. Since the site’s launch, I’ve visited only three times. I guess with this latest news, it gives me even more of a reason to continue to pass over the service.