Hulu.com – the best TV/Movies on the Internet

Posted By on March 17, 2008

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A friend of mine asked me where he could find television content streamed on his notebook computer when he was away from home, and I joked “get a Slingbox.” After thinking, I mentioned that most networks air their recent episodes online (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) and that I tried a service call Joost which I thought was the best service. (EDIT: removed the Joox link) BUT …

on computerI was wrongHulu.com is better, and here’s why: tons of content. From television programing on demand to full length movies all in excellent streaming quality … even full screen isn’t too bad. Hulu is doing a fantastic job and best yet it is now out of Beta … so all you need to do is to sign up for a free account and check it out. You won’t be sorry. (I just enjoyed episode 1 (Pilot) of WKRP in Cincinnati – what you want, when you want.)

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Hulu team at Launch – from their blog

Hulu’s ambitious and never-ending mission is to help you find and enjoy the world’s premium content when, where and how you want it. We hope to provide you with the web’s most comprehensive selection from more than 50 content providers including FOX, NBC, MGM, Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, and more to deliver premium programming across all genres and formats, television shows, feature films, and clips. Watch full-length episodes of current primetime TV shows such as The Simpsons and The Office the morning after they air, classics like Miami Vice and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and clips from Saturday Night Live, Nip/Tuck, and others. Hulu also offers full-length feature films like The Usual Suspects, Ice Age, Three Amigos!, and The Big Lebowski as well as clips from films such as Napoleon Dynamite, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Devil Wears Prada and many more. Hulu is free and ad-supported — available anytime in the U.S.

Hulu was founded in March 2007 and is a joint venture owned by NBC Universal and News Corp. In addition, Hulu has closed a $100 million investment from private equity firm Providence Equity Partners.

Hulu’s small, but growing team is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a Research and Development team in Beijing, China.

Also … one can embed!

Comments

  • Last year about this time I blogged on Hulu. It has certainly taken off since then and continues to see strong growth … in fact, a WSJ chart a year after this post shows that Hulu continues to grow.

    WSJ chart

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