I honestly don’t see Hulu maintaining steam once they start charging. It’s very popular now because it’s a great service.. that is FREE. To survive as a charge site, I see these things needing to be implemented. 1.) No more ads!. 2.) Content available on the site as soon as it’s being aired on TV.
Chase Carey. Deputy Chairman of News Corp, owner of Hulu stated:
It’s time to start getting paid for broadcast content online. I think a free model is a very difficult way to capture the value of our content. I think what we need to do is deliver that content to consumers in a way where they will appreciate the value. Hulu concurs with that, it needs to evolve to have a meaningful subscription model as part of its business